It is a fairly common practice for creative people to get creative ideas completely unrelated to the creative projects that they might be currently working on. So what is a person supposed to do with this surplus creativity? Well, first – he or she mulls the idea over for anywhere between one week and five years. Then, he or she moves on to the next obvious step – vowing to act on it sometime during the next one week to five years.
Typeople had been knocking around Z Factory for quite a while. It always got whatever time and energy was left over after all the other more important projects were safely under control (which is to say – little). But at a few important junctures during the course of 2010 and early 2011, it managed to jockey for some more genuine attention and became a line of products sold exclusively on Zazzle. (Use of clever-sounding marketing jargon: check.) And each part of every character is made from a letter, a number or a piece of punctuation. Seriously... just look closer. Manic? Perhaps. Don’t judge.
So within the typographically-tedious collection, you find a little green alien, a precocious little girl, and a swarthy-looking pirate. Basically, the cornerstones of any successful business. And they graced fully-customizable designs for t-shirts, postage, party invitations, birthday cards and more. Correction: fully-customizable designs for any of YOUR future t-shirts, postage, party invitations, birthday cards and more.
The Zartini: Z Factory’s Signature Holiday Drink
You can choose to interpret the term “holiday” quite loosely with this library of exotic/quixotic/narcotic libations, since technically–they have been dubbed tasty any time of the year. But for the past several years, a Zartini of some ilk has headlined the Z Factory’s winter season celebrations–and has garnered its own website and some wonderful press to accompany it, courtesy of The Chicago Tribune and staff reporter William Hageman. Read about it HERE.
Z Factory Company Picnic
Many people have asked, “Do you ever have company picnics?” And years ago, we answered their question. Resoundingly.
Chicago Cubs | Summer Parade Floats and Merchandise
Need someone to handle the float design and parade route handouts for the Chicago Cubs? I can handle the float design and parade route handouts for the Chicago Cubs.
Z Factory New Business Promotional Piece
Need someone to go completely overboard in the pursuit of scoring a new client by painstakingly replicating their coffee cup using a garbage can and some paint and then filling it with samples of your best work to woo them big-time? Then I can go completely overboard in the pursuit of scoring a new client by painstakingly replicating their coffee cup using a garbage can and some paint and then filling it with samples of my best work to woo them big-time.
Cary on HGTV
Shameless. Not just once... but twice. This HGTV program – Look What I Did – played eagerly into a hand that loves the spotlight as much as the hammer and paintbrush. View both episode clips on YouTube HERE.