Photo, Print, Drawing Astronaut Baby.

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Title
Astronaut Baby.
Summary
"The second safety meme created by CPSC. Astronaut Baby was featured throughout Baby Safety Month 2016. High chairs are a common item for new parents to have in the home, but too often babies are not strapped into their chairs and fall out. CPSC Social Media Specialist Joseph Galbo created Astronaut Baby to leverage the amusing idea of a baby independently piloting a space craft and then conducting a space walk presumably without the guidance or professional qualifications of an adult astronaut. Galbo anticipated that after years of consuming popular culture science fiction properties that featured the very real hazards of navigating outer space, Americans would find the idea of a baby piloting a space ship humerous. CPSC Director of Communications, Scott Wolfson, agreed to publish the Astronaut Baby safety meme and Force Field Baby safety meme as an experiment in using meme-like design aesthetics to create content that mimicked the graphic design style Americans had come to expect from other brands, but had rarely seen from government agencies on social media. The strength of the analytic performance of Astronaut Baby and Force Field Baby led the CPSC Office of Communications to continue experimenting with memes for other safety education campaigns. Notably, these memes feature design elements that would change in later iterations. The cartoon version of the CPSC logo, lack of white bottom border/text space, and font style would all be abandoned, incorporated, and changed respectively." Description from creator, Joseph Galbo.
Contributor Names
Galbo, Joseph
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
Created / Published
Bethesda, M.D. : U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, 2016-09-03.
Subject Headings
-  baby safety
-  high chair safety
Notes
-  Approved by Director of Communications, Scott Wolfson and Deputy Director of Communications, Patty Davis; CPSC Chairman Elliot F. Kaye
-  Transcription of text from image: "Babies should be strapped into high chairs like tiny astronauts strapped in a spaceship #babysafetymonth".
Medium
1 meme : digital, PNG file, color
Digital Id
https://hdl.loc.gov/loc.gdc/gdclccn.2019666516
Library of Congress Control Number
2019666516
Language
English
Online Format
image
Description
"The second safety meme created by CPSC. Astronaut Baby was featured throughout Baby Safety Month 2016. High chairs are a common item for new parents to have in the home, but too often babies are not strapped into their chairs and fall out. CPSC Social Media Specialist Joseph Galbo created Astronaut Baby to leverage the amusing idea of a baby independently piloting a space craft and then conducting a space walk presumably without the guidance or professional qualifications of an adult astronaut. Galbo anticipated that after years of consuming popular culture science fiction properties that featured the very real hazards of navigating outer space, Americans would find the idea of a baby piloting a space ship humerous. CPSC Director of Communications, Scott Wolfson, agreed to publish the Astronaut Baby safety meme and Force Field Baby safety meme as an experiment in using meme-like design aesthetics to create content that mimicked the graphic design style Americans had come to expect from other brands, but had rarely seen from government agencies on social media. The strength of the analytic performance of Astronaut Baby and Force Field Baby led the CPSC Office of Communications to continue experimenting with memes for other safety education campaigns. Notably, these memes feature design elements that would change in later iterations. The cartoon version of the CPSC logo, lack of white bottom border/text space, and font style would all be abandoned, incorporated, and changed respectively." Description from creator, Joseph Galbo.
LCCN Permalink
https://lccn.loc.gov/2019666516
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Chicago citation style:

Galbo, Joseph, and U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Astronaut Baby. , 2016. Bethesda, M.D.: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, -09-03. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2019666516/.

APA citation style:

Galbo, J. & U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. (2016) Astronaut Baby. , 2016. Bethesda, M.D.: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, -09-03. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2019666516/.

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Galbo, Joseph, and U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Astronaut Baby. Bethesda, M.D.: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, -09-03. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2019666516/>.

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