Sunday, October 11, 2009

Frame 9 Clue 1 - Fruity Feet 225

The long awaited Frame 9 clue is posted




We also have another clue from the First Purchaser letter received by Salvoh, there is more information on the DarkUFO Spoiler TV forums, click here to go to the original post in the forum.


Thanks to The Kharma Initiative in the comments and BackGammon via email for letting us know first about the new clue.

Update - Charles has found the source of the first clue, it is an album by artist 88 Keys. Click here for a Wikipedia link














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Zort70 said...

Couple of initial thoughts on this, either a market stall selling fruit, a link the Beatles nd Abbey Road, or an Apple store (iPod, Macbook, exc.) ?

Zort70 said...

and of course The Big Apple

The Kharma Initiative said...

Bottoms of feet/body + Apple + Rapper Nelly = Covers all the clues so far perfectly:

http://lifestyle.applebottoms.com/company.asp

Zort70 said...

So we need to find some jeans ?

knightsintodreams said...

side note: one foot is light and one is dark. co-insides with LOST'S light/dark theme :P

i immediately thought of the big apple, and then the apple store...
but apple-bottom jeans was awesome lolol i think it's telling us to mob Nelly~!!

thorsten said...

I thought of Apple immediately, hehe.
And I will be in the Big Apple next week…

knightsintodreams said...

"rhyming as a profession"?? maybe it IS nelly :O is he playing soon?

thorsten said...

I just finished the book I've been working on all summer, this is the opening spread…
http://thorstenwulff.com/feet.jpg

Zort70 said...

That is a great picture thorsten.

Martyn said...

A couple of years ago, I went on a trip to Cambridge University and was told about this english gay who ate a poisened apple, for whatever reason, and that's where the inspiration came from for APPLE's logo, a apple without a chunk. I'm trying to find more information on the guy and failing at the moment but i'll keep trying.

Martyn said...

Just as I say that, I find the guy:

The original hand drawn logo features Sir Isaac Newton, and one theory states that the symbol makes reference to his discoveries of gravity (the apple) and the separation of light by prisms (the colors). Another explanation exists that the bitten apple pays homage to the mathematician Alan Turing, who committed suicide by eating an apple he had laced with cyanide.[124] Turing is regarded as one of the fathers of the computer. The rainbow colors of the logo were rumored to be a reference to the rainbow flag, as a homage to Turing's homosexuality.

So seeing as it's an apple with a chunk missing, and someone's feet, could it be something revolving around Alan Turing?

LostinLondon said...

If we are going to follow rhyming route:

apples and pears: stairs
plates of meat: feet

Don't know whether that takes us to us a butcher's with stairs!!

LostinLondon said...

Oh - that is cockney rhyming slang by the way, i didn't just make up some random bad rhymes!

Martyn said...

I personally think it's coming to london, I so hope the reveal is on wednesday on my day off!

LostinLondon said...

Don't get my hopes up Martyn, they are prob going back to the US this time!

However, there is an apple store in Cambridge.

And your story reminds me of the mathematical bridge in Cambridge, which is meant to be designed by Newton and didn't use any nails, but then they took it apart and then couldn't figure out how to put it back together and so had to use nails. That could just be a myth though!

Ellen said...

good morning!
Flying by for email...
xxoo

Zort70 said...

LostinLondon - you should submit that myth to the Mythbusters TV show

Martyn said...

Sorry LostinLondon...

I've just been reading up on alan turing and seen that he was born in London and died in Cheshire. He studied at Cambridge as well. So three possible locations it could be in.

Saying that, could even not mean Alan Turning and just some metaphor.

LostinLondon said...

ha - i have just googled it and it is a total lie! I am so naive - that is what happens when students start making things up to each other.

LostinLondon said...

Zort - I keep forgetting to say thanks for the blog! It has enabled me to keep up on all developments while away. It helped me buy the Crash while I was on a work trip in Cambodia! That is dedication to the cause...
Thanks for all your hard work on it!

