Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Poster 8 - Kevin Tong For The Hatch 92

The 8th poster is revealed -



It is by an artist called Kevin Tong and is entitled The Hatch.

Ken Tong's website is www.tragicsunshine.com (thanks Amy Lynn)

The URL is runsaverytightoperation.com


The URL comes from Season 5 episode 9 - Namaste (thanks Congested)

The reveal was sprung upon us and one of the DGPH artists was painting it on a wall in the location given to us, this is a picture from the Hub page -



A blogger from the area went to see the mural being painted, click the picture to go to the blog, there is a good sized picture of the art -

92 comments:

Amy Lynn said...

And now, the long wait for poster #9 :)

Trial Attorneys said...

Yep! See you all next Wed or Thurs for the next one!

Congested said...

Indeed Amy (re: the wait)

I'm going to have to find a way to stop myself from buying too many more of these. I originally told myself 3 unless I really liked another. And I now have 3, but we are only 1/2 way done.

Sayid'sgirl said...

Whew
What a crazy few hours. :)

(n) said...

stoked for my print...I know they're going to get better too

Anonymous said...

Oh Boy..this one is very Rene Magritte in origin..Should be fascinating in its 18x24 reality.

Did anybody else have trouble getting Google to find runsaverytightoperation..? It gave me the link to here,,and never did give me the actual sight..weird...MEL

Deneph said...

This art sale is murder on my nerves!

Chris said...

how does this one compare to the ken taylor or eric tan prints?

Zort70 said...

Well that was a rush, just reading the comments was fun !

Zort70 said...

This does look like it will be another one to put under blacklight, even if it doesn't say anything on the site.

Amy Lynn said...

Not that I'm complaining about so many Locke posters, but when are we going to see Sayid?!?!

Sayid'sgirl said...

Yeah Sayid!
I don't think he had a wCM did he?
Hope so.

Amy Lynn said...

I might have said this before, but Sayid and Nadia by the LAX hangar would be fantastic.

Amy Lynn said...

SOLD OUT.

Congested said...

Wow. That was still pretty fast.

Amy (or anyone) do you remember the link to that site that had the high-res scans of the posters? Do they have one for this week's?

Just curious.

Amy Lynn said...

dcaapb.com?

Congested said...

The water cooler Sayid moment for me would be him tripping and snapping that guy's neck with his feet.

Another would be death by dishwasher...

...Doubt they'd do it but Enter 77 had several crazy moments. The iced tea with Kate/Mikael, and of course Mikhail shooting Ms. Klugh which had my jaw drop.

jeremy said...

@Sayid'sgirl What about when he shot young Ben? That was a pretty big WaterCooler Moment, if you ask me!

Congested said...

No that wasn't it... hmm. I'm sure if I dug through comments or old posts I could find it. Hold on.

jeremy said...

and it could look pretty neat re-interpreted as a poster.

Congested said...

Yeah Sayid shooting Ben is a pretty big one. (I still vote for the neck snapping, however.) :)

Congested said...

Zort I'm seeing double! o_O

Zort70 said...

Congested - all back to normal now, I have to do that to get the banner picture sorted out.

jeremy said...

I'm pretty sure that this poster has the most going on in it. (except for maybe the Hurley one)
We have the hatch
the floating island
the shape of an eye
the allusion to "the all-seeing eye"
the gears in the background
the water underneath
the words below the island
the margins for the screened colors
the beam of light that travels further than the others

and those are just the things we can see on the tiny electronic version

beilkear07 said...

Does anyone know is the poster delivered U.S. mail, UPS, FedEx, etc.?

Congested said...

us mail

Zort70 said...

The only thing missing from the poster, unless they are hidden in the detail somewhere, are the numbers.

Congested said...

Odd. I can still press buy now and add the poster to my cart. o_O

Maybe they added the "Sold Out" prematurely and took it off?

Amy Lynn said...

Congested, if people were holding them in their carts, it would have said sold out, and then if they didn't buy them, they'd revert back to the unsold pile.

beilkear07 said...

Thank you. I take it people receive prints over a span of several days considering some have already gotten The Smoke Monster while others have not.

Zort70 said...

I'm in the UK and haven't got my Smoke Monster yet.

I think it just depends where you are in the world and what your local postal service is like.

(n) said...

Yeah looks like those that missed out might have a brief second chance...


...weird

Congested said...

Ah, that explains it Amy. I better empty the cart then so someone can buy it as there obviously aren't very many left.

