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« on: February 04, 2009 06:08:50 PM »

i couldn't figure out where this should go, so i guess it goes here!

i thought i'd share pics of my band's merch display i made... any other band kids out there with crafty inclinations making cool stuff for their merch tables? there's a lot of the mass-produced t-shirts and buttons out there and i decided early on i wanted to hand make as much as i possibly could... the buttons are made from recycled magazines and pressed by me, the cds are silk-screened and wound in twine individually... the inserts are printed zine-style and bound by sewing. i also made the patches.

i found this suitcase at a thrift store and strung a piece of twine along the inside cover to make a sort of clothesline. i found tiny clothespins at wal-mart to hold up headbands, stickers and patches. the other stuff isn't band merch per say, but it does help pay for gas! Smiley



this is a tin box i found at a garage sale. i color-copied an illustration from a vintage children's book i had laying around and hand-wrote the little sign taped to the inside. it's the best way i've found to display and store buttons... when i'm ready to pack up, i just shut the box!



so far i'm pretty happy with the suitcase. it fits a fair amount of cds and the other stuff i carry around with me. it gets shuffled around some while in transit, but nothing too terrible. also, the suitcase is an awesome place to put all those stickers i end up trading at shows...

i'm still working on the "perfect" set up... i really want to make a creative lighting arrangement that's portable for dark venues. i'm going to drag some christmas lights with me to a show we're playing in chicago on saturday so we'll see how that works!

thanks for lookin'!
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diablita
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2009 06:31:31 PM »

That is a really cool display for band merch. I love the idea of using a vintage suitcase. Everything looks great.
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BlueSwanFire
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2009 08:03:56 PM »

Nice idea! I love how the CDs look!
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ohyouprettythings
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2009 12:21:50 PM »

This is excellent.  I have automatic respect for your band without having even heard you.  The CDs look amazing.
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