Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Frame 2 - Newbury / Weds 89

A new clue has appeared on the DamonCarltonandaPolarBear Hub page :




Holywood_Bob has told us about the location of the photograph - "it is a shot of the opening of a store called johnny cupcakes on newbury st in Boston. it is an indy tshirt shop." Click here to go to the Jonny Cupakes website.

The store in the photograph is on Newbury Street in Boston and also on Newbury Street happens to be the International Poster Gallery which is holding an exhibition on - 'Time Travel: A Century of Travel Posters'. (This information came from several sources, but the first was from Mrz Z on the Dark UFO Spoiler TV forum)

Also on Newbury Street there is Newbury Comics (Thanks to LotteryTicket and Sayid'sGirl for this)

This is not a confirmed event yet at either place, but it does seem likely that either the Johnny Cupcakes shop, because of the photograph, or the poster museum is the venue given the nature of what we are searching for. More information will be posted here when we know more.



Update - 2:39pm(est)

This new image has appeared on the Hub page :



Update - 5:45pm(est)

The biggest clue yet, confirming the location and the time :





A possible Johnny Cupcake design idea ?

89 comments:

Zort70 said...

So three possible locations, I am assuming for the moment that Johnny Cupcakes is the location given the photo on the hub page.

But does that mean the next item will be a tshirt ?

Zort70 said...

Anyone in Boston that can go down to either location ?

Marc said...

agreed, the other "Hint" was an exact location and event. Just like this will be on wednesday. This is not much of a game.

Zort70 said...

In terms of layers of complication then yes there only appears to be one !

However it doesn't mean we can't have some fun along the way, and there are some other things happening like the odd spacings and extra pixels on some of the pictures on the hub page.

Lisa said...

damn it, why did they have to make it Boston ? I hate going into Boston because it's such a big city. I'm a hour away and I hope they don't say ok, you got to go there for some opening that night. Because I'm close enough to go but don't like going there. There is a newbury comics around here or in the mall, does that count ? lol

Sayid'sgirl said...

Lottery Ticket
I went to bed after my last post so that's why this is so late.

abbreviation for Wednesday

Also I'm actually old enough to remember it. :)

Zort70 said...

Lisa, yes I put the Newbury comics site on the main post, but I personaly don't think it will be there.

I've been to Boston and found it was like most large cities, it has it's good and bad points.

Lisa said...

yes it does, it's a pain to get around unless you know how and where to park. Not fun !

Sayid'sgirl said...

Johnny who owns Johnny Cupcakes used to work at Newbury Comics.

Zort70 said...

Interesting quote from the story page -

"as well as a record shop called "Newbury Comics". They have about twenty-something locations (in which I ended up getting my pins sold through). Almost every day when I went into work, I was given a different completely random nicknames for no reason what so ever"

Sounds like Sawyer was working there !

Sayid'sgirl said...

This paragraph is interesting too zort.

During the last day of the trade show I saw a lot of kids wearing the same sneakers as I had on. I said to myself, "I don't like having something that everyone else has". Which got me thinking... maybe I shouldn't have my shirts all over the place? People like what nobody else has. I decided then, to keep my shirts out of chain stores, and to be very very selective of which shops I'd like to carry my brand. In addition, I decided to make all of my t-shirt limited and exclusive. Some shirts more limited than others...some shirts even numbered! Deciding upon this was probably one of the most valuble decisions I've made for my company. It makes it more than just a t-shirt line. It's collectible, limited, wearable art.

The bold tags are mine. I looks like we may be getting different mediums of art from TPTB.

Zort70 said...

I agree that things are pointing in the direction of the T-Shirt.

Zort70 said...

So are we going to get the Dharma Cupcake station ?

Zort70 said...

Like this ?

The Cupcake Station

Sayid'sgirl said...

lol you're faster than me zort.

cupcake statiion

LotteryTicket said...

http://hideyourarms.com/tag/release/

Here's where the pic originated.

good morning.

apologies for weds.

can't play today. so if t, i hope some left by days end. So will be signing?

Sayid'sgirl said...

Good morning Lottery Ticket.
To bad you can't play today. Maybe there won't be much going on.
See you tomorrow for sure.

And no worries about the Weds. it's not used anymore only old folks like me remember it. lol

Zort70 said...

LotteryTicket, that is a good find, it is a bigger version of the one on the story page on the Johnny Cupcake website.

Sayid'sGirl we are on the same wavelength today !

Zort70 said...

Looking at the way the T-Shirts are packaged, I wonder if the box will also be a Lost related item ?

This is assuming that the T-Shirt is what is going to happen.

Sayid'sgirl said...

Assuming so. Yes that would be cool. Maybe it would be a fishbiscuit. lol That's about the only thing not in the auction.

Zort70 said...

Just seen this article about a Lost Numbers T-Shirt on the Hide your arms site.

maven said...

Good work on beginning to narrow this down. Maybe there will be another hint later today! I'm not sure about the t-shirt idea...otherwise why are there empty frames, unless they frame a t-shirt?

maven said...

