WPA United States Government Work Project Administration Poster 0742 World's Fair IBM Show



Joined May 2011

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Sizing Information

Small 16.4" x 23.2"
Medium 23.3" x 33.1"
Large 33.0" x 46.9"
Note: Includes a 3/16" white border


  • Hang your posters in dorms, bedrooms, offices, studios, or anywhere blank walls aren't welcome
  • Printed on 185 gsm semi gloss poster paper
  • Custom cut - refer to size chart for finished measurements
  • 0.19 inch / 0.5 cm white border to assist in framing

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Artist's Description

The Vac loves old posters, especially old announcement and propaganda posters. The US Government releases all of its poster style work – a few exceptions exist, ala the NASA meatball logo – into the public domain, which means the Vac gets to work with them. It’s incredibly grateful for the opportunity.

Starting with the WPA, these posters are converted to vector for scaling to a variety of prints and products.

1) Posters are converted from source format to an editable format if necessary.
2) During conversion the sRGB colorspace is applied.
3) The posters are cropped where necessary to remove areas of scan/photograph that didn’t include the map itself, namely scanner deck and similar.
4) Where applicable the colors are edited – usually in cases of severe yellowing – to improve readability while keeping as much evidence of wear and tear as possible.
5) In some few cases, the posters are further edited to remove uneven edges and scanner deck colors. This occurs where an edge of a poster has been folded under or there’s a curve deformation in the scan. This is not usually done in cases where the poster has a physical hole. Occasionally, a deck color will be used for a framing effect.
6) Posters are converted to vector for scalability.
7) Posters are then saved from vector to JPG for application to products.

Posters are titled by source, then by number in order of conversion, and then by title or text of poster.

All edits, color corrections, and digital work beyond the initial archival scan are done by the Vac of wetdryvac.net.

The Vac also does custom poster modifications. If you’d like custom text or layout added to a poster to reflect a game character, a personal idea of importance, or similar, the Vac is happy to make that go for you as well for a price. The price for the edits is in addition to the price you pay for the print here – the Vac prefers to use Red Bubble even in cases of direct sale.

-Wetdryvac / Wetdryvac.net

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