RALEIGH, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The former commander of the International Space Station, Colonel Chris Hadfield, who became an international sensation after his rendition of David Bowie’s Space Oddity went viral, announced a partnership today with GreatBIGCanvas.com of CafePress Inc. (NASDAQ:PRSS) to make his photographs from space available for sale to the public.
For the first time, Colonel Hadfield’s photographs will be available for purchase as gallery wrap canvases, framed prints, or wall peels by going to chrishadfield.ca or directly to his photographic collection on GreatBIGCanvas.com.
“It is a truly humbling experience to be able to share the beauty of our world,” says Colonel Hadfield. “The view from station allows for us to see ourselves as we truly are: a single planet, shared by all.”
The Hadfield collection includes over 550 curated photographs, including some of his most popular images shared via social media while Hadfield was in orbit.
“We’ve never seen a collection of images quite as fascinating as those that Colonel Hadfield took from Earth’s orbit,” says Gavin Jocius, General Manager of Great BIG Canvas. “Hadfield’s landscapes are emotionally compelling in that they capture our planet’s complexity in ways that make them appear, at first glance, to be abstract expressionist paintings.”
Images are printed in Toronto, Ontario and Raleigh, North Carolina for shipment directly to the consumer. Prices range from $39.99 USD for wall peels to $350 USD for large canvas wraps.
“These are very unique photographs,” adds Jocius, “that make excellent centerpieces for home and office décor because they are breathtakingly beautiful, part of history and the embodiment of the inquisitive human spirit.”
Headquartered in Raleigh, NC, with production facilities in Toronto, Ontario, Great BIG Canvas, a CafePress (Nasdaq: PRSS) e-commerce website, is a leading provider of home and office wall décor. The company specializes in highly curated artwork with specific Canadian collections that include The Group of Seven, Ursula Abresch, Canadian city skylines, True North landscape vistas, and now Col. Chris Hadfield’s photographic collection from space.
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