Exploring the Frontiers of Visual Identity Design as Envisioned by Science Fiction

Dustrial Clothing



"Futurism, geometry, astrophysics, cyberpunk, internet culture, the occult. These are some of the things that inspire me. Dustrial explores the parallels of science fact and science fiction over the last hundred years. How it shapes our perception of the past, present and future."

I've followed Dustrial for a while now, and have noted the regular appearance of logos on their science fiction-inspired clothing, whether it be their own inventions or parodies of existing marks — not to mention Dustrial's own scifi-inspired identity, pictured above.

Find them at the following links:

Dustrial · Instagram

In LogoLounge News

Media Mentions


"A Design Detective’s Quest for The Marks of Other Worlds"

by Ellen Healy, LogoLounge, January 19, 2018.

International Space Authority (ISA)



“Slowly rotating at the edge of deep space, 1,000 kilometers beyond the atmosphere of 21st-century Earth, is the Arthur C. Clarke Astronomical Observatory: Starlab. Here Starlab Research Director Maura Cassidy, along with scientists and technicians of the International Space Authority, watch over the countless stars and planets that fill the silent distances beyond…”

Category: Space Exploration

Source: "Alien Worlds: Science-Fiction Radio Rides Again." Starlog, Issue Number 36, July 1980.

Symbol of Human Resistance in Rakka



Category: Military

Source: Rakka · Oats Studios

The Spirit Mill



Category: AI, Biotech, Synthetic Humans

Source: "Crazy Diamond." Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams (S01·E04).




Category: Government, Military

Source: "Human Is." Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams (S01·E03).




Category: Automation, Manufacturing

Source: "Autofac." Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams (S01·E02).

Gizmonic Institute



Category: Laboratory, Research

Source: Guy Davis Artworks




Arts Catalyst presents Dreamed Native Ancestry (DNA) by artist-led group Mission//Misplaced Memory, an installation and programme critically addressing and re-thinking contemporary issues around race, migration, biopolitics and culture, through an Afrofuturist science fiction narrative and deep history perspective.

THE MISSION //The (DNA) Catchers have travelled back from the future. There, the human population is dying out due to a quest for genetic homogeneity, which has led to a weakened and disease-prone human race. Cultural accumulation has ceased and humanity’s knowledge growth, technological advancement and story-making capabilities have come to a standstill. Future humanity is on the brink of extinction. The (DNA) Catchers are tasked to travel through time, collecting samples, stories and knowledge from the cultural and genetic richness of humanity’s past – particularly at points of concentrated migration and cultural exchange – to deposit in a vast human memory vault that will re-seed the human race of the future. 

London – King’s Cross – 2017 has been identified as one key centre of migration and culture in human history, with the crew set to land their Mission Ship here at the Arts Catalyst Centre in November 2017 to January 2018. Visitors are invited on board to join discussions, retrieve their own memories of ancestry and migration, and to contribute to a physical and sonic data bank of stories and memory//.

Source: Arts Catalyst

Oats VFX Badge



Source: Oats Studios

The Work of Dirty Robot



In the scifi-themed art of illustrator Daniel Isles, aka Dirty Robot, logos both real and imagined are a regular feature. So much so, that on the 364th day of his Drawing a Day Project, he posted this great assembly of marks pulled from those illustrations.

You can see some of the drawings they appeared in below, and check out more of his work at the following links.

Dirty Robot · Tumblr · Instagram

New Feature: Downloads



I'd like to note a new feature we've added to the Research section of the site today. At the bottom of each entry, in the footer where Sources are shared, you'll now see "Downloads" for some of the entries.

For example, in the Research entry for USCSS Nostromo, I've included hi-res pdf and image documents for the The Authorized Portfolio of Crew Insignias from The UNITED STATES COMMERCIAL SPACESHIP NOSTROMO. This collector's item took some time for me to track down (and it wasn't cheap) so I'd like to make things like this more widely available for everyone, in addition to any other assets I come up with while working on an entry.

So be sure to check down there if you find the identity interesting.