First for once? Passed on this
Even if I did like it, my boyfriend wouldn't, I'm afraid.
Other criticisms aside (like relevance), it amuses me that so many people are squicked that it's a skull. :) But then I'm big into Halloween and have a lot of skull jewelry/etc.I do think, looking at it more, that there are some small composition changes that would have improved it. But what do I know.
Total pass. I'd say this almost definitely means that the DD was only dropped because the new artists weren't doing very well in sale. If the theory I posted earlier holds true, we all needa be here at 1:08 EST tomorrow. ;) At least we know for sure it's gonna be an artist we all know, next time.
Not my cup of tea, either.Too...blatant.
Yeah, the skull just isn't LOST. Especially since the season seems to be more about spirituality, not death
Anyone know if it's selling quickly or not? the site seems to be pretty jacked up from it.
I hope that the last three prints include at least one, if not all of these artists: Moss, Tan, and McCarthy
Has anyone bought it??
Jeff's a really cool guy, met him at a show in London a couple of years back. Really pleased he got this job, but have to save my pounds!
Callum, what was your theory? Old artists Eastern and New Artists Pacific?
Ioioos... that's a lot of passes. I am officially passing.
i think soto is experimenting with a new style. he's usually a much better artist than this.
i grabbed it even though i dont love it order number 129452
this one will never sell out I guess. kinda odd. Bought one anyway though... it's L O S T folks!
"Our biggest name yet" according to Jensen.
Quote Jensen's drop tweet: "Our biggest name yet..." Really??
Jeff Soto is HUGE.We should all be rushing to buy this.What the heck happened? Sigh.
Biggest miss ever... I feel bad they would even include this... I wept a little knowing we wasted a print on this
Okay I was thinking this earlier, but now looked at Jeff Soto's site (I knew I'd seen him come up somewhere)... I think these artists did not have enough time to work on their pieces. It just feels like they are not in top form, a bit like they're unfinished.
Hey ARGers!I don't mind the skull at all, but except for the Island at the bottom and the presence of black/white, not sure what about this says "LOST"?That said, I did buy it, almost without thinking. But at this point will add to collection I guess.Jensen just tweeted "our biggest name yet for the #LOST art campaign Jeff Soto drops his print at..."He's lurking ;)
Skull could be Adam or Eve... I think the flowers at the top, kind of look like the animation from Pink Floyd's The Wall... I like it! It's a buy for me! Of course... when is it not...? LOL!
His "Nature's Splendor" is amazing, I just wish he had done something very different for this.
soto shoulda done this with his paint brush as he's more known for his canvases and street graffiti.
At least it's a chance to pick up an actual Soto screenprint for $50...
I've never been a fan of Jeffs stuff. always a bit brutal for me.But I can admire his detail. However, the Lost print seems very basic compared to what I've seen of his work before.
I have one ONE pet peeve when it comes to subject matter in posters, and that is the cliched overuse of skulls!!!Also, if this can be interpreted as meaning there is no McPherson LOST poster, then this is ten times more horrible a development.
Black and white stones, or the scales or Senet or something would have helped. But then I wonder how much time they ha to pull this together, and how much of the season had aired at that time...
Oh man. You should never send a painter/giclee artist to do a screenprinter's job. I love Soto's work, but this poster looks totally phoned in. Uninspired color choices, awkward composition, and a missed opportunity to highlight one of the Island's most complicated and mysterious relationships. Can't believe there's no wine bottle or board game.
The site is behaving horribly.
Usually I'm pretty much in sync with the crowd, but this time it looks like I'm almost on my own. Really liked this one immediately and picked one up. Thought the slow site was due to volume, but given the comments maybe not! :-)
Yeah, a senet game would have helped a lot.
I was thinking that I'd like to see Eric Tan do one for Jacob & MIB. I guess that's not gonna happen...
the man in black, the man in white. the island. come on this is 100% L O S T. The skull probably should probably depict Claudia's smashed head... you know ... the boys' real mother.
Yeah Midday -- I was really looking forward to Tara's interpretation of Jin/Sun's death.
Jeff does some amazing work. He is also going to do a poster for Pearl Jam on their current tour. This and the Burwell are going to look amazing in person.
