Monday, August 31, 2009

Welcome to the Pirate Art Institute

"Aaarh, Ye be welcome to the Pirate Art Institute"
How many ways can you COPY this pirate?

When wewere kids we would see this art school ad in the back of magazines. "Can you draw this pirate?" or some other bit of cutesy art. "Then enroll today  and have a future as
a commercial artist, bla-bla-bla..."

When my brother and I had a print shop back in the late '80's, it became a running joke early on. Customers would bring us totally crappedout art, or ask for art that we didn't
have, or to infringe on copyrights in a questionable manner.
The Pirate Art Institute to the rescue!
We would clip, photocopy, photograph, trace, or redraw,  then shoot a transparency, use it to expose a screen, and finally silkscreen  print it in [hopefully] vast quantities.
Whatever it took to make a buck.

Anything but FAX!
We refused to install fax service because at least one customer a week would want to fax their art to us.  No, nope, nu-uh, don't do it!  Most fax looks terrible on a good day.  Imagine what it would do to the aforementioned already crapped out art.

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