Crowdsourced Design Shop & Community
Life is obviously about more than just birthdays, holidays, and illness (yikes) but how come that's the only time we get cards (And why are they so tacky?)? Digital messages are wonderful gestures but getting tactile stuff, especially if it's really cool, is way better.
Enter: Chirply, a new crowdsourced design shop and community for paper products (greeting, birthday, holiday,... cards; notebooks; etc.). They're just finishing up their first card design contest, and telling by some of the early entrants like Will Bryant, Gemma Correl, Greg Abbott, Mr Gauky ,…and the list is growing, these so-called greeting cards will be more like well designed 5x7 miniprints from great and up-and-coming designers, all hand-selected by the design community.
Can there be too many crowdsourced design sites? I think that if they facilitate great products in an ignored niche, provide financial and promotional support for designers, and host a community to help grow the industry, then definitely not.
Oh, yeah. And i'm in on all the goodness! supporting Chriply as their Community Manager.
Here are few of my favorites from the early submissions that could use a little love before their voting period ends: Radtown, USA by Will Bryant | New set of teeth by Aaron Jay | Sweet Cheeks by Gemma Correl | Easy Way to Travel by Alex Solis | Run Forest Run by Patswerk