Thursday, May 11, 2017

My Art Animated

 I tried some software to animate a sketch of flowers in a vase I did Matisse style. Let's see if it works on my blog?








The print for sale on Fig Street Studio at Zazzle.


Tulips in Blue Vase Poster


by figstreetstudio

Saturday, May 06, 2017

Matisse Style Faces

 Faces in Art: Fauvist faces on shirts and postcards: can add test on web page.


Face & Red Lips T-Shirt

Face & Red Lips T-Shirt

by figstreetstudio


Face In Blue T-Shirt

Face In Blue T-Shirt

by figstreetstudio

Friday, February 03, 2017

Friday, January 27, 2017

My Japanese Style Art

 I do art Japanese style. Some sell on postcards, which run $1.00 but the prints sell less, which run $25 or so. I guess I have customers who like small art?


Saturday, December 17, 2016

Dispute with Foundation Over My Art

Studio Page Link


The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation sent a "cease and desist notice" to both my Cafe Press and Zazzle print on demand places. The result was over kill. Hundreds of my art pieces were removed as the printers apparently misunderstood the claim. Removed were anything I had tagged with #jazz, #neworleans, #fest, Apparently The Foundation claims to have trade marked several common phrases and the printers just zapped anything close. I contacted the Foundation who are not sympathetic to local artists. The printers said once zapped all I can do is reup the designs. Hundreds? Sure 19 years of art to redo? No way I would have time.


The Foundation claims to have a trade mark on several phrases we all have used for years. I bet they would lose in court but who has the time and money to stop them? It is just like "Who Dat" that was lost in court but then we had people file suit. Now I will wait to see the fall out.




What I have had to do is convert my designs to other "words", like "Mardi Gras", "NOLA", I guess no one has "trademarked" those words yet.


NOLA Skeleton with Horn T-Shirt
NOLA Skeleton with Horn T-Shirt
by figstreetstudio


New Orleans Chat Noir Mardi Gras 2017 Poster

New Orleans Chat Noir Mardi Gras 2017 Poster

by figstreetstudio


 This "Jazz Dancing" poster I removed just the word "Fest". And it still sells. I also remove the #tag, #jazzfest so it will not be zapped off the web.

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Jazz Posters Sold World Wide

My Art REMOVED





 The Foundation claims to have trademark "Jazz Fest", which is a common phrase used for festivals all over the world. I seriously doubt it would hold up in Court. I am not rich enough to file suit. The Foundation has bullied printers, artists, and common folk with notice they will sue for use. Thus ZAZZLE  removed any design with the phrase and some with just the words, Jazz and Fest separately. Thus hundreds of my long term designs are no longer for sale there and at other places. I have revised some designs. And will revise more. I think the Foundation is not considering New Orleans heritage with those actions. But the common folk cannot fight back those overly rich folks.

New Orleans Jazz Music 2017 T-Shirt

New Orleans Jazz Music 2017 T-Shirt

by figstreetstudio

Chat Noir, edit text Poster

Chat Noir, edit text Poster

by figstreetstudio


Fat Cat New Orleans Music 2017 Postcard

Fat Cat New Orleans Music 2017 Postcard

by figstreetstudio


Dancing  to Jazz Music Orleans Poster

Dancing  to Jazz Music Orleans Poster

by figstreetstudio
Chat Noir, add text Poster

Chat Noir, add text Poster

by figstreetstudio


New Orleans Chat Noir Mardi Gras 2017 Poster

New Orleans Chat Noir Mardi Gras 2017 Poster

by figstreetstudio