Thursday, October 15, 2009

"Poster #9"

This week's poster is an amazing piece of Lost subject done in minimalist (some say comic book) graphic style -- the radio tower, the A-team, and Shannon's first appearance in a poster. But the color did nothing for me. I would have tried to buy it if it looked more like how I manipulated the color above (but with a blue sky -- I couldn't make only the vegetation green and the sky blue with my program). I'm not crazy about beige at all. But it's a great poster and a perfect slice-of-Lost moment nonetheless, in my opinion. The translating of Rousseau's transmission was a jolting development that introduced a storm of questions in viewer's minds. Some people don't think so, but I do.

The original colors. An odd choice to me, but I must defer to the professional here.


Sayid'sgirl said...

Hey capcom
I like what you did with the color change. I agree beige isn't my color either.

I think even violet tones might even have worked too. (For my taste, not to take anything away from the artist.)

I wonder what our next offering will be?

Sayid'sgirl said...

Think I put the word even in there enough? lol

Capcom said...

Heheh, I do that all the time with words too. I have to reread and edit my posts a million times before saving them to the front page.

You're right, I did try it with the violets too, it looked good when it was on the darker side, kind of like an misty evening or early morning atmosphere.

I really like the effect that McC created with the looming mountains in the background. It gives it a very ominous effect, similar to the feeling that I got when they were trying to translate Danielle's signal in desparation, and then hearing the shocking content. Suddenly things felt very claustrophobic and like they were trapped by danger, and McC's
layout really conveys that well IMO.'s...beige. :o)

Sayid'sgirl said...

I don't know how else to get in touch with you so please forgive me for posting it here.

I've sent you a message at your myspace page. It from me and a couple of friends.

You can of course delete this after you've read it. Sorry again for usintg this method.

Capcom said...

Hey no prob! Thanks! I always forget to check Myspace and I'm trying to learn FB now too, ugh. I'll check it out.


Ellen said...

I really LOVE the green!

Capcom said...

Hi Ellen! Me too. I hope that I don't get in trouble for altering his idea. Well, people have altered the Mona Lisa any time they feel like it, right?


Wayne Allen Sallee said...

This poster presents depth, the Locke one minimalism, and the ones in between way to cluttered. I'm glad for the varied tones, though.

Green would look better. I'm going to take a photo of this agravating painting we've had for a decades. It has varied hues of beige and brown (palm trees) a shoreline and a boat in the distance. No real reason I dislike it per se, it just is a big-butt painting with bland collars.

Capcom said...


Bigmouth said...

You really have an eye for this stuff, Capcom. I totally would have bought that one if it were green like your presented it above.