I am so touched by the number of friends who have contacted me about another release of Stampers Anonymous "Classics", as found on Tim Holtz's blog, as they include many designs created by me. Originally released on wood mounted red rubber, the company has chosen to re-release as cling-mount. Since they state they do not know who designed them there are no artist credits given, so I will go on the record and claim the images designed by me, more than ten years ago. As I said before, it's nice to know that the archives can bring forward images that are still deemed relevant....aka classics.
If you missed it, my July 2012 post (click here) illustrates my claim of images from the first sets of Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous "Classic Favorites". Thumbnail reference below:
According to Tim's site, these will be released at CHA next week. I've highlighted the images done by me, sets of images borrowed from his site without seeking permission.
New followers of StampersAnonymous don't know the history, and don't know there were alot of artists who contributed to the line. Back in the day, it was alot of fun and I know we made an impact on the industry. I have to admit it kinda hurts in the pit of my stomach that my images may be misinterpreted as coming from Tim, even though he is not trying to give that impression. It's likely that his followers will never see my post but it feels good to go on record and present them here.
EDIT: Since this post aired, Tim has updated his blog linking to here so that anyone who is curious could click through and see my claim to the images. Although I never was an anonymous contributor, I appreciate his gesture yesterday, and that his name is not on the packaging this time. I also appreciate the support offered to me privately, in the comments, and on fb. I never intended this post to be a platform for insulting anyone - just felt that I could be heard here, amongst friends. So let's keep it friendly. Thx.
CHIME IN! Tell me if you have been around a while and have some of the old images as first released on wood!