Thursday, February 07, 2008

The Glad-iator

I love this thing. The Glad-iator.

Langdon Street Cafe has refashioned an old cigarette machine to dispense art at $3 a pop. The art comes in tiny boxes and you don't know what you're going to get (sort of like those dispensing machines at the supermarket that we all loved as a kid) but here are a few examples.

If you'd like to sell you're art in The Glad-iator, here are some instructions from the myspace site for it:

The items need to fit inside a box that's 54mm x 82mm x 21mm (that's like 2 1/8" x 3 1/4" x 7/8") and should be multiples of similar objects that you think someone would be willing to pay $3 in quarters for. No magnets or super-light items as they clog up the GLAD. We provide the boxes. You can include a little card or something with your contact info.

If you could send us a jpeg or a prototype of your idea to, we can let you know if it's a good fit. We are currently soliciting for holiday-oriented stuff, stocking stuffers and whatnot like that!

You get paid $25 after your 12 boxes sell out, which can take a while, but it's a good way to get your name out there, and hey, it's fun.

So, as if you needed another reason to hit Langdon Street Cafe, you can now take home a bit of local art via The Gald-iator.

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