The War of the Worlds 14 Whalen

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Postby kushmeja on Fri Sep 05, 2014 1:18 pm

I really like the variant, but $100 is pretty steep for something that is just an alternate colorway.
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Postby rubberneck on Fri Sep 05, 2014 1:19 pm

kushmeja wrote:I really like the variant, but $100 is pretty steep for something that is just an alternate colorway.


That's why the jump to foil makes better sense, imo...

(and a way lower edition for collectibility)
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Postby DonPiano on Fri Sep 05, 2014 1:23 pm

The purple is very nice. But I think the orange works much better in my opinion. This is one of my favourite films and I always remember the church near the end - the desolate ruined town. The orange evokes that a lot more than the purple does for me.
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Postby Kramerica on Fri Sep 05, 2014 1:24 pm

I think I like the variant colorway better but the reg would look nice alongside the Duck Dodgers I have framed.
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Postby rubberneck on Fri Sep 05, 2014 1:25 pm

Both evoke the film...

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Postby DonPiano on Fri Sep 05, 2014 1:26 pm

Without a doubt both evoke the look of the film, but for me the orange evokes the feeling a lot more.

Add the fact that this will go next to it as well: Image
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wottagunn wrote:they're exactly the same you drymounts. go get an eye check


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Postby rubberneck on Fri Sep 05, 2014 1:29 pm

I'm talking about the color palette... 8)

There are pinks blues and oranges all throughout, neither is truly representative.

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Postby jkw3000 on Fri Sep 05, 2014 1:31 pm

I think you can't go wrong with either. Like soft or hard tacos. ;)

Seriously though, great work by Whalen, my favorite of his designs/compositions. Great job with the landscape orientation. Wish I could swing this but alas, can't always get what you want and all. Congrats to folks who scored, looking forward to pics of the foil variants (feels like the variant's purples/pinks will work well with the foil).
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Postby rubberneck on Fri Sep 05, 2014 1:37 pm

jkw3000 wrote:I think you can't go wrong with either. Like soft or hard tacos. ;)

Seriously though, great work by Whalen, my favorite of his designs/compositions. Great job with the landscape orientation. Wish I could swing this but alas, can't always get what you want and all. Congrats to folks who scored, looking forward to pics of the foil variants (feels like the variant's purples/pinks will work well with the foil).


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Still think Kakos print from the opening is a nice alternative, very underrated on here.

Great GID.
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Postby silo on Fri Sep 05, 2014 1:44 pm

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A cleaner updated layout to one of the original posters. Very similar composition. Like it.
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Postby jkw3000 on Fri Sep 05, 2014 1:47 pm

Nice!

Fan of the angle/perspective of the Whalen piece. For me, Whalen always does such a great job but they also come in very dead-on/symmetrical/flat angles. Love how in-the-moment and not straightfoward-angle this piece is - my favorite Whalens tend less towards montage compositions (though I understand that's his strength and what people like about him) and more towards being within the scene, really taking advantage of the full scope of the paper. Great callback to the original while definitely having Whalen's touch.
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Postby stefansf on Fri Sep 05, 2014 3:08 pm

My first Whalen piece. And this looks ridiculously awesome. Snagged a variant!
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Postby DonPiano on Sat Sep 06, 2014 12:32 am

Surprised these are still available. Guess people get really butthurt about shipping costs and print prices. $20 international shipping is wonderful. :pint:
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Postby chisoxfan2424 on Sat Sep 06, 2014 1:09 am

ISO Tom cruise likeness variant. With glow in the dark Tim Robbins.
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Postby summoner on Sat Sep 06, 2014 3:06 am

rubberneck wrote:
jkw3000 wrote:I think you can't go wrong with either. Like soft or hard tacos. ;)

Seriously though, great work by Whalen, my favorite of his designs/compositions. Great job with the landscape orientation. Wish I could swing this but alas, can't always get what you want and all. Congrats to folks who scored, looking forward to pics of the foil variants (feels like the variant's purples/pinks will work well with the foil).


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Still think Kakos print from the opening is a nice alternative, very underrated on here.

Great GID.

Not great, drymounting amazing GID! Probably one of my favorite prints. Anyone that looks at the JPEG is meh, but when you see it in person you immediately realize it blows so many prints out of the water... And you can pick one up for damn near cost.
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