Tuesday, January 28, 2014

1967 Pratt Posters Are Back In My Etsy Shop!!

I honestly thought I might never be able to type that post title - but I just did! After searching long and hard and hither and thither, since I found the last set back in 2011, I finally unearthed another set of the Prattonia 1967 yearbook posters from the Pratt Institute in New York. (If you weren't around back then when I got the first set, head on over and check out my post about it.) Instead of issuing a book style yearbook that year, they created a set of posters - a genius idea, if you ask me!

I sold the two posters illustrated by George Delmerico yesterday (George was the one who was so helpful and kind to me when I found the first set - sadly he passed away last year). The Take Tea And See one is the only one I kept for myself last time, I decided to keep a couple more this time which I will show off here in a minute. First I have to show you George's posters, even though they are sold:

Are they not just perfect? Here is the poster of the yearbook staff, George Delmerico is the one in the back holding the bowler hat:

Another noteworthy contributor to the yearbook that year was the well known artist / photographer Robert Mapplethorpe. He is pictured in the lower right hand corner of this poster for the Graphic Art department:

One of the other posters in the set is a very surreal illustration he did, I don't think this is the one George showed me that Mapplethorpe did as a portrait of him, but it is similar in style for sure:

The two that I chose to keep for myself this time are ones I almost kept last time, but decided to list. I just couldn't let them go a second time!

Nurses handing out pills, and egg grenades. I mean come on, how could I not keep these?!? ;)

I think all the posters are great, of course, but I do have a few other favorites I will highlight here. I have over 40 of them listed in total, if you want to check out the whole collection, just head on over to my Etsy shop - I have a feeling, if this time is anything like last time, that they won't last long!

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