“The Servant of Cybele” promotional print by Jay Shaw, aka ‘Iron Jaiden’

*2nd UPDATE: In order to ensure the highest possible quality, we’ve decided to delay releasing the Metal Variant until a later date. Instead, we’re bumping the Wood Variant edition up to 20. Jay will be doing some awesome hand-finishing on the Wood Variants, too!

*UPDATE: The drop time has been moved back an hour to 9pm PST, to better accomodate east-coasters.

We’re incredibly proud to introduce the newest Novos promotional print, by artist Jay Shaw (alternatively known as Iron Jaiden). The print is titled “The Servant of Cybele” and is an 18×24″ 7-color (3 gold metallics, 2 silver metallics, and 2 glow layers) screenprint on French Speckletone 80lb Natural stock, with an edition of 75. Jay will be printing, signing, and numbering these himself, and if you’ve seen some of his recent work you know just how spectacular this print will be. He is still in the process of making them, so we’ll get you photos of the actual print as soon as they’re available. There will also be two variants: one printed on wood, with an edition of 15, and the other printed on sheet metal, with an edition of 10.

The 1st Edition will be $40, the wood variant $75, and the metal variant $100. All editions will go on sale through the Novos Store at 9pm pacific time, Friday May 6th.

A fun note: the alternate title is “The Maiden of Hephaestus, In Service to Cybele”. Can anyone guess what that, and the primary title, mean?

Check beneath the jump for close-ups!

3 thoughts on ““The Servant of Cybele” promotional print by Jay Shaw, aka ‘Iron Jaiden’

  1. E. says:

    If we’re going for literal meaning, Hephaestus was “the god of technology, blacksmiths, craftsmen, artisans, sculptors, metals, metallurgy” — the android is definitely a “maiden of Hephaestus” in the sense that she is forged, not born. Cybele (“Mother of the Gods”) was a Phrygian maternal earth goddess worshipped before the “birth” of Zeus and later merged with Hellenic worship, from what little I know about the subject. Cybele also had a lover whom, after he castrated himself and died, she resurrected as a fir tree. The tree could be a direct allusion to that as well as a symbol for the “gaia” aspect of Cybele (the face in the tree perhaps?).

  2. E. says:

    Also, great design! Congrats IJ and Cinematical! 🙂

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