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Merchandise...On-demand manufacturing...
By Asbjorn Lonvig

Someone once told me that putting reproductions of art on sweatshirts, or carry-on bags is to bastardize artists' work.
Bastardize!
Last time we met I told you about my Art Portals.
Phase 2 of my Art Portal project is to bastardize every single of my art works on the Art Portals.
Bastardize is - as you might have guessed - not at all my favorite term for this.
I call it merchandise.
I could not agree less with the phrase bastardize.
I call it to communicate the essence of a good art work to as many people as possible.
So Phase 2 of my Art Portal Project is to create merchandise products based on my art works.

Now I needed a piece of software:
that could help med create merchandise products
that could exhibit my merchandise products
that could allow me to exhibit the merchandise products on my Art Portals
that could receive orders and payment from the customers
that could allow the customers to customize the merchandise product
that could produce the customized merchandise product on-demand (...let us call it on-demand manufacturing)
that is what we call on-demand manufacturing
that could send the product to the customer.

Until now my Art Portals have dealt with on-demand printing.
My ambition to create merchandise products on-line for sale on the internet presumes on-demand manufacturing.
I want to create T-shirts, mugs, posters, greeting cards,  postcards, hats, bags ties aprons, ties,  mouse pads, stickers, bottons etc. based on existing art works.

I have been looking around.
In Europe.
In Asia.
In Australia.
In Africa.
In South America.

And of course I found my piece of software in North America.
In The United States, in San Jose - in Silicon Valley.
This piece of software is made by real computer nerds.
Technically it is second to none.
It's called zazzle.com.
My new name is zazzle.com/lonvig*
The users of zazzle.com are young creative people with a substantial computer background and as far as I can tell most of the users are from north-west United States and south-west Canada.
I can use the technical superciliousness of zazzle.com and make it user friendly by integrating it into my Art Portals.
I found zazzle.com on 13 January 2007.
So far I have made 700 merchandise products and
integrated these products into my Art Portals.
My goal is 1000 merchandise products.
No more talk.
Let me show you some samples.
I hope there are no rules against using shockwave-flash technique here
- so, let's take advantage of being on-line!!!
The PANELs below are the PANELs shown on each of my Art Portals.
The merchandice products in the PANELs are shown with the most popular product first.


Aarhus City Art Portal.
See the merchandise products in San Jose 
and in the Panel below




New Vejle
Art Portal
see the merchandise products in
San Jose 
and in the Panel below




Haderslev City
Art Portal
see the merchandise products in
San Jose 
and in the Panel below




Shanghai Chambers of Commerce
Art Portal.
See the merchandise products in
San Jose 
and in the Panel below




The Aros Art Museum Art Portal.
Racing Cars - The Art Dimension.
 
See the merchandise products in San Jose 
and in the PANEL below




The Dansih Parliament
Art
Portal.
See the merchandise products in
San Jose
and in the PANEL below




The Guggenheim Museum
Art Portal.
See the merchandise products in
San Jose
  and in the PANEL below




The BG Bank
Art Portal
.
See the merchandise products in
San Jose
and in the PANEL below




The BG Bank Hedensted (my own local bank)
Art Portal.
See merchandise products in San Jose
and in the PANEL below




The Nykredit (Danish Financial Group)
Art Portal.

See the merchandise products in San Jose
and in the PANEL below




The Worldwide Wildlife
Art Portal.

See the merchandise products in San Jose
and in the PANEL below




The Children's Museum
(...my fairy tale characters) Art Portal
.
See the merchandise products in
San Jose
and in the PANEL below



Circus - I'll invite you to see the Circus Merchandise
even if there is no Circus Art Portal - yet.
The Banana is far the most popular of my Merchandise products.
See the Banana in San Jose
and in the PANEL below




Finally for your entertainment (US citizens only)

Zazzle.com is authorized to approve US Postal stamps.
So far I have made 50 or more stamps for all you guys in The US.
I would be very happy to know if any of you US citicens intend to use my stamps.
See them in the PANEL below
and you might order the stamps in a sheet of 20 in San Jose



You might have seen 5 stars under a motif in the PANELs above - that's visitor's ratings.
If you want to see more PANELs you have to explore them yourself on Art Portals.

Thoughts
I know I have to be aware of my own fascination of technically good software due to my past as a software engineer.
zazzle.com is technically good software.
I have to see the software as a tool and only bring is along if it is possible to make it user friendly.
I look forward to see what happens with Phase 2 of my Art Portals project.
Phase 2, which implements merchandise by on-demand manufacturing.





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Merchandise...On-demand manufacturing...Art News Artblog by Asbjorn Lonvig
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Merchandise...On-demand manufacturing...Art News Artblog by Asbjorn Lonvig