Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Stationery?

This is something I've been thinking about for a while though have yet to put into action.
I have been big into the whole minimalist clean thing. Letting the work do the talking, I mean how can one sum up hours upon hours of contemplation, shavings, sweat, and sometimes blood in a few words. The work itself IS the expression of all of that, but is that too much to ask of an audience? As a/the builder of these pieces I'm likely coming from a different perspective. Ones close to the work can read the work in detail.
How about potential customers and friends? I'm sure everyone is coming from different places and backgrounds with different sets of tastes and levels of understanding in a variety of settings.
Soooo here's an attempt to perhaps bridge some sort of gap. Little "post cards" I guess one may call them. To be set on, in, or by pieces in galleries and such viewers can take them as they will if they are interested. Perhaps get a little insight as to what I'm trying to accomplish and maybe get a little excited about the piece?

So lets call the text side the front and picture side the back. You can click on the photos to see a larger view here online.
I don't want to sound like a raging hippie nor do I want to sound like a marketing douche ha. Too much? Too little? Eh?

Back.

Front.

Back.

One could also mail these to interested parties upon completion of a piece.
I also hope that they may help me stand out in the crowd of louder pieces that surround me.
Hmmmm.
Turns out these JPEGs are a bit small on screen SORRY!
The actual post cards are about 5.5" x 4.25" (quarter of a standard 11x8.5" sheet)

5 comments:

Timberwerks Studio - Dale J. Osowski - Furniture Maker said...

Very nice Nick. Postcards are a great marketing tool. At furniture shows more postcards are picked up by visitors than business cards. It's a great way to have your work seen and remembered.

Nicholas Nelson said...

Yeah I thought they might be more attractive to pick up... as long as I can get the printed decently gahh!

Matt Petersen said...

Echoing Dale's comments, postcards are great. Suggest you look at Vistaprint.com or one of the warehouse clubs Like Sam's Club or Costco. Have had excellent luck with photo's, etc. from Costco's photo dept. as wel1 as business cards from Vistaprint. BTW... I still love that wall hung vanity.

Nicholas Nelson said...

Matt, thank you sir. Thus far I've worked with a little local print shop. I will probably try them first.
I am quite fond of the cabinet. I think that the kind of person who may pick it out would give it a good home. Though I don't know that the venue in which it resides is a good fit...

David said...

Nicholas, this is a great idea! Love it and I think it will do you and your furnitures good!! It is so hard to make people, at least some people, understand what we went thrue, wile creating a fine, quite piece of furniture with our hands! And I realy think these "post cards" are a well tought of tool to express our thoughts!

Good luck with it!
Cheers