The download release of the audio project is set for late Fall. Time to design some schwag. No, I am not giving away low-grade marijuana. I see that Urban Dictionary defines schwag first off as a smoke-able commodity, but if you scroll down the term also means free stuff. As a publication designer, I've received more than my fair share of cool free stuff. Right now I'm drinking my
As a fan I've been given even more schwag: donor appreciation t-shirts from the local blood bank, free totebags from my favorite hardware store (Cole), a pen from my insurance agent (with a sliding cable car in the barrel).
Who isn't a schwag afficionado? Naturally I leapt at the chance to design my own free stuff. Yesterday I called for a bid on an embroidered patch (see above). I think certain fans of my new story should get merit badges, particularly knitters who needle for charity. Other fans will definitely rate buttons. Still others positively must get a tote bag.
Promotion design is always fun, but it's also easy when what you're promoting is close to the heart. FYI, I just received a great bid via email. Eiderdown merit badges are in the works. Buttons are up next.
Meanwhile, I am finishing the monkey. Yes, there will be harem pants and a miniature pillbox hat with a veil. You can never have too much fun.