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A Look at Dodge & Burn’s New Camera History Serigraphs

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Photographer t-shirt company Dodge & Burn is taking its silk screening prowess and applying it to a new product: posters. In addition to apparel, it is now selling serigraphs (i.e. screen printed posters) with its “evolution of the twin-lens reflex camera” design, which is also available as a shirt.

Founder Ted Rybakowski shipped us a free sample poster to take a look at. The product arrived in a long rectangular box:

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Inside the box is the 20.5×28.5-inch poster, some packing peanuts, two 3-inch bulldog clips for hanging it up, and a certificate tucked inside the rolled-up poster:

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Here’s what the certificate looks like when taken out of the envelope:

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The poster itself is made of Coventry Rag Paper sourced from the United States. It’s a very versatile fine art paper that’s quite thick — it’s not the kind of thing that will tear unless you really try to rip it.

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Printed onto the poster are fifteen classic twin-lens reflex cameras that have appeared throughout the history of photography.

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On the bottom left hand corner of the print is a blind-stamped D&B seal:

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On the back is a stamp with an inspection signature, the date of inspection, and the series number of the print. Apparently we were sent the second print that was created (the first one was used in the website’s product photos):

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Dodge & Burn products are on the pricier end of things (shirts cost $29), but what you lose in dollars you gain in quality. These serigraphs feature top notch attention to detail and materials, so they have a price tag that reflects that. Each one costs $75 over in the D&B store.

If you have $75 to spend on photo-related art, this poster makes for a nice piece of home or office decor.


 
 
  • http://www.facebook.com/suckanegg Chris Malmberg

    “has been has been”?

  • JoJo

    Too bad they didn’t use that same workmanship on that certificate…I mean, cmon really?

  • http://twitter.com/perrin124 james atkinson

    Can I have a landscape format version featuring single lens reflex cameras please?

  • http://www.facebook.com/burnin.biomass Burnin Biomass

    I love it! I don’t know why, but seeing the Ansco AnscoFlex II in there is kinda funny.

    It had a different way it “shut”, and the built in yellow filter and close up were different, so I guess it had innovations that were unique. I never really thought of it as an evolutionary step before.

  • Kodachrome64

    Well the top line would have been too short, so the natural remedy is to add words until it looks good. It’s very hard to pull off pull off well.

  • Andrew

    These prints look really beautiful. I like the finishing touches…the blind stamped seal and the numbered stamp on the back. Pretty cool stuff.

  • Dodge & Burn

    Thanks for pointing this out. We spotted this mistake right after we sent Petapixel their print (they were the first recipient) and corrected it immediately. The certificates have been reprinted and all is good now!

  • Dodge & Burn

    As it turns out, we’ve got some single-camera prints in the works. We’ll probably start with a set featuring SLR cameras. Any particular cameras you’d like to see?

  • Dodge & Burn

    Glad you like the print! The cameras we chose were as much a personal choice as an aesthetic or scientific one. We just really love the iconoclastic look of the AnscoFlex, plus the way it made use of new materials and design.

  • Dodge & Burn

    Hi Chris – a misprinted certificate squeaked by in our shipment to Petapixel, but this has been fixed.

  • ClickPick

    Got mine in the mail yesterday (the red one) and can’t wait to hang it up. The paper is nice and thick and the color really pops. Certificate and stamp are a nice touch too – also, no print problems on my certificate so maybe the one pictured in the post was a defect? Thinking about getting the silver one too…

  • http://www.facebook.com/suckanegg Chris Malmberg

    Sorry, I wasn’t trying to be a jerk. Things like that happen. Anyway, the design is awesome.