Team DCS | Movember 2016

With Halloween just days away that can mean only one thing…Movember is right around the corner!

Raising awareness for men’s health issues is still job #1, but this year the focus is shifting from primarily Prostate/Testicular Cancer to mental health issues. Movember’s efforts are building toward a world where men and boys actively makes moves to care for their mental health and emotional wellness, and are supported by family and community during tough times.

From Movember.com:

“Globally, the rate of suicide is alarmingly high, particularly in men. Around the world, on average we lose a man to suicide every minute of every day. Three out of four suicides are men. Too many are toughing it out and struggling alone.

We have to take action to improve mental health and reduce the rate of male suicide.

The causes of suicide are complex. There’s no single reason why men take their own lives, but we do know that by improving overall mental health we can reduce the risk of suicide. We need to address untreated mental health conditions among men.

We’re looking at mental health through a male lens, and taking action at a community level to find solutions that work for men.”

DCS will be actively fundraising all Movember long to spotlight these issues and do what we can to lift up those who need help.

Join Team DCS or donate HERE.

Start your own team + get involved HERE.

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Kiss-Cut Stickers | DCS Greatest Hits

Pound for pound, the most versatile and dynamic sticker we can make is the Kiss-cut Sticker.

For proof, let’s go to the the Tale of the (transfer) Tape:

- Digitally-Printed in full-color.
- Totally custom shapes.
- No borders.
- No background.
- Transfer Tape holds it all together.

If you’re chasing transfer sticker style but need the extra graphic sizzle of printed patterns, photos, or multiple colors then Kiss-cut Stickers can make it happen.

Heard enough? Get pricing + samples when you Request A Quote.

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Think Thank Winter Social: Reunion Edition

13 years. 15 movies.

Snowboard film collective Think Thank is currently living the definition of “legacy” while showing zero signs of slowing down with the release of “The Weather Outside is Weather.”

This new flick is shaping up to their most unique and ambitious offering to date thanks to the visionary creative direction of Sean Lucey. Here’s a quote straight from founding family The Burtner’s on the subject ,”With free reign and bold vision, director Sean Lucey takes Think Thank’s motto of ‘progression through creativity’ to all new heights.”

For riders, filming with Think Thank has become a rite of passage. A veritable who’s who of the most creative and influential riders in snowboarding have filmed landmark parts with Think Thank including Jess Kimura, Sean Genovese, Chris Beresford, Scott Stevens, Desiree Melancon, Ted Borland, and Ryan Paul.

Join us for the Seattle premiere at Think Thank’s Winter Social with JB, Pika, Sean, and probably the whole dang crew. It’s a dance, a reunion, a winter formal, and a celebration of creativity all in one place.

RSVP + get details at the event page.

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The Jelly Empire | Power to the Makers

It’s time for another installment of “Power to the Makers” and this time we’re tossing the spotlight to illustrator/sculptor/storyteller/worldmaker Selina Briggs.

On the precipice of her latest trip to New York Comic Con, Selina gives us a peek into her growing empire.

DCS: For those who don’t know, what is The Jelly Empire and who put you in charge?

SB: The Jelly Empire is my little empire of robots featuring my alter ego, Jelly. He’s a little robot that I started illustrating in a traditional 2D art style, but over time he has evolved into 3D collectible figures, plush toys, and comic books.

I’ve always dreamed of taking over the world with a robot army and what better way to gain power than to draw a little robot to melt all your hearts!

DCS: Are you able to make rad things full time? What’s the transition like?

SB: By day I’m a surface pattern designer for a print studio here in NYC and by night I create my ever-growing robot army. I love that I make rad things full time, but I haven’t been able to fully shift gears and work completely on The Jelly Empire…yet!

DCS: You and Argonaut Resins seem inexplicably linked. Talk about that connection.

SB: I guess you could call Argonaut Resins my Jedi Master (or Sith Lord) and I’m his young Padawan (or apprentice). We met at a convention in 2009 where I was showcasing my Jelly Empire art, and he fell in love with my robot. He asked me if I was interested in making the transition from 2D art to collectible toys. Of course my answer was a big, fat ‘YES!’ and ‘Where do i sign up?’ He’s taught me a lot and has given me some really sound advice every step of the way. We love bouncing ideas off of each other and often meet up to start scheming our next world domination plans. Sometimes you can see our banter on Twitter.

DCS: If you were actually a robot, would you tell anyone?

SB: This question does not compute. Try again later.

DCS: What’s next for the Empire. Let’s hear some shameless plugs!

SB: Well, 2016 was a big year. I had a successful kickstarter for my Jelly the Robot plush toys, so that has been keeping me very busy. I’m also doing my 6th year at New York Comic Con, on Oct 6 – 9 where I’ll have a variety of new items for sale—including my latest comic. And I’m partaking in a few side projects like the Tenacious Toys/Deadhand Toys “Resin is King Series 3” where I will be releasing a brand new figure, a magical Uni-bot!

I am also part of a custom Labbit show called ‘Confection Affection’ hosted by P!Q, who will be displaying all the pieces at their Booth #614. Next year, I’m actually planning on doing my first West Coast show at Emerald City Comic Con in Seattle, so if anyone is in the neighborhood, please come down and hang out!

Otherwise you can always find me on the social medias Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or head over to check out my website! TheJellyEmpire.com

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Working Toward Zero Waste

Since its inception, the sticker industry has been at odds with large waste output. We make leaps and strides with formatting in order to minimize the amount of wasted vinyl but unfortunately processes inherent to sticker production leave behind a lot of unusable materials.

In order to combat this, we partnered up with Waste Management to ensure that nearly all of our production waste gets recycled on a weekly basis. Roughly 90% of masking, vinyl, and backing materials skip the trip to local landfills and get repurposed into new products.

We wholeheartedly encourage the rest of the industry to join us in working toward a zero-waste goal. Check with your local waste management services to see how you can make an impact.

Image via ShutterPNPhotography / Shutterstock.com

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