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How do you work with complex vector files?

I'm trying to make a 24x36" poster from some Excel tables. They're somewhat complex -- half-finished example here (Flickr link). I exported PDFs from Excel and used Inkscape to arrange them. But Inkscape can't handle this much stuff at one time without becoming unusably slow. How can I arrange the layout while keeping everything vector? [more inside]
posted by hjo3 on Jun 17, 2014 - 5 answers

Help me find this John Stockton poster and create a magical moment!

I need this poster from allposters.com (I think?) of John Stockton shooting a basket while X Basketball player tries to block him. It's shot from behind from the other end of the court and a very famous picture... X Basketball player is Charles Barkley I think??? Is that a thing? Can you help me a) find this poster and b) get it shipped to me this week. Thank you very much.
posted by rabu on Jun 16, 2014 - 3 answers

Creativity made easy, I hope.

I just want to design and print a poster online. Snapfish, Shutterfly, and Vistaprint don't seem to offer what I thought would be pretty basic design tools. I don't want to make the default photo collage; my idea was to use this kind of gridded layout, but with rounded corners on all the squares. Some would be replaced by photos, others would be white text on black. Where or how can I do this?
posted by psoas on Jun 16, 2014 - 1 answer

Funny/Inspirational/Work-Appropriate Pictures for Chinese Colleagues

I lead a monthly teleconference with a small team of colleagues in China, and would like to kick off each session with a funny or inspirational image or quote. Help me find something that doesn't get lost in translation! [more inside]
posted by LolaGeek on May 27, 2014 - 2 answers

Creating a poster from a book cover

I really want to create a poster from a blown up book cover, but I don't have a big enough image file. Might an academic library loan help me track down the book? [more inside]
posted by lewedswiver on May 21, 2014 - 7 answers

Book posters?

I'm looking for visually striking posters of books that I love. Could be an exact book cover blown up, or perhaps an artist's own illustration. What's a good source for these? [more inside]
posted by lewedswiver on May 10, 2014 - 5 answers

I want to know more about '60s-'70s concert poster design.

Please educate me about 1960s-1970s concert poster design. Specifically, the style with black printing over a vibrant gradient, like these. [more inside]
posted by Faint of Butt on Apr 24, 2014 - 14 answers

Design advice needed! Odd picture size inside a standard picture frame.

20 3/4" (w) x 28" (h) poster, can't afford to custom frame it. Which is better: 1) a standard 22x28 frame, with a little extra space (or matting) along the width of the poster; 2) a 24x30 frame with 1 1/2" mat on either side and 1" of mat at top and bottom each? [more inside]
posted by ArgyleGargoyle on Apr 18, 2014 - 11 answers

What's a Temecula?

Seeking: highly legible, attractive, informative map of southern California cities and counties, for use as an educational cube decoration. [more inside]
posted by samthemander on Feb 3, 2014 - 4 answers

Cheapest site for photo or art mugs?

I have some artwork that I want to put on coffee mugs for friends. Though I see a few DIY sites, I am not sure what resin to use to hold up in microwave so would like your recommendations on commercial sites. I may eventually do bulk orders if I decide to sell so if you have any recommendations that would be different for bulk orders, I am game for those suggestions as well. Vistaprint was around $20-25 after all was said and done. Thanks, and enjoy your weekend.
posted by snap_dragon on Dec 12, 2013 - 9 answers

I want to see fast food diagrams.

I really like those diagram posters they put up in fast food restaurants that show you the proper order of burger toppings, or the correct distribution of pepperoni slices per pizza. I'd like to see more of them, but Google is failing me. Maybe I just don't know the proper name for them. Surely somebody has a Tumblr of these or something, right? Ideally they'd include retro ones that go back a few decades. C'mon, hive mind, show me some taco assembly diagrams!
posted by Faint of Butt on Dec 9, 2013 - 11 answers

I need help creating some posters. I have no idea what I'm doing.

I'm volunteering for a local organization and we're putting on an outdoor gear swap in a few weeks. Somehow I have been tasked with creating a couple of posters to publicize the event. I don't know the best way to go about doing this. While I feel I have a pretty good eye for graphic design, I'm not sure about the best software to use for creating posters or how to find good images to include. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks!
posted by Fister Roboto on Nov 4, 2013 - 11 answers

Framing double-sided posters

I've got several double-sided posters, A3 sized, which I'd like to frame for display so that they could be regularly turned around. [more inside]
posted by Fiasco da Gama on Sep 1, 2013 - 6 answers

What type of typography should I use with this image?

I´m trying to make a flyer to advertise some classes I´m teaching. There´s an image I really would like to use, but it has very light and very dark areas, making it very difficult to add text to it. [more inside]
posted by Fermin on Aug 21, 2013 - 11 answers

Taking care of an old poster

I just scored an amazing poster from the seventies. It's spent the past few years rolled loose in a storeroom and it's a little bit crunchy. How can I ensure that its wonderfulness endures. [more inside]
posted by Iteki on Aug 15, 2013 - 4 answers

What are the best photographs in the public domain?

