JF Ptak Science Books Poster 2
This striking image is the cover of a pro-union pamphlet leveled at the Australian iron-producer, B.H.P. (Broken Hill Proprietary, a 150-year-old firm), and published in 1943 by the Federated Ironworkers' Association of Australia. The great social observer and artist Thomas Nast was very aware that much of his "readership" couldn't read, and so he made his work (which was usually text-heavy) completely understandable as a purely visual message. So too for artists like the anonymous person who contributed this great cover--there is no question about what might be in the pages of the pamphlet...
The following image is a 96 dpi version of the working 600 dpi copy below, which fills a 25meg file. I've also included a detail from the larger version to give a good idea of the high detail and brilliance of the 13x19 inch reproduction.
This is a detail from the 600 dpi scan--click for an even larger image of this sample:
- This cover art is available as a poster as follow:
- 13x19 inch photographic matte paper
- printed from a 600 dpi scan with pigment inks
- original image cleaned to remove nearly all detracting defects
- orders processed within 48 hours
Price: $24.50, postage paid in the U.S., delivered in a tube