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The King in Yellow: Paper Props / Ephemera?

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on July 14, 2017 by Staff Writer

“The banners of the king advance…”

Since we’ve all found The Yellow Sign, and have TKIY on the brain, I have a few ideas bouncing around in my head. But, in what will be a first, but maybe not the last, I thought I’d ‘take the pulse’ of the fandom and ask what like-minded people would like to see. Keep in mind the results of this poll are non-binding, but I thought it might be a fun idea:

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Alien (1979): “Balaji Imperial” Cigarettes Pack Replica

Posted in Design, Physical Object with tags , , , , , on March 11, 2017 by Staff Writer

After a lot of on-and-off work, I’ve finally printed, cut and folded my first set of Balaji Imperial cigarettes replicas:

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Here’s a sample of the files associated with this project:

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I made multiple versions of the box art, and two versions of a hypothetical tax stamp as well. The package art shown in the big photo above is as close to screen-accurate as I can get, given the references. Some of the smaller text I had to guess at, and the art on the top flap is speculative as well.

The die-line was tricky as well, and still needs to be improved in places.

Kong: Skull Island: Brie Larson ‘Tag’ Replica

Posted in Design, Physical Object with tags , , , , on March 11, 2017 by Staff Writer

After finding the hi-res promo stills, I was able to read all the text on the front of this tag, and (after much needle-in-a-haystack searching) identify the airplane image as well:

Promo still on the left, my replica on the right.

I see the movie this afternoon, so I’m hoping the back side (if we ever see it) is identical. Maybe we’ll get a decent look at the other tags. Otherwise, there’s always the art book.

Casablanca: Replica Rick’s Cafe Checks

Posted in Design, Physical Object with tags , , , , , , , , on December 17, 2016 by Staff Writer

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Apropos of nothing, I found these old replica checks I’d made some years ago:

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Certainly not exact reproductions, but the price is right. Enjoy!

Lovecraft Paper Props / Ephemera for Sale

Posted in Design, Physical Object with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 27, 2016 by Staff Writer

Just popped the two items I have in hand on eBay, if anyone’s looking for some inexpensive, obscure gifts for themselves or others:

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“It is written on the brick cylinders of Kadatheron that the beings of Ib were as green in hue as the lake and the mists that rise above it…”

My mock museum artifact souvenir postcards inspired by “The Doom That Came to Sarnath”

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“It was languid curiosity which first brought Stephen Jones to Rogers’ Museum… and he had strolled in one April day to see how disappointing he would find it. Oddly, he was not disappointed…”

My mock Rogers’ Wax Museum tickets inspired by “The Horror in the Museum”

 

Coming Soon: New Lovecraft Paper Paraphernalia!

Posted in Design, Physical Object with tags , , , , , on November 26, 2016 by Staff Writer

I’ve been designing some new, paper ephemera inspired by various HPL stories and creations:

  • Student ID blank
  • Two hotel luggage labels
  • Student union card
  • Fraternity membership card
  • Student club card
  • Two Three steamship baggage labels
  • Museum artifact postcard
  • Museum ticket

Waiting for stuff to come in the mail – Lots of excitement! All the result of many hours of work and research online. And there’s still one more business card which I have yet to get printed.

EDIT 11-27-2016: Ha ha! The two hotel labels have come in! Now to wait a week or more for the other six other jobs…

EDIT: 12-01-2016: Got the student IDs in the mail last night!

Lovecraftian Newspaper Filler Articles

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on November 23, 2016 by Staff Writer

Presented as a public service for those who need to pad a period newspaper, or add some red herrings to the back side of an article. The following images are all real, period articles from American papers, 1924-1929.

A special note to those composing period newspaper articles: please do your due diligence. Research real articles from the period and area in question. A simple Google Image Search for the location, year, and ‘newspaper article’ should give you some samples of what they would look like. As will the following excerpts:

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