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Vintage Wallpaper Letterpress Posters

Ian Burk's avatar Ian Burk

A project that started last year and has continued since. In collaboration with Woodward Throwbacks in Hamtramck Michigan, I have produced a series of letterpress posters from vintage wallpaper sample books from the 1900s that have been salvaged from the city of Detroit. Throwbacks supplied the salvaged paper as well as an online platform for them to be marketed + sold. An underlying concept of this project is to sustainably create artwork with reclaimed materials. I'm looking to continue this project with more wallpaper that we've amassed. I would like various text on several posters relating to pop culture. Each poster will be a unique piece of ephemera. Please view the attached URL as it is a link to the third installment of the posters "A Midwestern Special Edition" https://www.woodwardthrowbacks.com/collections/ian-burk-x-woodward-throwbacks-vintage-wallpaper-poster-v3

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 1/8
  • Medium: Letterpress
  • Width: 12 inches
  • Year created: 2021
  • Height: 19 inches