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Old 03-04-2004, 11:15 AM
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The black marks under the car are pieces of gravel or other road debris. The photo I attached to this thread is actually not the reduced portion of the image I have. (It may actually be a scan I did of an old Porsche magazine ad, but rest assured that the poster is of that image) The actual poster had PORSCHE spelled from top to bottom on the far left of the poster. When I get home tonight I'll use photoshop to shrink down the actual TIFF image.

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Old 03-04-2004, 02:28 PM
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I am not referring to the flying gravel. The file Noel sent me does indeed include the word "Porsche" on the left side, but it was cropped on my screen grab. The black marks I am talking about are actually squares that you can see if you look real close on your monitor. I will bring it into photoshop and play with the contrast so you can see what I am talking about. My concern is that at 24"x36", those "Squares" will be much more obvious. That is why I am going to see if I can fix it.

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Old 03-04-2004, 02:58 PM
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Kirk,

I see the squares you mentioned. Very strange. I wonder if this was a problem with whoever did the original scan. I believe that I found this file about two years ago so who knows how long ago it was scanned.

Hopefully you can fix it.

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Old 03-06-2004, 01:00 AM
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Default not sure what the Final poster looked like.

I do not remember if the original marketing piece was set up as vertical or horizontal. I think I may have the headline right but please let me know if it is inaccurate. I set the type in photoshop for now, but it will be cleaned up in the final. I cleaned up the hi-res image as best I could, and it looks good on screen, not sure what a high-res poster will reveal though. Thought you guys might like a glance at my progress so far.

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Old 03-06-2004, 10:26 AM
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That looks terrific!
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Old 03-06-2004, 12:50 PM
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Nice!
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Old 03-06-2004, 03:52 PM
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Are there not Copyright issues here?
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Old 03-06-2004, 10:19 PM
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If there are, then I am already in big trouble for the desktop background I am using .

I am doing this for personal and not commercial reasons. I do not plan on selling the posters. Rather, I plan on doing a limited run for a few friends at no charge. I am sure Falon McElligot (the agency who developed the campaign in 1989) and PCNA will forgive me for some free branding work for them.
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Old 03-07-2004, 02:59 PM
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Kirk,

THe sample looks very nice. I just scanned the original ad in case you haven't seen it in a while. Unfortunalty, it wouldn't fit on my flat-bed scanner so I made two files. Here they are:
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Old 03-07-2004, 02:59 PM
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Here is the other side:
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Old 03-07-2004, 04:16 PM
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Thanks Noel. That is a huge help. I was struggling with the font and the logo treatment. I wil keep you posted on the progress.
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Old 03-07-2004, 04:19 PM
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I have another version scanned at 300 DPI instead of 75 DPI. Send me your e-mail address via Private Message and I will send it to you.

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Old 03-08-2004, 10:33 AM
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The poster came out in the Summer/Fall of 1991. It was, also, issued as a mag print ad, both as a one page and a two page, so if you search for a vintage Road & Track you might find an original.

In fact if you watch Seinfield very very closely from that time period, on the far left of the set on the wall next to the windows you will see the large owner version of the poster.

I forgot how cool of a poster it was....thanks.
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Old 03-11-2004, 12:51 AM
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I just need to replace the font with Franklin Gothic Condensed, and I should be done. Will run a test print full size to see how it comes out. Thinking 36"x24".
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Old 03-11-2004, 12:56 AM
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Kirk,
I want to personally thank you very much for spending so much time on this project. You have done a fantastic job! Please keep us up to speed on the results and the cost. I will be more than happy to reimburse you for all of your expenses if you can get this finalized. Please PM me and let me know.....And thank you also Noel for your effort as well!
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