Archive for July, 2004

Prints and Photographs Division!

July 28, 2004

The Prints and Photographs Division of the Library of Congress and Zazzle are teaming up in a new publishing partnership to make an unprecedented number of photographs and prints available to the public for the first time. With over 128 million items, the Library of Congress is the largest collection of recorded knowledge in the world, an unparalleled resource for United States and world history. This partnership helps the Library better fulfill its mission to make its resources available to the American people. Be sure to check the homepage often as new images will be added on a continual basis.
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This is the second division from the Library of Congress to sign up with Zazzle. The first collection, the Geography and Map Division, launched earlier this year.

Royalties from sales of these images directly benefit the Library, supporting its acquisition of new materials and the preservation of its collections. The partnership will also allow the Library to better serve the American public, with the additional income easing the Library’s reliance on taxpayer dollars.

The Prints and Photographs Division becomes Zazzle’s largest Special Collections gallery with over 6,300 images and 12,600 products. Other collections include The Walt Disney Company, The Boston Public Library, The California State Library, The Hoover Institution, and The Bancroft Library.

- Zazzle Special Collections Team

Push Through It All

July 22, 2004

viscosity_sm.jpgZazzler Nicholas Rougeux has some amazing indy art and fractal posters in his gallery. He has some zNews to share with us …

I have designed my fair share of posters in the past few years and one of my favorites is still one of my earlier images, Viscosity. As with most of my other posters of this nature, there is a positive phrase displayed underneath the title and the one for this image is, “Push through it all.” I feel this is very important to remember during troubled times of any type. It represents that with all the chaos happening around you, nothing is impossible and you can get through it. I received this poster near the end of last year as an early birthday gift of my choice. I had been wanting a large poster of a fractal I made to fill an otherwise empty wall space and since Viscosity was one of my favorites at the time, it was the one I chose. Since then, it has not only acted as an inspiration and a reminder of the beauty that can be created with fractal art, but also as a nice piece of eye candy to view everyday. This poster is a joy to look at every day and I’m glad I created it. – Nicholas Rougeux
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We are glad you did as well! Check out more fractal posts from Nicholas here.

- Zazzle Community Team

Drumroll please…

July 17, 2004

Zazzle has a new look today! (A minor facelift, but we hope you noticed.) And, as you have probably gathered by now, it includes this tasty new addition, zNews. What is zNews and what should you expect to see here? Well, given that this is our first post, we’re not exactly sure, but the goal is to make it the information nexus for all things Zazzle-related. We’ve been spreading bits of news via email, phone, person and print for a long time, so we figure it’s about time to spread it via the site itself.

We’ll do our best to give you the inside scoop on website changes and enhancements, new product lines, content additions, upcoming features, and more. In return, we want to hear from you! All Zazzlers — customers, contributors and collections alike — are welcome to share announcements, commentary, experiences, and product action photos. There are no rules, so surprise us! If Zazzle has affected you in some way, be it large or small, it’s probably zNewsworthy. We’ll pick the most unique and creative submissions and post them here.

Come back often to stay updated on all of the improvements and additions that are on the way. zNews should be an insightful guide, and promises to be a lot of fun with your contributions. Send your zNews to zNews@zazzle.com (preferably with pictures) and, as always, SuggestionBox@zazzle.com hungrily awaits any and all suggestions, kudos, and comments.

- Zazzle Website Team


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