LotteryTicket said...

Morning all!. So we just had to sing for our clue!

LotteryTicket said...

What lies in the shadow of the half-eaten apple?

LotteryTicket said...

Lots of images with father/son soles of feet. So could be reference to Steve Jobs/Apple.

Nachosaur said...

Since the feet are surrounding the apple, maybe it has something to do with something surrounding something apple-related. That's my best shot.

JPL said...

Morning All. Just a thought... have not most of the clues been posted during times that are U.S. "friendly"?

It seems that this is the 1st time a clue was posted ovenight (U.S. time) giving our friends overseas a chance to investigate while we all slept. Thanks guys! :)

Could this signal a poster reveal outside the states... say in London where it's now afternoon -or- do you think they're just trying to shake things up?

Lars said...

Like Zort said, I wonder if it has anything to do with Abbey Rd, since on the cover Paul's barefoot? Beatles/Apple Corps? Though, the Apple Corps logo is of a Granny Smith...

Amy Lynn said...

Really late to the game here. That'll teach me to sleep!

LostinLondon said...

There is the live from Abbey Road TV programme on Channel 4 and More4 but that is on Fridays/Saturdays quite late

Anonymous said...

Death by apple seed,
Seems so droll.
But I will concede
any clue, pleases my soul.

burma shave...MEL

Amy Lynn said...

I'm just glad that I'm not writing a parody today called, "Tyson, Can You Spare a Clue?"

My first thought was that it had something to do with Desperate Housewives, but now I'm not so sure.

JPL said...

@Amy Lynn - you got us to smile as we had to to wait awile. Thanks for the song... it helped us along.

We've paid our dues... so bring on the clues!!!

Anonymous said...

The feet seem excessively "pruney".

Zort70 said...

I'm thinking it is only part of a pictue, but I did think it looked rather like something from Pushing Daisies.

Can't find anything though.

Regarding the time, about 06:30am isn't exactly UK friendly, but it could be something on mainland europe ?

reAnimated said...

Hmm.. seems like the position of both items indicate that the person attached to those feet is laying on their back.

Anonymous said...

In these clues I did find
Dead Poets Society came to mind.

..MEL

Zort70 said...

How about this for an event ?

The 22nd Annual “Big Red Apple 5K Run”

In Georgia

Have a look at this as well

The Kharma Initiative said...

Nelly's one and only show on Ticketmaster happens to be this Friday, Oct 16 in Bloomington, IN: link

I do also like the Alan Turing lead though.

The hint was revealed a bit before 10:30PM California time, so not too late for US people.

jeremy said...

The first thing that came to MY mind is that poem are measured in feet.

Don't know if this helps any...just a thought.

Anonymous said...

Some have a wish,
For a reveal quite English.
Tyson on the shore of the white cliffs
his Cold Feet would make a splash.

burma shave..MEL

Shane said...

I just Googled "feet with apple" and there is a picture from inside an Apple store on 5th ave in NYC. It is looking up through frosted glass at the bottom of people's feet standing above. I don't know how to link sorry.

Amy Lynn said...

I tried a TinEye search on the image, but no results. Tyson has gotten smrt.

maven said...

Yea....a clue!

All your ideas are cool, but doesn't the apple look rotten or spoiled?

(BTW: One of our long-time TLCers, Ange, has a photo album called "Wandering Feet" in which she takes pics of her feet in all her travels! That's what I thought of first! LOL)

Amy Lynn said...

Maven, that was my thought, too! It looks black on the inside!

Amy Lynn said...

I have no idea WHAT this is, but it's the first thing that came up when I googled "rotten apple bare feet"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRAETa8ur9I

Anonymous said...

Apple seeds known as Pips
eat enough of them and its rip's
For they are of deadly cyanide
So, an apple a day is suicide.


..burma shave...MEL

lost815x30fey said...

i dont know about all of you guys, but doesnt the quality of the picture make it look like it was cut from an ad or mash-up? And what about Desperate Housewives? Haha.

