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the war of the worlds by strongstuff the war of the worlds by strongstuff
aaaaaaaand here's the second of my two screenprints that'll be debuting at gallery 1988's "required reading"show. based on the prints that have been shown so far, this event (curated by OMG posters and rob jones) is going to be unbelievable.

though most people have a vision of the RGB-eyed aliens from the 1953 film, h.g. wells' novel was actually written in 1898 and is set in victorian london. that provides the unique opportunity to do a steampunk-ish take on the alien tripods, which i happily took. it was also cool to be able to work with period-specific fonts and effects for the typography.

as with the adventures of sherlock holmes poster, this one was printed at D&L and looks amazing.

show opening
friday, april 15th
7-10 pm

poster info
size: 18"x14"
medium: 2-color screenprint, french speckletone 100# cover
edition: limited, 50

location
gallery 1988
7020 melrose avenue
los angeles, CA 90038
ph: 323.937.7088
hrs: tues-sun 11am-6pm
e-mail: gallery1988@aol.com

on sale info
prints will be available at the show. any left after the opening will be available online here within a day or two.
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:iconjameshowlettjr:
JamesHowlettJr Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014
Great Job! :D
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YearOfTheAwks Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Student
yes
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MyLittleTripod Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The Fighting Machines in the book didn't emit the Heat Ray from it's......Eye.
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:iconbubblegumdove:
Bubblegumdove Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Another H. G. Wells print? You sir, are watched.
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:icontgtempleton:
TGTempleton Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Student General Artist
'the chances of anything coming from mars are a million to one they say'
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LordIlpilazzo Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Professional General Artist
#Screeners Poster of the Day 6/15/12 on Screeners Facebook [link] and Twitter @dascreeners
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:iconianmsquee:
ianmsquee Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012
Awesome Work! :ahoy:
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:iconpaucasty:
paucasty Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Professional General Artist
i love it!
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Lonesome--Crow Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011
I like this, it has a nice period feel to it. :)
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:icon123mesc:
123Mesc Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011
Great work!
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:iconpjgraphicartist:
PJGraphicArtist Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Professional General Artist
Excellent work!
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:iconnickbyrnedesign:
nickbyrnedesign Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Lovely typographic work, looks great!
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popsters Featured By Owner May 11, 2011
great !!!
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FairyFindings Featured By Owner May 7, 2011  Student Digital Artist
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GiP7 Featured By Owner May 7, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
great style
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:iconnickini:
nickini Featured By Owner May 2, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
awesome design really love the 19th century feel of this poster
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UncleScooter Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Very cool! One of my favorite alien invasion stories- I like how you kept the design of the Tripod more closer to the book's visual concept with a bit of steampunk mixed in =D
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"Quick, press down on the medulla oblongata! Five bucks says he smells burnt toast!"- Sam ("The Adventures of Sam & Max: Freelance Police", Ep.5- "They Came From Down There")
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rainbowblight Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011
elegant and gorgeous! Love the art deco vibe it has!
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Exhibit-E Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011
Fantastic job !
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TomOliverArt Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I love it!
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POLANDPACT Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011  Student Writer
Brilliant work!
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UndeadPrincess Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm glad you went the 1890s route, since it's too bad Hollywood hasn't bothered making a good steampunk adaption of the book (I know there's the independent version, but still...)
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NickMockoviak Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Love it...especially the color palette.
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:iconbrattyben:
BrattyBen Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011
This is wonderful. I love WOTW, and I came across a great adaptation that Dark Horse put out that is very faithful to the source material. Plus, the art is TO DIE FOR!

Here's a link. [link]
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Pirlipat Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
great!!!
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:iconweidel:
Weidel Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Well played Sir
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:iconnikolayhranov:
nikolayhranov Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011  Professional General Artist
lovely
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:iconpsyker-scren:
Psyker-Scren Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011  Student Interface Designer
love the design element on this
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:iconpandaxrainbows:
PandaXRainbows Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I loved that Soundtrack! It was fantastic!
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without-a-pen Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011
Ah, I really miss the classic movie designs. This looks great!
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:iconthecrow65:
theCrow65 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011  Professional General Artist
outstanding!!
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NickShev Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011
FANTASTIC! Would make an excellent book cover.
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:iconilliobillium:
illiobillium Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011
BRB watching on Youtube. :I
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simpleoOgirl Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011
looks awesome :D
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japanass Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011
no idea how how you do it but your posters look so damn good.
it looks like your versions are done in the way a poster should look if you love movies!

thx for sharing and a big thanks for the inspiration!!!
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Sketchman147 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011   Traditional Artist
That's different than from most alien ship designs I've seen on covers and movies. Great job!
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TheDigitalMethod Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011  Student Digital Artist
awesome :D
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:iconjasonchapman:
JasonChapman Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011
You need to stop making such awesome things...makes the rest of us look bad. =P
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:iconguyoftheweek:
GuyoftheWeek Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011
Cool.
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Ducks-own Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
This is really well(s) done!
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:iconstrongstuff:
strongstuff Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
har!
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:iconducks-own:
Ducks-own Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
always up for a pun.

But seriously, this will look even better when screen printed.
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thegryph Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
That is gorgeously designed. I love the little touches of Victoriana.
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:icon3ddevine:
3ddevine Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011
Fantastic!
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:iconadamlimbert:
AdamLimbert Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011  Professional
i love this! the colors work together flawlessly. great job tom!
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markwelser Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011
Great job! My wife and I recently had a child who we named Harrison Grant, but refer to him as H.G. as a tribute to this wonderful writer (H.G. Welser, get it?). We started reading this book to him while he was still inside his mother as a way to get him familiar with our voices. Now that he's been born, we...haven't been keeping up as much as we should. This is a good reminder that we should be reading more to our son. Again, this is awesome. Love the design on the aliens!
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gomedia Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011  Professional General Artist
Featured here. Amazing work sir, as usual.

^SBH
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GregStolze Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011
That is stone cold badass.

-G.
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EryckWebbGraphics Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
nice!
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fitzfitzpatrick Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Freaking rad!
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