Mat Brown’s Solar System series cleverly, colourfully and powerfully brings together many graphic elements traditionally associated with each of the heavenly bodies which make up our nearby corner of the universe. From alchemical symbols to cartoon references and space exploration vehicles, his compositions deserve close attention to the detail within them. The Venus de Milo and the Mars Rover are among the more obvious references, and Pluto alone on his sad namesake planet adds a bitterly humorous element.

An innovative addition to Mat Brown’s website is a navigable three-dimensional planetarium-like screenshow, which you will find here.