1968 XR7G 36x48" Mercury Dealer Showroom poster reprints for sale

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Post by Sixty-EightCougar » 03 Mar 2018, 13:28

I would definitely buy one. Have a local outfit that'll glue a nice back on it for me as I don't care for frames on posters like this.

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Post by cj750 » 09 Mar 2018, 09:28

I know I'm late to this discussion, but I'll cast a vote for 27" x 40." That's movie poster size, and ready-made frames are readily available. (My local Wal-Mart has 'em for $17.99.) The extra size really stands out compared to the more typical 24"x36" poster.
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Post by orstang » 04 May 2018, 10:52

I would be interested in one of these awesome posters. Hopefully they will be available during WCCC open house.

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Post by Don Rush » 04 May 2018, 11:37

Yes... We are making progress and the price and quality will be better than previous versions because of technology advances.

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Post by fordnutz » 04 May 2018, 11:48

Yahoo!
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Post by leonbray » 04 May 2018, 19:31

I'm running out of wall space.

This thread prompted me to go through all my poster tubes and found a few pieces if artwork and posters I'd forgotten about. Don't know why I wanted four 67 - 73 posters
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Post by fordnutz » 04 May 2018, 19:40

I’ve run out of wall space. Time for an addition.
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Post by CATHOUSE » 04 May 2018, 20:55

fordnutz wrote:
04 May 2018, 19:40
I’ve run out of wall space. Time for an addition.
Or you could start to attach them to your ceiling, start with the one above the bed. That would give Heather something new to dream about instead of foot rubs.

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Post by BAust » 07 May 2018, 11:27

Scott I just sent you a message..You might want to look at it! ;)
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Post by propayne » 30 Aug 2018, 08:30

Thought I'd post a progress report -

Since I own an original (and somewhat rough) poster and am in the graphics biz, Don and I have teamed up in an effort to have the best and most accurate reproductions made.

The originals are just huge, which is probably why there wasn't a very high survival rate.

The biggest obstacle was getting a hi-res, 1 to 1 scan made of the G photograph that makes up the majority of the poster. It took seven scans in all, with plenty of overlap so that I could stitch them all together and make a complete photo. Then it was a couple of days of cleaning up the photo - lots of little creases and blemishes on a poster this big plus getting rid of the yellowing due to age.

After that, it was matching the fonts and the kerning and leading.

Art is almost complete, then off to the printer!

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