Amy Lynn said...

Hefty on DarkUFO picked one up for ReverendMilo.

I love LOST fans.

beilkear07 said...

That makes sense. I've got to say I was kind of just watching this "ARG" casually at first but have gotten really caught up in it. What a cool thing to do for the fans. What other show on T.V. could even come close to doing something this unique and special?

reAnimated said...

I show it to now be sold out.

Congested said...

Wow, very nice of them. I was wondering where Milo was.

roxanna said...

it's still showing 'Buy Now' button for me and letting me go through...

weird

reAnimated said...

Wow my gf just agreed to let me hang this one over our bed. Bonus. heh

maven said...

Wow...all that must have been so exciting while it was happening. Sorry, Zort, I was out playing Mah Jongg, and couldn't help with the URL. I checked my email and saw the URL was about to go live and all my Mah Jongg ladies were upset with me for trying to play and frantically trying to refresh pages on my little iPhone! They said it wasn't polite! Luckily, we then broke for lunch and I saw the poster...loved it...and ordered it.....#1300!

Sorry I missed all the excitement!

Sayid'sgirl said...

Little behind on comments but the site you're looking for congested is slashfilm(s).

Yeah the neck snap with the legs was a good one. He's had alot of good fights with alot of people including Keamy. But I don't know if they would be considered WCM.

Sayid'sgirl said...

Glad Rev was able to get one. I was also wondering where he was.

Maven
Tell your Mah Jongg ladies you'll go into therapy after Lost is over. :)
Glad you got one before it sold out.

feel_the_insanity said...

I was really against this one, then decided to buy it because its one of my favorite scenes. Order number 1311.

Also, order number 986 for the Smoke Monster. Not sure who's keeping track of the order numbers, but figured I'd add my name to the list.

dylansdad said...

Missed this one...

But I was charged yesterday for my Smoke Monster. I hope it arrives soon.

Frank said...

I've loved a few of the posters so far, but this one is easily my least favorite.

JPL said...

@congested - Hats Off to you for reaching out to Gabriel earlier this week as well as this afternoon. Judging by some of the comments on the Parque Patrcios Blog... they must think we're quite the bunch. You had mentioned we should somehow thank him... any ideas?

I've got to say this is one of my favorite posters so far (right behind The Crash) because it captures so much of what the show is all about. Two weeks that posters have sold out in a few hours. My guess is that more and more folks are catching onto this ARG and posters will start to be snapped up quicker in the coming weeks.

@zort - again, thank you for keeping us all in one place & what a great place it is. :) Suppose we'll get a day or two to catch our breath before the next clue. Till then!

Ellen said...

email...(what a great poster!)
xxoo

Anonymous said...

This Print by Kevin Tong..does my heart AND Mind , GOOD. It IS the SURREAL ,,that is LOST. I do not mean the Daliesque melting clock and whatnot " surreal", no, I mean the Andre Breton, the Rene Magritte, SURREAL.

This print illustrates the generation of Surrealism as put forth by its founders and best presenters of the perspective Surreal,, And,,Lost 's place in the lineage of its continuation.

The " interconnectivity" of all things human in the back ground, a Breton theme if there is one. Magrittes floating land mass above water is easy to find in any on line poster shoppe. Indeed,,whoo hoo, i used " Indeed,,the visual is the opposite of the great easter egg, only fools are enslaved by time and space. The Island floats free of both. Such is the nature of the Imagination. Mentioned was the " eye" aspect of this print. Lost does not own nor is the creator of the visual symbol, the metaphor ,of the " EYE". It was Breton who saw mankind divided by his perceptual habit of duality,,the exterior tangible world and the interior etheral world ,,and it was the EYE,,that was seen as the " Gateway" between both worlds.Breton and his original Surrealist wanted to Unify these two worlds, change mans habit of seeing them as two seperate realities,,to seeing them as one,,the Surreal. So the Light..extending to the non-bordered edge , can be seen as that vision.
..and there is the Locke figure,,Man Of Faith,,possibly suffering another meltdown,,on why his faith hasn't been answered..and all around him..is the answer to his longing.

This Print is the most obvious and the most quick to the heart of matters LOST. Its all metaphor, the metaphor IS the Message. That It Sold Out..gives me a wide grin..Not in that I believe everyone who bought it sees the Surreal of It,,but in the Hope,, that one day they or their off spring ,,may ask questions of it,,and someday,,see the Surreal of it.....

