“I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night” is a beautiful quote attributed to Galileo Galilei. And here it is, in the form of a printable which you can download for free.
Who Was Galileo Galilei?
In short, Galileo was a scientist. He lived in Italy from 1564 to 1642.
More specifically, he was an astronomer, physicist, engineer, and sometimes referred to as a polymath.
Studying the planets with a telescope, Galileo found that Jupiter had four large moons. He discovered the phases of Venus, the stars of the Milky Way, the rings of Saturn, and craters and mountains on the moon.
He observed supernovas, sunspots, and – leaving the realm of astronomy – also invented the first pendulum clock and the Galilean compass.
None of these discoveries were quite as groundbreaking as the one the world was not ready for: the fact that the earth is not the center of the universe.
The Catholic Church deemed Galilei a heretic for outing this concept. He was sentenced to life imprisonment by the inquisition but was allowed to serve his sentence at home due to his advanced age.
Three hundred years later, the church recognized that Galileo Galilei was right and cleared his name.
Dogmatic thinking is a treacherous thing, isn’t it? It has held hostage many a mind over the centuries.
Fonts & Resources Used
Having made this printable a while back, I don’t remember how the background came together.
It’s obviously some kind of layering of grunge/distressed images. The ones I usually get from either Creative Market or DesignCuts.
For those who aren’t familiar with one of these places or both:
Creative Market has a world of fonts, tools, and resources for designers of all kinds.
DesignCuts has many such items for individual sale as well. On top of that, they run mega-bundles with hugely discounted graphics, brushes, mock-ups, fonts, and other resources.
The font I thought to be Smitten – from memory – but it’s not. Something with a similar vibe, though. As soon as I delve into the fonts on a previous computer and transfer them onto my current machine, I’ll know for sure.
‘I have loved the stars too fondly’ Printable Art
"I have loved the stars too fondly..." Printable Art
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