I've posted before about Transmission Atelier, a fine art printer in Chicago that creates fine reproductions of incredible antique medical, mythology, natural history, and weird film illustrations and posters. Earlier this year, they hung a show of their editions at the La Luz de Jesus gallery in Los Angeles. Transmission Atelier has a terrific curatorial eye and I can personally vouch for the high quality of their work. That's why I'm delighted that Transmission Atelier is offering a selection of their pieces in the Boing Boing Bazaar at the Makers Market! For example, above: "Human Skull Exploded View", 20.5" x 16.5" framed, $275; "Developmental Anomaly," 27" x 22.5" framed, $475.
Transmission Atelier features high end facsimile edition prints of antique anatomical and allegorical illustration from the 15th through 19th centuries, rare silent film posters from the early 20th century. Each size is printed on archival paper with archival pigment based inks. Each edition is limited, numbered and embossed with the Transmission Atelier Studio Stamp. Each edition print is made from the original source material. The engraving and printing techniques used by the artists on the original works is of astonishing craftsmanship and is all but a completely lost art form. In these high end facsimile edition prints, Transmission Atelier has retained all of the detail, color and even the flaws in the antique paper inherent in the original artifact. The overall quality of a digital edition print, from color accuracy to fine to microscopic detail, is dependent upon the digital capture methodology. In this area Transmission Atelier is equipped with the most advanced digital capture and imaging technology as well as 3 decades of color communication, scanning and print premedia experience. In the spirit of European Print Making studios of the 18th and 19th century, Transmission Atelier will cycle through as many as 10 rounds of proofing to ensure that each edition is identical to and indistinguishable from the original source material. From Human Medical Anomaly to Gothic Nightmares on paper Transmission Atelier curates and publishes the rarest and most exiting, provocative and interesting images from the past 4 centuries. premier source for this astounding material.Transmission Atelier
David Pescovitz is Boing Boing's co-editor/managing partner. He's also a research director at Institute for the Future. On Instagram, he's @pesco.
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