“Zodiac” was printed from an antique photographic plate positive 9 × 12 cm, originally dating around 1909, France. We have developed our own technique, so that we can reproduce the original negative plate with the smallest details on a piezography pro print.
The Society Zodiac company were co-founded by Maurice Mallet (1861–1926) and Henry de La Vaulx (1870-1930) in 1896. In 1909, the name Zodiac appeared in the name “Société française de ballons dirigeables et d'aviation Zodiac” (French hot-air balloon company). The Zodiac was the first small “dismountable airship”.
Title: “Zodiac airship”
Year: around 1909
Origin: Photographic plate 9 × 12 cm / The blackprint collection
Size Paper & Print: 50 × 65 cm | 39 × 51.5 cm
Printing technique: Piezography® Pro
Paper: Arches Velin BFK Rives 250 gr/m2 Natural. 100% Cotton. pH-neutral.
Red dot design award frame: 55 × 70 cm
Material: Wood Hoak nature | profile 13/29
Distance: 10 mm, White
Glass: Anti-reflective museum art glass
First edition of 15, Zürich