I can't believe I waited all day for this. Skulls and flowers don't say "LOST" to me.
See, and that's my problem with it--I don't know what/who he skull is supposed to be referencing. I don't mind subtle, but I don't particularly like vague for no reason, and that's what it feels like for me.
350 left right now
How do you know that, Roswell?
I'd say there's a lot of volume simply from Soto fans. If it appealed more to Losties, it'd sell out pretty fast, I'd wager.It's plenty LOST to me, I just wish it was more Soto, ah well.3 to go!
Saddened... Embarassed... Confused... Angry... Frustrated... Any other words guys?
I wonder how big a fan of the show Soto is, and if he kept this more generic to appeal to his fan base (despite the departure from what looks to be a typically cool style). Not sure what to think about this one...
I keep looking at it and keep saying 'nah'. Just not my style in the slightest.
This ones not really my cup of tea. might pass on it...
@UnseenJust checkout and put an high number on the box for the number of copies you want (like 500), there will appear a Warning message telling you how many are left
UP -- I agree. Love subtle. Since the black/white flowers are growing out of a hole in the skull, I could see it being Claudia but IDK, that doesn't do it for me. The dagger Dogen/MIB used to try to have Sayid/Alpert kill Flocke/Jacob would have been nice.It might help to hear Jeff's take on his print. Bought it anyway with site suuuuuper laggy, so there's time for it to grow on me.
So OB and RobPerrin are the only ones who bought it? Who the heck else is out there?
Can anyone tell me how many tote's are left. I'm thinking of buying another one but don't know how long I have to decide.
@Katie454 totes left
Midday, I am soooo with you on the Tara revelation.
Looks a bit masculine for a female skull, though it would certainly make the poster more palatable if it were indeed their mother. Either way, it doesn't change the fact that the lighting on the skull is not consistent with the light source coming from the island, making the whole thing look like two disparate images placed on a stock background.Daniel Danger's ability to adopt a painterly style within the screenprint medium would have been a good example for Soto to follow. Do Over?
The intertwined black/white twins born from the smashed gray skull of their mother, flowers (what type?) emerging from death - one with a pointy center and the other rounded - each struggling to separate from the other, while encouraged to rebirth by the island's renewing glow. Seems like the image oversteps in to the border. Clearly an illustration full of metaphor rather than an artist's literal interpretation.It may not scream Lost, but it might to a Lostie who looked at it long enough.But when it comes to display, it's still a poster with flowers and a big skull in the middle.
Katie -- 454 totes left
Okay, must go do some work.Seriously, if someone is willing to poster buddy with me for any upcoming Olly Moss print (given that there is a T-shirt from him, I think the odds are good), I would be super pleased.Also, for whoever has that one last Locke's Secret stashed away...email me and we'll talk. I really, really want it.
Anf 336 skulls left
Also, the Jacon and MIB episode was very late in the season. The artist would only have had the script to go on when he created it.
Time for me to checkout guys... catch you all tomorrow.Golden Arc Around You As You Fly to all our Losties heading to LA tomorrow.
@TKI, it's highly unlikely that he had the script.
I'm more worried for the fact that I am out tomorrow night and friday!Arrrah!!!!!!!!!!
I like skulls for Halloween decorations, not a print I plan to keep up year round. Bummer. It's very death metal, which I like in music, but not on my wall. Very disappointing print. I'd prefer my awesome baby Smokey/Jacob shirt as a print than this. Agree with everything said. On the island screams Lost and feels totally unconnected to the rest of the print. Such a missed opportunity here. No brothers reference, no wine bottle, no game, no weaving, even the statue or something candidates related would have worked.
Unless tomorrow's print goes up before 5pm EST, I'll miss it.
Right when they have us expecting the new artists just after 1:00 PST, they will drop Olly Moss tomorrow at some totally random time.
Amy Lynn - I bought it too. Like I said... it reminds me a bit of the animation from Pink Floyd's The Wall (my favorite group).
If the skull thing bothers you... you can always paste on a hat, and some sunglasses if you want... :-)
@Patmc, LOL. To me, the skull is pretty brutal, but at least it makes sense. Not sure what the blue starry background has to do with anything.
