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“Crank” Car-Safe Magnets

0 - Published April 22, 2013 by in Art, Business, Development, Inspiration, Lacrosse

I’m always on the hunt to develop new things for the biz!  My mind is always churning and cranking.  Speaking of Crank-ing…

I was thinking of an accessory item and I wanted to make something besides print and/or apparel.  Ever since moving to the suburbs back in September of 2012, I constantly see bumper stickers or window decals of organized teams, schools, among other things of that sort.  Inspired from those oval-shaped, “Euro-bumper stickers” seen during my time spent backpacking all over Europe during the summer of 2000, my mind started to develop some ideas.  But, I didn’t want it to be oval-shaped.  I didn’t want it to be just block letters, or abbreviations.  I wanted it to be different – to stand out.

So I took the image that I’m known for – “Crank”.  The classic image of the figure about to “unleash the heat”, only this time in a rectangular surface with a surrounding border and The Art of Lax™ URL, at the bottom.  After some variations, edits, etc., I came up with a product that’s not just an advertisement, but manifestly, a piece of art.

Printed on a 4×6 inch scale, vinyl surface that is scratch-free and water resistant.  Get one for $4.99 or TWO for $7.99 – because some people have two cars, or they need to have one go on the refrigerator, as well!

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I shopped around for manufacturers all over.  I asked for sample jobs, or products, in the mail and with those samples I made my own prototype that was very makeshift, but acceptable.  I stuck that makeshift prototype on my car to “test” it out.  It was stolen just after two days.  I was actually very excited about the result!

Once I got the final product from the manufacturer, I unofficially leaked it on my Twitter account.  Soon enough, the first batch of magnets were being shipped to a customer in Europe – in Germany.  Funny how things come full circle in life!

Somebody's riding in style in Europe!

Somebody’s riding in style in Europe!

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