Assembled: notebooks, typewriter ribbon, paperclips, ink stamps, etc. – all critical-ish tools for a crafty-ish poet.
A collection of chapbooks called “Items: Forgotten in Drawers” made in 2017 from handwritten poetry created in Asia, Arabia, Mediterranean, then (roughly) transcribed and printed in BC, cut and glued to vintage hotel stationery in Montréal, bulk printed and collated in Vegas, assembled in Utah, and given as gifts for my birthday. Each one hand-cut/stitched and (obviously) uniquely finished with stamps (postal and inky), with affection. Run of 12 if I recall, most documented here. Turns out this collection is “Volume 1” as more similar collection have followed.
Snaps of scrapbooks in midst of assembly – both in creation of the actual scrapbook (which creates a lovely substate, as-it-were), the scraps readied to go within to make the scrapbooks into a scrapjournals,… plus kit(s) of tools on the ready, and the workspaces used to do both building and filling, are documented – for no distinct reason than enjoyment of the process.
Went a little crazy shopping today. You know, I’m quite a consumer.
#Art #Craft #ArtsAndCrafts #Supplies #Tiny #Scissors #Glue #Pen #Scrapbook #Journal
Creating memorable, keep-able promotional items can enhance your brand / campaign rather than getting tossed out. On a hiking trail, Dave shares “rules” and considerations from experience, including many examples and anecdotes, ergo:
- Light enough to travel
- Sizes suck
- Quality goods
- Metaphorically yours
- Will it fly?
- Thrifty for lots
- If you’ve seen it before, don’t do it
- Scarves (muted design, subtlely design, useful in chill too)
- Flags (simple design, sized to fold, wear like a cape, bonus for decorating event)
- Beer coozies (low cost, party-friendly, connect to home)
- Passports (independence, handy for notes, interactive)
- Pins and stickers (easy giveaways, make a bundle for excitement, mailable, each unique)
- Temp tattoo (inspired by Sailor Jerry rather than just a logo)
- Masks (remixed from users, great for events, provides interactive activity)
- Plush owls (remixed from user, take like a traveling gnome, shoot from cannon!)
- Design for your audience and crew
- Workshirts with patches + bandanas
- Swag-box exchange and unboxing
- Budget guidelines
- Making best t-shirts
- Lighters and pint glasses with etched logo (renegade “hippie” culture)
- Coasters (allowed us to leave bread crumbs, bars/restaurants find useful)
Recorded spontaneously in May 2013 on Varley Trail, Lynn Valley, North Vancouver
Listen to: Making Great Swag – soliloquy on a trail, part 3 (23:37, 192k mp3, 37MB)