This might be my favorite poster of the entire series. Very surprised almost none of you like it. Come on, compared to Not Penny's Boat, which looks like a 2nd grader did it, this is a home-run!
TKI, I agree. Personally I prefer LESS literal interpretations; what's the point in simply redrawing (from photo refs, frequently!) a scene from the show? That said, I think part of why people aren't responding to this is the composition. It's just off and it lacks punch. Which is really too bad, since I don't mind the concept and it's definitely the kind of colors I go for.
It's not that it's a skull- it's what you do with the skull. Is it funny or poignant? Or what?
Apparently, it's supposed to be Claudia's skull. Who knew?
The element are their. Born out of death, black and white, etc etc.I just don't want a giant skull on my wall.
@Amy Lynn, do we know that it's supposed to be Claudia's skull for sure? It is more interesting that way.
It's on the artist's facebook page
Good to know, thanks.
Did soto do some stuff for the G88 Underground Art show? His other stuff is so dang cool - really with this fell into that style.
I'm pretty sure Soto didn't have anything commissioned in the LUAP.
Here's the thing, if he was give the story line far enough to know their mother's skull was smashed, then he surely knew about the wine bottle and the game. The bio-mom played such a small role, to have her chew up so much real estate in a cliche-ey way ... miss. I get it, I just think there was so much more to work with.
Unknown Artist for Jacob's Cabin
Ah... now THAT is my kind of cabin! :-)
I've re-done the LOSTARGs header, and with that good night all.I haven't bought one of these myself, I'm not sure it grabs me as being LOST.
There sure is a LOT of similar blue and green hues in these art prints this go round- including Kevin Tong's Lost Live posters. Yesterday's print varied a little with the browns...hope somebody throws some different colors in whatever prints are to come.
FYI: Damon and Carlton are doing the Top Ten on Letterman tonight. Damon just posted he was nervous taping it!
Amy- LOL that is awesome!Scout- I have been noticing that also, I really hope that the last 3 are not green/blue predominant.
Matthew Fox did a pretty decent card trick on Letterman on Monday. And had a pretty good segment on Fallon yesterday. Cool, that in a unsual move, other networks aside from ABC are bringing a lot of attention to the finale .
That card trick was hilarious. In the beginning it seemed so failed but after, it worked out pretty well.
Hey, skipped all the millions of posts cus i'm tired and need sleep.So, Jeff Soto is the final "new" poster artist. Gutted for ChrisL that it was Tara, maybe there is more to come. We'll soon see.That leaves 3 posters, 3 known artists, one of which is definitely Moss or Stout, but could also be both.It is quite exciting to come back at 21:08 BST (We get a minor 108 victory!!!) to see a new piece of art. TBH, it looks very, no offence to any of them because they are mostly very nice people, emo. The skulls and stars and i'm guessing the skull is reference to last weeks episode. It's not a very informative piece, just feels random to me. It shot in at last place of the posters for me.But for lots of other people, it stands out as a great poster, for whatever reason they have or they see in the poster. Beauty truly is in the eye of the beholder, and if you bought this then you are a unique individual from the rest of us that passed on it ;) I like unique individuals!As I said, skipped all the comments to save me time as I avoided here all day until I had watched LOST. Sorry if I repeat comments or are all talking about something else.Good night all! :D
Just watched last nights episode, the end is so close that I'm starting to feel pretty bummed out. What a ride it's been.
Also, really loving the Candidates Cave more now. Gonna have to push over Tong's prints and take 2nd place in my head. If it's still available next Friday, I may just buy it.
Just caught up on the comments - passed on the print, and yes - because of the skull. Just not my thing.So the 4 new artists dropped PT. Guess we'll find out tomorrow if they are going to stick with 1:08ET for the old artists since we only have danger to judge it by.
Wow. Only now realized I'd also missed out on the UCB event here in LA.This is what I get for being busy writing and making money, finally, again.Damn you, Lost, for ending this week. *grin* Even next week would have been more free for randomly just screwing around.Anyone happen to think they're going to have 1-2 tickets for the UCB show? I know it's unlikely, but what the heck. :)
Came back now, i'm glad i don't like it :DAnother 86.50$ in my pocket and not gone into posters :p1.08pm est would be 19 hours from now, or 20 from now?
