Thursday, August 26, 2010

Sticker Shock

Have you seen this bumper sticker?

I first saw it back in the 80s, and since then I've encountered it hundreds of times, not only on bumpers but T-shirts, road signs, posters, etc. I'm not sure who first came up with the phrase but it has since gone viral, because

1) There are a ton of skateboarders out there, and
2) They are often unfairly harassed and marginalized by authorities

So skateboarders have taken the message into their own hands, and more power to them.

After getting kicked out of the fair last weekend I wondered why photographers don't have something similar? There are a ton of us. We're hassled. We're marginalized. Where's our bumper sticker?

Well folks, here it is:

I have hired an online supplier to manufacture a small stockpile of this bumper sticker. They are 3" x 10" with white lettering on black, made from automotive-grade pigments and suitable for outdoor or indoor use (Full FAQ here). Put one on your car, your bike, your 8 x 10, your favorite abandoned alley,...the possibilities are endless. Makes a great gift for photographers as well as general anti-authoritarians.

The price is $3 to U.S. addresses or $7 to international addresses, postage and handling included. Order using the button below, then allow up to three weeks for delivery.

Bumper Sticker


adam said...

Skateboarders get skateparks to be silenced, what do photographers get?

Unknown said...

Perhaps we should make t-shirts too.

cacv12000 said...

Your typography leaves something to be desired but the message is sound.
Nice bokeh too.

Ben said...

yes, a tee shirt, but in color!

Blake Andrews said...

The whole world is a photo park.

T-shirts are a larger investment. If I cover my costs on this first batch of stickers I have some other ideas in the pipeline.

Sorry the typography is lacking. I went with one of the options available through the manufacturer which had limited fonts. At least it isn't Helvetica.

Unknown said...

Is there any way we can buy more than one bumper sticker per transaction? I have a feeling that might be hindering sales. Thanks.

Blake Andrews said...

I've changed the button to allow more than one bumper sticker per transaction.

Unknown said...

love your mug shot Blake, you rock. Cheers.