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Randall Flagg
02-16-2018, 12:30 PM
Just a hint at an upcoming auction. No prize, but try and figure out what it is.

http://www.thedarktower.org/custom/images/1518823381-19endpapers.jpg

shaq
02-16-2018, 02:01 PM
Remarque DT7 gift edition?




Ps I love those types of pictures

wolfehr
02-16-2018, 02:05 PM
Iím guessing something Mr. Mercedes related. I think I see a smiley face a car in there somewhere.


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Randall Flagg
02-16-2018, 02:11 PM
Remarque DT7 gift edition?


Iím guessing something Mr. Mercedes related. I think I see a smiley face a car in there somewhere.


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Nope:nope:

One must look closely...very closely.

shaq
02-16-2018, 02:19 PM
Oh wow, I only focussed on the 3D part and not the background imagery.

No idea n the book....well I have an thought but keep it to myself as may be off the mark.

stroppygoblin
02-16-2018, 02:29 PM
I know... :evil:

but there's something wrong with that image RF, doesn't look right

ICry4Oy
02-16-2018, 02:41 PM
Signed "Everything's Eventual".

Merlin1958
02-16-2018, 02:55 PM
:crow burp::wtf::wtf::wtf::wtf::wtf::crow burp:

stroppygoblin
02-16-2018, 03:24 PM
I have fixed the original image - things should be clearer now :)

TravelinJack
02-16-2018, 03:26 PM
:thumbsup:

Merlin1958
02-16-2018, 03:27 PM
I have fixed the original image - things should be clearer now :)

I still can't see the image. I stare and it gets "3-D ish", but no underlying image for me. Anyone else see something?

Randall Flagg
02-16-2018, 03:32 PM
I have fixed the original image - things should be clearer now :)

I still can't see the image. I stare and it gets "3-D ish", but no underlying image for me. Anyone else see something?
I can only see it after 4+ beers.

Merlin1958
02-16-2018, 03:34 PM
I have fixed the original image - things should be clearer now :)

I still can't see the image. I stare and it gets "3-D ish", but no underlying image for me. Anyone else see something?
I can only see it after 4+ beers.

Take one down and pass it around............................................ .............................. lol lol

dnemec
02-16-2018, 05:59 PM
I was thinking Firestarter before Simon fixed it. Now....? :shrug:

TravelinJack
02-16-2018, 06:06 PM
Stereograms are so wild. Seriously, how did someone come up with that. Beer helps for sure :lol:

Nonetheless this is exciting.

jsmcmullen92
02-16-2018, 06:22 PM
I see some numbers but I'll let others find them for themselves. Very cool none the less

Shannon
02-16-2018, 07:28 PM
lol, my eyes have always seen the image as sunken in, rather than standing out. That being said, I see a big hand giving me the finger.

Cook
02-17-2018, 05:28 AM
Bed of roses with tire track?

Cwalker
02-17-2018, 07:39 AM
How about a super close up of the tire tracks left by Dannyís Big Wheel on the Stanley Hotel carpet?

stroppygoblin
02-17-2018, 09:06 AM
I see some numbers but I'll let others find them for themselves. Very cool none the less

Numbers is what you should be seeing folks!

stroppygoblin
02-17-2018, 09:18 AM
It's a little harder to see the image as it is in effect duplicated across the two end pages. It's also easier to see in printed form rather than on a computer screen.

Here it is as just one page:

http://www.thedarktower.org/gallery/data/922/endpapers_single.jpg

Patrick
02-17-2018, 10:17 AM
Doing this from my phone, but I see the numbers. :)

jsmcmullen92
02-19-2018, 06:34 AM
Funny enough I see an extra line on the second number. Looks like there is a line coming down from the round to the point.

cit74
02-19-2018, 07:09 AM
I see them numbers - used to have those books lying around - fun to go all dizzy and cross eyed

Ari_Racing
02-19-2018, 12:33 PM
Rachel Redman's Crimson King :)

T-Dogz_AK47
02-19-2018, 12:54 PM
http://www.thedarktower.org/custom/images/1518823381-19endpapers.jpg

It looks like fancy endpaper to me. :thumbsup:

Randall Flagg
02-19-2018, 12:56 PM
I'm surprised that the image hasn't been deciphered.

