Prints For Sale

And so it was that I decided to start selling prints. I’ve been doing graphical work for the fun of it for 6 years. November last year I decided to cut the lifeline that was my previous employment. Part of the reason for going freelance was to explore opportunities such as this.

A good friend of mine tells me that when a company sells products, it’s called selling products. When an artist sells artwork, it’s called selling out. It certainly feels like it like the latter. Fortunately, it’s also a good feeling to finally feel the tactile sensation of my pixels beamed out to real, physical paper and canvas. It’s finally gift-worthy.

Imagekind, the US print service I’ve decided to go with, seems to have great potential. Before writing this to you, the potentially interested purchaser of no-art, I ordered one of my own prints to check out the quality. Turns out the paper is thick and deliciously matte, the color is spot on (get it?) and the resolution is just fine. In other words: Imagekind is very much approved by yours truly, should you be interested in selling your own art, or even better, shelling out for mine.

While I do charge for the prints (and Imagekind does too, appx. 8USD worth of paper, color and transport per print), money is not really the goal here. I don’t expect to be able to make a living by selling prints, but hopefully it’ll be a little stream of revenue that pays the brunt of my exorbitant chocolate abuse. Not really; while I do enjoy chocolate, the driving force is the idea that my artwork might actually grace the walls of someone, somewhere. Possibly make them happy. Possibly make them point and laugh. Either way, I’ll be beamingly proud.

Buy a piece only if you like it, don’t buy it to make me happy—that would be cheating. If you do purchase a piece, let me know if you like or dislike the picture or the physical representation. Also, let me know if there’s anything from the archive you might be interested in.

Responses to “Prints For Sale”

  1. gareth says:

    Hi,

    these look great Joen! does imagekind ship to the uk?

  2. Joen says:

    these look great Joen!

    Thanks.

    does imagekind ship to the uk?

    They should! They shipped to Denmark.

  3. mo says:

    your work is beautiful – i hadn’t known the depth of it until i took a 360 tour of your installments. Impressive! wow.. this stuff isn’t on flickr is it..

    I’m sure anyone would love to have your work on their walls, and the pricing seems more than reasonable. I hope to one day follow in your steps and do the same. not to sell-out (ironically as one of my friends also calls it) but to share, it feels different when its in a physical presence.

    My lazy *** needs to organize his portfolio :]

  4. Nifty Galoot says:

    Beautiful work! I really like ‘Meadow #1′ What a pretty scene with the cows in the pasture.

    I’ve got some of my photos at IK. An 8 × 10 I got turned out fantastic. It’s been fun putting photos up and playing around with the custom framing options to see how they look best.

    Looking forward to seeing more of your work.

    Kent

  5. Anders Rask says:

    I got three of your posters hanging in my office now. Just out of curiousity, how’s this going for you? Are you selling a lot or a little?

  6. Joen says:

    Thanks, Anders, for that!

    Just out of curiousity, how