When I take delivery of it,,then ..i will tell you what I really think of it.....:).....MEL

Deneph said...

Ha! I'm having to translate the comments with Babelfish and the end results are pretty funny.

maven said...

Yes, Mel...as soon as I glimpsed it I had to have it. To me it is the essence of the mythology of Lost along with the pivotal moment of the light in the hatch going on. Having the island floating (which many have theorized)give it an other-worldly quality. Can't wait to scrutinize it in person!

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Capcom said...

That's a really spectacular poster.

I think that the softer side of Sayid would be good too, like him surrounded by all the ladies he's loved -- and tortured. :o)

Cheif Brody said...

A Sayid collage would be spectacular.

Him & Nadia in the center, Iraqi desert in the background...a large bust of him in his Republican Guard outfit...upper right. Fixing the original radio they used to hear Rousseau's message...upper left...another close up of him pointing the gun at lil Ben, staring intently over the barrel, lower left...and finally....him clutching the shot and dying Shannon lower right.

Cheif Brody said...

I think the background should slowly gradiate from desert background at the top...and segue into dark island jungle at the mid-to-bottom portion of the poster.

I would BUY that one in an instant. Still hopeful we will start getting some 'photo realistic' shots of the cast members at some point.

LotteryTicket said...

MEL, waited all day for that. Thank you. But as it was brief and to the point, I languish, waiting for deeper discourse.

Anonymous said...

LT..oh my...5 years of posts made over on abc.com lost,,distilled down to ....geesh..I don't know..where to begin?....MEL

Sandman90 said...

Maven, Glad you were able to get one in spite of the Mah Jongg gathering.

maven said...

Sandman90: Thanks...my Mah Jongg friends just don't get me! LOL

Sandman90 said...

Someone suggested it before but should we revote on favorite posters now that we're halfway there? I'm curious to see how The Crash and Locke's Secret hold up to The Hatch and The Smoke Monster. It also seems that some of the non-sellout prints have been gaining popularity.

knightsintodreams said...

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO it's sold out WHY??
the only poster i've r4eally liked so fay..
and it's sold out ;_;
whywhywhy???
this sucks....
it has Lock, and the Hatch, and cogs int he background..
its so cool.... DAGNABBIT T^T

Anonymous said...

LT..and any others so interested; First ,big thanks for the crazy ride its been ,leading to the this reveal. A "fun" of a whole new dimension. And my condolences to all who came to this Print only to find it sold out. Yet, i've seen others sell out quicker.

Very,,very early on in LOST,,a decision has to be made by the viewer. What is presented is so outrageous one has to decide whether to " suspend the disbelief", or not. Overwhelmingly, todays LOST fan decided early on to suspend the disbelief..Now..let me ask..what have been the consequences of that?..Seems to me,,a million unanswered questions with 10 fold that amount of fans, demanding answers...

The very first thing we all saw of LOST,,was a close up of an eye opening up, Jacks eye. To me..it was a big red flag saying..we are dealing in Surrealism here!!!..The Eye has long been a " symbol" of Surrealism, as stated in an above post. So.. when it came to the "suspension of disbelief" decision...I did NOT suspend disbelief. I accepted the disbelief. I said,, nobody survives a jetliner coming apart at 30k or 20 k or 10 k ft. ..period. From there, I thought..if what is being presented is so unbelievable,,what of it?..The " surreal" idea of what is being presented is Illusion,,a untruth being presented as truth..a slight of hand..a magic trick of a Master Magician..an Illusion presented as Real...and continuing events of extreme exaggerations..miracles,monsters,,etc,,etc..have only reinforced my beginning perspective.

So,, okay.. its a magic trick, an Illusion being presented as a reality. If its an Untruth,,,a falsehood,,then the next question,,leading further away from the " disbelief" route...is, where is the truth?..The real of this show,, the truth of this show,,is in the metaphor. Jacks opening eye,,the metaphor of the Surreal,,a extra reality,, above reality..The sneaker hanging in the bamboo,,I just had a discussion over in abc.com, a week ago about the Podiatry Of Lost..we compiled a list of all things foot, feet,shoes and boots of LOST,,why? because in some civilizations,,removing ones shoes and or putting on a new pair of shoes,,,,represents starting
a New Path. The message is in the metaphor.

