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Muppet Posters: Update

Update: Great news! Posters are now officially licensed by Disney and available to purchase via Acme Archives!

Original Post: First and foremost, thanks again for all the buzz! This project was so much fun; I had no idea it would get such a response.

My original intention was to print a very limited run of each poster. However, due to the overwhelming (and amazing) response I have gotten, I have been advised to refrain from putting them up for sale. I’m sorry to disappoint. The last thing I want is to run into any legality issues with Disney.

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  1. russo says:

    i *NEED* this.

  2. Vita says:

    Please let me to know how to purchase these!!! I would love to get it for my BF and save it for his christmas present!
    Such amazing work on this entire set!

  3. Meaghan says:

    Oh man, Michael – really bummed to hear this. My fiance and I are HUGE Muppets fans, and would’ve loved to have purchased a set for our apartment. Let me know if anything changes! In the meantime, I’ll continue to creep on your awesome work.

  4. Kristy says:

    No!!! I was so hoping that I would be able to get these. I love the muppets, and feel like they are old childhood friends.

    Please find a way to do something to release these. (oh please Disney, let him do it for the fans, pretty please.

    Simply AMAZING

  5. Debi says:

    One of the KD’s used to work for Disney – your old roommate and tragically I’m forgetting her name!

  6. Dan says:

    So how about you offer them up as a free high resolution download and let folks print them out on their own?

  7. Joanna says:

    These vintage-style posters are incredible. Well done! In an effort to avoid any legality issues, might I suggest setting up a paypal account to be donated toward a children’s charity or perhaps a kickstarter project. And anyone who donates a certain amount could receive a poster as a thank you… Just a thought. I know, I would.

  8. Melinda says:

    I have a buddy who works for Disney, I’ll link him the images and see what he can muster, I MUST HAVE THESE!! I do custom framing for a living, and I already have frames and mats picked for these posters!

    Melinda

  9. Briab says:

    What a shame. Although it makes total sense, and you got to protect yourself first. Regardless, you should know that I signed up to Twitter *just* so I could stay updated on whether you’d sell these. Absolutely stellar work!

  10. Kolbe says:

    I’m so bummed you won’t be selling them. I am a huge muppets fan, and even as a kid I loved the Electric Mayhem. I wanted all of these prints to frame and put in my studio, they are amazing. I hope something works out and we get to purchase them. Great job nonetheless.

  11. Jenn says:

    Yoi should never be surprised when there is a huge positive reaction to a thoughtful and creative product that showcases a cherished subject . I would also add my extreme desire to buy a set and hope you get the blessing from on high. (Although, it only makes me greedy- would love to see a similar deconstructed take on The Dark Crystal.) :)

  12. Dr Mo says:

    I’ll admit I am completely obsessed with these and if I don’t own them my life will cease to have meaning!! Disappointing, but definitely watch your back (Disney is nasty!) and keep up the good work.

  13. maria says:

    As soon as these are up for sale, I want the whole set! Dear Disney: hire this man!

  14. Calle says:

    With the new Muppet movie coming out at thanksgiving, I can’t imagine that Disney wouldn’t be all over these if they get wind. Seems like it’d be a great marketing tool for them. Though, I’m not sure how I feel about the new movie, and as a true Muppet fan you may not want to be associated with it either…

    These are really marvelous work. I wish you the best for their future!

  15. Erika Moen says:

    Lucy Knisley (http://www.lucyknisley.com) ran into a similar problem with her Harry Potter fan posters– the public demanded she make prints available, she did, she got a cease and desist from Warner Bros.

    The way she got around this was to put up the full size, printable files for download (so people could print them for themselves) with a “donate” link next to them. Sure, some people aren’t going to pay for something they can get for free, but a lot of people DO want to support the artists who produce artwork they love.

    Maybe try that?

  16. Beth says:

    These posters are SO amazing, excellent job! I know I would be more than happy to donate for the ability to download high-res versions of these posters, and I’m sure I speak for many others. I just realized the “date” of the concert is my actual birthdate, down to the year, so I am now TOTALLY committed to making this happen. I know plenty of artist have found ways to get around likeness issues; isn’t there some sort of statue of limitations on this stuff?

    If anyone has any suggestions on places to write letters, Twitter campaigns etc, I would absolutely get on board.

  17. Christine says:

    Hi Michael, love your work! And have been checking back to see if you’ve made any progress. When you get a sec, can you drop me a line? Maybe I can help. :-)

  18. Christine says:

    Sorry, that was a bit vague. I’d like to hear if you’ve made any progress… Maybe I can point you in the right direction if you still need help?

  19. Chris says:

    Stay tuned all, help will be arriving soon…clear some wall space (I know I will be doing so myself)!

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