Davide - 18 hrs from now
hey guys just wanted to let u know that there is a guy on ebay selling the 3 tong posters each for just under 400 saying they are sold out when they are not thats not cool
1.08pm EST is new york or georgetown one?
ok, back yet again for a bit but not long. Nope, not hanging someones skull on the wall. Big pass for me. too blue anyway. but here.
Is there something wrong with the comments? I noticed a bunch are missing and when I click on the "96" its only loading 89.Davide, I saw your comment that went to my email. Georgetown and NYC are same time zone - ET. 1pm ET is 17 hours and 20 minutes from now.
YOU GUYS! DONT GIVE UP HOPE ON TARA!I tweeted her:Hey Tara - saw the 4th new artist at DCAAPB wasn't you.... so you're not involved? :(Tara tweeted back:I have no idea what you're talking about?? ;)So.....don't give up! Maybe one of these prints is a collaboration? I don't know but.....fingers crossed
Really...this is one of the better posters yet....the light that is coming up from the center of the island, the thorny flowers that are entangled but struggling to pull apart, the smashed skull....kind of embodies the whole show. I am surprised so many people dislike.
This poster seems to be as polarizing as the episode that inspired it.
I like what I see and think I'll like it even more when irl. With a bit of a " step back" seems a tad more is going on in this print than Black vs white. Even a bit of the SouthWest Indian in the maybe red Coral and blue turquoise. Strange it is,,my dad had a very similar tattoo on his one arm..snakes instead of " flowers. I wish Soto was my dentist.Yea,,this one is a bit difficult to look at right after rewatching WTDF. No fault of the print tho. Actually its a success.True..where to hang this one...well,,as I said, Dad had a very similar tattoo,,and he also had a small porcelain skull with snakes coming out of hole in head..and he kept it in his " study". This print belongs in a " study"...maybe right over this computer.Hey gang...why are my eyes welling up right now?oh schitt!MEL
well, just posted my rings on my shop... LostRings and now I'm off to bed. Nighty night all... don't dream of skeleton heads all night !!!
Hmmmm. One of the easiest passes yet - the skull, island, black vs. white - I can see the symbolism, but just can't see it on the wall @ office or at home. Although Jeff Soto is an acclaimed artist, I really would have liked to see him depict Smokey at the Temple.@AmyLynn - Forget about the ultimate LOST encyclopedia... you should compile the ultimate LOST cookbook. :)@Mel - For you: http://tinyurl.com/2vw22kfWas a funky time watching the site today. Too may many flashbacks of what we went through during DCAAPB V1. Thanks to Andalone for being AmazingPosterAlarmGirl! 3 left. Who are the "Candidates?" See you at 1:08 (EST & PST) or a time when Jensen decides is best suiting for what are sure to be awesome prints. BTW... that guy has a wicked senses of humor (a little off the wall) when it comes to Tweeting. Night All!
Unrelated to the print, and not sure if this was posted somewhere or not, but on the Food Network in 8 minutes is "Dinner Impossible" - the host, Robert Irvine, has to make a feast for the cast of LOST! It's a new episode and starts at 10pm EST / 9pm CST!!
@CreedFeedThanks for the heads up, I checked it out. Pretty cool. The guy seems like a nutjob tho!
@JPL My pleasure. I don't get to use my super-powers often enough. And I always get excited about a reason to wear the cape.
Did Tara ever say that she did a print? If she just said artwork, maybe she did a vinyl toy, like Sun and Jin Munnys or something. That would be awesome.
Good morning. I slept on it. I looked at it again this morning. I'm not buying.Let's have another please.
I have a heart shaped hole in me where Tara's print should have been :-(
@ChrisL...:(AS Ray said, she gave a glimmer of hope she's still involved so there may be more up Jensen's sleeve!
OK, I am all ready for the final three, and I would be very happy to get any of these:Ken Taylor for The TempleOlly Moss for The SubstituteEric Tan for The IncidentDan McCarthy for The Lighthouse
Maybe it will still turn up somewhere, at some point.
Have a nice day :)
Good morning you,all,everybody!!Ready for another F5ing day!
