Thursday, November 26, 2020

BIDEN HAS A POSSE - VICTORY 2020 Vinyl Sticker Pack

 

Joe Biden is the rightful 46th President of the United States with a record shattering volume of Votes never seen before in American History.

Take that Haters!

To celebrate Discordia Merchandising is releasing a special drop of High-Quality Weather-Proof Silk-Screened Vinyl Stickers for the Streets. Ranging in Size from 6x6 Inches to 4x4 Inches to 3x3 Inches. Available in Various Bulk Assortments.

ONLINE HERE: LINK

Posted By: Cultural Ambassador Gavriel Discordia

Saturday, October 03, 2020

SUCKADELIC Stoopid Stickers and More for Retail

 

Step right up and empty your wallets on some of this fine-ass paraphernalia. Super rare, elicit goods sure to increase in value for years to come. Step on up eBay flippers! You know the hustle. 

 

Also available are a few left over Coffee Mugs that utilize actual Black Magic, and some VERY rare left over Suckadelic Button Sets.

ONLINE HERE: LINK

Posted By: Cultural Ambassador Gavriel Discordia

Friday, October 02, 2020

THE SJW STREET PACKS and BLM Sticker Print Unlocked

 


THE SJW STREET PACKS include 10 BLM Has A Posse and 10 RBG Has A Posse 3x3 inch Vinyl Stickers for 20 Stickers total. All at a special low price to strip away at any profits on our end. (They still cost us money to print, pack, & ship so nothing we can do about that.)


BLACK LIVES MATTER Has A Posse - by VOXX ROMANA. A Special Silk-Screened Vinyl Sticker print printed a huge 9x9 inches! Available in a Stand alone Reward and in various SJW Reward Bundles.

ONLINE HERE: LINK

Posted By:Cultural Ambassador Gavriel Discordia

Thursday, October 01, 2020

UNDERGROUND BLEND Volume 15 Now Live

 


Underground Blend - Volume 15

An ongoing collection of Vinyl Stickers from the Designer Sticker Artist global community. Curated by Discordia Merchandising.

Designer Stickers are made in small runs and are normally only available by direct trade between Sticker Artists. Discordia Merchandising made special arrangements with each Artist involved to bring these unique works to the public.

LIMITED EDITION of 25 - Numbered Packs

Sticker Artists in this Volume:
-THE SUPER SUCKLORD
-JOIN THE UNDERGROUND
-PSYCHOLOGICAL INDUSTRIES
-MOST
-ART INK
-DAVE TOO
-THE CHUCK

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LOOKING FOR ARTISTS

To apply for the next Volume send images of your sticker design to: discordiamerchandising@gmail.com or check out the Event for Underground Blend Volume 16 on Facebook.

ONLINE HERE: LINK

Posted By: Cultural Ambassador Gavriel Discordia

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

ADVERTISE IN THE NEW PEEL MAGAZINE

 

 

Advertising Space for Independently Owned Shops such as Graff Supply, Art Supply, Designer Toys, and all other Street Culture Related Goods and Art. Ads include Inside Covers, Back Cover, and Center Insert. See Rewards List for Options and Prices!

ONLINE HERE: LINK
 

Posted By: Cultural Ambassador Gavriel Discordia 

Thursday, September 17, 2020

1 Artist 1 Patch Volume 01

 


Discordia Merchandising Presents 1 ARTIST 1 PATCH Volume 01. 

The ongoing Embroidered Patch Series. Each volume will be Hosted by a Different Artist who curates other Artists of their choosing for Limited Run of patches for PreOrder on Kickstarter and never to be seen again!

Each Artist will be gifted 20% of the patches sold through each event to do with as they please. Support your Favorite Artist now or never! And contact Discordia Merchandising about Curating a future Volume and elevate your peeps too.

ONLINE HERE: LINK

POSTED BY: Cultural Ambassador Gavriel Discordia

Saturday, September 12, 2020

How the Designer Toy Scene Ignores the Street Sticker Scene at its Peril

 

Street Stickers, or as I prefer to call them Designer Stickers, are the other side of the Indie Artist coin. These inexpensive mini silk-screened prints cost a mere $0.08-$0.17 cents each and have a global reach and public presence Designer Toys will never have. Seriously how often have you seen Designer Toy glued to a wall or stuck to a light post?

