2024 Total Eclipse Poster – Kristen Perrin

An illustrative poster shows the black silhouettes of five people of different heights wearing red eclipse glasses and looking at a total solar eclipse. One person points toward the eclipse. The eclipse is represented as a black disk surrounded by concentric circles of yellow and orange with white, orange, and red rays. Several spheres appear around the eclipse. At the bottom are the words “Through the eyes of NASA” and the NASA logo appears in the upper right.
NASA/Kristen Perrin
February 2, 2024
CreditNASA/Kristen Perrin
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For her “Through the Eyes of NASA” poster, Perrin – who is an African American woman, mother of four, and the Senior Multimedia and Graphic Specialist on the NASA Heliophysics communications team – said she wanted to show that the eclipse is an experience for everyone.

“Designing the poster to commemorate the total solar eclipse happening on April 8 was an honor. I wanted to highlight the event using people that represented all demographics. This was done so that the eclipse could be recognized as an event for ALL. Using the spherical elements to represent the Moon and some of the planets within our solar system encouraged the overall visual to help the audience see where the eclipse takes place and understand, by the coloring, what would happen. The look of the skyline from the audience point of view was also designed to resemble an eye. This visual honed in on the tagline ‘Through the eyes of NASA’.”