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.
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.
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?
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.
just-liz-here asked: 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.
sirbayard asked: 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?..
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 asked: How many follows do u have
Don’t be lame, follow our sister tumblrs for all the awesome art you just can’t live without!
* 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.