Of course lots of preliminary design went into the run of the comic strip.  The gallery below includes concept work by Beardsley, Downing and Potter.

Concept Art

2 comments to “ART”
  1. Good eye! Yeah, when you’re designing simple military-style patches with a small number of colors (red, white, blue, gold) and graphic elements (stars), you’re going to see similarities with real-world things eventually. 🙂 The similarity is unintentional.

    But wait. The 1st Marine Division battle blaze was designed in 1943, whereas the Daedalus II ship badge was designed in 1926… 😉

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