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Objects (for the film) designer.


Hello everyone. I've heard about this forum but just recently found it. I am am the graphic designer that created the look of many of the "Objects" including the postcard, bus ticket, key fob and the Sunshine hotel logo. It's awesome to see how popular the items are!

I will be dropping in from time to time and would be happy to answer any questions.

Enjoy --


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You are very welcome here. We owe you a great deal. You will soon discover that we have accumulated a terrifying archive of information about your props.

I have a dozen questions right off, but they can wait. What sorts of things can you tell us? Can you discuss the inspiration behind the props? Can you discuss how they were actually manufactured? Can you tell us details about visible objects: their size, make, model, etc? Our site, as you may know, is filled with debates about these things.
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Thanks for having me.

The show was an amazing experience and I was allowed a lot of creative expression by the production designer Keith Neeley ( a very cool guy by the way).

All of the printed objects were completely original and a lot of discussion as to their nature took place before I designed them.

The prop master Ben Lowney had a lot of his own ideas about the "solid" objects - comb, scissors, radio, etc.

I would be happy to answer any specific question you all may have if I can.

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Ok, I’ll start off with something not too pointed. Did you have a guiding principle while making these props? It appears that both the magnifying glass and the eyeglasses are Bausch and Lomb. It appears that the comb is an Ace. The knife is obviously a Kamp King. Of course the shoe polish is Shinola (I know sh*t from Shinola). The foot powder is Dr. Scholl’s. Your choices seem to reflect a certain mindset. One might call it minimalist Americana, but that is just groping. Did you have any sort of guiding principle? Did anyone say, “Eddie McCleister is going to be the most regular guy imaginable?”
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Steve,
Welcome to our forum! As you can probably tell, we're all big fans of your work.

I was so enamored by the series that I began to attempt to recreate some of the objects. I'd love to hear what you think of them.

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Welcome Welcome Welcome !!!!

I am amazed that we have you aboard !! This site seems to be a haven for Lost Room Staff and I could not be happier !!!! emoticon

Well we have ton's of posts with Objects galore and we sure could use your help in making sure we have correct Objects and Object knowledge.

Welcome again and I look forward to your participation with us Lost Room junkies !


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Spikosauropod - Ok...you're exactly right! The objects were inspired by mid-west Americana with Route 66 as a backdrop. The Sunshine Motel sign was the first thing to be designed and the objects all kind of evolved out of that look.



paulv70 - I am blown away by the detail! How did you get the bus ticket detail so exact? Stop the DVD? I think you've done a excellent job. I have a few of the items still and I though maybe someone had actually got there hands on one and put it on ebay.

What else have you recreated?

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Thanks! I spent many hours staring at screen shots to get the details as accurate as possible. Can you tell me anything about how you distressed the ticket? I wet mine with weak tea, then dabbed on damp coffee grounds to make make the stains. If you have any pics of yours I'd love to see them.

Another item I designed and had made was the pen.

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Here are a few more efforts that others here made either as individuals or as collaborations.

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Now for the first question I'm dying to ask. What can you tell us about the actual key? We've all got fobs but would like to have the right key to put on them. I've done a lot of research talking to locksmiths, etc. but haven't been able to track it down. Some people believe it's actually two keys that were welded together at the base.

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Wow! Your stuff is great.

I actually have several postcard that we printer. I will dig one up and send it to you next week.

The key was created by the prop master Ben Lowney, who's a friend of mine. I will give him a call or shoot him an email to join this forum and talk about that stuff.

I'll have to go through my stack of stuff and see what we did with the bus ticket (my personal favorite item along with the giant Sunshine sign).

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quote:

gfxguy wrote:
I actually have several postcard that we printer. I will dig one up and send it to you next week.
--Steve


*runs around the room screaming like a teenage girl at a Beatles concert*

 emoticon Wow! That would be fantastic!

Tell Ben he'd be very welcome here as well. Hope you guys don't mind a little hero worship. emoticon

So how'd you happen to find our lil' cabal anyway?

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