In the description of what the 16 pieces of art will be...silk-screened posters seem to be the final version of whatever art is created by these designers and artists. So maybe the artwork from a t-shirt will become a poster.

I'm following Johnny Cupcakes on twitter now: twitter.com/JohnnyCupcakes

He mentions he's been working a lot in his Boston store lately!

Zort70 said...

Johnny does say on the story page

"I'm now going through my notebooks of designs, concepts and ideas. Working on everything 3 years in advance. Ties, hand bags, toys, silk screened #'d posters, housewares, sneakers, jackets & a lot of surprises to come! "

maven said...

So I gather he puts his designs on a number of items including numbered posters! This does sound it! Good work everyone.

Scoutpost said...

Well I'm glad they gave us another clue- that is Johnny Cupcakes, otherwise LOST fans would've invaded the International Poster Gallery! Maybe Jack or Christian will be there since they are the Red Sox fans. Can't wait to see the new one!

Zort70 said...

The trouble is the clue is still a bit vague.

Does it mean the art will be available on Wednesday.

Will there be a launch event at some point ?

Does someone have to go to the shop from opening to closing time just in case ?

Brett said...

Does anyone find the main poster on the Poster Gallery site is an illustration of a polar bear in a mustard company advertisement? Polar bears? Mustard? Actually its ketchup? Just a thought.

Ellen said...

good work you guys!
running by for email (waving!)
xxoo

LotteryTicket said...

NEW CLUE

looks like part of the poster/t-shirt

Dharma Cupcake?

LotteryTicket said...

Johnny Cupcake website history now includes the photo from DCaaPB plus another which clearly shows store front.

Tom said...

Interesting that the new photo looks like wood instead of silkscreen or fabric. Also, there's a thin unpainted curve inside whatever's in the middle of the Dharma symbol. Leaning away from the cupcake logo now...

Sayid'sgirl said...

Hey zort maybe you were right about that Dharma logo. :)

Tom
Yeah that's definitely on wood. Maybe it will be a sign in the window or somewhere outside or inside the store.

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Tony said...

hi, first time poster, long time looker. i came up with a theory regarding the newest image for frame 2...

i looked at all the dharma logos and the middle symbol best matches that of the flame, from what you can see of it. i tried different contrasts and such on the pic and nothing really came out of it... although the lighter wood looks like it has ripples in it like water, or sand on a beach. the Flame? newbury? johnny cupcakes? whats goin on. lol

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LotteryTicket said...

this looks to me like color pencil hatching. Maybe crumbs from a cupcake? The logo might be in water or on fabic. Maybe an island beach?

Is there a way to determine "time of posting" for images? Just wondering if there is a pattern developing.

Or, are TPTB are reading this very blog and feeding us as needed.

Zort70 said...

I've added the new clue to the main post, not sure it tells us anything though, apart from the art is going to be related to Dharma in some way.

Zort70 said...

Has anyone spotted the hair in the photo ?

Sloppy of them to leve it there, but it does tell us that this is a real thing, not a painting. Unless they have painted a hair onto it !

Zort70 said...

By the way Hi to Tony and welcome out of the Lurker world

Lisa said...

funny, I noticed the hair as well. When you live with long haired dogs, you notice such things !! lol

Zort70 said...

LotteryTicket, I think those photo's were there before.

LotteryTicket said...

I saw it and just couldn't bring myself to post a comment about it. Vincent?

maven said...

I don't know what this latest piece of the puzzle tells us....definitely not when something is going to happen tomorrow (like the first one did). Maybe later there will be more!

Zort70 said...

Vincent - I think it is more of a brunette than a blonde !

Zort70 said...

I'm going to get some sleep now, keep on commenting, especially if there is another clue posted.

Zort70 said...

Just as I refreshed for the final time a new clue appeared.

Scoutpost said...

zort- did you get the newest? "Tell them Horace sent you?" it updated again with date 8/26 and time 10am EST.

LotteryTicket said...

dharma skateboarder

Who's going?

Zort70 said...

Thanks Scoutpost, I've updated the main page.

I'm definitely going to bed this time.

thin said...

http://damoncarltonandapolarbear.com/dcpb/x/images/Newbury.jpg

Frame 2 Hub page just updated

http://damoncarltonandapolarbear.com/dcpb/x/hub.html

Capcom said...

Hi Tony, welcome to the TLC LostARGs, and also everyone else that's new here this hiatus. :-)

Now hey, some Lost or DHARMA skateboard art is something that I could get into!

thin said...
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thin said...

Oh My..Johnny Cupcakes has been doodling..

In the words of Sawyer, "Is that what they're calling it these days?"



(this post was modified by the author :)

maven said...

Okay, that's 7AM PST tomorrow! Over at Dark's they're saying if you go into the store and say "Horace sent me" they'll give you a piece of Dharma spongecake!

Skateboard station? LOL

Sayid'sgirl said...

See what happens when I take a nap.
I'm not use to getting up early again now that school has started back up.
I sleep in during the summer. lol

Sayid'sgirl said...
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Sayid'sgirl said...

I hope it's not the piece with the hair. :)

BTW why a skateboarder

LotteryTicket said...

Tony Hawk is an Other.

