16
Jul
Thanks ASI Chicago!
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Listing Photo Thank you all ASI Chicago attendees for participating in our 2020 Mock Election! We were amazed at the turnout. It was wonderful to meet everyone that came out to visit and vote. We hope you are enjoying your Presidential Candidate Pop-Up Pen/Pencil holders! The votes were tallied and in the first place category was Donald Trump with Kamala Harris and Bernie Sanders as very close seconds. Visit us at www.americanslidechart.com/free-samples to request FREE SAMPLES tailored to your industry!  ...
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20
Jun
ASI Chicago Show July 10 and 11
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Listing Photo We are going to the ASI Chicago Show July 10 & 11, Booth 1044 and were trying to think of a unique item to attract and give away to our visitors. Since the 2020 election is around the corner we thought why not have a mock election and give people a Pop-Up pen/pencil holder with an image of their favorite candidate! We recruited our resident artist Nanette Keir to illustrate numerous presidential candidates. We then picked a firework type theme for the Pop-Up. To give the printing a bit of a kick we collaborated with digital printers Team Concepts to add a raised UV Gloss to the red portions and gold foil stars. Die-cutting was then done on the piece to add holes for the pen/pencils and a slit to insert the header of the candidates.   Come visit us at the ASI Chicago Show on July 10 and 11, Booth 1044 to pick up your FREE Pop-Up pen/pencil holder and part...
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2
May
May The Fourth Be With You
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Listing Photo May 4th is this weekend and I love Star Wars! We did a wheel chart back when Toys R Us was still around. I miss Toys R Us but love the nostalgia feeling looking back at the job we did.   Have a great May Fourth everyone, may the force be with you!...
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28
Mar
2020 Celebrations Pop-Up
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Listing Photo It’s never too early to start thinking of 2020, especially when we have a fresh batch of designs coming out soon. Last year we discontinued the Celebrations Pop-Up. This year we decided to bring it back but with a different look.  We went all the way back to 1996 to pick up the whimsical designs featured in a Pop-Up called Seasons.  Since all of the designs were hand-drawn we decided to try and update it a bit and re-draw them on computer. As you can see from the images, the designs were clean, simple and fun!  We tried to keep the same idea of the seasonal designs but I had a problem drawing watermelons…instead of those I went with flip-flops. I guess drawing watermelons is my kryptonite… I will have to say my favorite panel is November. The design of the turkeys looking at a former compatriot makes me laugh every time! ...
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7
Mar
Spring is just around the corner…
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Listing Photo No really, it has to be! I saw robins the other day so in theory, that means spring should be here any minute now. Even if spring is not here, it’s never too early to start thinking about planting a garden.  We worked with Selecta North America/Trixi Plants & Flowers to develop this “Personality Match” selection guide.  A mylar foil “mirror” displays a symbol that matches the personality trait in the far right window, and the appropriate flower combo reads in the window just below.  Nothing says spring more than flowers so hopefully seeing this colorful wheel chart brings hopes of an early spring!...
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9
Oct
Why I love Halloween!
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Listing Photo My favorite time of the year is Halloween. Maybe it’s because I was born in October but I’ve always loved the classic horror movie marathons that go on during the whole month. When I was younger I would pour through horror magazines. I guess that makes me what they call now a “Monster Kid”. A few years back we decided to run a competition on our Facebook page. We picked three horror monsters and created faux products utilizing these monsters. We gave our audience a chance to vote on their favorite monster. The monsters were a zombie, a vampire, and a werewolf.  The werewolf won by a landslide even though some of us Walking Dead fans were pulling for the zombie to win!     Years ago we did a polyhedron for the movie Puppet Master. This pop-up was packaged with multiple items that were sent to video stores with information on ...
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