Charles said...

I HAVE THE ANSWER!!!!
I HAVE THE ANSWER!!!

It does have to do with Hip-Hop music, but it's not Nelly. This is from the cover of 88-Keys debut album - The Death of Adam

Here's the link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Death_of_Adam

Anyone know of any 88-Keys performances coming up soon?!

Amy Lynn said...

Awesome job.

reAnimated said...

Way to go Charles! Predictions of an Adam & Eve poster anyone? :)

Amy Lynn said...

This is 88 keys on Twitter: http://twitter.com/eightyocho

reAnimated said...

http://www.myspace.com/88keys

Anonymous said...

Adam and Eve took a nibble
God said leave, without a quibble!
To Eden no longer any access,
The death of innocence, forbids any trespass.


..burma shave and the whole of Paradise LOST ....MEL

reAnimated said...

Doesn't look like any upcoming shows.

http://eightyocho.com/

Amy Lynn said...

Here's the blog, hasn't been updated in a few weeks: http://polo67life.com/

maven said...

How in the world do you guys find these things? Very impressive!

Amy Lynn said...

Also, 88-keys operates mostly out of Harlem, this this very well may be another reveal for us NYC'ers. Maybe we should offer him cupcakes?

knightsintodreams said...

WOW WAY TO GO GUYS~!!!! how'd he find it so fast, dang~
and....wow and the album is REALLY sexual O.o'

maven said...

I live the Adam and Eve in the cave idea: One foot light, one foot dark and a bite taken out of the forbidden fruit. Plus the soles of the feet indicate that they are lying down!

reAnimated said...

Yeah, Im listening to it now. Its down right nasty. lol.

Try looking up the lyrics. :p

Amy Lynn said...

I @Twittered him and left a message on his blog, don't think he'll respond, but ya never know, right?

knightsintodreams said...

they're produced by kanye west, and he was gonna let them finish... :P

lost815x30fey said...

way to go CHARLES!!!

reAnimated said...

Weird coincidence?
This album was released exactly 11 months ago today on 11/11.

Zort70 said...

I've updated the main post with the clue source.

Amy Lynn said...

This is kind of morbid, but the album is called "The Death of Adam", right? Apparently, back in September, Blink 182 (hosts of the frame six Fall Out Boy" concert) cancelled their New York concert to mourn the Death of Adam Goldstein (DJAM, host of frame one event)

Charles said...

I've heard the album so I recognized the picture; it's the first clue I was able to figure out so I'm really excited, thanks to everyone for the follow-up information.

I agree with ReAnimated it might be an Adam & Eve poster - that'd be awesome.

JPL said...

Hats off Charles!!! room317 tweeted to see if 88 keys had any upcoming gigs.

Amy Lynn said...

I don't think it'll be an Adam & Eve poster, only because the poster has NEVER had anything to do with the clues whatsoever

reAnimated said...

Word. An Adam & Eve poster would be ideal for me, since my name is Adam. heh

Anonymous said...

First clue solved , thats Great!!
Adam is dead
now i can go to bed
Up all nite,its gettin late.

burma shave...MEL

feel_the_insanity said...

Hey everybody, finally a clue! I guess we won't be having a URL reveal at that Lindelof talk in California on Wednesday. Looking like New York.

I have an Adam/Eve poster because we don't even know who Adam and Eve are. I feel it would be a bad poster, even if Adam/Eve do turn out to be Rose and Bernard.

feel_the_insanity said...

Oops, sentence made no sense. I meant to say "I don't think we'll have and Adam/Eve poster...."

Sayid'sgirl said...

Great job Charles!!
Do 88 Keys have anything coming up at all? Since there aren't any concerts scheduled.

There's also this place, just in case it doesn't have anythinkg to do with the group.

sportsbar

Zort70 said...

There is an old painting called The Death of Adam, by PIERO DELLA FRANCESCA.

It is currently in a museum in San Francesco, Arezzo, Italy according to this site

Zort70 said...