Sayid'sgirl said...

This is a post from DarkUFO.

by pooh on Tue Aug 25, 2009 11:30 pm

I just called Johnny Cupcakes in Boston to see if I could weasel some info and found out that the event tomorrow is "like a scavanger hunt." Hmmmm That's all the info he could give me bc that's all his boss told him. Shame I won't be able to make it to Boston from CO tomorrow

Sayid'sgirl said...

Well at least I'll be able to stay awake to follow this event. That is if there will be someone to follow like we did Hollywood_Bob.

maven said...

There's quite a few posters over at Dark's that said they live nearby...one lives around the corner!

Sayid'sgirl said...

I'll have to keep an eye out on whose going to go and if they're going to post/twitter post pics or what.

Did we have any early clues that the poster would be of Hurley?
Just wondering who/what the theme will be this time.

Sayid'sgirl said...

I guess the clues would point to Locke. The puzzle and Horace sent me.
I still don’t understand the skateboarder though.

maven said...

Me, either, Sayid'sgirl!

Lisa said...

I really want to go but if it's just to get a piece of cake and then a hunt around a town I don't know, I'm not sure I would like to go. Hummm still thinking about it.

maven said...

Lisa: I understand your hesitance! The Hollywood thing was close to me, but I wasn't comfortable going into Hollywood night clubs alone late at night.

LotteryTicket said...

There is a skateboard shop on Newbury across the street from Johnny Cupcakes.

Just a note Johnny Cupcakes in public alley 432 < numbers.

Dr Mum said...

This is one for Skaters
The Dharma logo is the skater in the background you can see it on the stencil picture..remember this is a reverse image.
He sells limited edition teeshirts.

Eugene said...

Hi all. I have nt posted anything since Find815. But I live in MA and I will go tomorrow. If I can figure out this twittr thingy Iwill let you know so anyone can follow if they want.

Lisa, I hear ya! This better be a little more than Dharma spongecake. But I am up for a scavneger hunt.

Eugene said...

Ok. My twitter is @jleblanc7 Here

Eugene said...

Let's try that again. How about here. here

eugen said...

Not sure why that is not working. And i can't delete it. Sorry but i am on twitter.

Scoutpost said...

Yeah...Johnny Cupcakes sells t-shirts, not cakes and baked goods...so don't go there expecting a yummy treat.

Not sure why they decided on skater art...unless maybe you have to go on a hunt to find the skater Dharma logo to find the actual LOST art. Guess we'll know soon enough. Hopefully I'll be able to follow along, but 10:30 in Boston will be 7:30 here, right in the middle of getting kids ready and off to school.

Eugene said...

Hi, sorry. I left my cell phone on my work desk. My daughter said it's okay if you follow her, she will be posting updates as things go on.
Her account is @IyemMary
Here

Lisa said...

Eugene, my bf said he knew we were going so I guess we will be there. If you see a tall blonde with a grizzly hairy guy, that's us. I've turned into a woose in my older age so were just going to go for it and hope that there is parking somewhere close by.

Shelly said...

Shoot. I live in Boston but cannot make it there because of work. I've been to Johnny Cupcakes, its really cute. If it's a scavenger hunt I can't imagine they would make people go to Newbury Comics though because its a few blocks up. Oh well we'll see!

BarbaraJay said...

Checking in for email. (My work computer blocks blogger.) Hope I can check in around 10 am tomorrow.

LotteryTicket said...

lonesomedinner.com/johnny/

twitter post from JohnnyCupcakes

does this mean anything?

maven said...

Lisa: Do you guys have a twitter acct?

Thanks, Eugene, following your daughter!

I'll be on first thing in the AM to follow along as long as I can (having a group over @9:30AM to work on a quilt). Hope most of it is over by then!

Lisa said...

you know, I think I might back out on going. I'm such a woose !! I'm looking at the street view and the parking is minimal and us with a huge truck sure won't squeeze in to a small space they show on there. I also have to be here at 3 for my son and it's a 2 hour drive to get there - one way. It would be rush hour too.

Zort70 said...

Don't worry Lisa, I'm sure we will have it covered one way or another.

Thunderstorm said...

Skateboards...

and this, from Some Like It Hoth:

MILES: LaFleur's busy. Horace sent me instead. I'm in the circle of trust.

Can I be the first to predict...

It's a Miles T-shirt.

Zort70 said...

I can't imagine Miles on a skateboard

Eugene said...

Hi everyone,

We are heading into JCC's in about an hour. I hope it's not too crazy in town. I can't find a weather or traffic report on any channel since the passing of Sen Kennedy is getting non-stop coverage here.

Camera is charged. Coffee is made. I haven't been this excited since I got an Apollo bar.

Sayid'sgirl said...

Oh my gosh. I haven't turned on the news yet.
Sen. Kennedy died?
I knew it was probably close but I didn't expect it now.

Ellen said...

R.I.P. Senator...

Eugene, have fun! Thank you and please keep us updated!
xxoo

Lisa said...

I was thinking skater as in Sawyer and Kate. lol

Zort70 said...

I've created a NEW POST for todays hunt.