I am decorating a new apartment and would like to put some nice pieces of art on the walls. I love some of the photographs in the Library of Congress collection and have thought about having them blown up and printed high-res. Which brings me to my question: What are the best high-res images (in the public domain) floating around the Internet? Or collections of public domain high-res images that I can turn into posters?
posted by melodykramer on Aug 11, 2013 - 20 answers

Is there a free program similar to illustrator that I can use on a mac?

I'm a teacher and would like to make a few custom posters for my classroom for next year. I'm pretty decent with Illustrator but don't want to invest in it for rare projects such as this. I need something that will let me a bit more nuanced formatting than just a word doc. Any ideas?
posted by shrimpsmalls on Jun 27, 2013 - 15 answers

Where can I find a detailed poster explaining geological periods?

I'm trying to brush up on my geology, a science that pretty much passed me by, which is frustrating when people I work with casually start talking about Cambrian this, and Triassic that. Where can I find a large poster / chart detailing all the geological epochs and periods? The chart produced by the Geological Society of America is a good start, but it would be more useful if it was, say, annotated with important events ("Angiosperms evolved here! Gondwana separated here!"), and it it had maps of the positions of continents on it at various times. Has anyone seen anything like this? My searches for geology posters have mostly turned up pictures of mountains, or "Geology Rocks!" logos...
posted by Jimbob on Apr 4, 2013 - 8 answers

Looking for cheapest place to buy metal frames parts for 22 x 34 poster

I plan to go to Lowes or Home Depot and get the backing and plexi but want sturdy metal parts to make a very basic black 22 x 34 frame. The stores have the dimensions but the quality is so utterly crappy I want to get something sturdy. Many of my posters have the 22 x 34 dimensions but am going for cheapest online site that is dependable and then will build from the parts myself. I had found a site years ago but no longer can find it anymore. (Tried IKEA as they at least look a bit nicer but no luck on that dimension.)
posted by snap_dragon on Mar 30, 2013 - 8 answers

Duratrans without lights

Hung in an office against a white wall, would a Duratrans poster (without lights) look bad, or comparable to a normal poster? [more inside]
posted by acidic on Mar 8, 2013 - 4 answers

24x40 poster frame on the cheap and easy?

I have a 24x40 poster that I would like to stick in a frame. I am reluctant to go to our local custom framing shop, because while they do very nice work, the price is usually in the >$100 range, which is more than I can spend right now. I've done some searching online, and haven't found great results, plus it is hard for me to assess the good vs. bad websites to purchase. Any recommendations on where I can get this size frame (or another size that my poster would look okay in - does not need to be super professional-looking), hopefully for less than $50? I can swing by a store like Target, but don't want to get into anything too complicated like looking at flea markets.
posted by rainbowbrite on Jan 22, 2013 - 18 answers

It looks great but could you make it a little bigger?

I bought a print of a painting I love in the only format available: A full bleed art show poster on glossy 11"x17" bond. The painting reproduction is approximately the top half of the poster, say 10"x8". I can clearly see the grain of the canvas in the print, and it is entirely possible that the original painting is not much larger than the reprint. So my question is, is it feasible to have this print blown up to twice or thrice it's size without sacrificing quality? [more inside]
posted by carsonb on Dec 10, 2012 - 9 answers

Embed print-on-demand order form on site?

Print-on-demand that will print both my shirt and poster designs... from a purchase form embedded on my website? [more inside]
posted by pavane on Dec 7, 2012 - 1 answer

How do I buy South Korean TV/movie posters?

How do I buy South Korean TV/movie posters? I am interested in procuring copies of the two posters at the top of this post. Cursory googling hasn't helped identify an obvious source. [more inside]
posted by googly on Nov 29, 2012 - 2 answers

| What's The Font |

WhatTheFont| is throwing me gibberish on this 1970's Poster Inspiration Font [more inside]
posted by TangerineGurl on Nov 27, 2012 - 10 answers

Custom Internet Poster Printing?

Where online to get a nice poster printed from an image? [more inside]
posted by adamdschneider on Nov 26, 2012 - 6 answers

once-off letterpress possible?

I want to print a once-off version of a long poem I've written for display; all I have so far are the words (no specific designs or illustrations or whatever). I really like the look of letterpress but it seems that letterpress places only do bulk orders. Is this true? Are there other options? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Nov 17, 2012 - 9 answers

Quest for Obama poster

Please help me find this Obama campaign poster. [more inside]
posted by triggerfinger on Nov 9, 2012 - 6 answers

Arabic translation help

Arabic translation help. In 2008 I had the honor of attending the state funeral of Mahmoud Darwish. I have a poster from the event but have never translated the Arabic. [more inside]
posted by Baby_Balrog on Nov 2, 2012 - 3 answers

CONTINUUM YEARS

There's a strange poster that's been posted all over my neighborhood in Vancouver. I can't figure out whether it's viral marketing, obscure religious propaganda or somebody's strange idée fixe. Can you help me figure out what it means? [more inside]
posted by justsomebodythatyouusedtoknow on Oct 28, 2012 - 6 answers

Will this poster emotionally scar my little brother?

