To top

The 2008 Ocean Series Wall Calendar

Post design/commercial art oriented graphics here. Logos, ads and the like.
User avatar
Carson Collins
Extreme poster
Posts: 2653
Joined: Mon Oct 20, 2003 1:41 am

The 2008 Ocean Series Wall Calendar

Postby Carson Collins » Thu Sep 27, 2007 1:34 pm

I just got my new, completely redesigned 2008 wall calendar on line. It's an 11" x 17" format, way better than the old 8.5" x 11" model that I've been publishing since 2003.

All 12 months have images from The Ocean Series, plus Transcendental Love poetry with ocean and sky metaphors; the poets included are Rumi, Hafiz, Cheng-tao Ke, Ekai, Isaac of Nineveh, Kabir, William Stafford, and David Whyte.

If you'd like to see the rest of it, here's the [url=http://www.cafepress.com/oceanseries.168974018]
link[/url]:

The hardest part of this for me was cropping the original paintings to fit the format.
Attachments
2008JanuaryCP.jpg
January
2008JanuaryCP.jpg (66.58 KiB) Viewed 7672 times
2008AprilCP.jpg
April
2008AprilCP.jpg (51.54 KiB) Viewed 7671 times
11x17Cover2008x500.jpg
The cover
11x17Cover2008x500.jpg (55.7 KiB) Viewed 7671 times
Last edited by Carson Collins on Sat Sep 29, 2007 11:36 am, edited 1 time in total.
User avatar
lynnielu
Extreme poster
Posts: 3784
Joined: Sun Jul 30, 2006 11:29 am

Re: calendar

Postby lynnielu » Thu Sep 27, 2007 3:53 pm

How cool is that!
Image

Artificial Intelligence is no match for Natural Stupidity.

My Calendars at Lulu.com
http://stores.lulu.com/store.php?fAcctID=1586244
User avatar
Carson Collins
Extreme poster
Posts: 2653
Joined: Mon Oct 20, 2003 1:41 am

Postby Carson Collins » Thu Sep 27, 2007 7:09 pm

It would be really cool if a few thousand folks would buy them for Christmas presents or whatever. Last year I sold a grand total of 60 calendars, hardly worth the effort. I promised myself I'd make a better effort at publicity this year.

Any suggestions?
Attachments
2008NovemberCP.jpg
2008NovemberCP.jpg (56.83 KiB) Viewed 7659 times
User avatar
revery
Passionate poster
Posts: 138
Joined: Fri May 11, 2007 7:07 pm

Postby revery » Thu Sep 27, 2007 9:56 pm

hamlet279 wrote:
Any suggestions?

:lol:
Maybe add some puppies and flowers.. those tend to be pretty popular as far as calenders go
User avatar
Carson Collins
Extreme poster
Posts: 2653
Joined: Mon Oct 20, 2003 1:41 am

Postby Carson Collins » Thu Sep 27, 2007 10:24 pm

Well, I certainly did walk right into that one, didn't I?

I meant suggestions about marketing the thing, of course. But I suspect that you knew that...
User avatar
revery
Passionate poster
Posts: 138
Joined: Fri May 11, 2007 7:07 pm

Postby revery » Thu Sep 27, 2007 10:39 pm

Yeah, I tried to think of some. Obviously I didn't succeed :)
User avatar
Carson Collins
Extreme poster
Posts: 2653
Joined: Mon Oct 20, 2003 1:41 am

Postby Carson Collins » Thu Sep 27, 2007 10:49 pm

Anyway you succeeded in making me laugh. Puppies and flowers, yes, that's the ticket. I have seen the light! Next year...
User avatar
revery
Passionate poster
Posts: 138
Joined: Fri May 11, 2007 7:07 pm

Postby revery » Thu Sep 27, 2007 10:52 pm

:)

Well thats good then.
User avatar
darrenrichie
Postaholic
Posts: 243
Joined: Mon May 14, 2007 9:24 am

Postby darrenrichie » Fri Sep 28, 2007 12:07 am

They look dead good. I guess marketing is quite difficult isn't it? How do you market them at the moment? Do you sell them at craft fairs, online or in shops?
Richie
"He was a dreamer, a thinker, a speculative philosopher... or, as his wife would have it, an idiot."
Douglas Adams
User avatar
Carson Collins
Extreme poster
Posts: 2653
Joined: Mon Oct 20, 2003 1:41 am

Postby Carson Collins » Fri Sep 28, 2007 2:58 am

They look dead good... How do you market them at the moment... at craft fairs, online or in shops?

- darrenrichie

Thank you for the compliment.

I only sell the calendars on line, because that's how CafePress works. No stock of the calendars exists.

Normally I never see the calendars. People who buy them pay CafePress with a CC# on line, they print and send them to the buyers, and I get a check in the mail ($3.00 US for each one sold).

It isn't like with the posters and prints, which are all signed; When I get an order for those,I have them printed locally (wherever I happen to be, I carry the discs with me) and when they're ready I sign them, put them in a tube and mail (or UPS, or FedEx) them myself.

I have a PayPal account; that's how folks who buy posters and prints from me on line almost always pay for them. I'm not sure why CafePress doesn't use that instead of mailing me checks, but that's just how CafePress works. I've been using them to publish the calendar since 2003.

The advantage is that I don't have to make any initial investment for the printing and don't risk getting stuck with unsold, out-of-date calendars; the disadvantage is that they take most of the profit.

Return to “Graphic design”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest