Thursday, April 23, 2015

Poster/Prints by Pop Chart Lab: Product Review

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American Flags

24" x 18"

A survey of star-spangled banners flown throughout American history, this patriotic print tracks the evolution of the stars and stripes from 1767 to the present—documenting 48 versions of the famed American emblem in all. Beginning with the star-less “Rebellious Stripes” in 1767 and culminating in the familiar 50-star standard created in 1960, this chart stops to salute all manner of American ensigns, including the many iterations of the 13-point banderol, as well as aesthetic outliers like the Gadsden, the red-and-green George Rogers Clark and the blue-striped Serapis. For added historical context, each flag is also marked with the number of colonies/states in existence at the time of its inception.

An invaluable reference for vexillologists and history buffs of all stripes, this print is sure to wave right in behind baseball and apple pie as an exemplar of Americana.

Each print is signed and numbered by the artists from a first printing of 500, and comes packaged in a Pop Chart Lab Test Tube. See the menu to the right for finishing options, and note that framed prints require an additional 3-4 business days of processing time.

Using 100 lb. archival stock certified by The Forest Stewardship Council, this poster is pressed on an offset lithographic press with vegetable-based inks in Long Island City, Queens.

  The Story of Pop Chart Lab

 In 2010, a book editor and a graphic designer joined forces with one modest goal:  to render all of human experience in chart form.
They went on to amass no small renown (that is, a ton of renown) for their infographical treatments of the varieties of beer, the full array of culinary tools, a taxonomy of hip-hop, and dozens more mappings of cultural touchstones.
Now, with a small team of researchers, designers, and soldiers, Pop Chart Lab continues to assemble, sift, cull, and arrange massive amounts of cultural data into meaningful works of art and information.

 I was happy to get to receive a poster/print by Pop Chart Labs.  I chose the American Flags for the playroom/study of our little girls. The wall is filled with their awards, certificates and their How to Become President of the United States. So I thought this American Flags poster would be perfect for this inspiration wall.  It looks great on the wall. 


The quality of the print is very good. I love that it is printed on a nice thick paper so it will last for years to come. I like that it arrive safe and sound in a nice clear packing tube. I recommend checking out their products. I for one, would like to get the basketball sneakers of the 90's.

This is the packing tube the print came in.

I received this product in exchange for a review. All my opinions are my own, based on my personal experience with the product. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

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