Ahead of My Time

This design has not been met with enthusiasm. Perhaps they are used to Dior couture. I understand.

Never-the-less, I have ordered a sample to see what print on demand can do when given a design using one of my poster pieces. This is going to be an “all over print hoodie,” a winning combination, I think, with a puppy, Bardot, and a prize fighter like signature on the back.

We’ll see if I am too fashion forward when it arrives.  It could be too much sensory input for most humans to process, thus shutting down one’s entire central nervous system upon seeing so much wonderfulness in one place.

We’ll see.

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Caliban in the Coal Mines (slight repost)

Mining powers Nevada as it does so much of the West and the World. An activity as nearly old as Man himself.

I’m reposting this because Untermeyer needs more recognition for his poetry as does Julie Bennett Hume for her haunting performance of this prose.

Caliban in the Coal Mines

By Louis Untermeyer 1885- 1977

Transformed into song by Julie Bennett Hume

God, we don’t like to complain—
We know that the mine is no lark—
But—there’s the pools from the rain;
But—there’s the cold and the dark.

God, You don’t know what it is—
You, in Your well-lighted sky,
Watching the meteors whizz;
Warm, with the sun always by.

God, if You had but the moon
Stuck in Your cap for a lamp,
Even You’d tire of it soon,
Down in the dark and the damp.

Nothing but blackness above,
And nothing that moves but the cars—
God, if You wish for our love,
Fling us a handful of stars!

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The King Has His New Coin

Well, Charles has his own coin now. I doubt his new status impresses many people or gets them to change their mind about how he treated Diana. There’s a reason the Queen didn’t let him rule. I’d laugh, too, but I find him more pathetic than anything else.

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How much of a photo do you need to alter to avoid copyright infringement? Hint: Cheshire Cat

NB: This article originally appeared in “The Fairly Used Blog” at:https://fairuse.stanford.edu/2014/12/22/much-photo-need-alter-avoid-copyright-infringement-hint-cheshire-cat/

The writer is Mary Minow and the date was December, 22, 2014

How much of a photo do you need to alter to avoid copyright infringement? Hint: Cheshire Cat

By Mary Minow

How much of a photo do you need…

Bloggers and artists often ask, “how much of a photo do you need to alter to avoid copyright infringement?” Five changes? Fifteen? The Seventh Circuit addressed the issue in the Kienitz v Sconnie Nation case recently. According to the court, Sconnie Nation made t-shirts displaying an image of Madison Wisconsin mayor Paul Soglin, using a photo posted on the City’s website that was authored by photographer Michael Kienitz.

The court looked to the Cariou v Prince decision, but complained that its approach to appropriation art looked only at whether a work is “transformative” and doesn’t fully address a copyright owner’s derivative rights under 17 U.S.C. Sect. 106(2). This court analyzes the market effect, looking to see if the contested use is a complement to the protected work (allowed) rather than a substitute for it (prohibited).

The photographer in this case did not claim that the t-shirt was a disruption to his own plans to license the photo for t-shirts or tank tops. He did not argue that demand for the original work was reduced.

And as for Fair Use factor three, the amount and substantiality of the portion used … the court wrote “Defendants removed so much of the original that, as with the Cheshire Cat, only the smile remains.” The original background is gone, its colors and shading are gone, the expression in the eyes can no longer be read, and the effect of the lighting is “almost extinguished.” “What is left, besides a hint of Soglin’s smile, is the outline of his face, which can’t be copyrighted.”

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A Paris PBN Variant

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I Think This Says it All

As long as people remember what manifest destiny means.

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More from the 15 Second Etsy Video School of Design

My store is here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/ThomasFarleyDesigns

This is what Vimeo created. I don’t like how fuzzy it came out.

Here is the same file after I worked it through my Movavi software. Any better?

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Product Video for Etsy — I Can Do This Kind of Work

Etsy now allows a seller to post a video of up to 15 seconds long to promote any product being sold. Unfortunately, no sound. I think I will harness the power of cheesy stock video that I am already paying for at Vimeo to do this. It’s all about video editing.

Here’s on of my products at my store. This looks almost too professional but I have changed the text around to better reflect my sparkling personality. It’s a little fuzzy here but that is from WP compressing the video. Looks great in normal 1080 p.

If you need a video done for an item you are selling, send me a message and I am sure I can help. you.

#etsy#vimeo#graphics#design#posters#etsystore#video#smallbusiness

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Who Wants a Black Poster!?

I am not sure. But I am putting this thought experiment up at my Etsy Store which is here:

Go to https://www.thomasfarleydesigns.com (external link) for this and many more. That website is powered by Etsy.

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And Then There Was that Pop Art Music Factory Called Abba

Going all Brady Bunch intro on this one. A parody would be fun but it seems they are already making fun of themselves. Although people rarely use this word, since the experience is often so felt alone, I will use that word. This is joyous.

Take a Chance on Me

If you change your mind
I’m the first in line
Honey, I’m still free
Take a chance on me
If you need me, let me know
Gonna be around
If you’ve got no place to go
When you’re feeling down
If you’re all alone
When the pretty birds have flown
Honey, I’m still free
Take a chance on me
Gonna do my very best
And it ain’t no lie
If you put me to the test
If you let me try
Take a chance on me
That’s all I ask of you, honey
Take a chance on me

We can go dancing (oh)
We can go walking (yeah)
As long as we’re together (long as we’re together)
Listen to some music (oh)
Maybe just talking (yeah)
Get to know you better (get to know you better)
‘Cause you know I’ve got
So much that I wanna do
When I dream I’m alone with you, it’s magic

You want me to leave it there
Afraid of a love affair, but I think you know
That I can’t let go
If you change your mind
I’m the first in line
Honey, I’m still free
Take a chance on me
If you need me, let me know
Gonna be around
If you’ve got no place to go
When you’re feeling down
If you’re all alone
When the pretty birds have flown
Honey, I’m still free
Take a chance on me

Gonna do my very best
And it ain’t no lie
If you put me to the test
If you let me try
Take a chance on me
Come on, give me a break, will you?

Take a chance on me
Oh, you can take your time, baby (oh)
I’m in no hurry (yeah)
Know I’m gonna get you (know I’m gonna get you)
You don’t wanna hurt me (oh)
Baby, don’t worry (yeah)
I ain’t gonna let you (I ain’t gonna let you)
Let me tell you now
My love is strong enough
To last when things are rough, it’s magic

You say that I waste my time
But I can’t get you off my mind, no, I can’t let go
‘Cause I love you so
If you change your mind
I’m the first in line
Honey, I’m still free
Take a chance on me

If you need me, let me know
Gonna be around
If you’ve got no place to go
If you’re feeling down
If you’re all alone
When the pretty birds have flown
Honey, I’m still free

Take a chance on me
Gonna do my very best
Baby, can’t you see?
Gotta put me to the test

Take a chance on me
Take a chance, take a chance, take a chance on me
Ba-ba-ba, ba, ba
Ba-ba-ba, ba, ba
Honey, I’m still free
Take a chance on me
Gonna do my very best

Baby, can’t you see
Gotta put me to the test
Take a chance on me
Take a chance, take a chance, take a chance on me
Ba-ba-ba, ba, ba
Ba-ba-ba, ba, ba, ba-ba

Honey, I’m still free
Take a chance on me
Gonna do my very best
Baby, can’t you see
Gotta put me to the test
Take a chance on me

Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Benny Goran Bror Andersson / Bjoern K Ulvaeus / Stig Erik Leopold Anderson
Take A Chance On Me lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Capitol CMG Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group

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