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The Lamp post

Postby fantasia » Feb 13, 2019 7:29 pm

Before the Walden movies came out, someone (not me) made the genius suggestion of having the lamppost show roots... and then they did! :D (I always wondered if whoever designed the lamp saw the idea on our forums ;)) )

I'd like to see something new and unique for the new Netflix series. My idea was to have some kind of hanging lamp from the lamppost. Almost like the way fruit hangs from a tree. This isn't the best example (ignore the base entirely) as it's awfully simple, but you can get the idea.

https://www.target.com/p/pure-garden-so ... A-51761456

What do you all think?
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Re: The Lamp post

Postby Col Klink » Feb 13, 2019 8:55 pm

Wow, that's a really cool idea, Fantasia. It's different from how the lamppost has been previously depicted but it makes sense. I could definitely get behind it.
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Re: The Lamp post

Postby The Rose-Tree Dryad » Feb 13, 2019 10:21 pm

Ooh, it hadn't occurred to me that Netflix might do something different with the lamp-post! I like your idea, fantasia, although I do hope that whatever they end up with only has subtle tree-like details and still looks like something that came from of Victorian London.

This one is a little small and simple, but the shape is a possibility. The lamps on each end of this image also might offer inspiration, or maybe the second one from the left if you remove the lower lamp.
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Re: The Lamp post

Postby Reepicheep775 » Feb 14, 2019 10:25 am

I think I would prefer it if the lamp-post design sticks close to the Pauline Bayne's illustration because of how iconic it is. I liked the roots in the Walden LWW because they were subtle. If there are innovations in the lamp-post design, I'd rather it doesn't change the basic shape.
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Re: The Lamp post

Postby Cleander » Feb 14, 2019 10:39 am

Oh, I like that first one, Rose. It's a nice combination of the classic look with the fruit idea.
The Walden Lamppost was actually made using a cast of an original London Victorian Lamppost. I've always favored this look, considering the origins of the lamppost.
One good design that I've seen is the lampposts lining the Battery in Charleston, SC. They look like something made for a fantasy, with spikey little crowns at the top and eight-sided lamps. Here's a picture:
http://hueandeyephotography.tumblr.com/ ... on-sc-doug
For some reason a brass color and finish just wouldn't look right to me. I thought the BBC lamppost wasn't all that great for this reason. Not sure why it bothers me... maybe the brightness of the metal distracts the eye from the light at the top?
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Re: The Lamp post

Postby The Rose-Tree Dryad » Feb 14, 2019 7:27 pm

Cleander wrote:The Walden Lamppost was actually made using a cast of an original London Victorian Lamppost. I've always favored this look, considering the origins of the lamppost.


I don't think I knew that bit of trivia! One thing I do really want is for the look to be based on a real lamp-post from Victorian England. A (mostly) ordinary lamp-post from our world standing mysteriously in a wood full of talking beasts and fauns and nymphs is one of those anachronisms that makes Narnia, well, Narnia. I wouldn't want it to look like a fantasy art piece; the magic is in the whole picture, not the lamp alone.

Cleander wrote:One good design that I've seen is the lampposts lining the Battery in Charleston, SC. They look like something made for a fantasy, with spikey little crowns at the top and eight-sided lamps. Here's a picture:
http://hueandeyephotography.tumblr.com/ ... on-sc-doug


What about a seven-sided lamp, for the seven Chronicles?
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Postby Cleander » Feb 15, 2019 3:12 pm

What about a seven-sided lamp, for the seven Chronicles?


Oh, that could work!
I was just thinking- how would it be if Narnians of old had made carvings on the Lamppost? A lion motif comes readily to mind...
Another (probably bad) idea- what if they had replaced the old glass with panes of stained-glass? (With pictures of Lions on them? :D )
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Re: The Lamp post

Postby Narnian78 » Mar 28, 2019 5:43 am

The artwork of the movie of The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe just shows the lamppost standing in the snow. I guess it should have roots since it came from an iron bar in the creation scene of The Magician's Nephew. I guess almost everything in Narnia was created by Aslan from something else. But probably the artists/illustrators didn't think about that. It still looks like a manmade object. :)
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Re: The Lamp post

Postby SirVincentofNarnia » Mar 28, 2019 12:49 pm

From my understanding, the original lamppost that ended up in Narnia was a Victorian one, if I'm not mistaken. The lamppost is a very iconic representation of Narnia. Now the Walden movie lamppost did look a bit out of place, but considering the movie was made in 2005, I think I will give it a pass :)
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Re: The Lamp post

Postby fledge1 » Apr 01, 2019 1:35 pm

I hope they do have the roots as well showing that it is growing, and I hope throughout the series or new movies they they show the age of it as it goes on. I really like the idea of making it look like it does come directly out of London as well. I need to incorporate the lamp post into my tattoo, and now have no idea what type to use. Need to figure that out so I can finally finish this thing.
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