pingg Loves Art: pingg Designer Series
I love art. I grew up around it, take photos whenever I can, collect it and well just can’t get enough of it. Helping to create the pingg Designer Series has been one of the best parts of my job. I am constantly checking out new artists and new work. Wish I could spend more of my job working on the Designer Series (perhaps I’ll be a gallerist or curator in my next life) but sadly I can’t.
We just announced new additions to our Designer Series – - from award winning photographers to amazing illustrators, we’re exciting to share them with you. Of course I also like the fact that we’re able to introduced a lot of the newer artists to an audience that they wouldn’t normally have access to. Just a fun collaboration all the way around.
The pingg Designer Series collection will continue to grow over the coming months so please do check back. Of course if you’re an artist and want to participate, please do get in touch at email@example.com.
PREMIER ONLINE INVITATION AND EVENT PLANNING COMPANY EXPANDS PARTNERSHIPS WITH INDEPENDENT ARTISTS
pingg Enhances its Unique “Designer Series”—Brings All-New Designs from Well-Known and Emerging Artists to its Online Invitation and eCard Service
NEW YORK, NY—February 3, 2009—pingg (www.pingg.com), the premier online invitation and event planning company, today announced the addition of several new artists to their unique “Designer Series”—a curated gallery of original art featuring a select group of independent illustrators, painters and photographers, who celebrate and represent pingg’s singular commitment to fine design. From the stunning images of the award-winning photographer Ben Watts, to the vibrant illustrations of Jessica Gonacha and the bold and versatile designs of Ashley Mills, pingg has partnered with some of today’s most imaginative and accomplished artists—putting them at the vanguard of personal and professional correspondence online and offering a feature that no other service of its kind offers. pingg’s Designer Series also includes well known artists like Dave Anderson, Larry Vogel, Carlyle Chaudruc as well as emerging artists like Stephanie DosReis, Jennifer Daniels, Leigh and Dallas Shaw.
“Before we began pingg it was hard for us to even send online invitations because we felt the invites were lacking in design and were thus emotionless,” said pingg CEO and co-founder, Lorien Gabel. “One of the primary reasons why we started the company was to be able to collaborate with talented artists and share their work with the general public. With continued additions of new artists, we hope to give people the opportunity to send out invitations that capture their own aesthetic. And maybe even discover some new talent along the way.”
”As an artist, it’s a privilege to collaborate with a company that is so committed to design,” said Jessica Gonacha, one of the artists featured in pingg’s Designer Series. “Showcasing my work alongside so many outstanding artists has introduced me to a new audience of style conscious consumers who I’d not ordinarily be able to reach with my work.”
Online invitations and cards are increasingly becoming a fixture of modern life. pingg estimates that more than 3.6 billion individual invitations are sent annually and that every year a larger segment of those are sent online. Since its launch in February 2008, pingg has grown 20-25% month over month.
Like all of pingg’s designs, selections from pingg’s Designer Series help you express yourself through all life’s affairs—whether inviting friends to your birthday party, family to your wedding, clients to your opening or sending a birth announcement. And, pingg is the only company that combines the worlds of digital and printed invitations together on one platform. You can design online invitations or ecards and if you want a print version, the company will print, stamp and mail everything for you, to all or a part of your guest list. Whether you want to send print invitations to a few people on your list who don’t have email or to your entire guest list as a keepsake, pingg makes it seamless. Hosts can still manage their event online as each of pingg’s printed invitations and cards include a dedicated event Webpage link where guests can go to RSVP online.