Thanks to everyone who voted in the first round of this re-release challenge!

Four of most popular retired designs are moving on to the next round. If you want to make sure it’s your favourite that gets reproduced, be sure to get your vote in again!

Remember, it’s only the winning design that will be revitalised using our latest printing techniques and produced as a beautiful new Midi journal.

About the Designs – Round 2 Battles

Note: Round 2 voting ends Friday, April 14th

Bracket 1 – Eastern Cultural Traditions versus Architecture Photography

Tao Bamboo (Eastern Cultural Traditions winner)

First Released: Fall 2001

Discontinued: Fall 2012

Original Artwork: Listening to the Bamboo painting by Cheng-ming

Era: Late 15th–Early 16th century

Region: China

Round One Results: Won 94 to Tribal Two’s 61

Intricate Inlays Mirror Vine (Architecture Photography Winner)

First Released: Fall 2003

Discontinued: Fall 2016

Original Artwork: Photograph by Gérard Degeorge

Era: Early Islamic architecture, modern photograph

Region: Arab-Muslim world

Round One Results: Won 119 to Dragon’s 36

Bracket 2 – European Art and Design versus Antique Maps

Brocaded Paper Honey Bloom (European Art and Design Winner)

First Released: Spring 2007

Discontinued: Fall 2016

Original Artwork: Antique paper sample

Era: Late 17th century

Region: Germany

Round One Results: Won 83 to Swirling Peacock Ebony’s 72

Early Cartography Western Hemisphere (Antique Maps Winner)

First Released: Fall 1994

Discontinued: Fall 2010

Original Artwork: Americæ Nova Tabula coloured copperplate map by cartographer Willem Blaeu

Era: 1617–1633

Region: Amsterdam

Round One Results: Won 85 to Celestial Planisphere’s 70

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