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Video Review: Restoring a Faded WWI Poster

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Video Review: Restoring a Faded WWI Poster

I've discussed the topic of digital restoration many times, and I have quite a few videos showcasing how I do it, but what about non-digital restoration? What does the process look like when it is done directly on the artifact itself without the aid of low-risk intermediary technology like Photoshop? It is these questions that made the above video, featuring the restoration of a faded WWI poster by James Montgomery Flagg, so fascinating to watch, mainly because it comes from a completely different perspective than mine. Here are a few highlights from the video that I found especially intriguing: Red...

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The Story of the 1920 Election, as Told by Contemporary Graphics

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The Story of the 1920 Election, as Told by Contemporary Graphics

After a long night of nervously watching the polls, I almost bailed out on writing a blog post this week, but since the current election is on everyone's mind, most likely including yours, I ultimately couldn't resist looking back one-hundred years at another election in the hopes of promoting a thoughtful discussion of our history as well as where we are headed. As someone who has always held a deep fascination with graphic art, I've always understood the impact that graphics can have in such an event, and more to the point, what they echo back to us long after...

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