Morning all.I have a bad feeling about today. The best print will drop and I'll miss it. I have a long standing hospital appointment at 6.45pm, which meants I'm out of action from 6pm until 8.30! Nightmare!I wonder if the hospital will have open wifi!?!
Still waiting for that 1:08 am drop...
Do you think it will be at 1.08 EST today? Just like the Danger one?
Btw only 102 "Candidate cave"s left
Morning all, I've just put an announcement on the blog about a Twitter idea for Friday.
Tonight I have a physio appointment from 5-7.. Then I have a half hour drive home.. ugh..When the last round were announced, with the most popular prints, how quickly did they sell out?Thanks
Okay, going to sleep here on the West Coast.If a new poster goes up before I get back and it's Moss, I swear to whomever will do it that I'll pay you -immediately- if you get an extra print for me.(Yes, I'm worried a Moss one will show up and THAT one will sell faster than fast.)
Don´t think the Moss will show up today, I guess they´ll save the most popular artists for the 2 final drops.
Lets have a guessing game.My turn.... Dan McCarthy for The Lighthouse.
I can't sleep! The anticipation for an awesome print is to much! Ahhhh! Taped my fingers crossed tonight that's it's a morning drop! And that it's a crazy prInt
Joe, in the original run of prints it took seconds for them to sell out.This time round the most popular, Daniel Danger, took about and hour and half to two hours to sell out.Of course that is no guarantee on how long any poster will take to sell out.
Morning all. I know I will miss what ever comes out this afternoon. One of my boys is in the special Olympics this after noon and then the other has a concert tonight for school Ugh ! Here's hoping it's ugly or I'm home in time for it.
Thanks for the info Zort.. Sounds like in the past you'd be lucky to get one even if you were F5ing all day! Mind you, I suppose the print editions have an extra 200 to them now, so fingers crossed.
bought black rock and candidate cave....one of the pending charges fell off of my card....has this happened to anyone else? has anyone actually had the money withdrawn from their account for these two posters? are are they just pending charges still?
3 of my 5 orders have been charged to my card. From the 14th and 15th. 2 orders from 14th are Pending at GoMerch. Orders from the 15th, 16th, 18th are Preorder.Who knows what that all means. Has anyone actually received anything yet?
@vedder, Lost Live poster purchase and NPB have cleared my account. The Black Rock & Candidates Cave still show as pending charges.Demond transaction has disappeared from pending. But that means that it will be deducted tonight or tomorrow. I just checked my order status at site, and Lost Live purchase shows as queued, the others show as preorder.
Forgot to say good morning...and a very special HAPPY BIRTHDAY cheer to AliceL!
Happy Birthday, Alice!
My Lost Live prints are 'Queued' and my 'Not Penny's Boat' says 'Preorder' the money has left my account for those. My Black Rock still says 'Preorder' and no money has come out.
Morning All -Thursday = Tanday? :)2 posters are marked as shipped & charged. 3 posters are marked as pre-order (of those 3, I've been charged for 2 & 1 is pending to be charged).@Andalone - may I be your KnightInShingPosterBoy today?And I thought Ms. AliceL (comixguru) would be celebrating her BDay in November.:)
JPL - AliceL is ChrisL's daughter. She is a Lostie too has followed the poster madness along with all of us.Thanks for offer of KnightinShiningPosterBoy. But I am all set to F5 the day away.
Thanks for the Birthday wishes for AliceL (11 today and as big a lost fan as all of us). She will read the comments as usual when she gets home from school and be delighted! She's having a Dharma party on Sunday :-)
Awwww yes... It's all coming back now! AliceL - our littlest LOST fanatic! I'm starting to see flashes from both realities.Happy Birthday AliceL - may all your Dharma Dreams come true on YOUR special day! :)
Birthday girl with the LOST frame she put together a couple of months ago.LOST frame
Hi everyone - My alma mater is hosting a fundraiser auction and thought this group would like to hear about one of the items. Cool LOST promo poster signed by all the bigges. Right now it's at just $300 at bidding for good.http://www.biddingforgood.com/auction/item/Item.email@example.com&ctmid=110534879-- kyle
Nice item Kyle.
