Update: Entries closed. I selected the winner via Random Number Generator: Natalie. She responded… and the poster is on its way to her. Congrats, Natalie, and thanks to Bradbury & Bradbury Art Wallpapers for the prize, and thanks for playing, everyone!
Did you know that Bradbury & Bradbury Art Wallpaper also offers several posters made from their document wallpaper reproductions? I am launching another new feature — more frequent reader giveaways — and asked owner Steve Bauer, who I have known since like Day 1 of the blog, if he’d like to offer up our first prize. He was happy to oblige. This poster — The Lion and Dove — comes from an original illustration by Walter Crane in 1901. While not 1950s or 1960s mid mod — it certainly was the kind of neo-Victorian revival we saw in the 1970s. It’s always fun to mix things up — and hey, it’s free if you win. Click on through for more info on the poster and how to enter to win it –>The poster (see the dimensions here) actually has an interesting, historical story, Steve explained on the Bradbury Blog:
This magnificent work was originally the creation of the talented and prolific 19th century illustrator (and social activist) Walter Crane, it being his critical response to the bloody and protracted Second Boer War (1899-1902) fought between British forces and two South African republics.
In this very floral design (c.1901) Crane features the belligerent British Imperial Lion being gently pacified by the white Dove of Peace. The meandering banner text “The Wilderness shall blossom as the ROSE” is a paraphrase of the prophetic words found in the first verse of the Bible book of Isaiah, the 35th chapter.
How to win this giveaway — it’s easy:
- Just leave a comment below about where you would hang the poster — or something else poster-etic or amusing – or, just ‘gimme’.
- U.S. and Canada only.
- Pam will pick by Random Number Generator next Tuesday morning, Oct. 11, 2011.
- You must answer my email that you’ve won within 7 days, or I’ll go on to the next person. I ain’t chasing after you. Make sure your email address is correct.