This is not the most impressive or protective method of showcasing this, but here it is. The uncut press sheet of America the Beautiful that I purchased at the Field Notes Midwest HQ for a small fortune. I feel slightly guilty, but I've done plenty of custom framing in the past, and it is hella expensive. And a real nuisance to pack and move. So until we settle down at a more permanent residence, this simple poster hanger will have to do. Adulting can wait.
I’m really excited it’s finally on display! Do you see that this landscape is NOT one of the three featured in the final version of America the Beautiful? It didn't even register with me (har har) until Jim Coudal pointed it out during my visit to the FN HQ. He explained that it was an early stage where they were figuring out how off-register they wanted to print the colors, and that the red on the logotype was to make it easier for them to see the results. Very cool.
I admit, the fact that it looks different from the final product was one of the reasons why I was really drawn to this press sheet over all the others (although they were very tempting, too. See others hanging by the HQ entryway in Priya’s post). Plus, AtB is one of my favorite editions, and I feel lucky to have a piece of its history hanging on my wall. One day, I’ll give it a better space to shine.