Obviously I am dumbfounded by the devastation around our area. A lot of friends, families and our customers got affected by Sandy. We got spared from some of the major effects the storm brought so I am working on some new art and some fundraising options to help support. My hands and hearts go out to all those affected.
Here's a few quick desktops and icons for your computer or FB page.
Mark your calenders for some great events coming up.
Long Beach: August 25-26th on the boardwalk
Argyle Lake Arts & Craft Fair, Babylon NY: Sunday, Sept 9th
West Islip Country Fair: September 23rd
Bay Ridge 3rd Ave festival: Sunday September 30th
Irish Fest Long Beach: October 6th
Oyster Fest 2012: October 13th and 14th inside the tents
St. Anthony's Mothers Guild Holiday Fair: November 3rd St. Anthony's High School, Hicksville NY
We had a spur of the moment opportunity to have a booth at the Farmingdale fair out on Main St. over the weekend. Was a perfect day to get outside and I wanted to thank all the people that came through the booth. We are always grateful of the compliments and gratitude we get from people and am glad to add something different to these types of events. Graphic design, and good art in general, should always be something that is readily available to the people. I am glad we can contrast the things you see with something that is original, our own and as one thoughtful gentleman put it "valid".
It's also really great to see the disparity of people that buy from us. I sold to a woman who's sending a Long Island map to her family in Thailand, an Aussie who was bringing home a Manhattan map for himself, a ride your bike, jets and giants poster to a football loyalty confused bicycle lover, an Ireland map to and Irishman from Leitrim and of course several LI maps to people from the neighborhood. Indeed a few steps closer to global supremacy that even a little kid throwing up outside our booth cant stop.
One thing I wanted to point out, based on a comment from a customer, is that I was able to make an addition to the Long Island surf beaches poster. So welcome Tobay Beach, the often overlooked neighbor of Gilgo to the mix. Am having these printed as lithographs and are available immediately.
Thanks again to all the customers and other people who showed interest. I also decided to continue having free shipping so that you can get something you may have not pulled the trigger on, and not have to pay for the shipping. If you have any questions feel free to email me or drop a comment in post.
Was great to be out in Babylon over the weekend to take part in the annual art and craft fair held at Argyle park. We met a lot of cool people, had some laughs and sold some merch too. Though the details of the story witll have to be kept off the internet, the best part was giving Gene, Victor and his wife a lesson in good ol' fashion economics of buying low and selling hi.All of the orders that were made on prints that were sold out have since mailed out with the exception of 3 people whom I will be hand delivering to your doorstep this Friday afternoon/night. Looking forward to having a few more shows in the fall and into the holiday season. As always, all of the product at the fair is available to purchase in the store!
Here are a fe other pics.
Future customer checking out a print.
The Captain just couldnt resist checking us out