Today I received my print of Tyler Stout’s Lost poster. I was a bit nervous, at first, because the poster tube was wet. (Why was it wet? Well, have you heard about this blizzard that hit the midwest?) Thankfully, the print didn’t have any water damage.
As most of you know, if you read my blog, this was the last poster in the latest Lost ARG. This poster allegedly has two clues to the upcoming final season of the show. Only 300 prints were made, and only 200 were made available to the public for purchase. 55,000 people attempted to purchase this print when it was made available. I was fortunate enough to get print #132/300.
Once again, these pictures were taken with a cell phone so they aren’t the best quality. If you’ve never watched the show, or aren’t caught up with the show, there are some minor spoilers below. (You’ve been warned.)
The print (24″x36″) in its entirety. Heavy on the season one and two references from the show.
One of the clues for the upcoming season. (Verified by producer Damon Lindelof.) The flaming ankh symbol.
I found it interesting who was and who wasn’t on the collage. First off, are Jack, Kate, Sawyer and Locke the Mount Rushmore of Lost characters? I think everyone would say Locke is, and Jack as well. Wouldn’t Ben be up there as well, though? If Ben, who would be the fourth? That’s where you’d have arguments. I can see why you put Kate and Sawyer up there instead. What would be even better? Have Jacob and the Man In Black up there with Jack and Locke.
Surprised that Daniel Faraday and Ana Lucia made the collage, and to a lesser extent Boone and Shannon. I’m glad Faraday is on there. Why not Miles, Charlotte, Richard, Rose & Bernard, Danielle, Penny, Dr. Pierre Chang (Miles’ dad), Radzinsky, Christian, Jacob or the Man In Black? Perhaps we’ll find out why in the upcoming season.
A chance to nitpick. One of my least favorite storylines from the series is the short-lived relationship between Sayid and Shannon. Never bought into it. It felt like it was written in just to get the story to the next chapter. With Sayid’s alleged love and commitment for Nadia, I find it hard for him to fall for Shannon. The whole story seemed like a nice way to generate sympathy for a character (Shannon) that was being written out. I thought there would be better scenes to capture, but then this poster does seem heavy on references and characters from seasons one and two.
I liked how there is an appearance of The Hanso Foundation, circa 1980 on the print.
It’s hard to tell in this pic, and once again I’m sorry about the quality, but you can see the plane still flying in the background. This is allegedly another clue about the upcoming season. I think it verifies what most Lost fans have been speculating in the aftermath of the season five finale. The plane does not crash now. This also may be why certain characters are and are not present on the poster.
The hieroglyphics from the Swan Station timer make an appearance in the clouds.
Tyler Stout’s signature and the print number.
There are much better pics of this print online if you are interested in inspecting it more. And, there are much better analyzations of the print as well. (The image has been available, for awhile, for fans to dissect.) If I had the time, it would be fun to discuss all the details within the print. (Like why the letter “F” is on the “T” in “LOST” on the print.) A great site to find out more about the posters is LostARGS.com.
I’m looking forward to framing the print and hanging it in my home office. Once again, I’m grateful for the Christmas gift money I received that allowed me to purchase this print!