At this point it gets dangerous for me. I will start saying things that some just do not grasp and others just will not accept,,since they have invested 5 seasons in the suspending disbelief mode. I do not put down that mode of perceiving LOST. I just ask,,what has it got you but for a million questions,,deliberately not being answered...You see..I perceive the deliberate not answering the many many questions of the fans ,,as on purpose. The purpose of the non answers,, is for the creation of Mystery. The continued Mystery thru out the seasons of LOST is meant to push.. shove,,kick, the viewer into their own Imagination,,,Mystery for the sake of Mystery,,a Mystery that only each Individual can solve. This is the classic Magritte answer to the questions of his paintings.. what do they mean.? Mystery,, thats what they mean..the Mystery of the unexplored Imagination. The suggestion is,,go explore yours....So..now,,you may understand what I mean,,when I say,,rather than a bunch of unanswered questions at the end of each episode,,, I have fulfillment and enjoyment at the end of each episode. Of course this post is just the beginning.

To summarize:..I do not accept the reality presented in LOSt as a real reality. I see it as ALL,, ENtirely, everything.. as such an exaggerated, distorted presentation, that I have to go somewhere else to make any sense of it. That somewhere ,is in the Metaphor,, The Surreal.,,,,There is tons more to be said,,but its easier to grasp,, little bits at a time....The #8 Print is a great illustration of the Surreal that Is Lost..imho...............MEL

LotteryTicket said...

MEL I am closing my eye for now. I must suspend reality or opt for dysfunction. When I awake,, refreshed,, I'll throw on my best slippers, sip and digest your comment.

(n) said...

Fantastic insight MEL. I must say, that is a perspective I had not considered.

jeremy said...

Absolutely beautiful MEL.
You have "opened my eyes" to a new way of viewing LOST.

Thank you.

Zort70 said...

That comment deserves a blog post all of it's own Mel.

I'll work on the new poll today now we are half way through.

thorsten said...

Dear MEL, I will hang ∞ right next to Ceci n'est pas une pipe. I spent a lot of time beween seasons 2 and 4 on ABCs boards, maybe we ran into each other before. I never used my real name, though. Please feel free to write the things that some just do not grasp and others just will not accept as an OP-ED on wantsomefish.blogspot.com.

Dr Mum said...

Most TV doesnt demand much of the imagination... and sometimes that's why we watch it. The L O S T mob expected a bit more from the viewer and it worked.
However the most joyful aspect of the series for me is discussing the anomalies, teasing out meanings and metaphors,speculating on the motives of the writers etc etc.etc.etc.
I dont want to go with the flow and just let it wash over me....I love the detail and feedback on the detaila as much as the show.

Zort70 said...

The new poll is up, get voting.

Zort70 said...

The Crash and The Hatch are the early contenders.

Anonymous said...

MEL -- thought-provoking, thanks. And the producers would be saying thanks too if they read it b/c it lets them off the hook!
Also, remember -- suspension of disbelief is negated as soon as you realize it's happening. -- kyle

LostinLondon said...

Here is a link to Kevin Tong's photo of these on Flickr - they look great!

He has confirmed that the words are Deus Ex Machina

Zort70 said...

Thanks for that LostinLondon, that's a great find.

Have you seen one of the other pictures there, it has the posters in brown paper, and a blurred out image of some sort, I wonder if that is something important ?

vud said...

Nice link LostinLondon. The prints look great. I'm glad I was able to put in my order for this print 10 minutes before leaving for the Minnesota Twins division title game yesterday. Whew.

Capcom said...

Good ideas for a Sayid poster Cheif. Since he's the "McGuyver" of Lost, his radio experience would be well represented in a poster on him like you said.

I hear you Knights, I was sleeping off a headache and missed the sale. Well, I can print out an 8x11 anyway, heheh.

Very good thought Mel! Indeed, when we chose to willfully go down the rabbit hole in Season 1 like Alice, we opened ourselves up for falling into another world where most of the things we knew made no sense at all.

roxanna said...

I don't know who asked him, but this is from Olly Moss on Twitter:

Re: Locke Posters. I have about 40 left but am legally obliged not to sell them until some time next year.

Amy Lynn said...

Oh, roxanna, that's hopeful!

Sandman90 said...

@Zort - appreciate the new poll. Looking forward to the final results!

@lostinlondon - thanks for the link. Looks like this print extends to the edges of the stock. Might make it a little bit more difficult to frame depending on where the signature and print number go.