The time the clue was posted might indicate Europe.

Zort70 said...

Larger image with more of the picture

Looks like it is actually in a building.

Amy Lynn said...

Do we have any Lost-ies in Italy?

Zort70 said...

Yes San Francesco is a Church in Arezzo.

Anonymous said...

..One last thought
a consideration you mite ought
Milton and Dali
At Bennet Gallery
in the Apple City.

..burma shave...MEL

andrew said...

If it is the 88 Keys piano bar in Seattle I'll have it covered.

Amy Lynn said...

Statue poster back up for sale, says in red caps "Only 1 left"

jeremy138 said...

I just checked pollstar.com and there are no shows posted for 88-keys.

Anonymous said...

"only one left" has always been the case.
None other presides in Times slo-haste.
A mad scramble will ensue,
but Sold Out is way pass due!!

Gag me with a spoon I can't stop rhymin
Even tho My name aint Simon
Just Throw a pie in my face, man.

..burma shave..MEL

thorsten said...
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Nachosaur said...

There's a book called "The Death of Adam". It's a buch of essays.

Nachosaur said...

Rappers rhyme.

Sorry, felt like stating the obvious.

Nachosaur said...

Statue poster sold out again.

Zort70 said...

I wonder if they found an extra one behind the sofa ?

TomRex said...

Mel - do you have your own blog? I am oddly drawn to your writing style and the content. You certainly have a way with words.

I went out and bought frames for the rest of the prints today. I really cannot believe how great they are. I am SO glad I became involved with this.

By the way, I also realized that the number of my first print was 108. I hadn't checked it until now. I will take pictures of my print numbers later. I also some pictures of A Tale Of Two Cities.

Martyn said...

I know the 4 toed statue is cool and all and I have been tempted to buy it on numerous occasions but keep telling myself, it doesn't sum up the awesomeness of the moment Sayid first pointed it out. Anyway, I struggle to see how this one has sold out over the dharma van or even the love triangle. All the posters seem to provoke thinking, except this one. Anyway, which will be the next to sell out then?

Also i'm kinda sad it isn't anything to do with Alan Turing, but at least I had a day thinking I had maybe solved one clue.

Cheif Brody said...

Yes...Rappers Rhyme...which is a big hint from the letter the first purchaser of 'The Hatch' received. Think we need to be focusing on the rap connection big time.

I tried going to 88-Keys MySpace page, but it crashed my Windows98 dinosaur PV twice while the page was trying to load, so I gave up.

"Death of Adam"...is DJ AM (Adam Goldstein) having a "tribute concert' anytime soon? Perhaps there's an all-star rapper/hip-hop tribute planned for the fallen DJ?

Nachosaur said...

I think the DHARMA van will be next.

Nachosaur said...

Maybe. I'll look that up.

TomRex said...

I would love to see a tie in with some YouTube videos like what was done for the release of The Death Of Adam.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-NLZFwnUPo

Also, it looks like there was a connection with that album and Kanye West. I wonder if we had an extended delay because they had planned to do a reveal at Madison Square Garden this coming week, but his tour with Lady Gaga was canceled.

thin said...

Would you buy "The Death Of Adam" Album

http://mog.com/music/88-Keys/The_Death_of_Adam

For Sterling Beaumon?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sterling_Beaumon

Amy Lynn said...

I don't get the connection

Anonymous said...

Tex...Sorry,but no blog for me.
From site to site like a frog, i jump free.
Across the WEB like J Apple Seed
I Plant the idea, a mind can be freed.
And while DJ Adam gave up the ghost
a mass tribute where all give a toast,
but with a marketing reveal?..seems rather gauche.

..burma shave...MEL

Nachosaur said...

thin: What's the connection between TDOA and young Ben?

thin said...

I have listen to the complete album. So many sexual innuendo and euphemisms. If you don't know what MILF and 'dirty peaches' refer to (as well as many others) then you are in for a surprise.

