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Let me try a poll here, out of curiousity. - Micole Khemarrica
khromat
khromat
Let me try a poll here, out of curiousity.
Poll #426497 Merchandising Art #1

How do you like displaying art you like?

On the wall (or framed print)
2(11.8%)
In a binder (or plain print)
1(5.9%)
a T-Shirt
0(0.0%)
a button
0(0.0%)
a mug
0(0.0%)
a sticker
0(0.0%)
a window-cling
0(0.0%)
As a magnet
0(0.0%)
As a bookmark
1(5.9%)
a poster
0(0.0%)

How likely are you to buy art in a form other than prints?

I'll buy T-Shirts, but nothing else
1(5.9%)
I'll look at other options if available
3(17.6%)
Heck, the more interesting ways, the better!
6(35.3%)
It would depend on the item
7(41.2%)
I only buy prints and/or original illustrations
0(0.0%)

If there was a Cafe Press site where you could buy my art printed on various media, would you be interested?

I don't use/like CafePress
5(29.4%)
It would depend on the art piece
5(29.4%)
Sure, let me have many choices!
7(41.2%)

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darklilith69 From: darklilith69 Date: January 28th, 2005 07:34 am (UTC) (Link)
Most of my purchased art is in prints or originals--and sometimes little things (magnets/bookmarks).

I've heard both good and bad things about Cafe Press. Make sure you really carefully read their terms of service. They might have changed in the last year or two but I'd heard that they took an awfully big bite out of what you made, making it basically pointless for you to sell anything. I wish you luck if that's the way you're thinking of heading. :)
khromat From: khromat Date: January 28th, 2005 04:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm trying to get a feel for what folks are interested in, to be honest.

I've always loved wearable art, but until my finances are better I really can't afford offset silkscreen printing like I would prefer to have. CafePress' hot-transfer images are better now than they used to be, but that's still an option until I can do something better.

Silly weasel me, if I answered my own poll it would be "Everything!" I've always collected t-shirts, hats and mugs, I adorn books and computers with stickers, I even made Burning Man window-clings to proudly wear on my car. But I'm also aware that I'm not the average fur, let alone average consumer, so I want to get a sense of how open others can be to seeing my scribbles on things other than prints.

I also find it interesting how the 'market' has swung back and forth regarding prints and CDs... prints are truely a bulky item for transport so I'm leaning away from them, on the other hand the last con I attended as a dealer, I had a few requests for individual prints rather than a CD full of images.

I have an inkjet now that can print out 13"x18" mini posters, so I was debating that as a new item for Anthrocon. We'll see.
chefmongoose From: chefmongoose Date: January 28th, 2005 06:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
Here's my thoughts:: I'm rather willing to buy T-shirts and stickers- provided that they're quite in keeping with high social convention, i.e., I could wear shirts in front of Mom and have stickers on my toolbox at work where my boss would see them. The more visible the work, the more mainstream. Prints, heck, who sees my prints but me? :)

Not nearly enough people have small-size stickers. Really would like those for my work toolbox.

--Chiaroscuro
kagur From: kagur Date: January 29th, 2005 04:53 am (UTC) (Link)
I like T-shirts, prints, buttons, stickers, and refrigerator magnets, if that is any help.
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