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THIS IS THE NEW BOEING 777. And this is the box it came in.

Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2016 1:26 am
by Geoman

Re: THIS IS THE NEW BOEING 777. And this is the box it came in.

Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2016 4:37 pm
by bigD
I love that poster (especially given my career). I even have it framed and hung up over my teal Indigo2. :mrgreen:

Re: THIS IS THE NEW BOEING 777. And this is the box it came in.

Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2016 10:21 pm
by ClassicHasClass
Nice look!

Re: THIS IS THE NEW BOEING 777. And this is the box it came in.

Posted: Mon Mar 07, 2016 5:51 pm
by Geoman
ClassicHasClass wrote:Nice look!


indeed !

Re: THIS IS THE NEW BOEING 777. And this is the box it came in.

Posted: Wed Mar 16, 2016 6:19 pm
by jmc
I love that poster (especially given my career). I even have it framed and hung up over my teal Indigo2. :mrgreen:


Nice! :D Love that poster too! Is that an actual SGI poster or did you print it yourself? Does anyone have a high resolution scan/image of it? The photo in the link is the best quality one I have seen... but it's not good enough to do a printout... :(

Re: THIS IS THE NEW BOEING 777. And this is the box it came in.

Posted: Thu Mar 17, 2016 5:46 am
by bigD
jmc wrote:Nice! :D Love that poster too! Is that an actual SGI poster or did you print it yourself?


Thanks! I found it on eBay years and years ago. It was a promotional SGI poster printed on heavy foam board, perhaps from a trade show or something. Recently I spent some money to have it professionally framed, and thought it'd look nice hung up over my Indigo2.

Re: THIS IS THE NEW BOEING 777. And this is the box it came in.

Posted: Wed Mar 30, 2016 11:02 am
by skywriter
When I think of my SkyWriter, I think "THIS is SGI, and THIS is the box I will go out in", when I have it converted into a coffin.

Re: THIS IS THE NEW BOEING 777. And this is the box it came in.

Posted: Tue Apr 05, 2016 5:51 pm
by jmc
bigD... I sent you a pm! :)

Re: THIS IS THE NEW BOEING 777. And this is the box it came in.

Posted: Wed Apr 06, 2016 12:35 am
by dexter1
skywriter wrote:When I think of my SkyWriter, I think "THIS is SGI, and THIS is the box I will go out in", when I have it converted into a coffin.

Well, you could make it your permanent residence if you're, let's say, immortal and have fangs. But then you'll be locked up by day and at night all you would see are Linux blinkenlights :)

Re: THIS IS THE NEW BOEING 777. And this is the box it came in.

Posted: Sat Apr 09, 2016 7:24 pm
by jmc
Does anyone have a higher resolution Image of this poster? I would really like to print it and hang it on my wall!! Anyone?? ;)

jmc

Re: THIS IS THE NEW BOEING 777. And this is the box it came in.

Posted: Mon Apr 18, 2016 7:35 am
by Vladio
jmc wrote:Does anyone have a higher resolution Image of this poster? I would really like to print it and hang it on my wall!! Anyone?? ;)

jmc


I have a large-format printing biz, I'll look around to see if I can find this poster. When I do find them they're usually thin on resolution or have been jpeg'ed down to 125k and the color's a mess.

Re: THIS IS THE NEW BOEING 777. And this is the box it came in.

Posted: Mon Apr 18, 2016 8:10 am
by bigD
I'd love to find a way to make a high quality scan of my poster. The problem is that I had it framed, and the glass it's behind creates pretty strong reflections if I attempt to take any photos of it. There's no way to remove the poster without destroying the frame, unfortunately.

Perhaps a hand scanner would work?

Re: THIS IS THE NEW BOEING 777. And this is the box it came in.

Posted: Mon Apr 25, 2016 5:55 am
by Vladio
bigD wrote:I'd love to find a way to make a high quality scan of my poster. The problem is that I had it framed, and the glass it's behind creates pretty strong reflections if I attempt to take any photos of it. There's no way to remove the poster without destroying the frame, unfortunately.

Perhaps a hand scanner would work?


I've seen some decent results from people photographing them with a high-end camera. These people are pros and know lighting though but it's worked. If the poster's printed offset press you'll get a moire pattern in the scan.

Re: THIS IS THE NEW BOEING 777. And this is the box it came in.

Posted: Sun Feb 25, 2018 1:21 am
by nobeljnet
... this one, :) ?
Love it,
J

Re: THIS IS THE NEW BOEING 777. And this is the box it came in.

Posted: Tue May 15, 2018 4:48 am
by eric@abb
This is REALLY COOL. Thx for sharing.

I don't know how many of you were at SGI at that time (nineties). There were similar posters for the Ford Mondeo car, Harley Davidson motor cycle and a few more.

But the story continues...

At the same time SGI got sued (and fined) by the US government for illegally exporting high-end computer systems to Russia. If I remember correctly they were declared to be used in a hospital or something but ended up being used for nuclear research.

Someone in SGI (can't remember who) created a poster similar to the one above with a picture of a nuclear explosion (mushroom). The text was reading: THIS is a successful Russian nuclear explosion. THIS is the box it came in.

The CEO was not amused to say it softly. I think the person who created that poster should have been promoted to head of marketing.

Eric