TPTB for this ARG (Fan appreciation) surely would know that the clues given are fully explored. Some of the explorers are Beaumon's age and younger.

I am just sadly surprised that a poster clue has to be so crude.

That's my rant :)

I can learn/teach the birds and the bees without resorting to the vulgarities of "The Death Of Adam."

http://www.djbooth.net/index/albums/review/88-keys-the-death-of-adam-1106081/

Nachosaur said...

No tribute concert for AM. I think that DCPB planned out these clues in advance. Before AM died.

Nachosaur said...

How old is Beaumon anyway?

Amy Lynn said...

He's 14. My brother was definitely listening to this kind of stuff at that age.

Nachosaur said...

Thanks.

Anonymous said...

I suggest to not forget,
Vince clue, was just for "Pet"




...burma shave..MEL

Nachosaur said...

What does "burma shave" mean, MEL?

Capcom said...

I agree, Thin.

Amy Lynn said...

From Wiki: Burma-Shave was an American brand of brushless shaving cream, famous for its advertising gimmick of posting humorous rhyming poems on small, sequential highway billboard signs.

Nachosaur said...

Thanks.

LostinLondon said...

Wow - amazing job Charles! Kudos for working it out so fast.

Zort70 said...

The first time I heard about Burma Shave was in an episode of Quantum Leap (may have been the pilot) that had Sam driving past several of the signs.

Anonymous said...

..Back in the day,
before the super highway,
on country roads small red signs,
with white lettering, messages in rhyme..
ended, "Burma Shave" , every time.


..shave and a haircut,,2 bits!...MEL

Zort70 said...

Roger Rabbit introduced me to that one !

Zort70 said...

Just looking around and 88keys.com (not related to 88-keys, has a quote of the day -

Music is the art which is most nigh to tears and memory.

— Oscar Wilde

Anonymous said...

2bits=50cent
from burma shave
to hip hop mave
all the way around
the mixed up sound
is where we went.

..I'm just drawn that way...MEL

Zort70 said...

If you refresh there are lots of quotes of the day, this is a good one.

Without music, life would be a mistake.

— Friedrich Nietzsche

Nachosaur said...

Odd enough, Nietzsche's birthday is the same day of the next MOTA video.

Nachosaur said...

And Wilde's the day after.

Anonymous said...

Even Fatalist Vonnegut said." "Music is, to me, proof of the existence of God."

So, 88keys ,is just part of His Blog.


..roll over Beethoven and give Tchaikovski the news..MEL

Nachosaur said...

We all having dinner or something?

LotteryTicket said...

This ARGs on fire
MEL it is my one desire
that u should poet laurels receive
For n u I "Adam and Eve"

stuck on the road with only my phone
will join the fun when home and alone

88 keys does a piano make
maybe our Adam sings for his cake

Sayid'sgirl said...

Do you think our next clue will be late tonight? Or sometime tomorrow?

Nachosaur said...

Hope it's early tommorow. See you tommorow afternoon.

JPL said...

@Sayidsgirl... my money is on tomorrow sometime between 12am & 6am EST.

Something nice to look forward to with our morning coffee. :)

Anonymous said...

LT..Thank You Much!
...but unworthy I am ,of such.



...burma shave....MEL

Zort70 said...

No new clue this morning, probably a good job as I've got lots of work to do today.

Zort70 said...

That is a very scary picture of me in a Tshirt that I'll freely admit is maybe a teensie bit small for me !

Sandman90 said...
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andalone said...

I think it is an awesome photo! Thanks for sharing it
Maven rocks for getting that shirt for you.

Sandman90 said...

I probably wasted about an hour late last night looking for 88-keys information. I couldn't find any publicized events or showings. My impression is that he is a producer who wrote the songs for his album but they are performed by the different artists listed. Apparently, he and Kanye West are BFFs? I probably won't be much help on this one as my depth of knowledge on this area is embarassingly shallow.

Zort70 said...

Sandman90 - I posted the picture on the main page of the blog.

and yes, Maven does indeed rock !

