Before digital reproduction, artists who wanted durable replicas wasted countless years learning how to chisel their paintings into marble. Take advantage of modern technology with today's Groupon to Electric Works. Choose between the following options:
- For $20, you get digital reproduction services and a 16"x20" print (a $45 value).
- For $25, you get $50 worth of books, prints, and art supplies at The Store at Electric Works.
The copy connoisseurs at Electric Works, a combination gallery and fine-art press, collaborate with individual artists to create high-quality digital reproductions of photographs, prints, and paintings. The aestheticians, adept at anything from typography to woodblock printing, put their cloning prowess to work, digitally imaging all things 2-D with a high-resolution, large-format digital camera or scanner. After capturing the vibrant colors, the fine detail, and the terrified screams of photos, prints, transparencies, and paintings, visual wizards cast color-correcting spells, transforming the original print into a 16"x20" archival pigment print on standard paper. Like a slow-motion film of a Polaroid developing, Electric Works operates with a three-day turnaround time for photography and a six-day turnaround time for scanning transparencies; prints are available 5 days after approval.
The Store at Electric Works vends all manner of peculiar curios and sundries of all sorts, from contemporary art and vintage-inspired posters to books, clothes, and oddments. Old-school white headphones ($55) flood ears with mellifluous music as eyes feast on the photographic exploration of tyranny and spectacle in Mark Edward Harris's Inside North Korea ($35). Do-it-yourselfers can do it themselves with an array of art supplies, including oil crayons ($6), a deluxe set of beeswax crayons ($52), or a deluxe set of bees adept at painting pictures of crayons.
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