Patrick
02-19-2018, 01:00 PM
I'm surprised that the image hasn't been deciphered.
It seems from the comments that many of us see the hidden message, but are trying not to spoil it for other members. Or you do mean weíre not guessing the actual item?

jsmcmullen92
02-19-2018, 01:01 PM
I'm surprised that the image hasn't been deciphered.

It has been by a few of us but we don't want to ruin the hunt for others. :evil:

Randall Flagg
02-19-2018, 01:04 PM
OK. If you think you know, PM me. There are a couple of clues out there that a savvy person would notice.

Priest
02-19-2018, 02:24 PM
can't and never will be able to see stereograms - downside of being a pirate ;D

stroppygoblin
02-19-2018, 03:16 PM
can't and never will be able to see stereograms - downside of being a pirate ;D

:pirate:

stroppygoblin
02-19-2018, 03:19 PM
Funny enough I see an extra line on the second number. Looks like there is a line coming down from the round to the point.

Yes, that has bugged me since creation. Strangely, depending on the angle viewed (or focus point) it disappears. It's not actually there, just an optical illusion caused by the alignment of the background image.

I appreciate to those that can't see anything, this just sounds like gibberish! :evil:

Randall Flagg
02-22-2018, 08:26 AM
http://www.thedarktower.org/gallery/data/500/N_.jpg

Patrick
02-22-2018, 09:01 AM
Who stuck a blank nameplate on my page of 19ís?!

Randall Flagg
02-22-2018, 09:06 AM
That would be the title page...

shaq
02-22-2018, 02:43 PM
What has 61 got to do with anything?

:)

Merlin1958
02-22-2018, 05:09 PM
What has 61 got to do with anything?

:)

Hey folks, it's Eddie Murphy!!!! lol lol lol



My guess: Rebound Dark Tower volume? A pachyderm from Pasadena? An alligator from Allegheny? lol lol

Is this thing "on"? Is this an audience or an oil painting? I know you're out there. I can hear you snoring!!! lol

Randall Flagg
02-24-2018, 03:26 PM
"19" is on its way...

stroppygoblin
02-24-2018, 05:14 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JcFFEjq5Ap8

Randall Flagg
03-01-2018, 10:39 AM
Here are some pics of the book. We chose 19 stories from 1st edition trade hardback King books including Skeleton Crew, Nightmares and Dreamscapes, Hearts in Atlantis, Everything's Eventual, Just After Sunset, and Bazaar of Bad Dreams. We did not use any stories from Night Shift as the page block is smaller than all of the other books.

The title page and copyright page from each book we used are bound near the back of the book. At the end of the book is an acknowledgement page. There is no Table of Contents. This was done purposefully to encourage the book owner to be somewhat surprised as to what stories are included.

There are 8 pieces of original art, and one print bound in the book. The print is of a piece from Glenn Cadbourne that was too large to bind in the book. The winner of the auction will receive the original piece as a bonus.

stroppygoblin created the 3-D images used for the endpapers and liner of the slipcase as well as the "19" title pages used for each story.

The book itself is bound in custom dyed Italian Goatskin, and has a wonderful texture to it.

Here are 21 pics I took recently. It's easier for page loading to just put the links in. You can right click on the URL and open the image in a separate tab if you like.