My company Discordia Merchandising can get anyone an assortment of designs for pennies a piece and we do so for dozens of artists annually going back over a decade. But from our experience we see very little cross over between the Designer Sticker and Designer Toy world.

There are a few exceptions, MCA comes to mind, as his toy design was featured on the cover of the last issue of PEEL Magazine back in 2007. An issue that tellingly hinted at a cross over between these two art worlds as it also featured ads by Rotofugi, and an article on Graffiti legend SEEN featuring some Art Toys of his design, called Spray Monsters. There is also a feature on early Dreamland Toyworks productions which brought street artist Olive47 to toy from with the Miss Cupcake Platform.

"Well not everyone is OBEY!" someone will inevitably exclaim. And yes this is true, very few street artists will gain that caliber of exposure and get offers from toy companies to produce their wares. But, stickers are how Shepard Fairey got to where he is now, so imagine the kind of reach Toy peeps could obtain if they did apply themselves to Street Stickers instead of acting like they are too good for such trivial pursuits and focus solely on the Gallery Scene aspect of the Art world.

Take my own side project Psychological Industries. Which admittedly hasn't seen a toy production yet, mostly because I have personally invested more in development of DIY Toy Platforms for other artists to work on and project themselves into the Custom Toy Scene, instead of keeping my toy productions self-centered. (Ahem, Toy Companies, I'm still waiting...)

Psychological Industries, with just Street Stickers, has, at my best estimate, launched 60,000 vinyl stickers since 2005. Through Sticker Trades it has spread around the globe and can bee seen in major city streets world-wide, including a University Archive based on Street Stickers as a Social Justice Movement going back at least 100 years. This is aside from the 30 plus Gallery Shows Psychological Industries has been seen at. How many Toy Artists can say that about their work? 

The allure of Designer Stickers can be witnessed at work in a Toy Artists career through the Suckadelic Stoopid Stickers project I ran for The Super Sucklord this year. But launching a Pre-Order Event on Kickstarter the 200 sticker packs I was willing to print up and package for the 'Bootleg Toy' Scene originator, became a high demand project and we ended up making 600 sticker packs instead! The fan base demanded much more than we could anticipate, and that is the beauty of Kickstarter. It is the PreOrder Platform that lets fans tell you what your reach SHOULD be, VS what you think it is.

Sucklord has been on the scene for quite a while and yet has not gotten the Street Sticker boost he should have and desires deeply. So I'm glad to help him put a dent in this dilemma by supplying the demand and putting a ton of street stickers in his greedy hands without applying any effort on his part.

I personally buy up all the Designer Stickers I can from toy artists, again, this is very few and the selection is also very thin in each artists online shop. So I strongly encourage Toy Artists to get their sticker game on and make the moves to get into the streets planet wide.

"How does one break into this scene?" you may ask. Well outside of locating and testing out silk-screened sticker printers, anyone can get in touch with Discordia Merchandising and get access to this niche art world in a snap. I print stickers, package stickers, sell sticker packs through Discordia Culture Shop, and even run a Sticker Drop.

This is a service whereby anyone can mail in, or have me print up, any volume of stickers. The Discordia Sticker Drop then sends back a small selection of stickers from all participants to anyone who sends in. But it doesn't stop there. The Discordia Sticker Drop also mails out assortments of stickers to various Sticker Art Shows globally, and throws free stickers into every order from Discordia Culture Shop, and our 'sister stores' Populous Ephemera and Planet Eris. Which amounts to dozens if not hundreds of orders each month for the last 12 years.

We also toss stickers into our Underground Blend Sticker Packs. If you send in more than 30 of any single design. Underground Blend Sticker Packs has just concluded collection for Volume 15 packs and Volume 16 is collecting now here: CALL TO ARTISTS UNDERGROUND BLEND Volume 16. This series has been going on since 2014 and just happens to be the longest running Street Sticker Pack series ever.

Another way anyone can jump into the Street Sticker Scene is by taking part in the Bootleg Posse Project. Pick up the Template from the PEEL Magazine site and email it in to get into the running to be included in the PEEL Has A Posse Special Issue already Unlocked in the Kickstarter PreOrder Event!

