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happy art-ing


fly over art is 1 year old

yesterday fly over art turned 1 year old. to be honest, when this whole thing started this mark would’ve been completely unexpected.  thanks to all of our followers and many kind supporters (you know who you are), we couldn’t have done it without you!

and a special thanks to all of the artists we’ve featured. keep doing what you do to make the world a more beautiful place.


cheesepineapplesandwiches said: Where is that half demolished building?

It’s in Chicago, can’t you tell (with the Hancock Center in the background)? Although the half demolished building itself is probably totally demolished by now, since that photo was taken several years ago.


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yeah, we were thinking the same thing.  although, really, using any literary reference or quote as a title would be taking the original source out of context.  the problem is that the south is probably the most stereotyped region in the u.s. so it’s difficult to not run into negative perceptions that people have.although the title “beyond 9th avenue" is actually a little tongue-in-cheek joke at stereotypes of easterners, more specifically new yorkers.  you could say the same thing about the title "fly over art" as well.

yeah, we were thinking the same thing.  although, really, using any literary reference or quote as a title would be taking the original source out of context.  the problem is that the south is probably the most stereotyped region in the u.s. so it’s difficult to not run into negative perceptions that people have.

although the title “beyond 9th avenue" is actually a little tongue-in-cheek joke at stereotypes of easterners, more specifically new yorkers.  you could say the same thing about the title "fly over art" as well.


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This is the best title idea we’ve received so far.  (we’re trying to think of a title/name for the new Southern art sister tumblr being launched soon) Anyone else got any thoughts or ideas?

This is the best title idea we’ve received so far.  (we’re trying to think of a title/name for the new Southern art sister tumblr being launched soon) Anyone else got any thoughts or ideas?


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Good thinking! Although that might be a little too obvious.  We’ve been searching through various passages from famous Southern novelists to see if there would be any interesting phrases or references that would be catchy, but so far haven’t come up with anything.  Movie references could be interesting too though.

Good thinking! Although that might be a little too obvious.  We’ve been searching through various passages from famous Southern novelists to see if there would be any interesting phrases or references that would be catchy, but so far haven’t come up with anything.  Movie references could be interesting too though.


sencherey said: Pictures

yes, we’ve got lots of those


just-liz-here said: Michigan girl over here. Best friend, great artist. Want him to submit some work, but he doesn't want to. How can I convince him?

It’s all up the the artist whether he wants to or not, you can’t convince him either way.


benjamincookart said: hello. ben from Kentucky here. i love your site! so you accept submissions?

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we do! although since you’re from kentucky we’d direct you to our soon-to-be (err, more like eventually) launched sister tumblr for the South (Ky included).  submit here.


sirbayard said: Is Marisa Mayer crazy. This site is cool but a bb

Wait, what?  Yahoo just acquired tumblr and we already have to answer to Marissa?..


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idigitalfaun:

SOURCE: Forbes.com
This is all kinds of scary. Yahoo are obsessed with acquisitions of sites that execute services better as a way of getting you to use their product. The death sentence that was handed to Flickr through Yahoo’s integration is a prime example of how fast things can go a-wry in a simple business move. 
It’s hard to fault David Karp if that number is really true though. A guy that never finished high school to making a billion dollar business deal is difficult to root against but I do hope that he holds up to his word when he discussed the possibility of a buyout in Forbes’ December issue as mentioned in the above source article.

He didn’t want to get “absorbed into a behemoth of another company and raided for talent and traffic.” But he also mentioned being open to “acquisitions that leave the company alone….There are a lot of paths for us.”

Yahoo’s integration strategy is rarely a case of attempting to get their established audience to use their new product, rather the reverse, ill-fated attempts at trying to push their current services on the existing users of a new acquisition. 

is this the beginning of the end?

idigitalfaun:

SOURCE: Forbes.com

This is all kinds of scary. Yahoo are obsessed with acquisitions of sites that execute services better as a way of getting you to use their product. The death sentence that was handed to Flickr through Yahoo’s integration is a prime example of how fast things can go a-wry in a simple business move. 

It’s hard to fault David Karp if that number is really true though. A guy that never finished high school to making a billion dollar business deal is difficult to root against but I do hope that he holds up to his word when he discussed the possibility of a buyout in Forbes’ December issue as mentioned in the above source article.

He didn’t want to get “absorbed into a behemoth of another company and raided for talent and traffic.” But he also mentioned being open to “acquisitions that leave the company alone….There are a lot of paths for us.”


Yahoo’s integration strategy is rarely a case of attempting to get their established audience to use their new product, rather the reverse, ill-fated attempts at trying to push their current services on the existing users of a new acquisition. 

is this the beginning of the end?


jordywilk said: How many follows do u have

currently:

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We’ve been featured on the booooooom Ultimate Art+Photo Tumblr List!  Make sure to check out the complete list HERE to follow some of the best blogs in the tumblr arts community.

We’ve been featured on the booooooom Ultimate Art+Photo Tumblr List!  Make sure to check out the complete list HERE to follow some of the best blogs in the tumblr arts community.


somethingaboutteacups-deactivat said: Do you select art from random blogs you come across, or can people submit their art to you?

We’ve got a hard working team doing all sorts of research but we’re always open to submissions as well!  We’ve listed instructions on sending us your work on our About page.


Don’t be lame, follow our sister tumblrs for all the awesome art you just can’t live without!

inthenewfrontier (west) southern art (south)* beyond9thave (northeast)

* our southern sister tumblr is still under construction, but once it officially launches you’ll be practically wetting yourself over all the goodies showing up on your dash.