A colleague in the search marketing space with the name Tamar Weinberg had a “coming out” and admit her addition to “SCHWAG”, the stuff you get for free at conferences or other promotional items sent to you by companies.She dedicated a whole blog to her addition where she posted pictures and comments to all her trophies. Guess the name of the blog! … right SchwagAddict.com! Uh, that was hard.. hehe.I have some trophies myself. I also extend the definition of Schwag a little bit and include promotional material where I actually paid money for the privilege to carry somebody else’s name or logo around for the whole world to see. This pic shows the front of a BuyMusic.com T-Shirt (“get loaded”, which has obviously 2 meanings here hehe), a Levelclick shirt, a Techsmith Snag-It Sweatshirt, which reads “Capture, Edit, Share” and can have a double meaning ), the front of a CT-Magazine short (“rtfm”, which has actually only one meaning), a SES San Jose 2006 shirt, a Mister-Wong.com shirt (top right), a The Party 1997 short where I paid actually money for and a BDN shirt, which I had to earn (I won the fast-ANSI compo at BDN Party 3 in Berlin, Germany). You can also see some other stuff there, such as the “I’am feeling lucky” License Plate frame from Google (which they offered free of charge on their site at some time).A closer lookBack of the Levelclick t-shirt saying “Stop Guessing Start Earning!” and front of the BuyMusic.com[…]
While I was at DefCon in Las Vegas did I check out a vendor who did custom t-shirts. This stuff is often very cheaply done and the t-shirts don’t last very long. Three times washing it and the print would fade out. What caught my interest was the fact that they actually did very professional and high quality print and that for a reasonable price. I always wanted to have some nice ASCII or ANSI printed on a shirt so I showed them a few ASCIIs and asked them, if they could do it. I am not an expert in this kind of stuff, but it turned out that block ASCII was actually very hard for them to do, because they convert the image to vector graphics first and use that pattern when they do the actual print. They said that the creation of that vector pattern will take forever, because it has to break down all the individual lines. And there are a lot of lines in Block ASCII hehe. I agreed for the higher price tag, if I can get in return the vector file, which will allow me to do additional copies fairly easy without spending a lot of money. They agreed and said that it will take a while and that it will be impossible to do it right there at the conference and be done the same day. No problem, the conference was still on for another two days so I agreed to give them[…]
Alex Gibson aka Sphereuk is another of my favorite artists at deviantART which I would like to introduce to my blog readers and subscribers.I did something like this back in April already for the artist with the name Dilekt. I just discovered planet and space art at dA at the time. Space Art now makes up a considerable percentage of art in my dA Favorites and virtually 100% of my dA Wish list.I think that this is a good Idea, because it extend the reach of these mostly young artists that are still students for the most part. Spheruk, who is from Great Britain, for example just finished his first semester at the university. He studies design (surprise) and wants to become a game designer.Because of the time he has to dedicate for 3D art and rendering did he say that he has to cut down on the time for creating space art. I hope he will not stop doing it, because his Space and Planet artwork is amazing. I sent Alex an Email last weekend and requested that he makes a Calendar available at the dA Print Shop with the IMO 12 best of his space art pieces.He promised to create one and I am looking forward to be able to buy it.Here are the 12 pieces of space art which I ask Spheruk to use for the calendar which will hopefully become available soon. In the meantime check out the existing prints by Spheruk at the dA Shop.[…]
Mhhh… It seems that I post at my ASCII and ANSI Text Art blog always in pairs now. I should better plan those things I guess, but the heck, who cares. Okay, here is post number two for today.I took the new deviantART Prints Service for a spin, which was launched parallel with the new deviantART shop. I made two of my deviations available for purchase for your and my own pleasure.Fans of ANSI and ASCII Text will probably love it. I already ordered one of each for myself.For all the Fans of dA and ANSI Text Art is the left piece available (click the image for the LARGE Version, 1390×1165) and for all Fans of the ASCII Text Art the right one. Buy ANSI Print Buy ASCII Print Following formats and item types are available for each of the two with the price right next to it (I ordered for myself the Mousepads): CanvasCanvas Prints 28×36 cm $78.95 Regular PrintsLustre Prints 25×30 cm $15.49 Matte Prints 25×30 cm $12.79 Glossy Prints 25×30 cm $12.79 MagnetsSmall Magnet $4.95 Large Magnet $6.95 Postcards Matte Postcard $2.49 Glossy Postcard $2.49 OtherMouse Pad Mouse Pad $9.95 Coaster Set of 4 Coasters $20.25 Enjoy! Carsten aka Roy/SAC
I am an artist at deviantART myself and was browsing around on dA, checking out Art posted by other artists (one of the normal things to do as a “deviant”).I came across an Artist yesterday that caught my attention more than it normally does.He goes by the Artist Name Dilekt (Dilekt Artist Homepage at dA). Below are the pieces that are available as Print. I hope you will enjoy them as much as I do. Empyrean by DilektLarge View | Buy Print Foretold Prophesy by DilektLarge View | Buy Print Glacial Haven by DilektLarge View | Buy Print Inner Soul by DilektLarge View | Buy Print The Inevitable by DilektLarge View | Buy Print Throne Of God by DilektLarge View | Buy Print Full Galery of Dilekt Art @ deviantART.com I loved his art right away and added 6 of his pieces that are available as print to my wishlist (others can buy me as gift) and 8 others to my favorites (that others can see which Art from from other Artists I like). If you want one to put on your wall (not computer :)), no Problem. Prints are available and cost only between $2 and $24 dollars (without frame) depending on size and print type (lustre, matte or glossy) plus about $5 for shipping (2nd day air and special packaging). You should get it within 3-4 days, if you order today.