ONLINE HERE: BOOTLEG POSSE PROJECT

Posted By: Cultural Ambassador Gavriel Discordia





Wednesday, September 09, 2020

THE BOOTLEG POSSE PROJECT IS LIVE

 


The purpose of this project is to create and sell a black & white vinyl sticker pack by various artists to pay tribute to the Original Andre the Giant has a Posse sticker created by artist Shepard Fairey in 1989.

While remaining an underground project not affiliated with OBEY Giant, Bootleg Posse Project has been acknowledged by Shepard Fairey and is being done with his permission.

ONLINE HERE: LINK

Posted By: Cultural Ambassador Gavriel Discordia

Friday, September 04, 2020

TIRAN23: A Time Traveling Vinyl Designer Figure

 

TIRAN23 is an interstellar being that is awoken from his comatose state unaware of who or where he is. With the ability to jump through multiple dimensions, he travels to the past, present, and future in search for his creator and others like him. The suit he wears scans his surrounding environments and allows him to camouflage, leaving him undetectable. While seeking to understand his higher calling, TIRAN23 vows to protect humanity while also collecting relics along his way. Eager to begin his journey, TIRAN23 ventures out to the great unknown.

Follow on Instagram @TIRANJOURNEYTOYS!

Preorder Event Here: LINK

Posted By: Cultural Ambassador Gavriel Discordia

 

 

Saturday, August 15, 2020

BOOTLEG POSSE Tribute Stickers - CALL TO ARTISTS

 

 
 
CALL TO ARTISTS: Design your Posse Sticker and submit to be added to the BOOTLEG POSSE Sticker Pack.
 
A Tribute to the Original Andre the Giant Has a Posse street sticker created by Shepard Fairey AKA OBEY / GIANT.
 
GO to PEELmagazine.com to download the 3x3 inch 300dpi+ Template in your preferred format and email it to peelmagazine@gmail.com to enter your submission!
 
A Joint Project from PEEL MAGAZINE & Discordia Merchandising.
 
 

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Friday, July 24, 2020

IM ALREADY DEAD

I’m already Dead!!!

Blood Splatter edition dropping this Friday 7/24 at 12pm EST(New York)/9am PST (Los Angeles) price per Blood Splatter will be $65 and gets FREE Shipping within the US! Edition of only 100 so don’t sleep.

Along with “I’m already Dead” we will be featuring an entire capsule from @junkyardla with lots of cool merch and art.

Junkyard collection dropping at the source IamRetro.com 



Posted By: Cultural Ambassador Gavriel Discordia

Saturday, July 04, 2020

SUCKADELIC STICKERS - Decepticon Purple UNLOCKED!

The Suckadelic Stoopid Stickers Preorder Event is going very well. It serves as an example of the power of Kickstarter. Discordia Merchandising could have just made a sticker run of Sucklord stickers and be done with it. But through Kickstarter the public is given the opportunity to dictate the development of the project far beyond the production of a simple sticker run.

Through their Pledge power we are going to have to produce a double run of Suckadelic Stoopid Stickers in Pink AND Purple! Both colorways will be available in very limited volumes to a select pool of PreOrder Clients. Along with all the additional items they opened in stretch goals such as Tshirts, Coffee Mugs, and other Event Exclusive items never to be seen again!

Again, we at Discordia Merchandising want to emphasis that Kickstarter is a boon to creators for providing the opportunity to truly gauge the public's response to their work and raise the scale of their output to levels they didn't know could be possible.

Check out all our projects to see great examples of how Kickstarter can be utilized to great advantage for even the smallest of productions. From Vinyl Stickers to DIY Toy launches Discordia Merchandising has proven that even a small company with little resources can pull of some amazing things at a scale we could never have managed in the same time frame on our own.

Study our process, and take a look at our How To Guide on Kickstarter Here: LINK








Then get cracking on your own projects and see how far they can really go!

Posted By: Cultural Ambassador Gavriel Discordia
PS: Don't be shy about asking for assistance with your project. We would love to help.

Thursday, June 18, 2020

SUCKADELIC STOOPID STICKERS! A PREORDER EVENT

Welcome to SUCKADELIC Stoopid Stickers! An Exclusive, Limited Run, PreOrder Event. From The Super Sucklord and Discordia Merchandising.

