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A giant poster illustrating 100 years of Aviation in Film. 66 intricately detailed hand-illustrations from 1903 to the modern day.
A giant poster illustrating 100 years of Aviation in Film. 66 intricately detailed hand-illustrations from 1903 to the modern day.
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The Print.

A giant print illustrating 100 years of Aviation in Film. Through 66 intricately detailed hand-illustrations, we’ve charted the iconic aircrafts of film from 1903 to the modern day. From the early 1900s Wright Flyer to the Tomcat in Top Gun - we have it all covered.

The Story. 

Six months ago, I've designed a print named The Filmography of Cars which charted the iconic cars of Film and Television. People dug it, so much so that they started asking if I could do a version related to aircrafts and film. So I listened, and over the past 4 months I've researched, sketched, and slowly crafted this into what you see in this project.

Close-up of the color proof
Close-up of the color proof

The Details.

I spent hours, and yes sometimes even days, on each aircraft, meticulously crafting each detail. Each aircraft was sketched by hand before being converted to a digital illustration. By drawing each plane at large size (approx 10” x 18”), I was able to get the detail I wanted in which I feel comes across in the small scale.

(I even researched the tail number from the corresponding film and added it to the illustrations where possible.)

Close-up of the color proof
Close-up of the color proof

The Collector's Book is a hardcover, full-color reference guide containing all 66 plane illustrations and images of original sketches. It includes additional information not available on prints.

Each print will be signed and numbered by me. It will also come with an original Kickstarter Backer Certificate that will be signed and numbered according to your print.

Update 05.21.14

We did it!

Risks and challenges

The prints will be printed on 24" X 36" 100lb archival recycled cover stock in Red Hook, Brooklyn with organic archival quality inks. The amount I'm asking for covers the set-up and printing costs for 750 copies of the poster as well as the custom packaging and mailing of each poster.

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    THE WALLPAPER: A hearty internet handshake, a huge thanks and a desktop wallpaper of the print.

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    eBOOK: DIGITAL eBook + Desktop Wallpaper. You will receive the digital ebook containing all 66 plane illustrations, including additional information not available on prints.

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    THE PRINT: 24" x 36" Filmography of Aircrafts poster - Signed, numbered, and shipped to your door.

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    THE PAIR: Two copies of 24" x 36" Filmography of Aircrafts poster - Signed, numbered, and shipped to your door. Plus Digital eBook + Desktop Wallpaper. Includes Original Kickstarter Backer Certificate.

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    THE PRINT DUO: 24" x 36" Filmography of Aircrafts Print & The Filmography of Cars Print - Signed, numbered, and shipped to your door. Plus digital eBook + Desktop Wallpaper. Includes Original Kickstarter Backer Certificate.

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    THE PRINT & COLLECTOR'S BOOK: 24" x 36" Filmography of Aircrafts poster - Signed, numbered, and shipped to your door. Collector’s Book is a hardcover full-color reference guide containing all 66 plane illustrations, images of original sketches and includes additional information not available on prints + Digital eBook + Desktop Wallpaper.
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    THE GIFT EDITION:
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    THE PRINT DUO + COLLECTORS BOOK: 24" x 36" Filmography of Aircrafts Print & The Filmography of Cars Print - Signed, numbered, and shipped to your door along with Hardcover Collectors book! Plus digital eBook + Desktop Wallpaper. Includes Original Kickstarter Backer Certificate.

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    THE FRAMED EDITION: 24" x 36" Filmography of Aircrafts Framed poster - Signed, numbered, and shipped to your door. Black, hardwood frame with shatterproof styrene glass. Made in the USA + Digital eBook + Desktop Wallpaper. Includes Original Kickstarter Backer Certificate.

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    THE COOL COLLECTION: 24" x 36" Filmography of Aircrafts Framed + Filmography of Cars Framed. Signed, numbered, and shipped to your door. Black, hardwood frame with shatterproof styrene glass (made in the USA). Includes Collector’s Book + eBook + Desktop Wallpaper + Original Kickstarter Backer Certificate.

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    THE COOL LUXURY FRAMED COLLECTION: 24" x 36" Filmography of Aircrafts Framed + Filmography of Cars Framed. Signed, numbered, and shipped to your door. BLACK HARDWOOD IN-DEPTH FRAME with shatterproof styrene glass (made in the USA). Includes Collector’s Book + eBook + Desktop Wallpaper + Original Kickstarter Backer Certificate.

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    THE COOL LUXURY FRAMED COLLECTION: 24" x 36" Filmography of Aircrafts Framed + Filmography of Cars Framed. Signed, numbered, and shipped to your door. NATURAL HARDWOOD IN-DEPTH FRAME with shatterproof styrene glass (made in the USA). Includes Collector’s Book + eBook + Desktop Wallpaper + Original Kickstarter Backer Certificate.

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