The FCC’s Expanding, Demanding Universe

1966 Fortune magazine illustration
2008 ltd. ed. (20) fine art print


11 in stock

Description has released a limited-edition, archival-quality fine art print of a mid-1960s Jim Flora magazine feature illustration. The artwork, which accompanied an article entitled “The FCC’s Expanding, Demanding Universe,” appeared in the June 1966 issue of Fortune magazine. The illustration portrays the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) as “something of a Superboy in a world of monstrous problems reaching from space to the good earth of Capitol Hill.”

Produced in 2008 by Flora archivist Barbara Economon, the print was meticulously crafted from a printer’s proof sheet in the Flora collection. The image area is 12-5/8″ by 10″, and the trim size of the entire sheet is 17″ x 11″.

Only twenty (20) prints were produced for this edition. Each print is hand-numbered in the lower right corner beneath the image and authenticated on the reverse with the stamped seal of Jim Flora Art LLC (a Flora family enterprise). We have sold print numbers 12/20 thru 20/20, and are now offering number 11/20 for $175 (plus shipping & handling). Prices will increase for subsequent prints as the edition depletes.

The unframed prints are on heavyweight (310g) mould-made William Turner stock, a natural white, 100% rag paper with a fine toothy surface manufactured by Hahnemühle, who are renowned for premium-grade archival papers. The edition was produced using Epson UltraChrome K3 Pigment Ink Technology, resulting in brilliant, velvety color and offering excellent longevity and durability.

The print will ship flat, securely packaged and guaranteed against bending or dents. Print includes a detailed, custom-printed one-sheet with instructions for the proper care of this fine art reproduction.

Due to the fine art print’s higher-resolution process, as well as superior paper, inks, and quality control, the colors in the print appear brighter, crisper, and more vibrant than the online image. Online color appearance may vary slightly depending on your monitor settings.`