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Business cards.

As I went round the convention I picked up business cards from the stalls.  Some of the cards were great.  The images were sharp and interesting with readable typefaces.  They used a good quality paper and all looked unique and really reflected the standard of the tattooist.  Other business cards there were terrible.  They combined crap images with even crappier typefaces.  The quality was poor and they did nothing to promote the tattooist.  There was definitely a correlation between the best tattoists having the best cards.  Perhaps due to these being generally more artistic and having a better design eye, probably combined with earning more money and having more business knowledge.   

I have definitely learnt more about the do’s and don’ts of business cards from comparing those that I collected.

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http://artistsbookcollective.blogspot.com/

this is a good blog.  lots of  relevant info about artists book fairs.

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http://www.3framemovies.com/index.html

the site layout is great and is an interesting way to display illustrations.  The hand lettering is essential and works well with the overall design.

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Emily sent me this link of an artist who produces butterflies out of book covers.  They are even displayed in a near identical way to my own post card butterflies for the True stories brief.  I can’t find a personal site of his but I will keep looking to find out what other work he has produced and the ideas behind them.

http://www.swiss-miss.com/2009/06/art-basel-peter-wuethrich.html

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http://www.paulvillinski.com/artwork/artwork.html

This guys work is amazing.  The whole idea of transformation is something I try to explore in my own work.  The vinyl and beer can butterflies directly link to my own postcard butterflies. I  really like the glove wing series, finding new uses for old materials as you imagine and explore their history.

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