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Poster Mystery
April 13, 2011 12:34 PM   Subscribe

Can anyone identify the poster on the right side of this photograph?

The photo is of my basement in Chicago, circa 1985. I undoubtedly acquired the poster about that time frame- I'd like to replace it/get a new copy, if I could find a source.
posted by pjern to Media & Arts (8 answers total)
 
Dunno if it helps, but that desert/distant mountain looks like the Racetrack in Death Valley.
posted by notsnot at 12:47 PM on April 13, 2011


It might be Robert Tinney, but I can't find a decent online gallery of his work.
posted by asockpuppet at 12:52 PM on April 13, 2011


Do you have any higher res versions?
posted by thsmchnekllsfascists at 2:10 PM on April 13, 2011


I am sure it is a print from a Robert Tinney Byte magazine cover illustration. He still sells prints, his web site is here. I didn't see this one for sale but you could email him.

Looks like my basement from the same year!
posted by cosmac at 2:10 PM on April 13, 2011


Byte magazine covers. I wonder if your poster wasn't related to this cover from Volume 10, issue 12 (November, 1985).
posted by MonkeyToes at 3:43 PM on April 13, 2011


P.S. That particular issue contains an editorial from Robert Tinney called "A Tale of Four Covers," too.
posted by MonkeyToes at 3:46 PM on April 13, 2011


asockpuppet: "It might be Robert Tinney, but I can't find a decent online gallery of his work"

I emailed Robert Tinney as per your offline suggestion; he just replied to me that while it is similar in style to his work, it is definitely not his. Some rusty neuron in the back of my brain keeps nagging me that the poster may have been a magazine insert, stapled inside one of the computer magazines of the day.
posted by pjern at 4:39 PM on April 13, 2011


thsmchnekllsfascists: "Do you have any higher res versions"

Sorry, no; it just appears incidentally in that one photograph.
posted by pjern at 4:41 PM on April 13, 2011


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