New Artists Unveiled on pingg
We have recently added a number of talented, new artists to the pingg Designer Series and we are stoked! From 3D graffiti to contemporary patterns, these new designs will surely have you thinking of an excuse to celebrate and use them.
Check out today’s press release and learn more about these original artists.
NEW YORK, NY—June 17, 2009—pingg, an innovative and rapidly growing online invitation, e-card and event management 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 artists, both established and emerging. The accomplished and highly influential artist Erni Vales, best known for developing the now prolific 3D graffiti style as well as his collaborations with famed photographer David LaChapelle and numerous NYC nightlife venues, has designed an exclusive collection of invitations in his distinct graffiti style just for pingg. Jason Young, an internationally celebrated artist recognized for his versatility and his daring use of materials, has also launched a gallery for pingg. Jason is currently working on The White Film, which will soon begin showing at film and art festivals worldwide, as well as the 2010 Winter Olympics. Yenty Jap is an international graphic designer and illustrator living in Indonesia and educated in New Zealand and Malaysia, whose culturally diverse background is reflected in her whimsical designs. Another new gallery comes from Jenean Morrison, the very successful artist behind Posh Pattern, a dramatic collection of contemporary patterns licensed broadly by branding, inc. to textile manufacturers, stationers, retailers and hotels worldwide, most recently the Mirage in Las Vegas. Christina Entcheva is a Bulgarian-born graphic designer by trade and illustrator by heart whose provocative illustrations focus on figural, organic and geometric elements. Her work can currently be seen in a show in NYC’s Meatpacking District.
“Erni, Jason, Yenty, Jenean and Christina are all phenomenal artists with distinct styles, and we are pleased to introduce each of their galleries to the pingg Designer Series,” said pingg CEO and co-founder, Lorien Gabel. “I have always been passionate about art and design. By collaborating with these talented artists, we are able to give our customers access to a great collection of art, which ultimately becomes a personal reflection of the host who uses pingg to send their invitations.”
“The design-conscious consumers using pingg represent a great opportunity for my artwork to reach an entirely new audience and I was more than happy to contribute a gallery of original designs,” said Erni Vales. In addition to pioneering a style of graffiti artwork that was followed by thousands worldwide, Erni was recently commissioned by New York’s Chelsea Market to design a custom five-story mural in Google’s NYC offices and has done live performance paintings in such venues as NYC’s Chanel Store Soho and at Sound Factory’s ten year reunion, alongside renowned DJ Jonathan Peters.
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%-45% month over month.
Like all of pingg’s designs, selections from pingg’s Designer Series range from traditional to modern to edgy, to 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 e-cards and pingg will even print, stamp and mail a printed version 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 URL where guests can go to RSVP online.