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Old 03-23-2017, 09:46 PM
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Default Ricky Wysocki asks for new "Sockibomb" art submissions, offers 5 discs to winner.

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Old 03-23-2017, 09:56 PM
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My thoughts? If he's got some old Rocs or Firebirds or something sitting around, I'd consider it...

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Old 03-23-2017, 10:35 PM
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5 discs? You get what you pay for.
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Old 03-23-2017, 10:53 PM
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5 discs, costing, at most, something like $17 apiece. Or $85 worth of merchandise.

If it only took a graphic artist 4 hours to do the job, it might not be a bad deal for time invested, but that's not likely.

If an artist JUST wanted to do it for the fame of having their art on a lot of discs, maybe.

Otherwise, this sounds like a BS ripoff.

Ask Wysocki if he'd like to spend 8 hours of his time and make $85. Or even 4 hours.
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Old 03-23-2017, 11:10 PM
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For those not on the face books:

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Ricky "Sockibomb" Wysocki
22 hrs ·
Alright attention graphic designers and creative people. I am looking to do some new cool Sockibomb stamps on some discs. First of all I want to reach out to everyone reading this post and give them an opportunity to get involved. I am asking you to come up with a Sockibomb stamp and if I use the stamp you will receive 5 discs with the logo chosen on them. Please send all stamp ideas to Ricky@rickywysocki.com. Thanks to all who participate.
https://www.facebook.com/sockibomb13/

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Old 03-23-2017, 11:12 PM
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Keep in mind, Latitude 64 probably makes quite a profit on the sale of Wysocki Signature Discs and Wysocki himself will most likely pocket thousands from royalties.

This deal shows me that he has no appreciation for an artist's/designer's work or time.

I also wonder if Latitude will make the winner sign over the rights to their design.

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Old 03-23-2017, 11:13 PM
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That's pretty insulting to actual artists.
If his goal was to open the gates to anyone and any quality, then I guess he achieved that much

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Old 03-23-2017, 11:15 PM
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Rick

I know traveling pros aren't exactly loaded. But you are loaded with good, select and maybe rare plastic.

At the least one would expect 20 discs for a great design. Graphic design done right is deserving of a good reward.

Please up the prize before I lose all respect..

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In his defense, he may be ignorant of the work involved in graphic design. Either way, he should have asked for a little advice before posting.

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Ask Wysocki if he'd like to spend 8 hours of his time and make $85. Or even 4 hours.
You do know he is a professional disc golfer, right?

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