New Print Release! This week we are happy to bring you a fantastic print by Alternate Histories, Map of New York City. As a history and science fiction nerd myself, I am particularly drawn to Matthew Buchholz’s (Alternate Histories) combination of these two genres. The detailed image of the river monster, Rosie, wrapping it’s arms around the Brooklyn Bridge and taking down near by buildings, is by far my favorite part. It reminds me of one of my favorite movies, the original King Kong, which is appropriate considering Matthew’s own inspiration:
I am continually inspired by old science fiction movies from the 1950s, especially a classic that I recently revisited, Robot Monster. The film passes off a bubble machine as a deadly cosmic ray and a gorilla suit with a fishbowl as an alien creature. See the trailer here. I love the handmade, silver-spray-paint aesthetic of these old films.
This print is available in multiple sizes, and in an archival ready-to-hang version. The prints are unsigned. The 14×11 prints are numbered by The Working Proof, and the 20×16 and 30×24 prints come with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity. Learn more here. Alternate Histories has chosen to support Teach for America because of Matthew’s connection with his mother who was a librarian and a schoolteacher.
I’ve grown up inspired by both my mother and great teachers I have had, people who helped me see the world in new ways.