April 1, 2009
print update: signing
Today was “Print Signing” Day. Spent most of the morning signing “Corinthians” and “We Need To Talk”. Rock on.
As you can see, “WNTT” is red & white. It was conceived as a purple & blue print, but as I e-mailed to people who had pre-ordered one:
As you will remember, it was envisioned as a mostly purple print, with some blue and black.
It looked good on the computer screen [i.e. lit from behind]. The trouble is, it didn’t look so good as a printed proof. It simply didn’t work. Somehow the purple didn’t gel with the other colors. It all looked kinda muddy.
So we messed around, as you can see in the second photo above. We took out the purple, just to see if that helped.
Then we changed the original blue to fire-engine red, we also tried orange-yellow.
And the red.… simply put.… looked SMOKING HOT! I’m writing this down in Miami. The WNTT edition [red] just arrived here in a wooden crate, and it looks utterly fabulous. Trust me; the photo doesn’t do it justice.
[The prints, 30 seconds after opening the crates…]
I know that the purple image above was what you planned on buying, and you may in fact have had your heart set on something purple. I totally understand that. Then again, Art is a work-in-progress. I didn’t know exactly HOW things were going to turn out until I was actually in the printing studio. C’est Le Guerre.
I’m signing the prints tomorrow and shipping them out this week. If you’re not happy about the new red color, I understand completely, and I will gladly refund your money in full, or credit you with a later print edition. It’s totally your call.
The vast majority of people were cool with this, a lot of them actually said they preferred the new red version. One person did have her heart set on purple, so we gave her a refund, fair enough. One other person agreed to take a “Corinthian” in its place. So it all turned out rather well, all things considered.
The prints are being shipped out tomorrow, so expect to see yours in the mail in the next few days. To be honest, I’m over the moon with how well these two editions turned out. These are very exciting times. Thanks, as always, for your love and support. Rock on.
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