Hot Off the Press: Iowa Game Poster

By Walt Keys on October 16, 2013 at 1:00p
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rickyu22's picture

simply stunning!

Earle's picture

Beautifully done, if somewhat confusing.

A true craftsman definitely never blames his tools.

JJ_Puggington's picture

These posters are always the highlight of my week.
 

Aslfinch5287's picture

I think the message here is Brutus killing a hawk... Am I missing anything else??

Earle's picture

Well, Brutus is looking quite Natty, but therein lies my confusion.

A true craftsman definitely never blames his tools.

Earle's picture

Thanks, I was wondering if the reference might have been a bit too obscure.

A true craftsman definitely never blames his tools.

Doc's picture

I took as Brutus had tamed the hawk.  It is his pet.

"Say my name."

Earle's picture

I think Walt had fun with this one.  Brutus is dressed as Hawkeye from Last of the Mohicans.

A true craftsman definitely never blames his tools.

Oyster's picture

I don't recall Hawkeye wearing a rose on his lapel though.

You cannot cut a diamond with a sledgehammer...

Earle's picture

Artistic license, I'm guessing, in keeping with the Rose theme in this year's posters.

A true craftsman definitely never blames his tools.

BED's picture

Looks to me like an Ohio Red Carnation.

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tennbuckeye19's picture

I think in the amount of time I've studied this game poster, Kirk Ferentz made about $10,000 $20,000.

Earle's picture

I noticed that you didn't say earned...

A true craftsman definitely never blames his tools.

Buckeyebrowny919's picture

i knew the characters outfit reminded me of someone...took me a second, but well freakin done.

To give anything less than your best, is to sacrifice the gift - Steve Prefontaine

Earle's picture

A true craftsman definitely never blames his tools.

Walt Keys's picture

to clarify, that's a rifle on his back, that's a hawk in his hands

Oyster's picture

I knew that was a hawk, I could tell by its eye...

You cannot cut a diamond with a sledgehammer...

AndyVance's picture

Masterfully done, Walt. Love the recurring rose theme.

If the pen is truly mightier than the sword, I may be the most dangerous man I know...

IBleedSandG's picture

Thanks for the clarification. I originally thought it was a sword. Either weapon works for me.

#GrindFor9

Earle's picture

I believe the Buckeyes will be using a Hyde on Saturday.

A true craftsman definitely never blames his tools.

BuckeyeBoyer85's picture

I think the weapon of choice will be a BrAxe.

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ScarletNGrey01's picture

Wonder if that was graphically produced via software or pen and ink then scanned?  In any case, well done, really admire artistic people.  The battle of the 'eyes and my money is on the bucks for sure.

The will to win is not as important as the will to prepare to win. -- Woody Hayes

vitaminB's picture

Walt, i'm going to matte and frame each of these in my house.  I just hope this season turns out special so I have a great story to tell along with the great art work.  Well, done, my man.  As always, you are 99% pure.