BustedPosters, an offshoot of BustedTees, wants us to create an “Ace and Jocelyn” poster to sell on their site. However, we have no design. So here’s the plan:
You have until noon on Monday, February 9th to design your Ace and Jocelyn poster, and upload a jpeg file of it to Flickr. In order for it to be an official submission, you must tag it “AceAndJocelynPoster” We will then choose the best one, and BustedPosters will make it available to buy in their store. Feel free to upload more than one.
The winner will get their poster for free of course — autographed by us.
Note: The entries must be 24” wide x 36” tall Adobe Illustrator vector files. We have no idea what this means, but we were assured that made sense to graphic designers.
Looking forward to seeing what you guys can do! Please don’t let us down, we kind of promised 150,000 submissions. You shouldn’t have done that. Well I was nervous!
It seems every day I hear or read at least one thing about the death of the content business.
Now to be clear — there’s very good reason for this. Traditional publishing models are broken as the web continues to democratize the creation and distribution of content. Print businesses are burdened by excess cost. Expensive marketing channels give way to buzz building through influencers and the social web. Historical gatekeepers are increasingly rendered irrelevant as distribution moves towards on-demand electronic delivery.
And don’t get me wrong, these are all great things for the consumer. The web has given us infinite frictionless ways to satisfy our content needs, from aggregators to blogs to status updates to tweets.
But could you imagine a world without the WSJ or NYTimes? Philip Roth or Junot Diaz? Radiohead or Jay-Z?
The best stuff will always be the best stuff, and we consumers will always want it…no matter how it gets delivered to us. A recent study by The National Endowment for the Arts shows fiction reading for adults actually increasing 3.5% from 2002 to 2008, reminding us of just that.
But that means we have to pay for it. Creators should get paid for their hard work, like everyone else does. And they will. Just many fewer of them, through new distribution channels and with different economics.
The democratization of publishing and distribution is the equivalent of deleveraging in the financial system. The garbage previously pimped by the industry is being flushed out. But in the end, the new and improved system gets back to what it does. And the best stuff in the world gets even better — better curated, better distributed and more easily consumed. And I for one am happy to pay for it.
No kidding. In similar news, the vatican called Obama “arrogant” because of his lift of the global gag rule, the ban on state funding for family-planning groups that carry out or facilitate abortions overseas. How is letting people do what they want arrogant? Arrogance is forcing the world to live by christian values.
I made a conscious decision early on to only engage in Facebook Friendships with people that I actually know in person. By that I mean someone that I would know if I passed them in the street. I had Facebook within a few months of its inception as the initial launch was in select Universities, including mine.
My facebook ID is 100342, I have 825 friends and I know them all.
Recently though, there have been a handful of instances where I’ve been friend-requested by people with whom I have dozens of mutual friends but have absolutely no idea who they are. I fear that I actually knew these people but somehow lost the memory.
“Don’t try to compare us to another bad little fad
I’m the Mac and I’m bad give you something that you never had
I’ll make ya Jump, Jump wiggle and shake your rump
Cause I’ll be kicking the flavor that makes you wanna Jump!
How high? Real high Cause I’m just so fly
A young loveable, huggable type of guy
And everything is the back with a little slack
And inside-out is wiggida wiggida wack!”—Chris “Mac Daddy” Kelly and Chris “Daddy Mac” Smith of Kris Kross