JPL said...

Morning All -

Clueless... bummer! I really thought they'd stay with the overnight reveals. Keeping us on our toes and glued to the laptop.

Zort, where can we see you rockin' out the latest fashion style?

Zort70 said...

JPL here is the link to the main blog post.

maven said...

You look awesome in that t-shirt, Zort! Hope your dogs aren't jealous that you "heart" another breed! LOL

They're sure doling out the next clues slowly!

Amy Lynn said...

I suspect something went REALLY wrong with the timing of the last reveal (throwing the schedule off 48 hours or more) that's making this one so long.

JPL said...

Zort - it's one big happy family. Nice!

Amy Lynn - last time your song worked, maybe it's time for a dance!

ReverendMilo said...

Tyson, the suspense is making the excitement uncontainable

Zort70 said...

The two dogs are actually brother and sister, from the same litter.

They were from a litter of 11, we saw six of them when they were puppies. Two looked like the brown and white one (Bernie), two like the black one (Saffi) and two looked like black and white collies.

Amy Lynn said...

You used to tease me with the vaguest of hints
And so I Googled with glee
When there were stores to call or shows to search
I refreshed GoMerch, don't you agree?

You used to promise that a frame was forthwith
But now the clue box is low
Why should I be hitting F5
when you are so slow?

Once, I bought a poster, I hung it high
Now we're way overdue
Once, I bought a poster, I could cry!
Tyson, can you spare a clue?

Ellen said...

I have been thinking about the location of the unveiling. The last winner of the big prize for the first order received a comic book (among other things). Damon is signing his book about comics at a comic bookstore on Wednesday evening in San Francisco. Interesting.....

Ellen/EBlackmun

ytimetravel said...

There are 88 keys on a piano. Maybe the poster reveal will be in a piano shop.

feel_the_insanity said...

@Ellen

Ya, I posted about that a couple of days ago. Here's the info. Wouldn't be surprised if he announces the url at this event. Here's hoping, Wednesday nights are great for me.

Zort70 said...

The question is what has the Comic Store got to do with The Death of Adam by 88-Keys ?

Zort70 said...

The half time poster poll has finished and it is The Crash at number 1.

TomRex said...

Hmm. I was doing some more digging with 88 Keys. The only thing I could really find coming up is that they do have a song included on the new DJ Hero game that comes up in 2 weeks. They have had a big push at a couple of video game stores with demos this past weekend. I have heard that Best Buy would be doing this as well shortly, but I couldn't find info to back me up.

jeremy said...

what about the 88keys club in Seattle?
Apparently they have "Live Funky Remixed Beats" on Wednesdays and "Dueling Pianos" on Thursdays.

It's as good a lead as any.

Part of me kinda hopes it's in SF though, as I live in the South Bay.

jeremy said...

Sad news for us in the bay area.
Based on the info posted by FTL, the signing is in Sherman Oaks, CA, which is in So. Cal.

I don't know where the San Francisco information came from, but it is incorrect.

=0(

LotteryTicket said...

Sometimes Tyson's image clues are a direct link to artist reveal, i.e., DGPH's print image found in it's entirety at their website.

Sometimes Tyson's image clue is partial, ie., G4 bottom half of AOTS host. All images used are certainly by permission or designed specifically for this ARG.

We have located an image directly related to an artist named 88-Keys who's "The Death of Adam" album was played out with it's own viral marketing campaign. So I would think that 88-Keys is aware and possible part of this reveal.

Or, like the Vincent image, as MEL suggests reflects part of the location/reveal; dog = pet = pet store.

Frame 9 = dead body (Adam), feet without shoes and a poison apple.

A. Mille's letter suggests the use of rhyme to solve the puzzle and don't Bernie and Saffi have cute muzzles.

The 88 keys of the piano and the question of timeliness are certainly LOST themes as Jack, Faraday and Ben are all shown to have keyboard skillz.

I wait patiently for some direction counting the ticks on my internal metronome - 4,815,162,340 ... 4,815,162,341... 4,815,162,342...

