Origin of the Species - Wall Hanging -194x42in.

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This is another Gutenberg book wall hanging of mine. It is the complete text of the origin of the species. I have overlayed the origin of the species text over my version of the iconic "ascent of man" image. This is to be printed 194 x 42 inches. (very large piece of paper or canvas)

the pdf and the ai files can be printed from. the ai is editable.

The instructions of how I did this are listed in related project: flatlands.

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this looks really great. it is an awesome print that would look great in a modern setting, or just in some bedroom. and to all the people getting upset about the validity of the picture used, its just a representation of evolution. thats it. its not supposed to explain anything.

Nice, but I have to agree with Richard Dawkins about this old school image of the ape becoming man; it's a little human-centric, as if evolution has all been leading up to this final product of man, and that man is the end of the road.

so make one of slime mold becoming a pigeon of course someone will complain about it being too pigeon-centric, as if all evolution has been leading up to this final product of pigeon, and that pigeon is the end of the road. seriously, this is a 5 step scope, you can't possibly describe the ENTIRETY of evolution in 5 steps, so to prove a point, and to do it by hitting close to home the designer stuck with Man, because Man can understand Man. but if we did the same with Dog, Dog might understand it, and try to sniff the butt of each neanderthal dog at each step, but Man wouldn't understand it as easily, especially Kansas, of course they haven't evolved from Apes, most of them still are Apes.

I find the whole "Intelligent Design" crap to be irritating, but I also am disheartened by people on the Darwin side of the fence who don't seem to be more than vaguely knowledgeable about evolution. A slime mold becoming a pigeon? WTF does that have to do with evolution? They are both creatures that exist today; the slime mold didn't evolve into the pigeon. They both evolved from some common ancestor. This whole "man from ape" picture is total crap, too; again, they are both creatures that exist today, and both evolved from a common ancestor, not one from the other. Some even speculate that the common ancestor stood on two legs, so this picture of an ape standing up and becoming man is kind of old school.

please read corran_ron's comment explaining how just because two creatures exist now it doesn't mean one can't have evelved from the other.

god I miss the days when people grasped sarcasm

my coment wasn't aimed at you, it was for snapster but I suppose it replied to the whole chain rather than the individual. To be honest i'm on your side with the points redarding this poster being 'human-centric' people are reading way to much into this, i think it was commisioned for time, and therefore was not designed to be an accurate chart of evolution, just to be artistic and catch peoples eyes.

cool poster, i wish people would just appreciate this for what it is: art this is even published in the 'art' category not 'science'

Any ideas on where one could get this printed on quality paper or canvas without breaking the bank?

Tall order. You'll have to know someone. Find an architect or an architecture student. At some unis they pay a flat fee per semester. You might have to bring in the paper. I suggest buying a nice semi-gloss roll and giving them what is left of it as payment. If this sounds expensive, good luck with a print shop. It is possible to hit $50/sf.