The Jetsons

Stamp design, artwork – mixed media – student project, 2011

Stamp design, artwork – mixed media – student project, 2011

The Jetsons (1962-1963): Hanna-Barbera’s animated sitcom about an American family living in the year 2062 featured flying cars, floating cities and a robot named Rosey. A second series was produced in the 1980s.

Which means that we only have to wait another 49 years for flying cars!

The stamp design, poster and text are from one of my favourite student projects. Each stamp depicts an iconic science fiction TV series from the 1960s. For a recap on the project, click here.

Science Fiction stamp poster (594 x 420 mm) Stars and planets (background collage) courtesy of the Internet Student project, 2011

Science Fiction stamp poster – student project, 2011

7 thoughts on “The Jetsons

  1. ontheupcyclemom

    This is great! The hubby and I were just saying the other day how we are suprised this has not been re-done since so many shows have…I remember this being very popular when I was young

    1. Anna Cull Post author

      It’s funny how some get overlooked… although I’m really quite happy that a few of the old shows have stayed ‘retro’ and quaint — a little time capsule of the ’60s (or whenever). Not everything benefits from being remade (I’m thinking, in particular, of the Lost in Space movie). But, having said that, long live Doctor Who!

    1. Anna Cull Post author

      Hi : ) Thanks for dropping by my little blog. I wasn’t that “into” The Jetsons either… but a cartoon with flying cars and a robot maid can’t be all bad!

  2. camilla wells paynter

    Hilarious, and a great project! I remember the Jetsons well. The sex-role stereotyping was so blatent that I was aware of it even as a child watching the cartoon! It would probably be hysterical to see now.

  3. Son of Sharecroppers

    Very fun! A truly classic cartoon series. I grew up with it, and recently I’ve been playing episodes for my five-year-old daughter–who, not surprisingly, loves it. And the entire idea is brilliant! I also very much like the image for “The Twilight Zone”–another truly great series.

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