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"Pig Feeding" and "Alimentation du Porc" prints (1962, 1965)

"Pig Feeding" and "Alimentation du Porc" prints (1962, 1965)

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In 1967 country and folk legend Gordon Lightfoot released his "Canadian Railroad Trilogy," a sprawling narrative song about how the railroad brought the diverse Canadian geographies into a single beautiful landscape. In 1962, the Department of Agriculture released what I'm calling the "Canadian Piglet Trilogy," a mid-century triptych of swine farming booklets spanning everything from Pig Feeding to Pig Management to Swine Breeding. By 1965 they'd all be translated and released in French, letting all Canadian farmers see their well-illustrated and endearing covers, complete with abstract forms, halftone dots, and smartly-inserted typography. 

I'm delighted to have reconstructed each of the six covers colour-by-colour, making them as crisp as the day they rolled off the Queen's Printer presses in Ottawa. Of note: while the halftone dots in the grey may be playing havoc on your computer or phone screen (re: moire patterns), print copies have no such patterning. 

A booklet cover reproduction available at 12x18" or 24x36" on Epson Enhanced Matte 192 gsm paper printed with Epson UltraChrome XD2 archival ink. Sold in an open edition, unframed. The Canada Department of Agriculture and Ministère de l'Agriculture du Canada wordmarks on these covers have been replaced with the words "National Farming Forum" and ”Forum National de l'Agriculture” due to Section 9 of the Canadian Trademarks Act.

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