considered undertaking the restoration process myself, but soon
realized it was way beyond my limited PhotoShop abilities, so I
approached a graphics designer I had worked with in the past and asked
him if there was any way he'd be interested in pouring a ton of time
into restoring the poster to its former glory.
enough, he became as fixated on the project as I was. It was almost as
if the poster had some magical quality that enchanted anyone who gazed
on it. Months went by, during which I would get calls from the graphics
designer telling me of the progress he was making. Many portions of the
poster were destroyed beyond repair, and "best guesses" had to be made
as to what had been there before the ink had chipped off.
one day he called me and said it was done -- would I have time to come
look at what the final version looked like? I think he was still
hanging up the phone when I was knocking on his door. He pulled the
poster up on his computer and waited for my assessment.
I said, "Simply unbelievable."
restored 32" x 44" poster
had he restored the poster to its original grandeur, but he had somehow
managed to retain the "vintage" feel, something I was afraid would be
lost in the restoration process.
step was to find a printer who could handle the project, which was
easier said than done, given where I live. We put the project out to
bid nationwide, and were stunned at some of the prices that came back.
We finally went with a Vermont company who came close to the best bid,
just because we like to keep things local whenever we can. The day I
went to approve the sample proof of the poster was one I will always
remember, because it was the first time I was able to see what the
original poster must have looked like 75 years ago -- a thing of
of only two other people besides myself who own an original Nelson
Zodiac Poster, and we all treasure them greatly. I wrestled with myself
for weeks, wondering whether the release of a replica would cheapen the
value of the originals, and finally decided that if anything, the
originals would have even greater value, since they are, after all, the
Nelson Tribute Zodiac Poster is a very good reproduction, but it will
never be confused with the original poster. The paper and ink are
different, and there are subtle differences in some of the design
elements. But the impact of the poster remains, and if you've never
seen the original, the experience is identical .
description in the original catalog is a fairly accurate one for the
Nelson Tribute Zodiac Poster. It measures 32" by 44", making it perfect
for hanging in your office or behind your table at a psychic fair. The
only discrepancy is that while the original poster is described as
being printed in two colors, it is actually comprised of four colors
(light blue, dark blue, tan and white). The poster is printed on heavy
matte stock and ships rolled in a mailing tube.
can see from the image above, the poster features the twelve signs of
the zodiac, each with their corresponding icon, astrological symbol,
dates, and associated part of the body ruled by the individual sign.
to preserve the collectible aspect of the Nelson Tribute Zodiac Poster,
the print run will be limited to 100 numbered prints.
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