ReverendMilo said...

No print delivery today in the US in honor of Senor Columbus :(

jeremy said...

@ReverendMilo - I'm just curious how you're (planning on) displaying your posters? You seem to be the resident expert on displaying artwork (at least well enough to be able to take a picture of it). What would you consider to be the best method of displaying these LOST posters?

Thanks!

Ian said...

the guy is in Belgium today...could it be?

Zort70 said...

LotteryTicket, I had to read that twice to make sure I wasn't dreaming !

Bernie and Saffi say thankyou.

Zort70 said...

Actually they say nothing, but I can tell from the glint in their eye that they mean that.

Zort70 said...

The Dharma Van is sold out.

Amy Lynn said...

Yeah, it sold out a few hours ago. maybe Tyson realizes the slower the clues are, the more people buy the ones that are still available?

Zort70 said...

Perhaps we have to buy all the remaining posters to get a new clue ?

Zort70 said...

Ian said... the guy is in Belgium today...could it be?

A belgium reveal ?

Amy Lynn said...

What guy is in Belgium?

LotteryTicket said...

*whispering* The guy. You know. HIM.

ReverendMilo said...

Hey Jeremy!

Well, I am taking a very odd direction with the framing and display of the prints.

Right now, no framing is happening, I am keeping them stored until the last print is released. I am doing this for one simple reason - some prints may "work" together to be displayed together in one frame.

I could definitely pick a frame and matting for one of the prints right now, but then later down the road I might find that the print I had planned for the bedroom works better in the living room, and those two spaces need different types of frames in my house.

I do plan to double matte all of the prints with the top layer matte being cut to fit a tag (like a trophy plate)engraved with the print title and artist info. I will be spending an extra $4 per print to have the plates made at a local trophy shop, but a good framer typically wont charge extra for the 3 extra cuts they have to make to fit the tag.

When matting - check the "weight" of the matte for balance. The matte cut should be a bit closer to the top than the bottom. So if you have a 1 inch top border on your matte, the bottom border should be like 1.25 inches.

Here is my single best art tip - when people are looking at your art, if they don't understand the art, they look to the frame to help them decide if they should be impressed...

Amy Lynn said...

RevMilo, I think you just convinced me to have The Smoke Monster professionally framed.

Congested said...

Hey all. Just curious if The Hatch print has been shipping yet. Mine still says "Authorized" and I wanted to see if I was alone in this. Thanks.

Amy Lynn said...

Congested, yeah, I think some people have their Hatch posters.

ReverendMilo said...

I will post a pic of one of my completed frames (part of by beatles collection) in about an hour so that people can see what a triple matte with engraved tag looks like.

No hatch for me yet either, but with it being Columbus day and no postman, I am betting it will arrive tomorrow.

peacock803 said...

Hey guys,

New to posting here, but have been following the blog since the release of the Van poster. Bought my first one last week, "The Hatch" but would own two more had I been on top of things sooner, (Locke and The Crash.)
I was wondering if anyone knew how they were shipped. USPS, UPS, FedEx?

Thanks, and heres to getting a new clue asap.

ReverendMilo said...

Ok so here is my beatle's butcher with a 4 matte frame
http://twitpic.com/lar9t

and here is a pic of the tag plate:
http://twitpic.com/lardo

Sorry if they are a tad blurry, just quickly used my iphone to provide examples.

ReverendMilo said...

peacock, they ship via USPS

Nachosaur said...

NO NEW CLUE.

Eugene said...

The Dharma Van still says Buy Now for me. Maybe the delay is that they are taking inventory. Come on, new clue.

Oh, and @Zort...nice shirt!

dylansdad said...

I didn't get The Hatch, but I'm still waiting for my copy of the Smoke Monster.

Where do they ship from? I'm in California and I was assuming that the wait wouldn't be too long if they ship from L.A.

And do they give you any sort of tracking number or shipping confirmation? Just wondering...

