For someone who loves graphic design, I don't post about it nearly enough. But with the crazy phenomenon that is LOST, the collective high over the show finale, and the inspiring story behind these posters, I just have to share!
Listen closely. It's a story about following your bliss and the universe opening open some pretty amazing doors in return. Ty, Principal at Mattson Creative, is the talented California based designer behind these creations and a friend of mine.
A huge LOST fan, Ty and his wife routinely have a bunch of friends over to watch the show each week. So, the weekend before the season premiere, he sat down to make a fun invite to send to friends. He had so many different ideas, he wound up making eight different designs and posted them on his blog.
As we all know, the power of blogging is huge. All those LOST (cult) followers found his blog and the posters spread across the web like wildfire. Lo and behold, the ABC producers of LOST found them, too...
A few meetings with the producers later, Ty and ABC found themselves a fantastic little partnership! ABC is now the official distributor of his LOST posters, now available on abc.com for $45.95 each! I can see these turning into collectors' items, can't you?
Isn't that an inspiring story? Not only does it show the power of social media, it's also a reminder that when we find out talents, invest in them, and follow our bliss, the world has a way of opening itself up to us tenfold and embracing hard work and passion.
From fan to the Red Carpet, here's a look at some of Ty's pictures from the 'LOST Live' event leading up to the show finale.
Two LOST producers sign and show one of the designs.
And finally, Daniel Faraday holding up Ty's business cards. Classic!
So what do you think? Isn't that a cool story?