Over The Atlas 06 Horkey

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Tue May 28, 2013 3:44 pm

Damn that is impressive. Congrats to the lucky owner.
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Fri May 31, 2013 2:00 am

appletree wrote:Damn that is impressive. Congrats to the lucky owner.
Indeed. :shock:


I'm curious if that is the copy that had been displayed in MWH??

BTW, Apple it was nice meeting you there!
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Fri May 31, 2013 11:27 am

decker3984 wrote:I'm curious if that is the copy that had been displayed in MWH??
Was wondering the same thing. I sat and stared at that thing for a good 20 minutes. That and the steel grey WBG Japan, which I didn't own at the time. Then it was OG drooling from then on out. 8)
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Wed Jul 17, 2013 11:58 pm

Macro shots of the Magazine Edition:

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Fri Jul 19, 2013 5:48 pm

Is that magazine edition screenprinted?
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christoffergaddini wrote:Is that magazine edition screenprinted?
If it was it'd be sold out.
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christoffergaddini wrote:Is that magazine edition screenprinted?
If it was it'd be sold out.
Damn that what I figured, thanks for the answer
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Mon Jul 29, 2013 1:48 pm

Just read through all 20 pages. WOW! This was by far the gem of the pack. Such cool background on it. :notworthy:
murdock wrote:Here's an insightful text about the production and backstory of the OTA print, taken from German LOW Magazine, issue 1 (August 2006):

The Over The Atlas inset image is essentially an inked version of a
sketch I had worked-up for a painting. Earlier in 2005 I was
approached by some folks from The Seventh Letter about contributing to
a traveling group exhibition entitled, "Letters First". The idea for
the show was that each artist would paint one letter from the phrase
"The World Famous Seventh Letter Crew". Each letter would be painted
on an identically sized canvas and when hung in the gallery would
spell out the complete phrase. The letters chosen were arbitrarily
picked by one of the show organizers and I ended up with the letter F
which happens to be one of my least favorite letter forms to work
with. I decided to build the letter out of objects rather than submit
a traditional letter-based piece, preferring the abstraction of the
idea to a straight-forward solution. The idea for the birds on a
branch came to me and I set to work on the composition in my usual
manner, making sure the image was balanced while still maintaining the
basic shape of an uppercase F. Transferring the sketch to canvas came
next after which the arduous process of painting began (this was my
first, and probably last, attempt at working on canvas).
I eventually finished the piece just a few days before the first
show was to open in Los Angeles and was never really happy with how it
turned out, Mostly due to the surface texture of the canvas obscuring
a lot of the finer detail. I remember being pretty excited about the
initial sketch and thinking it would make for a pretty nice art print
but at the time I didn't give it much thought and just plowed ahead
with the painting.

Not long after the Letters First opening Wezz contacted me about
possibly doing something for the center spread of a magazine called
Ladies and Gentlemen. Both Wezz and the publishers of the magazine
were into the possibility of an art print of the same image which
could be released once the magazine had come out. I didn't have time
to produce an entirely new illustration so I decided to ink the
painting sketch and design a new frame and flourishes to fill up the
spread which would be twice as tall as it was wide, whereas the
original painting was a horizontal piece. Once all of the elements
(outlines, highlights, cloud separations, framework, etc) were
complete they were all sent to Wezz for assembly. Since the magazine
was limited to black and white with a blue spot color we didn't have
to worry about the final art print colorways until Wezz's printing
schedule opened up a bit. In the meantime I had to decide how I wanted
each version of the art print to look since we had decided to publish
two totally different versions - a more limited "chase" version for
our BRLSQ subscribers and Flatstock 8 attendees as well as another
version for our website which would have a higher print run.
I'm particularly enamored with ephemeral advertising materials
from the mid-1800's to the turn of the century and I wanted each Over
The Atlas colorway to reflect a certain mood of that era. The more
limited version was meant to evoke a high-end Chicago brothel and it's
decor - red walls, gold furnishings, etc. Somewhat "classy" but by the
same token exuding the gritty sheen of the recent introduction of
indoor plumbing and the ubiquitous stench of the slaughterhouses. The
more readily available version of the print was the "frontier"
edition, railroad schedules and embossed cardboard photo frames were
main inspirational touch stones. Black and silver are much more
utilitarian and practical whereas the burgundy and gold of the "chase"
edition conjures the Ugly American upper-class bourgeois common in the
wake of the Industrial Revolution.

Again, I'll leave the story behind the image up to the viewer but
here are some details:
The abandoned grain elevator shown in the background of the inset
illustration is the Appleby Elevator located in Sheridan Township,
Rural Codington County, South Dakota. It was built by the Atlas Grain
Company in 1883 and served the local farmers for 75 years, loading
it's last railroad car in 1958. The helmeted birds in the foreground
are a pair of male and female Belted Kingfishers (C. alcyon) of the
family Alcedinidae, while the approaching insect is a leaf beetle, a
member of the large Chrysomelidae family.

Complete edition information for Over The Atlas:

Subscriber/Flatstock Variant (Gold frame/Green inset)
Red paper - edition of 100
Orange paper - edition of 3
Tan/Kraft paper - edition of 4
Black paper - edition of 18
Baby blue paper - edition of 6
All with Gold Black Osprey gocco print on reverse.

Regular Web Variant (Silver frame/Yellow inset)
Black paper - edition of 176
Orange paper - edition of 4
Baby blue paper - edition of 4
Red paper - edition of 14
All with Silver Black Osprey gocco print on reverse.
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