April 6, 2012

The Problem of Distribution

Fate in war depends on supply lines.  What’s the poem? 

For want of a nail the shoe was lost.
For want of a shoe the horse was lost.
For want of a horse the rider was lost.
For want of a rider the message was lost.
For want of a message the battle was lost.
For want of a battle the kingdom was lost.
And all for the want of a horseshoe nail.

It’s also true in other areas of life. For instance, getting books from publishers to readers and getting art from artists to admirers.  That is one of the essential problems creatives face.

That is why I was so thrilled to come across Society 6.  What an amazing site and such a great idea.  They’re a collective for artists, but more importantly they are a means of distribution.  All you have to do is join and upload your art and then set prices on prints (or take the base price) and whenever anyone orders a print or a t-shirt or an iphone case, they are the ones to produce and send it. They even help with pricing and all that.  Isn’t that amazing?  A million dollar idea, I think.

And the artwork on it is fantastic!  Below is just today’s front page but there are t-shirt designs, too, that are hilarious.  Check it out! (And all you artists out there, thank you for sharing your work!)



The lovely Pix mentioned Deviant Art also as a place that does art distribution.  Thanks!

4 comments:

Pix said...

Isn't Deviant Art already on this?

Tamara said...

You are right! Look at that. I wasn't aware of that site. I'll put it in the post.

Thank you!

Pix said...

Oh, Deviant Art is marvelous! It's where Zemotion (the photographer) and several of the really cool illustrators took off. It hooks you, too, sometimes you can spend the whole night checking that stuff out :)
And also, I think, http://cghub.com/
Some of their stuff is scary good :)

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