Oh man, I really hope the Black Rock charges don't start actually going through yet. I haven't had chance to go put enough in my bank for it yet.As long as it's 'preorder', I'm all good. :p
I hope so, for you.. but some of my 'preorder' ones have already been billed :(
Happy Birthday to AliceL! A Dharma party sounds awesome!I too am hoping they throw in a big one, just to spur on sales of the others a little. As I said before, really hope the candidate cave is still available next Friday(Payday!!!) as I have really fallen for it. Roswell, 102 should be enough to last a week, right?
I asked GoMerch - they are waiting for lots of prints, including copies of the first ones printed. If people have receieved them, it's from limited stock they held. They drew my attention (pretty bluntly - they C&Ped the bottom text and put the relevant bits in bold) that orders can and will take 6-8 weeks to complete.
@Joe - Hopefully if they do try, they'll let me know when the card fails and I can put it on my other one (I used the wrong one by accident when the print went live - typical!). Right, I'm off for a few hours. Catch you all in a bit for a 1:08 EST drop. ;)
Just a little quick sketch I did for fun this morning in a few minutes, while getting ready for the F5 madness, lol. It´s a super simple example of what I´d have prefered to get for the Jacob & MIB print (well, kinda, just a sketch of the theme itself, of course, don´t expect a masterpiece):It only ends onceAnd the 100x100 version: AVISomething like that but maybe at night and with Jacob and MIB by a bonfire. Jacob in a lighter (orange-ish) color, next to the fire, and MIB in a darker color, with the light barely touching him.
Ended up picking this one up after a long day of deliberation. I can see why people are turned off by the skull but after reading the artists blog post about it http://jeffsotoart.blogspot.com/2010/05/lost-poster-claudias-skull.html I think it's actually quite a powerful image. About to get some sleep/wake up every hour to check for new prints. Heres hoping tonights doesn't sell out as I sleep through it like The Black Rock did.
Off to the gym so that I'm all ready for another afternoon of F5. I really hope this one drops early like Danger, because I might have to leave before 1:08PT. Fingers crossed....
OK! Looks like I'll have wifi access sorted for later. I need it to drop 8:08 or 9:08 UK time! Has anyone ever successfully got a print using a blackberry????
I'll be home about 8pm UK so fingers crossed for then.. otherwise I'll have to try my iPhone.. which I don't entirely trust!
@All - quick note. Just received my Jack Live poster from GOMERCH! It's stunning!!! Delivery Time - Amazing!
JPL, was it as well packed as the first series of prints?
My guess for today's poster - TStout for "Lost in Theaters"hmmmmm
I ordered a couple of T-Shirts, Skull by Dr. Romanelli and Smoke by Brandon Rike and I received them yesterday. They are excellent looking LOST t-shirts. I really like the Skull t-shirt and of course Smoke t-shirt looks really good. As far as the "skull" print goes, I read the artist's blog on it and it's starting to grow on me. Here's hoping for a stout kind of day.
Just saw this tweet, and thought our UK friends might cheer!!!@televisionary - UK viewers, just a heads-up that Sky1 will be offering a simulcast of the #Lost finale at 5 am GMT on Monday, as it airs in the US.
He just added this tweet:@televisionary - And just to clarify, that's Sky1HD.
andalone - are you kidding me? That's freaking awesome! Time to book Monday off of work.
@andaloneYeah, here in Spain we are getting an almost simulcast, just 30 minutes later than the UK people (just because they need to add the spanish subtitles) Who cares about sleeping? I´ll be up at 6:30 am (Spain time) to watch it! :D
And what´s better: with no commercials! lol
..and his final recap of the two tweets:@televisionary - So to reiterate: UK viewers can watch the #Lost finale as it airs in US on Sky1 HD @5 am GMT Monday. Same time, different sides of the pond.
Even though 5 a.m. here is midnight EST, that's still totally awesome news. :D :D
They're probably going by the PT airing.
Sky1 just made it official:http://sky1.sky.com/lost-sky1-to-simulcast-the-lost-finale-in-the-uk
Sadly - with an 11 year old that would never speak to me again if I watched without her... that's a no go for me... back to plan A... download and watch Monday evening.
Wooooooo hoooooo, I may be up very early that day !By the way some exciting Tim Doyle news, so NEW POST
3 posters left, but 5 spots shown on this site's the header... ?
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