Monday, January 5, 2009
Portable Graffiti selling buttons in Center Harbor, New Hampshire. I rented a store during Bike Week in Laconia, NH.
Those little rug rats are now 18 years old.
Gosh time flies when you're having fun.
Notice the signs. My buttons were $1.50 each back then and I still sell the hand made buttons for $1.50. You can get them here at Portable Graffiti.
Photos taken with a Kodak Instamatic camera.
Off we went, Jess and I, to sell buttons beyond New York State. Here we are in Tucson, Arizona. There weren't any shows going on at the university, so we found a club willing to sponsor Portable Graffiti for donating a portion of the proceeds to their club. We set up our 20 foot tent on the main commons and sold there for about a week. It was lots of fun but not very profitable.
This was back when I used black and white film in my 35mm camera.
One button we designed then and copyrighted was Saguaro You Today?
Portable Graffiti, making buttons since 1979 and you can still buy the buttons on Zibbet.
Selling the few Saguaro You Today bumper stickers that are left. Get one HERE.
Um, what boardwalk? I can't remember. But I know that's my mother in the photo. I know the beach is behind us. And I know the booth didn't blow down. I don't remember what year either, but we do know it was when people used Polaroid cameras.
Portable Graffiti, making buttons since 1979 and you can still buy the buttons at Etsy.com.
Scanned some old photos to show what Portable Graffiti was doing back in 1979 and the eighties. After I bought the button machine and made lots of buttons I had to have a display. First I set up the display out in front of my barn. Then the wind came along and knocked it down. Hey trial and error. So I brought it all across the road to the Town Hall and set it up inside the town hall. (A nice thing about a small town.) I had to do this to take slides of the booth in order to get into juried art shows.
Every single button in the display is hand drawn. The final photo got me into The Cornhill Arts Festival, and many other art shows in New York State.
Portable Graffiti, making buttons since 1979 and you can still buy the buttons at Zibbet..
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