Specimens for sale.

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By Bob_chong on Friday, January 05, 2001 - 05:24 pm: Edit


Would it be ok if I resell your works for $175 apiece? Y'know, for those worried about shipping and such...

Happy New Year.


By Martin on Friday, January 05, 2001 - 09:49 am: Edit

We don't have anything on MP3.com ... I don't trust that. We will have a site up soon, which will have samples of songs posted on it. I don't think it would be a problem to put the lyrics up there either.

I could mail you a demo CD... its free and you'll get to hear the music in its full hi-fi glory.


By Anatomist1 on Friday, January 05, 2001 - 02:38 am: Edit


I would have to hear it and see the lyrics before I would agree to put my work on the cover. Have you put songs on MP3.com?


By Martin on Thursday, January 04, 2001 - 10:14 am: Edit

Very nice. I must say I have newfound respect for you now that I've seen your work. Its right up my alley.

I think the imagery would go very well with alot of my music. Would you be interested in hearing any of it?


By Anatomist1 on Thursday, January 04, 2001 - 09:26 am: Edit

Album cover. Hmmm... I'd need to know the specifics to decide. I have a friend who is going into copyright law. I would have to get some advice from him...

I actually have some images you haven't seen that would make great album covers, as they are a bit too plain to be good photos of their own merit and there is adequate space to accomodate text.

Like this one:



By Martin on Thursday, January 04, 2001 - 06:33 am: Edit

"Also, keep in mind that these are low-res mock-ups, and the image you see is only a crude estimation of the actual poster."

Kind of like how an MP3 is a crude estimation of a real recorded song.

How much would you charge to use a photograph of one of your sculptures for say, an album cover?


By Anatomist1 on Wednesday, January 03, 2001 - 01:42 pm: Edit

Yeah, I think I like the ones with the small font better too, but some of the popular examples I perused looked more like the ones with the big font. The bicycle creature is about 30" long and the twins are about 20" tall. Sometimes I daydream about having the means to make a version of #358 in the size they used to call "colossal", which is about 125% life size, which would make the back wheel about 3 feet in diameter. I couldn't do it without money up front and an installation site though...

Also, keep in mind that these are low-res mock-ups, and the image you see is only a crude estimation of the actual poster.


By Daedelus on Wednesday, January 03, 2001 - 12:32 pm: Edit


please use the ones with the smaller fonts.

which is more important, the art or the artists name?

smaller font = nicer layout

nice sculpture btw. what are the sizes?


By Martin on Wednesday, January 03, 2001 - 11:03 am: Edit

Impressive. Your work is very freakish in a good kind of way. Bravo!


By Anatomist1 on Wednesday, January 03, 2001 - 10:41 am: Edit

Thanks to new forum member Cheese, I am hatching a plan to produce and sell posters of two sculptures which seem to generate the most interest. My current idea is to have 16x20 posters printed on a Durst Lambda digital printer. They are printed via laser exposure onto standard photographic paper, and are supposed to be the highest quality digital prints available... we'll see. I think I will be able to sell them for $35 plus shipping, rolled up. I can also have them mounted on foamcore or a styrene backing (the finished product is similar in consistency to a hardshell mousepad, and seems suitable for hanging w/o frame or framing without glass). I am looking into how much more the backing and shipping flat will add.

If anyone is interested, you can take a look at web mock-ups of the initial designs at the addresses below. Each poster has two different designs: the image and fonts are different proportions. I haven't seen a lot of this type of poster, so I am still experimenting with these elements. I am interested in feedback on relative font size and layout style.

Please email or respond if you might be interested in one. I would like to get an idea of the possible demand, to decide on an initial scale for the project. If the size doesn't seem good, please comment on that too. I have chosen this size because of the cost and likely image quality. Upping the size to, say, 20x30 would double the cost and make the image softer.


I have been hoping for a way to make some of my work available to people who don't want to spend hundreds of dollars, and I'm hoping this may be the ticket.

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