I have this NSFW poster in my room. I study sexuality and art. My mom, grandmother, and 6 year old sibling are visiting me, and will want to see my room. Should I take the poster down? [more inside]
posted by Pwoink on Sep 16, 2012 - 40 answers

Where can I find more Across the Land?

I think the movie poster for Stompin Tom's Across this Land is great and I'd like to pick up a few more like it. What are some of the highlights of the genre? [more inside]
posted by Old Man Wilson on Sep 5, 2012 - 1 answer

Help me find a poster of this tarot card!

Where can I find a poster of the Two of Swords tarot card from the Rider-Waite deck?
posted by aaanastasia on Aug 26, 2012 - 1 answer

Mounting a poster on painted wood with high gloss finish

I want to mount a poster on painted black wood and then add a nice gloss. I currently have ModgePodge and Envirotech High Gloss Pour. The ModgePodge worked well on a ceramic tile and card stock for beer coasters I was designing but the gloss still had air bubbles despite the equal mixing and required stirring. I live in an apartment and cannot pour on a large area as the poster. Is there a work around...a brush on finish or spray that will be clear? I do want the gloss and not just a polyurethane spray (I do own that, though).
posted by snap_dragon on Aug 2, 2012 - 8 answers

Where can I get screen printed posters made?

I've got some designs I want printed. Small run, around 25 pieces. I've been trying to get something set up with Holy Mountain, Shout Out Loud, etc. but it's been quite difficult getting a response. Any other suggestions I should check out? Both companies I listed use French paper, which is what I'd like to use.
posted by nessinonett on Jun 18, 2012 - 6 answers

How much paint do I need?

paint filter: How much paint/spray paint will I need to stencil 60 2'x2.5' signs? [more inside]
posted by defmute on Mar 28, 2012 - 10 answers

How to scan from foamcore.

I have a poster of great sentimental value mounted on foamcore that I'd like to scan and make a couple of copies of for some family members. How do I get this to happen? [more inside]
posted by sciencegeek on Feb 8, 2012 - 4 answers

Occupation: Writing love letters to the universe.

Where can I buy this poster online? [more inside]
posted by gursky on Jan 21, 2012 - 3 answers

Too cool for posters?

Where can I get a print/poster of an Annie Leibovitz photo? Specifically the second one on this page. I know it is in a book of collected works, but I'm looking for something a little larger to hang on a wall. It seems a little odd that it wouldn't be available somehow, but that seems to be the case. Is there something about such high caliber photographers' work that I don't know about?
posted by daboo on Jan 10, 2012 - 9 answers

Motivational Poster for Daria?

Are there any existential, motivational posters? (not these guys.) I'm looking for posters that aren't motivational in the usual sense; hopeful, syrupy statements about the future and quotes about how life is beautiful isn't the sort of motivation I'm going for. I'm looking more for blunt truths. [more inside]
posted by elleyebeebeewhy on Nov 27, 2011 - 14 answers

Help me print the Mucha poster I love muchly

I have an old chest of drawers I'd like to spruce up by painting and découpaging a poster on the front, a horizontal slice of poster on each drawer. I've chosen Summer by Alphonse Mucha as the poster, but I have a couple of questions about how to get a poster that suits my purposes. [more inside]
posted by orange swan on Nov 26, 2011 - 8 answers

Wall poster maps with unusual projections

Where can I buy poster-style world maps with unusual projections? Or, is there somewhere I can get very high resolution printable images suitable for creating posters from? [more inside]
posted by dickasso on Nov 14, 2011 - 3 answers

Post Searching for Poster

What is your go-to poster? The one that you hang up in your office or bedroom and just derive profound enjoyment from? [more inside]
posted by eytanb on Oct 15, 2011 - 46 answers

I want to colour big pictures again

Childhood memory filter: as a kid in the early 80's we would get these fantastic posters to colour in. Each poster came in a cardboard tube with a unique set of felt tip pens to colour it. Where can I find these now? [more inside]
posted by HopStopDon'tShop on Oct 14, 2011 - 11 answers

Help me print a poster for cheap

I need to make a large poster for a research symposium. Where is the cheapest place to do it? [more inside]
posted by raeka on Oct 12, 2011 - 11 answers

trying to locate a movie poster

Trying to locate an affordable version of this movie poster for Fritz Lang's Metropolis.
posted by crunchland on Oct 4, 2011 - 6 answers

My first poster!

How do I print a scientific/clinical research poster? [more inside]
posted by abirae on Sep 30, 2011 - 12 answers

Ideas are more powerful than weapons. If we wouldn't let the enemy have weapons, why should we let him have ideas?

Where can I buy reasonably priced reproductions of these Soviet propaganda posters? [more inside]
posted by WhitenoisE on Aug 24, 2011 - 4 answers

A3 poster framing in USA

How do I frame an A3-size poster in the US? [more inside]
posted by wpenman on Aug 16, 2011 - 9 answers

Art/advertising similar to Professor Marvel's wagon from The Wizard of Oz?

Art/advertising similar to Professor Marvel's wagon from The Wizard of Oz? [more inside]
posted by Wossname on Aug 8, 2011 - 3 answers

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