Smart art

Smart Art

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When I started my first business I didn’t know a gross margin from a gross mistake.

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Artist's True Stories

Artist’s True Stories: I Am An Artist #4

| Index, WA, US | | 1 Comment

From Edie Everette’s “I Am An Artist” series.

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Working for free

We Love Your Work and We Want It for Free!

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If a for-profit enterprise is making money from folks who contribute for free, I’m immediately suspicious.

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Creeping baby doll

Dear Rich: Should I Trademark or Patent Doll?

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Here is some background on how these intellectual property decisions are made by doll companies.

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"Nomadik Harvest Dress" by Nicole Dextras

516 ARTS Brings New Life to the Surface: Art Party on 3/9

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The surface is just superficial, right? Not when Lea Anderson is organizing a show about it.

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Float Table on Etsy

The Great Table Leg Ant Infestation Disaster Recovery

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Well-written shop policies to potential disasters are like a bed of boric acid to an ant infestation: the sort of best practice you only learn the hard way.

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Colorful stories

What’s In a Story?

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Without a connection to the authenticity and story, a project can be hard to see through the clutter.

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Ferraris on Ice - Edie Everette - Pyragraph

How to Write a Music Video Treatment: ‘Ferraris On Ice’

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It’s a simple, effective way to organize and communicate your ideas, and is an essential skill to have in the film business.

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Valentine

Dear Rich: Can Artist Copyright Art and Text Together?

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You can copyright a combination of images and text, even if the text by itself is not copyrightable.

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Photo by Marcel Oosterwijk

El Anatsui: Generator of Ideas

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Let yourself think big and then bigger still. Expand your impact.

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Love Cigarettes

Happy Valentine’s Day from Sam Miller & the Whole Music Industry of Seattle

| New York, NY | | 0 Comments

It’s fun to use lit cigarettes in photos with blue puffed-up smoke in the air swirling in front of a black backdrop.

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Lovemarks

Love Is the Brand of the Future

| New York, NY | | 2 Comments

In a time when we’re all so lonely and disconnected, the market moves in offering to fill us all with the love we’ve been missing.

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Chandelier

Add It Up

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I sat there astounded by the motion of the sea and my mind was led to a thought that this world has been and will forever be in perpetual motion.

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Gallery infringement cartoon

Dear Rich: Is Gallery Liable for Artist Infringement?

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Clothing designs are not protected under copyright law and resale is permitted under the first sale doctrine.

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I Am An Artist #1

| Index, WA, US | | 9 Comments

From Edie Everette’s “I Am An Artist” series.

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Contract - Pyragraph

Contracts and Agreements 101

| Albuquerque, NM, US | | 1 Comment

The more that you are actively working in your field — whether that means writing for magazines, playing music at clubs, hosting gallery events or building furniture for a hotel — the more you’ll find yourself needing to execute contracts with other businesses and people.

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