Saturday, January 19, 2013

Wizard of Oz travel posters





I went back and read the original "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" by L. Frank Baum for inspiration for these posters. It's a quick and interesting read, especially if the only version you know of the story is the 1939 film. The Tin Woodman actually uses his axe to protect his friends from wolves. And you need a magic hat to control the flying monkeys.

What I thought was truly interesting is how Baum described Kansas - gray. Gray on all sides. Fitting that they started the movie in black and white. And the same reason this Kansas poster is gray.

I'm starting out with 50 signed and numbered prints of each. Giclee on archival paper, 16 by 24 inches. I've set up a special store for pre-order of these prints - $48 each or $154 for the set of four. Please allow up to 3 weeks from now for delivery.

2 comments:

  1. Fantastic posters!

    The magic hat makes a brief appearance in the film after the snowfall that kills the poppies. A monkey hands it to the witch, and she casts it aside in a fit of anger - though the gold cap is never explained in the film.

    Lovely work.

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  2. Think these poster design style is very classic

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