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Title: Searching a post-apocalyptic poster of my childhood
Post by: Servobot on May 22, 2016, 02:44:22 PM
Hello everyone!
I've spent years looking for a poster that my uncle was in his room when I was little.
It was a post-apocalyptic poster of a man in loincloth on a pile of rubble with a pipe in his hand in front of a ruined city.
I managed to extract a frame from an old family video where the poster appears and I wonder if anyone can help me find it.
It is difficult because the image is very low resolution but perhaps the experts here can give me a hand. The man is on the right side of the image and the city on the left.
The poster was bought in the earlies 80s in Spain. Maybe the trademark of this poster is Wizard and Genius because another poster bought at the same time is.
Thank you very much and sorry for my english.

The link to the image:
http://subefotos.com/ver/?e7698ba0367cc72c7d3f18289bb6a39eo.jpg

(http://fotos.subefotos.com/e7698ba0367cc72c7d3f18289bb6a39eo.jpg)
Title: Re: Searching a post-apocalyptic poster of my childhood
Post by: erik1925 on May 22, 2016, 02:50:23 PM
Frank, can you remember if this was a movie poster? Or a graphic print of some kind? What size? Stuff like that, to help narrow the search down a bit.  ;)



Title: Re: Searching a post-apocalyptic poster of my childhood
Post by: CJ138 on May 22, 2016, 03:05:47 PM
R.O.T.O.R comes to mind
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/JonasAlbrecht/ROTOR.jpg)[/URL]
Title: Re: Searching a post-apocalyptic poster of my childhood
Post by: Servobot on May 23, 2016, 10:18:51 AM
Frank, can you remember if this was a movie poster? Or a graphic print of some kind? What size? Stuff like that, to help narrow the search down a bit.  ;)
This was a graphic print, realistic style. It was a drawing without text.
The art was similar to Luis Royo style.
The size maybe 50cm * 70 cm (20*28 in)

CJ138, not was R.O.T.O.R. The man was very much like a prehistoric man with loincloth.

Thank you for your help :)
Title: Re: Searching a post-apocalyptic poster of my childhood
Post by: Harry Caul on May 23, 2016, 12:49:29 PM
Perhaps?

http://www.ebay.ie/itm/The-NEW-Dawn-ORIGINAL-Vintage-fantasy-Poster-reaper-1173-/401007975081

(http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTYwMFgxMjAw/z/RMUAAMXQfvlSeX3s/$(KGrHqZHJDQFJh3WCWPPBSe(3ry(Vg~~60_57.JPG)
Title: Re: Searching a post-apocalyptic poster of my childhood
Post by: Harry Caul on May 23, 2016, 12:55:04 PM
Or if you want a cheaper one that looks like it might have gone through the apocalypse  ;D

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-A-New-Dawn-Fantasy-Print-John-Pitre-1970s-Litho-Deluxe-version-Poster-/230892247325

If you search on ["a new dawn" fantasy poster] (https://www.google.com/search?q=%22a+new+dawn%22+fantasy+poster&safe=off&client=safari&rls=en&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiqre3y0_DMAhXI0iYKHanTBSMQsAQIHA&biw=1280&bih=711#) on Google you should get a few copies between eBay and Etsy.  This Etsy copy looks to be both in good condition and on the lower side of the price range:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/69000030/original-sale-j-pitre-1972-a-new-dawn

EDIT: The more I look, the more unused copies I'm finding.  If this is indeed the poster in question then it will probably pay to do a thorough search before pulling the trigger on one. 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/John-Pitre-A-NEW-DAWN-Fantasy-POSTER-Giant-Size-/250348727853

