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Muppet Posters: Update #3

Jan 2012 Update: Posters are now sold out.

Nov. 2011 Original Post: As I mentioned on Twitter, there were some minor tweaks to the poster designs. Overall, I’m very pleased with the end result: bright, bold and simple. You can see the original posters here. The new changes included:

  1. New size
    Traditional poster size of 18″ x 24″ to make sure  it would fit in a standard size frame.
  2. Removal of page folds and ‘offset inks’
    This was a mutual decision. The inconsistent white spaces have been fixed.
  3. Date change
    Wednesday, March 19th, 1975 is the original air date of the Muppets pilot as well as the first time we are introduced to the Electric Mayhem. (August 17th, 1981 was my birthday)
  4. Animals face
    His eyes were too far apart and his nose was too big. What was I thinking? He looked cross eyed!
  5. Bolder colours
    Colour palette is stronger and more consistent.
  6. Cleaner lines
    The lines are cleaner and more crisp.
  7.  © Disney. All rights reserved.
    Officially licensed by Disney!

Acme will be releasing each poster weekly. The times are still unannounced, though Dr. Teeth went on sale approximately 3pm EST. Here are the dates:

Dr. Teeth: Tuesday, November 22nd
Zoot: Tuesday, November 29th
Janice: Tuesday, December 6th
Floyd: Tuesday, December 6th
Animal: Tuesday, December 13th


Dr. Teeth: Keyboards


Janice: Guitar

Floyd: Bass

Zoot: Sax

Animal: Drums

26 Comments

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  1. Sandra says:

    They look brilliant Mikey! Before and after the recent changes.

    You seriously rule. xo

  2. melanie says:

    I’ve saved the space on my new apartment walls, cannot wait to grab these? I hope they are still affordable:)

  3. Mike says:

    Still awesome… definite smart touch ups on Animal

    I hope they remain available though and not turn into a Mondo-esque ebay grabfest.

  4. Esther King says:

    I ran across your blog randomly, and I’m so glad I did! These muppet posters are wonderful- they totally take me back to childhood. Keep doing what you love- it brightened my day.

  5. Hi Michael
    Thanks so much for the update
    Did Acme give you a precise date when they plan to sell the set or will they release the posters one by one
    The changes look gorgeous.. Hats off
    can’t wait to sell them on http://www.illustractiongallery.com and spread your talent
    Daniel @ Illustractiongallery

  6. Kirsten says:

    Beautiful work! The are all brilliant, but Dr. Teeth is my favourite. The Muppet Show was the best show from my childhood.

  7. Brad says:

    Hmmm… I gotta say I prefer the old ones, these seem a bit bland and flat…. but still awesome.

  8. Kristy says:

    I too have reserved space on my walls. In love. Please email with release date.

  9. Cam says:

    while I preferred the authentic 70s-looking stamp style of the originals with the offset white lines, I’ll be purchasing a set of these regardless.. lucky web surf this morning!

  10. Mark says:

    Hey Michael,

    WOW, I’m excited! I just ordered the first of this poster series, under the guise of hanging them in my daughters nursery. But once she out grows them and is “too cool” for muppets their MINE!!! Thanks for these brilliant prints!

  11. Susie says:

    Hi Michael! I’m IN LOVE with this series! Sooooooo cool! I’m now obsessed and want to make sure I can grab each one…but here’s a terribly annoying question: Do you know if Acme is releasing them at midnight on the days available, or will it be randomly at some point in the day? We are out of town with family on the 6th–when two of the prints become available, and I’m neurotically worried that if I don’t get to one in the early minutes of the release, I’ll be out of luck! Any ideas on the best way to know the instant they’re available to buy? Thanks so much!!!!!

  12. Anders says:

    I can see I’m way too late – do you know if there’s any chance of a reprint in the (not too distant) future? Dr. Teeth has always been my favorite muppet, I think he and Rowlf are responsible for my chosen career as a pianist.

  13. Jason says:

    Boooo, I was out of town yesterday and animal went immediately. My favorite muppet is the only one I missed out on in the set :-( . Any chance of a re-issue? (by the way, one guy has your posters for sale on ebay before they have even shipped!)

  14. Don says:

    Michael-

    These are amazing! I am just seeing them for the first time. Will there be a reissue or variant printing? I terribly want one of the prints featuring Dr. Teeth, but clearly missed my opportunity. Please say there will be more on the way.

  15. Stephanie says:

    Man…….oh man…… Im inlove with your work!!! I have a great loft in windsor but go to T.O often with my wife, so if you have these for sale I really would love to buy a set. I’m a Phographer and my wife is a musician so we love to hang artsy work around here! Thanks and keep up the great work!!!!

  16. Stephanie says:

    Lol sorry about the spelling I just read what I wrote hehe

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