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Signs Poster featuring the photograph The Seattle Pi Globe Sign by Kym Backland







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10.00" x 8.00"


12.00" x 10.00"





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The Seattle Pi Globe Sign Poster


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The Seattle Pi Globe Sign poster by Kym Backland.   Our posters are produced on acid-free papers using archival inks to guarantee that they last a lifetime without fading or loss of color. All posters include a 1" white border around the image to allow for future framing and matting, if desired.

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KELLY, Thank you so much for the feature a few days ago! I appreciate you giving my photo THE SEATTLE Pi GLOBE SIGN a nice spot in your cool group STRICTLY NEON... most appreciated!

Nice one Kym! Congratulations on your feature! (v)

Kym Backland replied:

Jon, Hello again! Thank you so much for your kind words, and your vote!

Beautiful! Congratulations for your feature in the Artist News Daily! v.

Kym Backland replied:

Angela, Thanks for telling me of the feature! I've been slow to get back to everyone.. I appreciate your vote too! Love your hat!

JOUKO, Thank you so much for the feature of my THE SEATTLE PI GLOBE SIGN in your group ART FROM THE PAST... much appreciated!

Anne, Thank you for the "double feature" the feature of my photo THE SEATTLE PI GLOBE SIGN in your group GOING ROUND IN ORB-IT! I love the pun of your group's title. Thanks again for adding me to your group, even tho I am not exactly your "target group"...

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We use acid-free paper with archival inks to guarantee that your posters last a lifetime without fading or loss of color.   All posters include a 1" white border around the image to allow for future framing and matting, if desired.

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Artist's Description

This iconic Seattle P-I (Post Intelligence) is such a great sign. The newspaper is gone, but the iconic globe remains in downtown SeattleAn agreement among Hearst Corp., the city of Seattle and the Museum of History and Industry are expected to preserve the iconic Seattle P-I globe. The fate of the 18-ton, neon-lit orb has been uncertain since the Hearst-owned Seattle Post-Intelligencer ceased printing and became in 2009 Seattle historian Feliks Banel said about 10 years ago someone from Hearst told him maintaining the globe was a pretty costly endeavor. "They told me it cost about $60,000 a year just to maintain it," said Banel, in an appearance on 97.3 KIRO FM Seattle's Morning News. "It's a big commitment from anyone willing to take it on." Banel said the globe is made of sheet metal and rotates on rubber tires. "It's a very complex mechanism."The globe was inspired by a P-I promotional contest in 1947 that sought designs for a new symbol for the paper. "It's the m...

About Kym Backland

Kym Backland

Capturing a moment in time, is one of the best emotions. I love seeing something thru the lens and holding it near you as long as you can. I like for that image to be caught by surprise. A pure emotion. That to me is usually the most interesting. Anyways.... Photography is my medium. I do enjoy photographing those "Funny Animals" I see along the way........Laughter gets you thru a lot of hard times...I appreciate you taking the time to see what I see..... As you might have noticed I have never written a biography about myself for over 2 years. I figured I had better write one now. I'm definitely not going to write my "BIO" in the third person, so that I sound more important than I really am. Should I warn you that I have "run on"...

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