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MYSTERY TUBE SALE THIS TUESDAY ON NAKATOMI!

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HELLO Nakatomi Peoples!

It’s been 6 months since the last Nakatomi-Wide MYSTERY TUBE SALE, and it’s time to once again tempt fate, cast caution to the wind, and DIVE BACK IN FOR THE CRAZY!

We have good number of tubes this time around- not as many as last time, but definitely a lot to go around- NOTE– we’ve never NOT sold out of a Tube Sale- so be ready!

Tubes are $50 each– Each tube will have 5 prints in it-all suitable for framing. Some are considered ‘scratch/dent’ in that there’s minor printing flaws or a ‘soft’ corner, but nothing that won’t frame out.

The quick and dirty is this- you’ll get 5 random prints from Nakatomi artists past and present, and a shot at some really great bonus prints for $50

So, what’s in the pool of awesome that you’ll have a shot at getting this time out?

MYSTERY 12×24 PRINT.

We will have a print in Doyle’s 12×24 print series that will never be available on Nakatomi any other way!

Every tube ordered will get one. (There will also be a randomly inserted variant for this print…)

You are welcome to buy as many tubes as you want- you will receive a copy of one of the exclusive print in each tube. Only one tube per order– we cannot combine shipping- as we can only fit 5 prints in each tube!

TEST SHEETS!

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AND MORE!

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We’re randomly inserting a totally awesome and unique test-sheet with orders! A test sheet is like 4 prints flying at your eyes at ONCE! Truly a byproduct of the Silk-screen process, we run screens on scrap paper as we’re working on a project, and what you get is a random collage of color building up on a sheet of paper, until we judge that it’s ‘done’ and throw it on our stack of completed sheets! There’s an awful lot of the upcoming UnReal Estate 4 screens that are in this crop, that made crazy fun images. Becky Cloonan’s recent print release with us made some really great, striking prints of the lead character’s upside-down face! I really dig those Batman test prints!

FYI- no tube will have more than ONE test sheet in it, if at all!

ORIGINAL ART!

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9 original drawings and paintings from artist Tim Doyle! Used in the production of gigposters and art prints, these original pen and ink (and some watercolor) images hand-drawn on Bristol Board!

VERY SPECIAL ‘GOLDEN TICKET’

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There will be EXACTLY ONE of these- a golden ticket. And if you receive this golden ticket, artist Tim Doyle will paint for you a 12×16 watercolor portrait of a movie/ tv character your choice in his SHINY OBJECTS series. You’ll receive the original painting! You can see the other paintings in this sold-out series HERE.

If you get the ticket, give us a few weeks to get the art to you, eh?

SUPER BONUS TIME PRINTS-

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Artist Alexander Iaccarino had us print this recent 24×36 GotG print for him, and hooked us up with one of his AP copies from the run! This is from a TINY artist edition of only 10 copies! Only one of these AP copies have sold on the open market, and it topped $500- and we’re just giving it away to one lucky customer!

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Stout’s Empire Strikes Back print! We picked this puppy up from an ex-Mondo employee, and again- JUST GIVING IT AWAY.

Aftermarket value on this baby tops out at over $800…don’t say I didn’t ever give you guys nothing!

Also- did we mention- the corners…THEY ARE SHARP!

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With all this awesome, your odds of striking gold are PRETTY DANG GOOD. Please note- these tubes will be blind-packed, and we have no idea what prints are in what tubes!

5 prints, $50- you can knock off gifts for 5 people all at once, letting you cruise into birthday/holiday/apocalypse season with no worries!

Get your clicky fingers ready- we’ve never had a Nakatomi tube sale NOT sell out- we’re may start a little early or late with the drop time, as we’ve had massive server issues during these high-demand drops before, and we’re trying to cut down on that. But as always- it’s going to be a slog getting through check-out once word spreads that these are up for sale. Trust us- we’ll do what we can, but it’s rarely enough.

TUBES WILL BE ON SALE HERE IN THE ART PRINT SECTION OF THE STORE.

