"What's Going On?" Series

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"What's Going On?" Series

Post by Lestrade » Thu Sep 04, 2008 7:17 am

Hi all! I'm returning to this forum after a long hiatus; thankfully, this place is as inspiring and interesting as ever. Man, you folks do some great work here.

I've got a series of self-promo images that will soon be going out as emails, cards, etc. Called "What's Going On?", the series is my take on the bizarre realities of present-day urban living.

Here is the first image, entitled "Condo Living."

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It's on my site as well if you care to take a look. I'll post the next image in the series, "Dog Purse," very soon.
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Post by Sanaril » Fri Sep 05, 2008 11:27 am

Liking the grainy texture, but that's definitely some awkward furniture to live with.

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Post by Lestrade » Fri Sep 12, 2008 10:57 am

Yeah, that's kind of the point!

Here's the second image I mentioned, "Dog Purse."

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Post by squirpy » Fri Sep 12, 2008 10:26 pm

Hahaha! How LA
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Post by inverce » Sun Sep 14, 2008 11:44 am

Lol- I like the commentary in both of theses!

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Post by celeste » Mon Sep 15, 2008 1:07 pm

I've seen purses for little girls that WERE those... only plush. Totally freaked me out. I love the textures

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Post by Breadwig » Tue Sep 16, 2008 2:44 pm

Ha, these both are great. But the dog purse, that's just plain awesome.

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Post by thedeafguy » Sat Sep 20, 2008 12:19 pm

depending on how you print these wonderfully grainy images on your postcards, I think that this can be successful.

Speaking from personal experience, postcards get to the right people very easily and cheap. You could print out at home, 8 postcard images on a regular 11x17" bristol board and cut em' up...stamp em', and then send them out. Be sure to put your contact on the back. Say, keep it simple, like your email, website and name. thats it. keep it easy.

I did that, and I got several jobs from it and in contact with the right people.
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Post by Lestrade » Sun Sep 21, 2008 11:40 am

Funny you should mention that; I'm reviewing printer proofs for my promotional cards right now!

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Post by thedeafguy » Sun Sep 21, 2008 11:55 am

yea, they look nice and all. But if you're having it professionally printed, you're paying quite a bit. My advice, just do it yourself. Instead of two images per board, you can print up to 8 per and save yourself a lot of money and you'll get more postcards out to publishers, editors, etc etc.

The point is to get your name out there. Forget about being glossy and high-priced look. Thats the job of the publisher if they want to promote you.

Your job. is to get noticed and to get experience.
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Post by Lestrade » Mon Sep 22, 2008 8:07 am

Don't worry about my budget. I'm also a production artist in a design firm; I have lots of contacts for printing that don't require me to spend much money. I'm no stranger to this process, I assure you!
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