Pulp Images: The Way We Were

 

 

 

English: Cover of the pulp magazine Weird Tale...

English: Cover of the pulp magazine Weird Tales (May 1929, vol. 13, no. 5) featuring The Scourge of B’Moth by Bertram Russell. Cover art by C. C. Senf. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A long, long time ago in a galaxy not incredibly far away there were a team of supercell scientists. They decided that one day after working hard, they would uncover all of the pulp art from times past and then save it. Not just any type of art, Pulp Art, or as they came to call it Pulp Images.

English: The NASA insignia. Español: Insignia ...

English: The NASA insignia. Español: Insignia de la NASA. Italiano: Logo della NASA. Русский: Логотип НАСА. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

So these scientists in the real world are actually NASA engineers, based in Ohio. For years, we have been grabbing pulp images from the past and  making them into something that you can see. You know a digital image. The process is known as digital preservation, a modern response to the rapid deterioration of our pulp art, documents and more. We wanted to collect aliens, feme fatales, robot men from outer space, and more.

So far we have scanned over 20,000 images! That’ s just in our off time. The cover art comes from the 20s, 30s, 40s and 50s. Then we became intrigued with another part of preserving. That is, we wanted to not only preserve the front cover images, but the inside pulp as well. The inside drawings are black and white, most other sites and preservationists, ignore those. But we felt that they were also important. So that’s what makes our Pulp Images preservation company different we wanted to save the entire collection of images inside and out!

A lot of these had wear and tear, and were rapidly deteriorating. So using our savvy, we removed the damage. Right now we are focusing on Science fiction, but we want to get those western prints and others as well. We are not limiting ourselves on this.

English: Cover of the pulp magazine Weird Tale...

English: Cover of the pulp magazine Weird Tales (May 1941, vol. 35, no. 9) featuring There Are Such Things by Seabury Quinn. Cover art by Hannes Bok. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Okay here comes the important part, now you know how we began-a bunch of NASA people working on saving what we loved, now we want you to be a part of it all.

So how can you be a part of it? Simple: Go to our Kickstarter campaign pledge$1.00 or more (wink*) and help us raise $25,000 so that we  can pay for the restorations and preservation of these pieces.

Also, while you are at it- Like us on Facebook, Follow us on Twitter, Find us on Pinterest and Visit our Google + page!

 

 

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Father’s Day Countdown!

The countdown is on. Only five days until it’s time to show your dad the appreciation & love he deserves.

You haven’t gotten your dad anything yet for Father’s Day?!
Don’t fret too much, you still have five days to figure out, but here at Pulp Images, we have a few ideas of what you can get your pops.

Become a backer for the Pulp Images Kickstarter campaign! Let him know that you’ve pledged to support our campaign and that in a few weeks when it wraps up, he’ll be the proud owner of a piece of pulp history.

So take a look at our Kickstarter Page for fabulous gift ideas. Here’s the general breakdown of what we can offer:

Pledge $1 or more get ROBOT Status. That mean’s your dad’s name can be on the Wall of Robots on Pulpimages.com!

Pledge $5 get a DIGITAL IMAGE

Pledge $12 or more Production poster: Receive one 18”x24”, full-color, production printed GALAXY poster embossed with the official PulpImages logo. + ROBOT Status + (Our thank you) 1 image (150 ppi) of your choice when catalog goes live (Jan 2014).

Pledge $20 and get an awesome tee designed by Grego! (seriously, help your dad out, give him some stylish duds).

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Pulp History: The Newsstand

 

Check out these amazing images of people from the Great Depression buying and reading Pulp! Our Kickstarter campaign could use your funding to help preserve these wonderful images.

 

Thanks to the federal government we have access to these images. Can you see the pulp art in any of them?

 

 

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What Do We Believe?

Pulp Images wants to preserve pulp art because we believe that it’s cool, and there is nothing else like it. Would Quentin have named his hit Pulp Fiction after this paper like artistic substance? We think not.

So in honor of the fact that we are launching a Kickstarter Campaign in June 2013 (this year), in less than thirty days we are psyched.

Our goal is to get at least $40k so that we can create a website, document and download over 19,000 images and hit it hard.

We want to be able to get this project off of the ground and we realize that without you folks we couldn’t.

Like us today on Facebook to be entered to win a FABULOUS digital image. Then stay tuned for next week’s Pulp awesomeness.

Oh and have you met Liz?

Check her out on Facebook.com/Pulpimages