Eugene said...

For some reason when I ordered The Numbers I did get a tracking number and it was shipped FedEx. All the others have come USPS and there is no tracking number.

Not sure why just that one came FedEx.

maven said...

dylansdad: There is no tracking #, but if it's shipped, it just says "shipped". I'm in the LA area, too, and I got "The Smoke Monster about 5 days ago. My copy of "The Hatch" still says "authorized".

knightsintodreams said...

maybe we need to sing again...

Martyn said...

Dharma Van is back on sale, and I for one am glad to see it on the verge of selling out. It is my favourite one along with The Hatch, and it deserves to of been sold out a lot sooner than this.

Martyn said...

Also, my god is this poster reveal is slow, this time last week, we were given three clues already. This poster better be worth the wait.

feel_the_insanity said...

They're really trying to throw us all for a loop. They follow a schedule for the clues, then break that schedule. I really feel like the poster could come at any time, any day.

Nachosaur said...

In fact, it might come out right now from BEHIND A BUSH OHMYGOD.

Anonymous said...

I' m goin with Sherman Oaks.
and heres why folks.

Starting with death and comics
there is something that links

The very nature of this ARG's frame,
Its " SLOW" is the clue of the game!

..burma shave...MEL

peacock803 said...

NEW CLUE!!!

Anonymous said...

NEW Hint now available.

8:30PM EST

feel_the_insanity said...

New clue, is that a macbook?

LotteryTicket said...

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peacock803 said...

Looks like a macbook pro

Amy Lynn said...

http://theappleblog.com/2008/10/09/october-14-macbook-event-confirmed/

Regina said...

I know someone mentioned it before, but a possible Apple Store reveal?

Amy Lynn said...

Oops, ignore that link. It's 2008

JPL said...

Who do I feel like a bottle of Heinz 57
ketchup?

Sandman90 said...

Apple is rumored to be releasing updated versions of several of their Macs, including Macbooks. If I'm not mistaken, this event usually takes place at Apple Headquarters in California and could be within the next few days.

Anonymous said...

There is a new clue on DCPB-- image of a old fashioned (?) microphone on the monitor of an Apple laptop. Jas.

Amy Lynn said...

If we ignore the Mac part of it, there's still the open mic night at 88 keys on Thursday. It's a comedy hour thing.

JPL said...

That's what I get for surfin' youtube to look for silly videos to pass the time. A new clue!!!

Hmmm... both clues are apple related. Delicious!

Martyn said...

How about a live from performance. I know they take place at regent street in London but dunno where they take place in the US. Maybe 88 keys is doing a suprise live in store gig?

JPL said...

Talk about weird... take a look at the email invite I just got from Apple. Granted the 1st date is not til 10/27... but maybe it does have something to do with an upcoming launch this week.

Apple Invite

knightsintodreams said...

tol'ja singing would help :3
maybe this will be released as a podcast?
like maybe 88 minutes or whatever will have something to download, and hidden in there will be the next URL~!!
considering it's on a computer...

Amy Lynn said...

Is karaoke done with computers? Maybe Karaoke night?

Anonymous said...

Look at everything you see

maybe I'm warped, its quite funny..

a condenser microphone on a macbook..

co--mic--book...its worth a second look.

..burma shave..maybe I'm tryin too hard..MEL

jeremy138 said...

This may or may not help but figured i'd pass it along. The microphone on the screen looks like a SE-2200a Microphone.

TomRex said...

Did we happen to get scans of the comic received by #1 order? Mel you really intrigue me . . .

waffle said...

Microphone in a computer? I'm thinking it might be a podcast.

Sandman90 said...
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Cheif Brody said...

Podcast sounds like the best idea...unless there's a radio show broadcasting out of an Apple store somewhere.

But lets not forget the 'ryhming' clue from the 1st "Hatch" buyer's letter. Poets also rhyme. Is there a poetry podcast? A rapper/hip-hop podcast? Is the Apple laptop the red herring? I dunno.

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