Step right up and empty your wallets on some of this fine-ass paraphernalia. Super rare, elicit goods sure to increase in value for years to come. You know the hustle. 
This Limited Event runs only 23 Days so stop hating and start instigating!

ONLINE HERE: LINK

Posted By: Cultural Ambassador Gavriel Discordia

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Buff Monster Prints for BLM

After watching the sweeping protests around the world, I was inspired and optimistic that real progress would be made. Justice won’t happen overnight, but the recent shooting of Rayshard Brooks by police shows just how far we still have to go.
This Friday, Juneteenth, I’ll be releasing a new print. In this ever-divisive and unprecedented time, an optimistic character championing love and togetherness, in bright colors, is just what we need. I’ve taken some old sold-out prints (including some from as long ago as 2009) and cut them down, spray-painted them and silkscreened them. There is so much variation in them; they’re all unique! Each one is 9 x 12” and will come signed and numbered.

A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the BlackLives Matter organization.

When I’ve released similar prints in the past, they’ve all sold out in a minute or two. So in an effort to give more collectors a chance to get one, and to raise more money for the cause, this will be a timed edition. So starting at 10am EST Friday, you’ll have 3 hours to get your order in. The edition size will be determined by how many prints are ordered in that time.
 
Get yours Friday at 10am-1pm EST for $120 each (+S/H) at StayMelty.com

Posted By: Cultural Ambassador Gavriel Discordia

Saturday, May 23, 2020

HOPToys Presents - Mis-Fits INVASION

HOP Toys is currently launching the first wave of M.U.S.C.L.E or Keshi style mini figures, on blister cards, based on classic movie monsters. Monsters that have seldom if ever seem the light of day in toy form. Lost treasures from last centuries cult horror films. We can't wait to see the end result, and whats coming in series 002!

ONLINE HERE: LINK


Posted By: Cultural Ambassador Gavriel Discordia

Friday, May 22, 2020

SCP Logo Pins - Round 3

The SCP Foundation is the coolest Sci-Fi/Horror writers community online. And it is entirely in Creative Commons 3.0.

This means it is 100% free to expand upon and develop new works to add to this vast multiverse of endless tales and files of anomalous artifacts and individuals. [This doesn't mean you can go crazy and start stealing whatever you want and trying to trade mark and copyright it all. Because you will have an army of angry nerds and international copyright lawyers with unlimited funding haunting you into an early grave.]

And stop being scared of Kickstarter! Its been less than 24 hours since we even thought of doing this Pre-Order Event and we build it, launched it, and already hit goal. I could have made this a 24 hour project and I might just do that next time. As long as you are not asking for tens of thousands of dollars and you are not inventing something complicated out of the blue with no track record of getting things done before you will do fine! Just don't be greedy and don't be stupid. NOW GO!

Learn More about Creative Commons HERE: LINK

Learn more about the SCP Foundation HERE: LINK

And pick up some of the best selling, twice sold out editions of the SCP Logo in Enamel Pin form being reissued by Discordia Merchandising HERE: LINK

Posted By: Cultural Ambassador Gavriel Discordia

Thursday, May 21, 2020

UNDERGROUND BLEND Vol 14 is Live!

Underground Blend is the longest running Street Sticker Pack Series in existence! Through Special arrangement with various artists worldwide, if you have Vinyl Stickers you are welcome to join! Event pages are maintained via Facebook here: LINK

For very modest fees you can own these Limited Edition Packs for your Street Sticker Collection today! 

ONLINE HERE: LINK

Posted By: Cultural Ambassador Gavriel Discordia

Monday, May 11, 2020

Yes. Yes You Are Toys





Let me tell you a little story...

Several years ago Task One was commissioned to make a custom toy based on a concept I had utilizing the Love Bomb platform from Mighty Jaxx, by PHUNK. For which he was to sell this custom and only kickback $100 to me, after the sale. (Mighty Jaxx is no saint either, but thats for another time.)

I had a vision, and just wanted to see it realized in the hopes that this vision would get a nomination from the Clutter Awards, because it was that cool, it probably would have, as it was a beautiful celebration of the Designer Toy Scene.

