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Austin’s upcoming new and exciting artist – Rocio

At Awesome Merchandise, we work with incredibly talented art...
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Our Donation To Yorkshire’s Largest Hospice

Here at Awesome Merchandise we’re constantly evaluating wh...
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Awesome Merchandise Meets NTU Join: Let’s Talk Zines

On the 18th of March, our Senior Designer here at Awesome Me...
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A Guide to Freelance throughout Lockdown: Hollie Fuller

This past year has been incredibly tough on us all - and we ...
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Affordable, but make it sustainable.

Sustainability, eco-friendly, organic and biodegradable are ...
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AWESOME MERCH 15K GRANT SCHEME

To celebrate our 15th birthday, we are delighted to announce that we are offering three support grants totalling 15k. We will work alongside the three grant recipients.

Check out our website here to see our entire range of printed merchandise.

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Grab yourself a 2020 Hallowe’en Party Pack

Grab yourself a 2020 Hallowe’en Party Pack and have the best solo party imaginable. Make all your friends jealous with your party invite badge and make them super confused when you wear your invisible face mask. The 2020 Awesome Party Pack includes 1 x 2 Ply Printed Face Mask & 1 x 38mm Badge.
All profits go to NHS Charities Together
BUY HERE
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Side Hustles and Social Media with Laurence White

We caught up with Essex based painter and freelance TV producer Laurence White as he embarked on his most time sensitive project to date, a painting for the Liverpool Right-Back, Trent Alexander-Arnold. 

 

Laurence has an Awesome connection, he went to Loughborough University with our videographer Tom Avery. Tom was studying Visual Communication and Laurence was a Business undergrad. Tom had no idea Laurence had a passion for picking up a paint brush. They have kept in touch and worked together on various content projects. 

 

Laurence seems to have a gift for being in the right place at the right time with his art. But it’s all part of the plan, one rooted in business and a practical, determined mindset.

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Design & Artworking tips for Temporary Tattoos

Temporary tattoo sheets are a really effective piece of merchandise. They can be used as promo for your business or as a straight up item to sell online or at fairs. The sheets we are using today are by Jordan Sondler and they were used as part of press packs for Jordan’s book Feel It Out.

 

To check out the products, click here. Creating them for print is a little more involved than a lot of our digital print products, so here are a few handy tips to help with your next order. To check out our temporary tattoo sheets, click here.

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#EatOutToHelpOut MAPPED – Edinburgh

We are proud to be a part of the UK’s strong independent scene. It’s been a tough year so far for everybody and there are a lot of schemes to try and boost the local economy. The #EatOutToHelpOut scheme allows patrons to get 50% off their entire food bill when you dine on a Monday to Wednesday throughout August. It’s not just the chains that are getting involved, loads of Edinburgh indies are taking part and we wanted to highlight everybody (so far).

 

With this handy map and list below you can now plan your trips out of the house, just remember to stay safe & to tip your waiter. Get you knives and forks at the ready – it’s time to get out on the town and get tasting.

 

We have also created a map for Leeds & Manchester, happy dining!

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#EatOutToHelpOut MAPPED – Manchester

We are proud to be a part of the UK’s strong independent scene. It’s been a tough year so far for everybody and there are a lot of schemes to try and boost the local economy. The #EatOutToHelpOut scheme allows patrons to get 50% off their entire food bill when you dine on a Monday to Wednesday throughout August. It’s not just the chains that are getting involved, loads of Manchester indies are taking part and we wanted to highlight everybody (so far).

 

With this handy map and list below you can now plan your trips out of the house, just remember to stay safe & to tip your waiter. Get you knives and forks at the ready – it’s time to get out on the town and get tasting.

 

We have also created a map for Leeds & Edinburgh, happy dining!

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#EatOutToHelpOut MAPPED – Leeds

We are proud to be a part of the UK’s strong independent scene. It’s been a tough year so far for everybody and there are a lot of schemes to try and boost the local economy. The #EatOutToHelpOut scheme allows patrons to get 50% off their entire food bill when you dine on a Monday to Wednesday throughout August. It’s not just the chains that are getting involved, loads of Leeds indies are taking part and we wanted to highlight everybody (so far).

 

With this handy map and list below you can now plan your trips out of the house, just remember to stay safe & to tip your waiter. Get you knives and forks at the ready – it’s time to get out on the town and get tasting.

 

We have also created a map for Manchester & Edinburgh, happy dining!

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Product Photography – Take Great Photos Of Your Merch With Your Phone

Today, mobile phones are less about making a call and more about everything else. Capturing that Instagrammable moment and getting the content right out there for everyone to see RIGHT NOW!

That being said, we don’t need to get into the technology being put into smartphones. We’ve all seen the fidget spinner memes about a certain popular brand. The question is, do you even need a DLSR camera to take good photos of your merch for the web? We think – probably not. 

You’ve got your merch, so let’s jump right in and take some shots using some of the built-in features on (most) smartphones.

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New Distro Store By Sophie Williams (Millennial Black)

We received an unsolicited instagram message from Sophie Williams on Wednesday, by Friday we had all the products in the store and orders were coming in from all over the World.

 

We wanted to highlight this really great collaboration that landed on our lap last week. It was a whirlwind few days but we think sometimes it’s really worthwhile to push the boat out.

 

Check out the Millennial Black store here.

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7 Creative Ideas For Business Cards

The humble business card has been around for hundreds of years. It the easiest, cheapest and most effective way of sealing that good impression at trade fairs, business meetings, chance encounters. You never know who you might bump into on a plane, or in a pub.

 

Over the years, business cards have become this placeholder for stale, corporate design but there are many ways to look at this as a tiny rectangle of opportunity, not a box to quickly scribble down some details on a word processor and press print.

 

Like most things, it comes down to design. If you have a great design then you’re all set. If you don’t have a great design, then it’s time to get some inspiration here, here, here, here or here. These are our favourites right now anyway…

 

Below are 7 ideas for looking at business cards differently. A lot of these can’t even be categorised as business cards, they are just taking the shape and running with it to create something functional and beautiful while saving money in the process.