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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.

/ New product / Spotlight / Tools & Tips

How To Apply Temporary Tattoos

We decided to get our temporary tattoos out and break down the best way to apply them, while also showing off how good they look when applied.⁠ Our temporary tattoo sheets coming in two sizes and are perfect for showing off multiple designs on one piece of paper. They make great promo at events and are also perfect giveaways for your tattoo shop.

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Vinyl install and interview with Village Bookstore

Earlier in the year, we went along to Village Bookstore and installed some awesome vinyl. Ben from the store kindly spoke to us about all things literature, local business and Leeds…

/ Featured / Tools & Tips

10 tips to make the most of your Tattoo Sheets at Awesome Merch

Artwork and design tips for this year’s best selling product!

/ Featured / Tools & Tips

How to sell merch as an Illustrator – top tips from Katie Abey

If you want to make money from your artwork then heed this awesome advice!

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Tips and Advice for Freelance Illustrators and Designers from Army Of Cats

The sagest of advice for artists & illustrators via one of the UK’s best… a must read for anyone creative.

Discharge printing, t-shirt printing, screen print, Awesome Merchandise
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Screen print focus – What is discharge printing?

We explain what discharge printing is and when to use it.

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Joan Cornellà’s first ever U.K exhibition

*WARNING* – this isn’t for everyone and Joan Cornellà’s artwork is definitely NSFW.

/ Featured / News

Day 1 at Primavera Sound – What Is Flatstock?

We’ve had the immense pleasure of sponsoring Flatstock for the first time – but what is it?

/ Interviews

Luke Drozd – human man, artist & public speaker

FFO great gig posters and Stewart Lee.

/ Interviews

Artist Interview: Rob Flowers on Pez dispensers & ’80s McDonald’s Ads

His art has been described as: “If you took a whole load of acid, ate too much candy floss and went on the waltzers at your town’s local fair.”

/ Interviews

Michael Hacker – Austrian artist extraordinaire!

Comic books, installations, gig posters – Michael does it all!

/ Interviews

We talk to Wolfmask about dogs, skulls and cartoons

Wolfmask is the creative genius behind lots of punk rock bands’ artwork and now he’s spreading his wings wider…