[Committee] xkcd poster [was: and committee meeting]

Jack Pittar jpittar at bigpond.net.au
Sun Feb 13 06:29:17 UTC 2011


To keep it topical, at the bottom of the xkcd poster you now need to add an
oil sump. Jack.
  -----Original Message-----
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[mailto:committee-bounces at makehackvoid.com]On Behalf Of David Woodgate
  Sent: Sunday, 13 February 2011 10:10 AM
  To: Angus Gratton
  Cc: committee at makehackvoid.com
  Subject: Re: [Committee] xkcd poster [was: and committee meeting]


  If we wanted to print 2A0, we could always get two halves printed on A0
each and patch them together on the wall. As long as you couldn't tell from
a reasonable distance.

  On 12/02/2011 10:32 PM, "Angus Gratton" <gus at projectgus.com> wrote:
  > Hi Dave & Alastair,
  >
  > (Mixed reply inline below.)
  >
  > On Sat, 2011-02-12 at 11:11 +1100, Dave Woodgate wrote:
  >
  >
  >> Put it on the wall above the electronics/Computing Area.
  >
  >
  > George has also expressed interest in making us a mural on that wall.
  > Given the choice, I think it'd be great to put original art there.
  >
  > Of course, this might take time (or never happen) so I'd be keen to put
  > the poster there now. If the mural goes up then we can move it to
  > somewhere nearby, like the side of the server rack.
  >
  >
  >
  >> > 3) Who can print that big?
  >>
  >>
  >> I'll machine gun out some quote request emails to printers in
  >> Canberra.
  >>
  >
  >
  > Cool. For a zero-effort solution, I noticed Officeworks will print a B&W
  > A0 poster for $9. At that price, I'd be happy to donate the cost and
  > just go and get it printed.
  >
  > We could go bigger but A0 is pretty big, larger than a standard movie
  > poster.
  >
  >
  >
  > On Sat, 2011-02-12 at 11:42 +1100, Alastair D'Silva wrote:
  >
  >> I’ll have a crack at getting a good trace done so we can plot it – can
  >> you send me the artwork?
  >
  >
  > Are you sure you want to spend the time, given that noone has
  > successfully used the plotter yet, and that the cost of a poster print
  > is so low?
  >
  > I'm happy to pay the money given it's so cheap, and then we get a print
  > of the original xkcd raster image as well. Which seems kinda cool in a
  > trainspotting way. ;)
  >
  > - Angus
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