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October 1920 Popular Science Cover Print

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“Perpetual Motion” is one of Popular Science’s most iconic covers—and one of just two created by the famous American artist Norman Rockwell. In this image, he captures the chaotic brilliance of an inventor’s workbench, as well as the bemused expression of a person who’s not quite sure things have gone according to plan. The jaunty orange machine, of course, can’t actually move in perpetuity. As the editors explain in the accompanying article, the “old, old fallacy” of perpetual motion would require paradoxical physics to work in practice. Fun fact: Actor and tinkerer Nick Offerman appeared in a photographic tribute to this cover for Popular Science’s May 2014 issue. 

  • Cover art sourced directly from the Popular Science archive.
  • Museum-quality poster printed on premium matte paper.
  • Paper weight: 200 gsm / 80 lb
  • Shipped in sturdy packaging.
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