This project included over a dozen additional toys of various sizes. Over 3 years the project went off the rails when Task just decided to do whatever the fuck he wanted with the project which was basically the exact opposite of what I was going for.

My vision had been subverted into something ugly and destructive. Not the happy, fun, lovely celebration I had originally conceived of.

So I simply denounced the project, told him to remove my name from it, and do what he wanted with the custom. Requesting the $100 originally agreed to and all the unused toys returned, including a jumbo Nade Blank by Jamungo.

After some petty bitching the $100 arrived and none of the remaining toys.

Admittedly, I was even warned against Task One by others and gave him the benefit of the doubt anyway. He proved worth of his shitty rep.

So why open up about this now?

That is a good question. Here is why: One of his buddies reached out to me about another custom job in late 2018 and ripped me off too. Here is how that went.

A client ordered a Firestarter by Harma Keikens. It was shattered in the box and I put out an open call on Social Media for a custom toy artist to rebuild it for the client, which the client was very excited about.

I received a message from an artist who was willing to do the job, in his exact words for: "No charge". He just seemed happy to get a chance to work on this unique piece of art. I promised him some free blanks to work on etc, when the job was done. To which he replied, "...I wont say no."

In early 2019 he requested some Magic Sculpt which i happily bought and shipped to him directly. Come March 2020 I inquire about the work, and the artist claims it is finished, provides no photos, and that I owe him $150.

I remind him of the 'No Charge' agreement and offer him some goods from Discordia Culture Shop. He says "I don't want any toys", I remind him we have DIY Blanks and he can have all he needs. He replied that he wasn't going to make a big deal out of it and that he would ship the item to me immediately.

Since then this artist has shut down his website, and stopped using all his social media accounts, minus the ones he blocked me on, which I can't see anymore.

But then I notice something on this artists Instagram account... a photo of a booth at DCON. A 'We Are Not Toys' booth, with this artists work on display in 2018.

Guess who runs the ironically named 'We Are Not Toys' collective? That's right, Toy, Task One.

So it appears that Gabe Rivas aka Nerviswrek had planned to rip me off from the start. Likely at the behest of his buddy Task One. Task One is a shit talker, so I have little doubt that Gabe Rivas had not heard some bullshit about our deal-gone-bad already. (My sympathies to anyone else unfortunate enough to have taken part in the 'We Are Not Toys' thing. To all of you I say; pick better friends.)

So I can only end this tale by saying; Don't fuck with toy ass con artists like Task One and Nerviswrek.

Blogged by: Cultural Ambassador Gavriel Discordia

Addendum:

I sat on this tale for several years now, fighting the urge to go public with it. I even sought the council of a more prominent toy blogger who said it wasn't worth it, because 'People Talk' and justice will come around. The thinking goes that the scene is better off without such drama going public.

I tend to disagree, as I feel it is the duty of those few of us in the Designer Toy Scene who choose to be purveyors of news about the scene to tell the public when something is amiss. After all, how can we be trusted sources of information if we gloss over serious offenses such as these. I vow to never sit on such happenings again. In fact if you have documentation of similar wrong doings in the Designer Toy Scene, email Underground Blend.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

iBoy - retro toy figure from Classicbot

Remember when the iconic MP3 players first came out, and we were so excited about carrying a thousand songs in our pocket? Here is a toy figure that will make you feel nostalgic about that time.

Say hello to iBoy!

iBoy does not play music, but looks ready to be case modded to do exactly that! Let us know if you pull this off and we will blog about it here! -Ed.

ONLINE HERE: LINK

PS: You can also get the Original Classicbot figure HERE: LINK


Posted By: Cultural Ambassador Gavriel Discordia

Friday, March 20, 2020

BOBA - Holiday Special Edition - PreOrder Event

Fifth edition in the series, BOBA is back in a Holiday Special colorway. Standing 9.5" tall and rotocast in resin. No word on the Edition Size as its probably set by how many orders are taken. We dont know. This colorway is based on the terrible cash grabby Holiday Special that featured an animated section with a Boba Fett appearance, which was actually his first appearance prior to The Empire Strikes Back.

ONLINE HERE: LINK


Posted By: Cultural Ambassador Gavriel Discordia