My Dads Record Collection

Toy Street 2011 event

April 27, 2011 - no comments. Posted by in Events, My Dads Record Collection, Suckpax 2.

Toy Street 2011 NYC booth

We had a great time in New York, captaining a booth at the Toy Street annual event.  Hosted by The Cookies Mob, a must attend show.  Ron English was there, as featured artist.  Some of my photos.  We sold some stuff, enough to cover expenses.  The suprise was how well my series, “my dad’s record collection” sold.

My Dads record collection accepted for Distroboto

November 2, 2010 - no comments. Posted by in My Dads Record Collection.

After a long delay, I received an acceptance from Distroboto in Montreal for the trading card series “My Dad’s record collection”.  I had sent them samples months ago, but it was to an out-of-date address.  Louis at Distroboto really got into the cards, and I brought up 50 packs to see how they will sell via his machines.  Louis has converted cigarette vending machines to vend art.

I got a surprising kick out of delivering the packs to him in Montreal.  He was appreciative of them, but beyond that, I got a buzz off of the experience.  These were a creation completely my own.  It must be similar to the feeling an artist gets delivering finished pieces to a gallery.

Backs of the cards getting the first stamping.


Stamping the boxes.  Distroboto does not need the outer boxes, but I felt the need to do them up.  Future distribution through other venues will probably require boxing.  It was fun to design and make them.  And I felt an increased pride in my work with the boxes.


I have a few hundred blank white boxes for just such purposes.  It is our standard 24 pack box, and when we did our last die-cutting for Suckpax 2, I had blank white ones cut also.


The cards themselves are cut up albums.  It is surprising what happens when you slice up a large design into small pieces.  The small framed sub-set piece of an image, randomly generated, can be very interesting.  I go through the hundreds of pieces, and sort them into 4 piles:  “A” or best images, which are faces or just fun; “B” images, which are intriguing; Text only sections; and solids or blanks.  The wrappers are made up from the inner sleeves.  Packs are made up of a mix of both A and B cards.

My Dads Record Collection series 1 trading cards

August 5, 2010 - no comments. Posted by in My Dads Record Collection.

artomat vending pack

This is the packaging I made up for single pack sales via Art-O-Mat machines.  They asked for one sample, but I made up three to send them.  Dimensions are slightly smaller than standard trading cards, since they have to fit into a 2-1/8″ by 3-1/4″ by 7/8″ package.  Still made like the regular cards, with wax paper wrapping, but more like the original tabacco trading cards.  I’ll send them with the paper work to Art-O-Mat tomorrow.  Got my fingers crossed.

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