Title: Re: Searching a post-apocalyptic poster of my childhood
Post by: Crazy Vick on May 23, 2016, 12:58:09 PM
 woohoo
Title: Re: Searching a post-apocalyptic poster of my childhood
Post by: erik1925 on May 23, 2016, 12:59:48 PM
GREAT FIND, Matt!!  thumbsup.gif
Title: Re: Searching a post-apocalyptic poster of my childhood
Post by: Harry Caul on May 23, 2016, 01:01:36 PM
Must be one of those hard pipe-hitting dudes Marcellus Wallace was talking about...
Title: Re: Searching a post-apocalyptic poster of my childhood
Post by: Hicks77 on May 23, 2016, 01:02:21 PM
Wow, Matt, you make it look so easy .... 8)
Title: Re: Searching a post-apocalyptic poster of my childhood
Post by: Crazy Vick on May 23, 2016, 01:03:18 PM
He looks really hungry
Title: Re: Searching a post-apocalyptic poster of my childhood
Post by: erik1925 on May 23, 2016, 01:16:51 PM
I like how the artist's signature looks to be carved into the slab that the guy is standing on. That's a cool touch and way for him to have done that, making it look like a front piece from an office building: "J. PITRE and Co."

 thumbup
Title: Re: Searching a post-apocalyptic poster of my childhood
Post by: hepcatpunk on May 23, 2016, 02:53:09 PM
And thus concludes another episode of CSI: Poster Edition.  Fantastic work Matt.
Title: Re: Searching a post-apocalyptic poster of my childhood
Post by: Servobot on May 23, 2016, 02:55:18 PM
Wooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo ooooooooooooo
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Thank you very very very much!
You make me a very happy man!!!

Thanks for the information about options to buy it,now im gonna study all to make a good decision

 bed1
Title: Re: Searching a post-apocalyptic poster of my childhood
Post by: Mirosae on May 23, 2016, 05:21:00 PM
Must be one of those hard pipe-hitting dudes Marcellus Wallace was talking about...


Good Lord Matt really outstanding.  What a find. Well done you!!!!!!

(http://i1356.photobucket.com/albums/q737/Hope_Emerson/200w_d-22_zps2lj761ma.gif)
Title: Re: Searching a post-apocalyptic poster of my childhood
Post by: Harry Caul on May 23, 2016, 05:22:52 PM
Woooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
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Thank you very very very much!
You make me a very happy man!!!

Thanks for the information about options to buy it,now im gonna study all to make a good decision

 bed1

Happy to help any time!
Title: Re: Searching a post-apocalyptic poster of my childhood
Post by: Crazy Vick on May 23, 2016, 06:55:54 PM
Matt didn't you buy a polish poster recently with very similar looking ruins?
Title: Re: Searching a post-apocalyptic poster of my childhood
Post by: Harry Caul on May 23, 2016, 08:41:20 PM
Matt didn't you buy a polish poster recently with very similar looking ruins?

Ha!  Good call. (http://www.allposterforum.com/index.php/topic,9762.msg182397.html#msg182397)

(http://www.emovieposter.com/images/moviestars/AA150707/550/polish_medium_battle_of_stalingrad_R54_KM00031_C.jpg)   (http://www.moma.org/media/W1siZiIsIjg3OTIiXSxbInAiLCJjb252ZXJ0IiwiLXJlc2l6ZSAyMDAweDIwMDA%2BIl1d?sha=8aa80b33de9b49ca)
Title: Re: Searching a post-apocalyptic poster of my childhood
Post by: pratschm on May 23, 2016, 10:04:10 PM
Awesome thread! Nice detective work and congrats on the find. thumbup
Title: Re: Searching a post-apocalyptic poster of my childhood
Post by: 110x75 on May 24, 2016, 09:09:56 AM
Matt is an ace.
Title: Re: Searching a post-apocalyptic poster of my childhood
Post by: Servobot on May 24, 2016, 01:58:53 PM
Out of curiosity, how have you managed to find out it was that poster? :o
Title: Re: Searching a post-apocalyptic poster of my childhood
Post by: Simes on May 24, 2016, 04:41:46 PM
Bloody hell!!!!!

I never thought with such a loose description this would ever have been found.

