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Tue Jun 29, 2010 6:42 pm

The Crazy 4 Cult show is going to bankrupt me...
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somebody give me this poster now.
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Tue Jun 29, 2010 9:04 pm

I do not like the back to the Future II print

but this one is cool
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Can someone tell me where I can get this? I've checked crazy 4 cult, gallery 88, google, etc and still nothing.

Also, can someone link to the Back to the Future 2 print that was mentioned? I'd like to see it but dunno who made that one. Thanks!
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mitchladd wrote:Can someone tell me where I can get this? I've checked crazy 4 cult, gallery 88, google, etc and still nothing.

Also, can someone link to the Back to the Future 2 print that was mentioned? I'd like to see it but dunno who made that one. Thanks!
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Thu Jul 01, 2010 10:53 am

I am hoping Tan sells some
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Sat Jul 10, 2010 3:33 pm

Offset Litho for $75, huh?

And it's already sold out online.
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Sat Jul 10, 2010 5:54 pm

that is why I did not buy it
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Sat Jul 10, 2010 6:57 pm

I have picked up some Eric Tan prints that sold for $150 and more. In this case, a cheaper printing method was used and it resulted in a much lower price--less than half what you would pay for one of his 13x19 Pixar giclees. So I have no complaint about the price--especially considering the secondary market value.

Although Tan is typically the king of vectors, I think that he was really inspired by old magazine advertisements from the fifties, and I wouldn't be surprised if the choice to use a less perfect "old school" printing method was an intentional way of attempting to reproduce that retro feel. If I wanted to create something that looked like an authentic period ad, I would create it using the tools and methods that would have been available half a century ago--which means avoiding the precision of contemporary digital creation and printing technology. I think it has the potential to be more charming this way, and I'm looking forward to seeing it in person.
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dylansdad wrote: So I have no complaint about the price--especially considering the secondary market value.

and I wouldn't be surprised if the choice to use a less perfect "old school" printing method was an intentional way of attempting to reproduce that retro feel. If I wanted to create something that looked like an authentic period ad.

ummm what secondary market none have sold for zero dollars, some have it listed for crazy amounts. Wait two months, it will be selling for less then $100, promise


ummmm #2 your claim that lithographs are old school and less perfect is also wrong

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Sat Jul 10, 2010 10:59 pm

my opinion is that he was aiming for a vintage magazine ad appeal and would definitely be better achieved using this type of offset lithograph printing. If it were a silkscreen the colors would be layered on top of one another creating depth, but with the flat printing of this one I think it captures that magazine look a little better. I really don't think they were just trying to cheap out on printing.


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Kdh12 wrote:ummmm #2 your claim that lithographs are old school and less perfect is also wrong

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Sorry. It was my understanding that giclees date back to the late 1980's and early 1990's, while lithography dates back to the late 1700's. That's what I meant by "old school."

It is also my understanding that giclee printing offers a wider range of more accurate colors compared to the four colored dots of lithography, and in a higher resolution that offers greater faithfulness in printing directly from the digital source without the loss of detail that can occur with the use of plates. That's what I meant by referring to lithography as "less perfect."

I just think that modern technology has given us the tools to potentially reproduce original artwork with a greater degree of faithfulness than was possible fifty years ago. But the older methods still have their place.

Also, I didn't mean to refer specifically to the secondary market value of this piece, which is (as you correctly pointed out) unproven at the moment. But I have seen that Eric Tan prints that sell out this quickly rarely return to their original selling price on the secondary market. In general, his sold out work holds its value well.
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Sat Jul 10, 2010 11:58 pm

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I take it you don't like digital printing?
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