I forgot about the weird shitstorm that happened with this poster. I just saw a Facebook event poster (the new MySpace poster) that ripped this image off/modified it/whatever. There's a bottle of beer in his hand instead of the bone. Plus, I had totally forgotten that Emek did this. That TinEye plug-in really works!
philaarts, i apologize this became such an issue. your webstore states you are in philadelphia, which is where I imagined your screenname came from, and it's where i've ordered some great posters. I didn't mean to call you out or anything it was just a really lame joke.
He Emek... stop acting like your feelings got hurt. I don't buy your ART because its just something I never focused on... my collection was always about completing Koziks work and some other stuff like Jay Ryan.
At the same time though I always thought (and still think so today) that your ART is pretty much on top of the heap and insanely good. And I have said that in basically those terms many many times over, either here on gigposters or during discussions with fellow poster people.
Yes, you give out variants which is great but the fact remains that these are variants of a poster that is sold as 'signed edition of 'x/200' ... I think its bullshit if there is no advance public discourse of the full print run.
A variant here and there is fine but ever since the first PNE QOTSA series I have gotten very wary about the 'creative' new editions that are coming out. (remember, I do buy some of your art from time to time... however few that might be in relation to my other purchases over the years)
Come on now...I love Emek's work & consider him a friend, but let's be a bit more realistic. This poster is fine as posters go, but to call it "genius in its subtlety" is kinda sucking up, don't you think?
Why would someone be tired of variants? If you don't like them then don't purchase them, and instead refocus your energy toward remembering the joys of poster collecting.
Also, great poster EMEK! it reminds me of the lyrics from Talk Show Host, "i want to, i want to be someone else or i'll explode, floating on the surfaces for the birds"
you also forgot to mention that almost all of these were given away free randomly in every order, but you would not know that since you do not buy my art and are always too busy complaining about everything.
I am getting tired of all those freaking variants.... moving to a new place can't cost that much can it?
According to EB these are the editions (so far) :
Blue HB R (15),
Red HB (30),
Striped Gold (5),
Yellow HB (30),
Black HB (?),
Blue HB L (30),
Foil HB (?)
In morrise18's defence, I know him personally and he is not who connie "thinks" he is. Its pretty lame to just call someone out based on something he said a year ago....talk about holding a grudge.
oh yeah, this poster is real nice too. The text looks a little jay ryan-ish maybe?
"Ignore what BigBadDawoolf says. He has prooved himself to be an idiot many times on here, Look here if you must. http://www.gigposters.com/usercomments.php?id=20926
Pretty tragic person."
That link is really sad!!
The most tragic/funny read ive had in a long time!