http://www.thedarktower.org/custom/images/1519923669-19 Slipcase and book angle.JPG (http://www.thedarktower.org/custom/images/1519923669-19 Slipcase and book angle.JPG)

http://www.thedarktower.org/custom/images/1519923678-19 book traycase 45 degree.JPG (http://www.thedarktower.org/custom/images/1519923678-19 book traycase 45 degree.JPG)

http://www.thedarktower.org/custom/images/1519923688-19 spine.JPG (http://www.thedarktower.org/custom/images/1519923688-19 spine.JPG)

http://www.thedarktower.org/custom/images/1519923700-19 Slipcase face.JPG (http://www.thedarktower.org/custom/images/1519923700-19 Slipcase face.JPG)

http://www.thedarktower.org/custom/images/1519923712-19 page block.JPG (http://www.thedarktower.org/custom/images/1519923712-19 page block.JPG)

http://www.thedarktower.org/custom/images/1519923720-19 3d endpapers.JPG (http://www.thedarktower.org/custom/images/1519923720-19 3d endpapers.JPG)

http://www.thedarktower.org/custom/images/1519923732-Slipcase spine.JPG (http://www.thedarktower.org/custom/images/1519923732-Slipcase spine.JPG)

http://www.thedarktower.org/custom/images/1519923740-Slipcase interior.JPG (http://www.thedarktower.org/custom/images/1519923740-Slipcase interior.JPG)

http://www.thedarktower.org/custom/images/1519923759-Mist title page.JPG (http://www.thedarktower.org/custom/images/1519923759-Mist title page.JPG)

http://www.thedarktower.org/custom/images/1519923775-Mist art 1.JPG (http://www.thedarktower.org/custom/images/1519923775-Mist art 1.JPG)

http://www.thedarktower.org/custom/images/1519923783-Mist art 2.JPG (http://www.thedarktower.org/custom/images/1519923783-Mist art 2.JPG)

http://www.thedarktower.org/custom/images/1519923796-Mist art 3.JPG (http://www.thedarktower.org/custom/images/1519923796-Mist art 3.JPG)

http://www.thedarktower.org/custom/images/1519923809-Raft art.JPG (http://www.thedarktower.org/custom/images/1519923809-Raft art.JPG)

http://www.thedarktower.org/custom/images/1519923825-Road Virus Heads North.JPG (http://www.thedarktower.org/custom/images/1519923825-Road Virus Heads North.JPG)

http://www.thedarktower.org/custom/images/1519923844-Uncle Ottos Truck.JPG (http://www.thedarktower.org/custom/images/1519923844-Uncle Ottos Truck.JPG)

http://www.thedarktower.org/custom/images/1519923852-Cat from hell.JPG (http://www.thedarktower.org/custom/images/1519923852-Cat from hell.JPG)

http://www.thedarktower.org/custom/images/1519923860-1408.JPG (http://www.thedarktower.org/custom/images/1519923860-1408.JPG)

http://www.thedarktower.org/custom/images/1519923869-Man in the Black Suit.JPG (http://www.thedarktower.org/custom/images/1519923869-Man in the Black Suit.JPG)

http://www.thedarktower.org/custom/images/1519923881-Skeleton Crew title page.JPG (http://www.thedarktower.org/custom/images/1519923881-Skeleton Crew title page.JPG)

http://www.thedarktower.org/custom/images/1519923891-Skeleton Crew CR page.JPG (http://www.thedarktower.org/custom/images/1519923891-Skeleton Crew CR page.JPG)

http://www.thedarktower.org/custom/images/1519923904-Acknowledgment page.JPG (http://www.thedarktower.org/custom/images/1519923904-Acknowledgment page.JPG)

Merlin1958
03-01-2018, 10:52 AM
:clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap:

Beverly Marsh
03-01-2018, 11:01 AM
WOW! It's freakin fabulous!

dnemec
03-01-2018, 11:41 AM
That is amazing! Brilliant work guys!

ICry4Oy
03-01-2018, 12:00 PM
This makes me so HAPPY...


https://i.imgur.com/RnSuAND.jpg

jcmanske
03-01-2018, 12:07 PM
Well done and well put together. This one should generate a lot of interest!!! An absolutely beautiful book, slipcase, and stunning art.

herbertwest
03-01-2018, 01:03 PM
As always, incredible new piece!

becca69
03-01-2018, 01:54 PM
Very cool.

Merlin1958
03-01-2018, 02:09 PM
Very cool.