Note- we may put some of these tubes up for sale on our eBay store page with a buy it now price of $50 to help lighten the load on our servers- keep an eye on our TWITTER account HERE for links and info at drop time.

Thank you all, and see you on TUESDAY!

DELIVERY/ SHIPPING NOTE- because the Mystery Doyle print is going to be produced AFTER this sale goes live, please give us 2 weeks to start shipping these. Thank you.

“What a Piece of Junk!” UnReal Estate print now available-

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UnReal Estate IV- Special preview print- AVAILABLE NOW!

For international MAY THE FOURTH BE WITH YOU weekend, artist Tim Doyle and SpokeArt have teamed up to bring you this special timed-edition release of an UnReal Estate IV print!

Available from NOW until the close of MONDAY the 4th on the SpokeArt site HERE.

“What a Piece of Junk” is a 24×36 hand-printed silkscreen poster, signed and numbered by the artist in a first edition. Printed on 110lb Classic Crest White paper.

See the variant, after the Jump!

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Detective Comics #31 print by Tim Doyle NOW ON SALE!

Artist/ Nakatomi founder, Tim Doyle was commissioned to produce this dark interpretation of a classic Batman Cover for the fine folks over at French Paper Art Club!

From Doyle-

“I was the first artist to be a part of FPC’s Batman print series, and was totally excited to be back on for a new print- this time, the assignment was doing my own version of an existing cover. FPC had access to the almost complete back catalog of classic covers to do re-interpretations of, and the minute they asked me I knew EXACTLY the one I wanted to do. Detective #31 has a LONG history of fantastic artists doing reinterpretations of, and I wanted to take my own spin on it. The original line-art for this piece was actually a watercolor painting I had done, and adapted for screenprinting- the same technique I used for the sold-out Batman/GCPD print I had done for them last year. I wanted to use the same BRIGHT colors from the original cover, but find a way to make it much darker in tone. As always, super-big thanks to French Paper Art Club for the great gig!”

This hand-printed silkscreen art print measures 18×24, and is signed and numbered by the artist.

Read more after the jump!

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CHANGE INTO A TRUCK 10th Edition- all Metallic Ink!

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CHANGE INTO A TRUCK 10th Edition- all Metallic Ink!

Available HERE NOW.

Change Into a Truck is by far the best-selling single print on the Nakatomi site. It was the first MAJOR viral hit we had shortly after launching the site back in January of 2009, and here we are, six years later, and doing better than ever. It’s the 2nd print that we ever did a new edition on (the first being the long-gone MurrayX6) and it helped define us as a company that focused on getting the art to the people that wanted it, and not keeping the popular medium of silkscreen printing to just an elite few. What started out as a deeply silly joke spread across the interwebs, and we still meet people to this day that tell us ‘This was my MySpace profile pic!” And then we laugh and act like we don’t know what MySpace is.

The art has been tweaked several times over the years, and has been printed as small as a 4×6 sticker up to a 24×36. It’s been on metal, it’s been on t-shirts, it’s even been a comic book cover. Way back in the day we were contacted by the ILM visual FX crew working on the Transformers live-action films, and they used the image on crew t-shirts.

Change into a Truck will NEVER DIE!

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End of year- 1/2 off sale on ALL MY PRINTS!

END OF YEAR SALE

For the next 24 hours, all TIM DOYLE prints, T-shirts, comics, and Postcards are available for 1/2 off of retail!

And we have dug DEEP into the archives- a lot of prints that we normally hold back for consignment shops and in-person events are now listed in the TIM DOYLE section of the Nakatomi store for a limited time only!

There’s some crazy stuff in there, so SCROLL DOWN FOR AWESOME, and see what rarities we have for you!

Didn’t get what you wanted for X-mas? GET IT NOW.

Forget someone on your X-mas list? FIX YOUR BLUNDER.

Want to get say- Every single Sea Also Rises print, and deck your house out in underwater chaos? NOW IS THE TIME!

These prints will never be cheaper! Everything is in hand and ready for immediate shipment-

PICK THEM UP HERE! NOW!

Thank you everyone, and see you in 2015!

-alex fugazi

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