Utterly amazed.
Title: Re: Searching a post-apocalyptic poster of my childhood
Post by: jedgerley on May 24, 2016, 06:53:24 PM
Out of curiosity, how have you managed to find out it was that poster? :o

Yeah how!!!
Title: Re: Searching a post-apocalyptic poster of my childhood
Post by: Harry Caul on May 24, 2016, 11:35:29 PM
Old school, brute force detective work.  Searched on "vintage fantasy poster" and flipped over the image results.  Then just started scrolling down until I saw *something*.  I scrolled down 2-3 screens worth and stopped on this:

(https://img0.etsystatic.com/000/0/6215412/il_340x270.222809316.jpg)

Not sure why, but it just felt like it would be the style of the mystery poster from the description.  When I clicked on it, Google showed me a few more similar images and bingo bango I noticed the two distinct blobs in the blurry video screen cap -- one for the rubble, one for the dude man. 

(http://fotos.subefotos.com/e7698ba0367cc72c7d3f18289bb6a39eo.jpg) (http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTYwMFgxMjAw/z/RMUAAMXQfvlSeX3s/$(KGrHqZHJDQFJh3WCWPPBSe(3ry(Vg~~60_57.JPG)

The whole thing took about 35 seconds from the time I started typing "vintage fantasy poster" into Google.  And by the way, the other poster I stopped on was done by the same artist. 8)
Title: Re: Searching a post-apocalyptic poster of my childhood
Post by: erik1925 on May 25, 2016, 12:10:11 AM
Gotta love Google!

I know I do.   thumbsup.gif

Title: Re: Searching a post-apocalyptic poster of my childhood
Post by: Crazy Vick on May 25, 2016, 01:36:17 AM
If only I'd been at work I wouldve been able to dedicate the time necessary for this research ;)
Title: Re: Searching a post-apocalyptic poster of my childhood
Post by: Mirosae on May 25, 2016, 05:53:25 AM
Old school, brute force detective work.  Searched on "vintage fantasy poster" and flipped over the image results.  Then just started scrolling down until I saw *something*.  I scrolled down 2-3 screens worth and stopped on this:

(https://img0.etsystatic.com/000/0/6215412/il_340x270.222809316.jpg)

Not sure why, but it just felt like it would be the style of the mystery poster from the description.  When I clicked on it, Google showed me a few more similar images and bingo bango I noticed the two distinct blobs in the blurry video screen cap -- one for the rubble, one for the dude man. 

(http://fotos.subefotos.com/e7698ba0367cc72c7d3f18289bb6a39eo.jpg) (http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTYwMFgxMjAw/z/RMUAAMXQfvlSeX3s/$(KGrHqZHJDQFJh3WCWPPBSe(3ry(Vg~~60_57.JPG)

The whole thing took about 35 seconds from the time I started typing "vintage fantasy poster" into Google.  And by the way, the other poster I stopped on was done by the same artist. 8)

OMG !!! MATT.... YOU ARE....
 PHILIP MARLOWE!!!! 
Title: Re: Searching a post-apocalyptic poster of my childhood
Post by: Simes on May 25, 2016, 08:04:44 AM
Fair play fella.  Impressed.
Title: Re: Searching a post-apocalyptic poster of my childhood
Post by: 50s on May 25, 2016, 09:14:09 AM
Harry is Matt is Philip?... Life was a lot simpler once

Title: Re: Searching a post-apocalyptic poster of my childhood
Post by: Servobot on May 25, 2016, 11:57:11 AM
OMG !!! MATT.... YOU ARE....
 PHILIP MARLOWE!!!! 


HAHAHAHA!!
Wow, amazing.
I have spent hours searching "vintage poster post-apocalyptic" and similar terms and looking at pictures and you've found in seconds ...

Lord, I take my hat off to you
(Seor, me quito el sombrero ante usted)
http://edgecast.buscafs.com/www.levelup.com/public/uploads/images/351781_400x320.jpg
Title: Re: Searching a post-apocalyptic poster of my childhood
Post by: Harry Caul on May 25, 2016, 08:56:28 PM
OMG !!! MATT.... YOU ARE....
 PHILIP MARLOWE!!!! 


(http://d298698jupi3ov.cloudfront.net/endless/FE725ABA-5020-4D68-A562-96E0D150BE95.jpg)




Servobot -- Nice profile pic!  ;)