Where to buy blood splatter posters?
December 10, 2008 12:48 AM   Subscribe

Where can I find blood splatter posters, or other technical diagrams/posters, to decorate my office?

I was just watching an episode of "Dexter", and the main characters, who's a blood splatter analyst with the Miami PD, has several posters of blood splatter examples in his office. One is divided into several smaller images, showing blood drops aither in different states of running, or at different angles, another has what looks like a drag pattern.

I'd like to get some of these posters for my office. Where can I get them? Preferably somewhere that ships internationally and accepts international credit cards. Other highly specialized/weird technical posters and diagrams in poster form might be interesting too, areas like medicine, forensics, science, architecture, etc.
posted by Joakim Ziegler to Media & Arts (8 answers total) 16 users marked this as a favorite
Biochemical Pathways is free if you can sweet talk the reps.....
posted by scodger at 1:42 AM on December 10, 2008 [4 favorites]

AllPosters.com has some educational and medicine-oriented posters.
Like this. Or this is quite nice. No blood splatters seen but lots of blood vessels posters.
posted by kryptos at 1:51 AM on December 10, 2008

Response by poster: scodger: Wow, that poster is its whole own kind of awesome. I don't know if I can get them to ship one to Mexico City when I'm not working in anything even remotely medicine-related, though. But I guess I could put together the pieces from the site myself and just print it on a poster printer.
posted by Joakim Ziegler at 1:57 AM on December 10, 2008

The Dexter "shop" has a pricey blood splatter pillow. I think you could easily make the posters with a nice weight paper and the right red paint. That'd be therapeutic...
posted by cocoagirl at 4:08 AM on December 10, 2008

I found some cool planetary maps a while ago, produced by the United States Geological Survey (which means public domain). After a bit of searching I came up with this WIRED article about the maps: You just have to look. I saved them as PDFs, and have wanted to have them printed out poster size for some time now. Article has links to the USGS site that hosts the files.
posted by caution live frogs at 6:41 AM on December 10, 2008 [4 favorites]

You can use a package forwarding service such as Unibox or Merkalink. I've used both, the customer service is not great but they work.
posted by clearlydemon at 10:22 AM on December 10, 2008

Biochemical Pathways is free if you can sweet talk the reps.....
posted by scodger

Wow, that's a nice poster. I wish I knew about that when I was teaching physiology, could have easily gotten one through the department.
posted by aGee at 11:07 AM on December 10, 2008

Best answer: I think you could save a lot of money just making the blood-splatter poster yourself. Get a white poster board and some blood (supermarket, butcher shop, etc.) and go to town. Photograph it, enlarge, print.

That Biochemical Pathways poster can probably be found in your local university book shop. I bought mine when I was taking Metabolic Chemistry, and it's been sitting in my desk drawer at work for the past decade (these days, it's much easier to just look up the pathway on the internet).
posted by Thoughtcrime at 2:19 PM on December 10, 2008

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