For those who don't know about it, there is a website called http://www.expressobeans.com/ that is an art collector's community website mostly dealing with graphic art. I had checked it out hoping to find someone willing to part with "Locke's Secret" as it allows you to track ebay listings as well. There is at least one Smoke Monster print for sale on ebay. I don't want to launch into a diatribe about overzealous profiteering (I was, after all, willing to look for one on sale), but they also have a mechanism by which people may offer to trade prints. I've noticed some of the LOSTARG family listed so many of you are probably aware of the site.

roxanna said...

Yes! There's a little bit of hope (which is always better than no hope, according to Christian) of us being able to buy copies of the ones we missed out on later.

:)

www.twitter.com/ollymoss

Congested said...

A bit behind on comments: @JPL: I emailed him again thanking him and wrote up a little piece about what happened yesterday on audibly lost. I don't really know what else to do. Hopefully he had fun in all this too.

@sayid's girl and lost in london: thanks for the links (i had been looking for a high res version of the poster) Also I now saw that 1988 post slightly higher rez versions on their blog, which I understand is old news.

As for the poll, it would be interesting to do one allowing people to choose more than one option as a lot of people may choose Locke's Secret or The Crash, etc. first, but have a second/third favorite that isn't one of those. Just a thought for the future.

Nice of Olly Moss to let people know he's still got some and may be able to sell them next year. I hope whoever wants one can get it.

Scoutpost said...

Sandman- thanks for that website link. I also saw the Smoke Monster for sale on ebay yesterday because I was curious to know if any were being sold for mere profit...the seller actually came down in price from what they were asking originally. eh well.

Sayid'sgirl said...

I'm amazed at how many Sayid fans there are. :)
For a long time I thought I was the only one.

Amy Lynn said...

Sayid, of the O6, is the only character who really had something to go back to the US for, and it was taken from him. Which makes him the most tragic character, and the most likable.

Amy Lynn said...

Interesting that even though it's sold out, The Hatch doesn't have the red banner yet. Did Tyson take the day off?

roxanna said...

I posted this on darkUFO so I'm sharing for those who do not go there...

Great news for anyone who's going to buy in the future!

This is from Go Merch's Twitter account...

"Our stores are back up! Thanks for being so patient while we were down yesterday. Use the discount code backup10 for 10% in any store"

http://twitter.com/Gomerch

I don't know how long we will be able to use it, but maybe we can get 10% off for next week

Martyn said...

Just tried the code with the love triangle and it said it was an invalid code. Shame.

roxanna said...

:( maybe it won't work with our specific 'store'

sorry for the false news, guys

Zort70 said...

The hatch now has a Sold Out banner on it.

Zort70 said...

I've jsut seen the blog where Kevin confirms the words :-

Kevin Tong, on October 7th, 2009 at 12:59 am Said:
It says Deus Ex Machina, the name of the episode.

Link

Anonymous said...

...because its very difficult to find dialogue of Sayid knowingly lieing,while on the Island,, i perceive The Sayid character as Truth,,or the barer of truth,, and as we have seen..the Truth is often very painfull. Fascinating it is,,that off Island..even when telling the truth,,he still is presenting a facade,,and for his troubles,,gets even more physically abused. Listen closely to his dialogue. It seems, that he never lies...Sayid is quite the honorable fellow. And for his efforts..the last we see of him ..is dieing with a bullet in his belly. Hopefully there is Truth to wherever the Incident has taken all of them to....MEL

jeremy said...

Here's a thought -

Is there any evidence to indicate that the artists are being given an episode to watch which has the "water cooler moment" in it, and are thus basing their art on the episode?

I mean each poster seems to center around a particular episode, with the only possible exceptions being The Numbers and The Crash. Although the only item that would make The Crash not specific to the Pilot, would be the Dharma symbol in the upper left corner.

The Numbers is a bit more difficult, as I'm not aware of any one Hurley episode that includes all of those images.

...just a thought...

Zort70 said...

NEW POST

KEVIN said...

Hey guys, this is Kevin Tong.

Thanks for buying this poster and for discussing it. I also appreciate the deep discussions regarding it and have found them to be great reads.

The Magritte comparisons are dead on. I definitely got a Magritte feeling from watching the show, like when Jack would see the figure in the suit on the beach.

The title of the episode "Deus ex Machina" also fascinated me. Given John Locke's (the philosopher) views on the self/personal choice and the application of some external machine that can affect the reality we experience, I chose to depict the island as other worldly and mechanical in some ethereal way.

I have a strong feeling the newest prints are going to be awesome. I hope the ones who missed out can get some future ones.