Yo, girl that's how we roll!!!!!! lol

zelig
03-01-2018, 02:12 PM
Well done! :clap:

Merlin1958
03-01-2018, 02:17 PM
Well done! :clap:

Well now, THAT is some high praise coming from such a master!!!! lol


Damn shame we don't/didn't have a means to get it signed. You guys think it would add any value/coolness if I were able to get sigs from the artists?



Of course, if someone were to win the auction and the Grand Prize they could have king sign it!!!! Talk about a "one of a kind"!!!! lol lol

Merlin1958
03-01-2018, 02:27 PM
Another thought. Even though the fund raiser will be no more after this year, what do you folks think about maybe doing one of these "one of a kind" re-binds every year and donating the proceeds to charity?

Randall Flagg
03-01-2018, 02:53 PM
Another thought. Even though the fund raiser will be no more after this year, what do you folks think about maybe doing one of these "one of a kind" re-binds every year and donating the proceeds to charity?
No thanks.

Merlin1958
03-01-2018, 02:56 PM
Another thought. Even though the fund raiser will be no more after this year, what do you folks think about maybe doing one of these "one of a kind" re-binds every year and donating the proceeds to charity?
No thanks.



Okay then. That's that!!! lol lol

Randall Flagg
03-01-2018, 02:58 PM
Well done! :clap:

Well now, THAT is some high praise coming from such a master!!!! lol


Damn shame we don't/didn't have a means to get it signed. You guys think it would add any value/coolness if I were able to get sigs from the artists?



Of course, if someone were to win the auction and the Grand Prize they could have king sign it!!!! Talk about a "one of a kind"!!!! lol lol
The artists already signed/initialed every piece of original art.

Were the auction winner to also win the Grand Prize, and if we make our stretch goal, an exception would be made to allow them to submit a custom/rebound book.

Merlin1958
03-01-2018, 03:01 PM
Well done! :clap:

Well now, THAT is some high praise coming from such a master!!!! lol


Damn shame we don't/didn't have a means to get it signed. You guys think it would add any value/coolness if I were able to get sigs from the artists?



Of course, if someone were to win the auction and the Grand Prize they could have king sign it!!!! Talk about a "one of a kind"!!!! lol lol
The artists already signed/initialed every piece of original art.

Were the auction winner to also win the Grand Prize, and if we make our stretch goal, an exception would be made to allow them to submit a custom/rebound book.

And who says you're not "Da Man"???????? lol


There you go folks something to strive for and set as your short term goal!!!!! lol

TravelinJack
03-01-2018, 04:54 PM
:thumbsup: :thumbsup:

stroppygoblin
03-01-2018, 05:47 PM
Well that turned out quite nice didn't it? :cool:

Very proud to have played a small part in its creation.

Hunchback Jack
03-01-2018, 06:05 PM
What an amazing volume. Mind blown. The texture on the book is insane.

Are the pages literally taken from first edition copies of the relevant books, or are they reproduced from those editions? I'm amazed the colour of the page block is so uniform.

HBJ

Merlin1958
03-01-2018, 06:30 PM
Well that turned out quite nice didn't it? :cool:

Very proud to have played a small part in its creation.


Dude, EVERY part of one of these things is crucial!!! Having said that I have to admit, Jerome does have a "knack" for the whole binding materials/production, doesn't he? Of course now his head will be so big he'll keep tipping over!!! lol lol lol

Merlin1958
03-01-2018, 06:33 PM
What an amazing volume. Mind blown. The texture on the book is insane.

Are the pages literally taken from first edition copies of the relevant books, or are they reproduced from those editions? I'm amazed the colour of the page block is so uniform.

HBJ

Yep. Tore up several 1/1 books to comprise this volume. The relevant CP pages are bound into the book in the back if I recall. That's why we didn't utilize "Night Shift" because the page block is so radically different.

cit74
03-01-2018, 07:31 PM
very nice looking book - great job

Shannon
03-01-2018, 09:20 PM
That looks beautiful. Great job. :)