Monday, January 4, 2010

"Artistic Coincidences"

Unusual, misplaced, or coincidental things seem to stand out to me pretty easily. Maybe it's due to 25 years of doing inspection work on semiconductor circuits, or just my natural conspiratorial brain patterns, who knows. But this similarity jumped out as I was looking through old Lost magazines to find something to draw, and you don't need any inspection expertise to notice this one. The above image scan is a combined drawing/photo illustration in the Jan/Feb 2007 issue in a style that is pretty typical in Lost magazine. It's captioned as an "...exclusive piece of "Otherville" concept art..." done by, "Art director Scott Cobb, under supervision of Production Designer Zack Grobler..." In case it's not clear in the scan, the illustration is a collage of photos and sketches designed to depict the DI compound. It reminded me a lot of the controversial Barracks poster that we've come to know.

Like I said, the designers of Lost magazine often combine production illustrations and location photos and the following image was in this month's issue in a collection of photos about the DI Motor Pool, again attributed to Zack Grobler.

I'm not trying to detract or degrade the workmanship of the Barracks poster here, I'm just making note of an observation that just struck me as being a rather odd.
;-)

5 comments:

LotteryTicket said...

There are all kinds of odd things going on in this picture. Maybe the fact that location is existing camp site, makes Groblar and Duval similar. I find the plant material strange and I think that's the wrong plane type? But here are our now familiar 'rings' and I Ching symbols. If I was a Lost Magazine reader, I suppose I would have made more connections with print designs.

Similar concept drawings where found for The Love Triangle.

Capcom said...

Really? I'd like to see those comparisons for the Triangle, I'll have to look around.

Yes, the magazine production illustration is offbeat for sure. My guess is it's the type of thing where images are slapped together to make a preproduction impression on how things should look when filmed, without too much thought on accuracy, just visual impact.
:-)

LotteryTicket said...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/hotmeteor/sets/72157615214095434/detail/

see: Who's Observing the Observer

Capcom said...

Ah-ha, interesting. Well, at least she did take a scene from Lost, and I supposed a similar cottage shot could be found, but at least she seemed to use her own style for the most part (albeit not her best as some have mentioned).

I wonder what, if anything, the Lost art department said when they saw The Barracks.

:-)

Capcom said...

BTW, thx for the link!