“Ben Linus” by Todd Slater is the fourteenth screen print in the Lost Alternate Reality Game series released in honor of Lost: The Final Season. This poster has huge significance to The Blot because it features one of my favorite characters, Benjamin Linus! No other character has taken the show by storm quite like Michael Emerson’s Ben. From the moment he appeared on screen you knew there was more to The Others’ “Henry Gale,” but even I could not have imagined where Linus’ story would take him and the show. And you can’t have a screen print featuring Ben without his pet #8 white rabbit.
Slater is an amazing artist with a strong fan following, so The Blot has a feeling this print will be highly sought after by Lost fans and Slater fans alike. “Ben Linus” is the 14th screen print released on Damon, Carlton and A Polar Bear in honor of Lost’s sixth and final season. Todd Slater’s limited edition Lost screen print “Ben Linus” measures 18”x24”, has a run size of 300 pieces and comes hand signed and numbered by the artist. The print could have been purchased here for $50, but like all of the other recent Lost screen print releases it sold out in mere minutes.
In celebration of LOST's final season and as a project of fan appreciation, 16 top designers and artists, who are also fans of the show, were commissioned to create artwork celebrating one of the series' most memorable, and unforgettable, "water cooler" moments. This ultimate "fan art" was then turned into labor intensive, hand-pulled screen prints, limited to an edition of just 300, with less than 200 available to the public through our websites. Each beautiful poster tells its own different story, allowing the fan to relive memorable and influential moments in an artistic manner, as the show's storied run comes to a close. Once this limited edition print has sold out, they will never be printed again. Celebrate the fandom, community and family created by one of televisions' greatest shows by hanging a little part of its history, inspiration and influence on your wall. (link)
Friday, November 20, 2009
Yes, you read that title correctly! Designer clothing label The Hundreds is teaming up with Dark Horse Comics to release a line of Usagi Yojimbo t-shirts to coincide with the 25th anniversary of Stan Sakai’s famous long eared ronin samurai! This collaboration has The Blot very excited, as one of my all time favorite comic book characters finally hits the mainstream with a line of designer t-shirts.
On Saturday, November 21st, The Hundreds will be releasing two limited edition t-shirts at the company’s flagship stores in Los Angeles and San Francisco. The Blot is already trying to convince my friends in LA and San Fran to hook me up with the awesome blue UY tee seen above.
The back of each shirt features the logos of all three parties involved in this killer release, The Hundreds’ Bomb logo, Stan Sakai’s signature, and the Dark Horse Comics logo. Both The Hundreds x Dark Horse Comics Usagi Yojimbo limited edition t-shirts feature new artwork by Stan Sakai made specifically for this release, and each shirt is limited to just 200 of each design.
To mark this very special occasion, on Saturday Usagi Yojimbo creator Stan Sakai will be at The Hundreds’ LA location from 11am to 12pm to sign copies of the latest issue of his monthly comic. (link) Also, the first 25 people to arrive will receive a signed copy of the first ever full color Usagi Yojimbo graphic novel entitled Yokai! How cool is that!?!