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« Reply #25 on: February 11, 2021, 09:53 »
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Just a note.  Corporate Art has been around since the 1960's.  Elevator lobbies have been decorated with it almost from the beginning of elevator lobbies.


Uncle Pete

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« Reply #26 on: February 11, 2021, 11:15 »
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Interesting reading, thanks.



1968

EO

« Reply #27 on: February 15, 2021, 06:46 »
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Neat image. Is that ye olde corporate style?  I seem to recall a lot of oldie cartoons had this similar style. They have the disproportionate bodies we're seeing again today,  but they still have a lot of detail work. I wonder if there are any more simpler examples from back then.

Uncle Pete

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« Reply #28 on: February 15, 2021, 11:39 »
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Neat image. Is that ye olde corporate style?  I seem to recall a lot of oldie cartoons had this similar style. They have the disproportionate bodies we're seeing again today,  but they still have a lot of detail work. I wonder if there are any more simpler examples from back then.

I had to look up corporate style after Hannafate mentioned that. I'm not an illustrator as such and not up on trends and styles. But I really enjoy reading a forum where people talk about something besides what we see repeated here more recently.

R. Crumb interesting guy. His Keep on Truckin' was adopted by the Hippies. I didn't know until I looked him up, because of this thread, that he hated that. I always liked his work and his forward thinking.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Crumb

And "I became acutely self-conscious about what I was doing. Was I now a "spokesman" for the hippies or what? I had no idea how to handle my new position in society! . . . Take Keep on Truckin... for example. Keep on Truckin'... is the curse of my life. This stupid little cartoon caught on hugely."

Heck I didn't know he was still around:  https://www.crumbproducts.com/

So thanks for the interesting and informative thread that's not "that other stuff"  8)  and



EO

« Reply #29 on: February 15, 2021, 15:52 »
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Whoa, that biography.  :o

"In Crumb's own words, it was a lengthy drug trip on LSD that "left him fuzzy for two months" and led to him adopting the surrealistic, psychedelic style for which he has become known"

That certainly explains some things, lol.


Uncle Pete

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« Reply #30 on: February 16, 2021, 13:15 »
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Whoa, that biography.  :o

"In Crumb's own words, it was a lengthy drug trip on LSD that "left him fuzzy for two months" and led to him adopting the surrealistic, psychedelic style for which he has become known"

That certainly explains some things, lol.

Good old fashion, hippie days, drug induced, permanent damage.  ;D  I hadn't caught that part.

Reminds me of a true story. I'm sitting at a bar and some local dizzy person, maybe acid drug burn out, comes in and splashes a pile of nickels, dimes and pennies on the bar and says, "What can I get for this" and the bartender says "Maybe a knuckle sandwich?" He did give the kid a beer, but it was pretty funny.

There was a local, Hippie Dave, he even had posters of himself and ran for office. He'd hide his stash every night, somewhere secret in the park, when no one was following him, because if the police broke in, they couldn't bust him for having marijuana. Paranoia wasn't uncommon during the days of Free Love.

I still think R. Crumb was an interesting creative with his own style and ideas, which I always admire. Mr. Natural, now I remember that one. Fritz The Cat! WOW, takes me back. Hi Brows greeting cards:  https://www.bing.com/images/search?view=detailV2&ccid=ox%2B6I7k0&id=A1E763BF1D63E9EF27C4ADFC8EBE393AE6D9194B&thid=OIP.ox-6I7k0AUEMtmO7lCG60gHaIk&mediaurl=https%3A%2F%2Fassets.catawiki.nl%2Fassets%2F2014%2F8%2F21%2Fa%2Fe%2F0%2Fae0b8cc0-2962-11e4-8061-d544494ba147.jpg&exph=700&expw=605&q=american+greeting+cards+r.+crumb&simid=608010981512511488&ck=486C0DBF4BFE41DA309EE2323F3136A8&selectedindex=3&qpvt=american+greeting+cards+r.+crumb&form=IRPRST&ajaxhist=0&vt=0&sim=11



OK sorry for the hijack, corporate art, interesting.

EO

« Reply #31 on: February 18, 2021, 16:36 »
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Only thing is that if you're a regular person, the products being sold are rather expensive. I mean if I really wanna T shirt with a design on it, for me, I would rather spend a few bucks compared to about 20-30 or more bucks in Canadian.
For a Canadian, those products are a bit pricey.  This is concerning for me especially if buyers might see this as expensive. Oh well.  Still I have to try just like anyone else.

Yeah, they all seem expensive. The only ones that sell for me are the cheaper/smaller products. Still a good margin, I think, if you can get to a nice volume in sales. I'll probably focus on those small products, stickers, small art prints, face masks, etc. I don't know how many mugs and water bottles a person can own and use!


 

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