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Meta 0003 - Ko-Fi Shop and Future Stuff

I finally got motivated enough to open up my Ko-Fi shop and make one (1!) mastodon post about it. A week ago. m)

(Marketing your stuff is, like, really hard!)

For now, you can only buy a single product: A random collection of my stickers, for 10€. For that price, you get between 10 and 20 stickers, depending on size, and a wide mix of my various sticker designs and experiements.

colourful glitchart stickers of various sizes spreat out on a cutting

If you're interested, you can buy the sticker packs here.

Beyond that one product, which, if I'm being honest, comes mostly from me trying to self-hack my way out of procrastinating this shop thing, I have a bunch of other stuff in the works that should appear in the shop Some Time Soon™.

Sticker Albums

Remember those things? Collecting (and trading) stickers used to be the Hot Shit when I was a kid and sticker booklets, with their foiled/waxed pages to allow easy removal of stickers, were everywhere. While I'm sure they still exist out there, it's been a while since I've seen them sold somewhere...

My sticker making process leaves me with many sheets of backing paper from the cold laminate I use and, since it has sticky cold laminate on it, it's foiled to allow easy removal of sticky things, just like those sticker booklets! So I tried taking these scrap sheets and bind them into scrap booklets and it worked!

My fingers, holding a tiny sticker album with a colorful glitchart cover

Right now, the plan is to use all the scrap backing paper I collected and make a few sticker albums/booklets, sized appropriately for my sticker sized and with pretty glitchart stickers, and put them in the shop.

Three different sizes of sticker album bookles, stacked on top of each other.

I'm not sure what to price them yet. On one hand, the material is literally scap, on the other hand, cutting and hand-binding those is a shitload of work, so ... uuuuuuuuuuugh. Dunno, we'll see.

For now I'm just excited to do something more bookbind-y again. ^^

More sticker collections

At this point, there are a couple of collections I can make that I feel are "shop-ready", ie. that I could see myself charging money for without completely feeling like I'm trying to rip somebody off.

(I doubt the feeling of "Oh no, I tricked somebody into giving me money for my crap, what a fraud and terrible person I am!" will every go away completely, but one can hope, right?)

I think the collection that will appear in the shop first is "Be a glitch...":

A loose pile of stickers with "Be a glitch in the Cistem" on it.

Originally designed as my pride march banner and printed in A3, these motives make for great stickers as well. (Very useful for sticking over shitty funi-christian pasteups.)

Showing queer pride and glitch pride at the same time. <3

Olde Glitch Stuff

Various printed glitch art stuff spread out on a bisexual pride flag

Beyond the current stuff I make, I also still have a bunch of glitchart/glitchbook stuff I made at the old copyjob and that I never sold, so now I'm (very, very) slowly writing copy for them to eventually put them into the Ko-Fi Shop as well.

Minor Website Updates:

This website has a favicon now. Not terribly happy with it, but I felt that particular combination of "highly motivated" and "terribly uninspired", so... *shrug*

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A small update for today:

  1. NEW GALLERY! Glitchbot, the project that kinda-sorta started this whole thing now has its own gallery with some of the example glitches the bog has done in the past that I really liked.
    TBH, I could probably write a whole bunch of posts about the bot, how it works and how it fits into the greater glitch(book) project, but that will have to wait for some other time.
  2. I added some more images I like to the Tarot and Pride galleries.

Coming soon-ish:

  1. I plan to open up my Ko-Fi shop in the near future, startin with both older remaining stock from half-assed Etsy experiment and some new mini-sticker sets.
  2. I have at least two more mostly-coherent subprojects I plan to put into galleries: One for my growing collection of glitched-to-complete-formlessness images, one for my foray into old-timey japanese woodcut porn. :3

So, stay tuned!

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I have a website now!

This took ages, primarily because I really, really hate doing webstuff. If I could afford it, outsourcing everything to do with it, from webdev to writing copy, would be the first thing! Alas, I'm poor.

But still, now I have something to put in my business cards that is not some leftover domain from 15+ years ago when I thought about trying to build an Austrian indie rpg community. I intend to use this page as a repository for glitch art related stuff I do. It will almost certainly not be exhaustive, since I very much prefer shortform mastodon toots over longform blog posts, but it's a start.

Since the SSG I use here doesn't seem to do RSS for galleries (AFAICT), I'll try to do a blog post when I add something substantial.

Glitched Mutant Standard

I love the Mutant Standard emoji set and playing with it is a lot of fun. I've been meaning to make a set of stickers using some of the resulting designs, but since I couldn't sell them under the license it comes with, it's been on the backburner for a while. I keep meaning to talk to the creator about it, but since I don't actually have the budget to pay for any hypothetical commercial license, it's been moot so far.

Whatever, look at the cool glitchy emojis!

Glitch Pride

What is better than making glitch art? Making queer glitch art and stealing from some corporation while doing so! #BeGayDoCrimes

These images served as the basis for a series of buttons I made and gifted to friends and some strangers and I keep meaning to make some more. I really like my glitch pride stuff, especially the glitchy pronouns.

Tarot Glitches

As people who know me know, I love randomness in all its form: Procedural Generation, dice, cards, coin toss, it's all good. Combining the randomness of picking cards with the free association capabilities of the brain is what makes the (completely non-magical) magic of the Tarot happen and I really like it.

What makes these images so awesome is the basis in the classic Rider-Waite-Smith Tarot, here in the non-colorized line-art version, and adding the glitchy æsthetic to it using code.

Longterm, I really hope to actually make a full tarot deck using this process sometime, but that's a lot of work and getting those printed is absurdly expensive.