Back in June, I had an idea for something I named the Conservative Cubicle Art Project. Here’s how I described it when I launched a little sneak peek back then:
I like hanging pieces of art — comics, mini posters, and so on — at my desk at work, but it’s hard to find art that works. Either the art is to color-saturated that it comes out of my printer slightly soggy and wrinkled or it’s far too big and doesn’t scale down to an 8 1/2 x 11 or 11 x 17 size very well. If I wanted to buy art for my cubicle, the pickings are even more thin. Most artists make posters, which are just too big to hang in my office and the sites through which they sell them ask far too much money.
What I want are pieces of art I can print at work or at home that are small enough to stick on a corkboard and that will by pretty and colorful but won’t kill my printer
Today is that day. I worked with my friend and very talented artist Rachael Sinclair to come up with four pieces of art that I’d be proud to have at work or my home office. I have four of them, below the jump, and they’re all yours if you want them, in high-quality PDF format. No e-mail required, no newsletter subscription, no tricks. You can download any or all of these for your personal use for a fee that you get to pick. If you want to have them for free, you can have them for free.
Like I said, no tricks, but there is a “but”. I want to try something here. I want to see if this might just replace my planned late-year fundraiser. So here’s the deal. If you want to give me some money for them, I have a recommended price: $2 a piece or $5 for the whole set of four. Just click the tip jar in the sidebar and leave a note that the money is for the Conservative Cubicle Art Project (or CCAP, if you like acronyms!). If you think they’re worth more (and I believe they are. Rachael did a bang-up job and I will split the proceeds with her), then by all means drop more in the tip jar.
If the CCAP goes really well, then I’ll just dispense with the fundraiser I had planned for next month. If not, well, I’ll have learned something and you all will have some outstanding pieces to hang on your cork boards. I hope for the former.
Oh, one last thing. You can’t resell these files in any way, and if you pass them along to someone, I’d appreciate if you linked them back to this post. Now hit the jump and get some great art!
1) Citizens Wanted — modeled on the legendary (and still unfound) Ernest Shackleton advertisement but modified to suit the current political climate.
2) Farewell, Space Shuttle — Both Rachael and I are fans of the space program. She came up with the killer art idea and I found a great quote from Sir Cecil Beaton (a fashion designer, believe it or not), to do along with it.
3) Expect Problems — I claim no credit for this one, save that I showed Rachael the quote and did a little proofreading when she was done. When you download the PDF, be sure to read what’s on the box.
4) Sweet Song — Rachael and I both share a great affection for Ronald Reagan. We wanted to use one of his quotes, but not one of his usual political lines or a quote that you’ve seen in a hundred other places. I found this one and she went in a very neat direction with it.