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Friday, May 29, 2015

Pop Chart Lab: Poster/Print Product Review

I received this product for the purpose of this review. All opinions states are my own and may differ from yours.
So, we're in the middle of changing the artwork around in our home. After so many years you just get tired of some things. Sold some on eBay and left a big hole or two on the wall. Thanks to an opportunity at Tomoson, I had the chance to try out Pop Chart Lab to fill some space.
The artwork they have is posters, but not what I would consider your typical posters. What they offer is pictures of mass collections of random things presented in new and unique ways. The poster we got was the dogs one above, but they also have posters with diagramming sentences, all the varieties of beer, and even a big cheese wheel of varieties.

The hardest part here was picking which one of their 30+ items to choose from. While I liked many of them, I didn't imagine them all going over so well with my wife. The other close contenders included wineries in Napa Valley and some heroes and villains options.

After ordering the Dog Breed Poster from Amazon, it arrived quickly in a polystyrene test tube, as they so call it. You or I might call it plastic. I heard some rattling inside and wasn't quite sure what was up. After opening, I discovered a business card inside with a URL for instructions on how to unroll your poster.

I then discovered I needed a 24"x18" frame to put the poster in. Pop Chart Lab sells hanging rails, but that wasn't part of the Tomoson deal, so a quick store visit solved the frame problem. Amazon has several options under $20, and even more options over $20, too.

The poster then got hung, filling a space on the wall calling for some kind of  print.
The Story of Pop Chart Lab
In 2010, a book editor and a graphic designer joined forces with one modest goal: to render all of human experience in chart form. They went on to amass no small renown (that is, a ton of renown) for their infographical treatments of the varieties of beer, the full array of culinary tools, a taxonomy of hip-hop, and dozens more mappings of cultural touchstones. Now, with a small team of researchers, designers, and soldiers, Pop Chart Lab continues to assemble, sift, cull, and arrange massive amounts of cultural data into meaningful works of art and information.
When you visit their web site,  you can sign up for their mailing list and get 10% off your first order. You'll get a popup for this when you visit .

Overall, I like the posters they offer. They're meticulously researched to create an infographic like visual of whatever the subject matter is. With all their offerings, there is bound to be something that interests you, especially if you like New York City or beer, two favorite subjects of theirs. At $29 or $35 for the poster, a respectable price that isn't too expensive for what you get.

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  1. I love that beer poster. How cool!

  2. I visited the Pop Chart Lab website and my favorite print is the Diagrammatical Dissertation on Opening Lines of Notable Novels.