Popcling: Prototyping new materials and creating new ways to reproduce art

legendmag1809-popcling1 As seen in LEGENDmag online Issue 18 Founded by: R. Jason Coulston & Holly Roberts Year founded: 2006 Location of headquarters: Costa Mesa, CA Price point of your product: $40 – $85 Product category: Adhesive Prints, Artist Skateboards, Specialty Art Printing. Niche that your product fills: The gap between designer toys and fine art prints. Leadership: Operations managed by R. Jason Coulston and a small, mostly family, support team. Brand philosophy: Fine-art quality prints on nonstandard surfaces like vinyl, plastics, metal, wallpaper. Brand/product inspiration: The surf and skate culture of Orange County, low-brow, pop, and underground art movements, our daily lives. Proudest moment: Contributing to Baby Tattooville  (www.babytattooville.com). In a sleepless overnight session, we reproduced 75 large canvas prints of a collaborative painting by the 12 featured artists. legendmag1810-popcling2 Plans for the future: Prototyping on new materials and creating new ways to reproduce art, like UV Print Technology – perfect for super high-resolution imagery on surfaces like acrylic, metal, plastics, glass, wood, and rubber. Perfect spokesperson for your company: We’re not sure anybody buys into our madness, so myself. Where to purchase your product: PopCling.com is the best source, also at Munky King in Los Angeles and Therapy in San Francisco. Why people should look for your brand/products when they buy: We’re a small company, and while we print digitally, the products are still very much handmade. We don’t do this because we’re hoping to buy a yacht, we just love art. If we can make that our business, we’re already successful beyond our dreams. LEGENDmag - Our 2cents: Everyone needs art in their house—at least that’s what we think. We only see Popclings “stock” rising with their knack for putting clean designs on easy-to-use surfaces.

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