Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Spaceman Jax Model Sheets - Mantagons - Giclée Prints

Curio and Co. Curio & Co. www.curioanco.com  - Spaceman Jax - Mantagons model sheets - Giclèe Prints - Luca Fattore & Cesare Asaro

We got ourself a profesional printer for Giclèe prints and we are in the process of printing the new Spaceman Jax model sheets for the Mantagons; the ones I did about a month ago. That really feels like ions ago, considering all the Roger believe covers I did.  Bottom line they are coming out really really cool, ok I had a glass of wine.  But, the hours work really paid off.  The pleasure in seeing one's work coming out the way it was intended... Ahhh it's a pleasure.  And worth all the hassels with icc profiles, media types, printers, types of papers (archival quality or not), inks (dyes vs pigments), ....  Total = we are printing on archival quality with pigment and they are coming out looking SWEET.  I'm simply happy! and best of all we'll be able to offer the giclèe prints for a more affordable price since we don't have to involve a third party with the printing process!

I'm going to seep like a baby tonight.

Curio & Co. - Plasticash Credit Card - Where Credit Is Due

Curio & Co. - Plasticash - Credi Card Company - Cesare Asaro

In the Curio World things are sometime just a bit different and in some case the same, gravity still works.

We've been working hard to introduce more and more brands in our Curio World, brands that we are weaving together to create this fictional alternative universe full of crazy pop culture and make believe.  Ringer was the fake publishing house for Time for Frank and His Friend, Bunchy is the soft drink, and Oberpfaffendorfer makes frozen foods; they all help tell our story and let us have fun with the ads.  Now we are also adding on Plasticash for credi cards.

So starting our next show we'll also accept this Curio World credi card, if you can get your hands on it...

The above mentioned ads will be added to the shop by July, but we'll have prints with us at the shows.

Curio and Co. Curio & Co. www.curioanco.com - Plasticash fake credit card company - design by Cesare Asaro

Monday, June 04, 2012

Gadabout TM1050 Shakedown Diagnosis Stamp for 2012

Curio and Co. Curio & Co. www.curioanco.com - Time Machine User's Manual Gadabout TM 1050 - Shakedown Diagnosis stamp for 2012 - Design by Cesare Asaro

Back in February in my post Sign Off On Your Gadabout TM1050 I mentioned that we were going do something special for it starting this time of the year.  Well, here it is.

We sell collectable at Curio & Co. that is no news now.  The Gadabout, if you bought if from us, should have received a dealer's inspection stamp, and now if you bring your manual with you next time you see us we'll be happy to stamp and date  the Shakedown Diagnosis at page 86 of your manual.  We'll start doing that as of Monday June 11, 2012.  So, if you are planing to come at one of the shows where we are exhibiting, don't forget to bring your manual.  This is an opportunity to make your manual even more unique.

Curio and Co. Curio & Co. www.curioandco.com - Gadabout TM1050 - Available Stamps as of 2012 - pg 86 - where we sign the book - be Kirstie Shepher and Cesare Asaro

Why are we doing it?  We wanted to celebrate the one year of the Gadabout, and give something back to those that have supported us from the early times.  And, yes, we are planing to have an other stamp for the following year.  Each manual will only receive one stamp and signature per year, so... no full set of stamps, unless you have a time machine, do you?

See you soon at one of the shows.

June 12-14, 2012
Mandalay Bay Convention Center
Las Vegas
Booth 4710

June 21-26, 2012
Anaheim Convention Center
Anaheim, CA
Booth 784

July 12-15, 2012
San Diego Convention Center
San Diego, CA
Small Press - P5

Friday, June 01, 2012

Stephen Burt Reviews The Gadabout TM 1050 in The Believer Magazine

Stephen Burt Reviews Curio & Co's Gadabout TM 1050 on The Believer Magazine - Cesare Asaro and Kirstie Shepherd

The June 2012 issue of The Believer is out, and along with it the review by Stephen Burt of Curio & Co.'s Gadabout TM 1050 Time Machine User's Manual.  We were only able to get a glimpse of the review as our copy of the magazine if on it's way, but what we read sounds SWEET!  

If a literary critic, poet and Harvard University professor like Stephen Burt thinks we deserve a review in The Believer, we must be doing something right.

The review teaser that is available on the website is enough to ensure me a happy weekend.

Pick up your copy at newsstands today!