2.2.11

linen posters

Back in the fall I found an old map of Europe in a vintage shop. It was the kind used in schools that pulls down and has dowels at the top and bottom. It was a little out of price range and someone had already put it on hold anyway, so I didn't end up getting it. After this I started looking for them online which ended up creating a bit of an obsession with old school charts, science posters, and maps. And this inspired my latest project, the one I have been dreaming about for months and working on for weeks. I am calling them linen posters, and here are the first three of the series. Perhaps the most similar to a science poster- the anatomy of a bicycle. It lists all the major parts of a bicycle, as well as the common angles and measurement names
A representation of my love for our local green space- trees of the carolinian forest. Below each tree is it's name and the tree line is made up of both rare trees only found in this region as well as common trees that make up much of the forest.
And feathers of an old-growth forest. These birds are all found in the Carolinian region, as well as other forests in Canada. They all rely on the old-growth for their habitat, such as the american kestrel who is a secondary habitant of tree cavities, or the wood thrush who nests in decaying wood on the forest floor.
The posters are attached to wooden dowels and hung by leather lace. A view of the contruction detail on the back side. The titles of each poster are printed on the cotton back side as well. When they are rolled up like a scroll and tied with the leather lace the title is exposed.
I am hoping to have these available online within the next month. Right now I have a long list of wholesale orders to get working on, but I will definitely be making these for the spring one of a kind show, which is just eight weeks away already, so I will have lots made up for next month.

While working on the drawings for these three I had so many other ideas come to mind of concepts, species, and objects that would work so well on the posters, so I imagine that this is just the beginning of a series of many more. I am really excited about these ones and how they turned out. I hope you are too.

13 comments:

Kate Hunter said...

Those turned out beautifully Jenna! I want one.

Anna said...

Count me in as someone who's really excited by these -- they're gorgeous! And you clearly had so much fun making them :)

Amy said...

I want them all and would also kill for a Boreal forest version of the trees!

Sara Caracristi said...

They look so Great J!!!

Hollie said...

love them. they turned out amazing.

simple things said...

These are really, really nice. I would love to have that feathers one hanging in my house!

katie said...

these are so beautiful!! i LOVE the trees. what a great idea!

Tammy said...

Wow. I love these! Can't wait to see them for sale.

Joanne said...

These are lovely, Jenna. I love your new concept and reference to the old scientific scrolls that schools used to have.

Anonymous said...

These are really beautiful. I love the materials used and the drawings are incredible! I can't wait to see these in your shop.

Melanie

jenna rose said...

thanks so much for all the nice comments. I am so happy that you are all excited about them too!

Erin said...

Oh, Jenna, I LOVE them! What a great idea! I'll be at the spring OOAKS so I hope you have some available then.

Darla said...

Oh these are fantastic! I will be watching your etsy closely for their arrival!! Perfect gift for my bike loving mans bday!