We have a limited number of original posters that were produced by Peter himself. He carefully supervised the printing of his own posters, paying particular attention to the quality of the line in his black and white posters and to the quality of the color in his full-color posters. These "Peter Aschwanden Originals" include the 4 black and white classics: The Exploded Beetle, The Exploded Rabbit, The German City and The Cutaway City. These are large posters (See the Original Classics Page for exact sizes as they vary somewhat.) and, except for The Cutaway City, are offered at $40 each plus shipping and handling. The Cutaway City is now offered at $125 because of the very limited number that remain. (Please note that some of these last Cutaway City posters have a fewwrinkles or other imperfections–especially on the edges. We'll ship the best ones first, of course, and none of these imperfections is enormous, but if you are concerned, please feel free to email or call us. We can check out the remaining posters and let you know what they look like.)
Peter also produced The Birth of Billy the Kid after Boticelli's Venus. This great "original" poster has ties both to fine art and the Wild West. Instead of rising from the half shell, Billy rises from a cigar box and is surrounded by characters from New Mexico's Lincoln County War. This full-color poster is a reproduction of one of Peter's paintings from his Billy the Kid Series which includes paintings, postcards and sculptures. It comes with a handy guide to the whole cast of characters in the painting and is 28" x 21." $40.
We have reprinted all four Classic Posters plus Tularemia, The Dream and The Engine (Rabbit engine with labels). These black and white reprints are smaller at 12" x 18" and are $12 each.
Reprints of the 3 maps from the Route 66 Series are in full color. The Bernalillo, Los Lunas and Moriarty posters were originally designed for Route 66 promotional brochures and were created as paintings. Although each is beautiful by itself, they look wonderful framed together. They are reprinted at 9" x 18" and are $15 each or 3 for $40.
Finally, take a look at Peter's gorgeous Map of Old Santa Fe. This poster was also originally created as a painting. It is large at 24" x 36" and richly illustrated with a border of vignettes of Santa Fe life painted in Peter's whimsical style. $20.