In A World Obsessed...
...with the accumulation of frivolous chattel from soulless corporations with ubiquitous logos whose
only purpose is flagrant exploitation for profit, how do you raise your standards of consumption so
that you can presumptuously look down on your pedantic friends and neighbors?
Well, thanks to advancements in modern marketing, you can now acquire the same smug pomposity as the
denizens of pretentious galleries without ever having to gorge yourself on cheap wine or warm cheese.
Let Crass Commerce Introduce You...
...to its revolutionary line of fine art products designed to satisfy the most demanding art patron
as well as the most mercenary industrialist. While browsing through our collection, please keep in
mind our motto, which we believe will become the unifying mantra of the 21st century:
Just Buy It!
Materialism Is A Virus...
...that attacks the ego. It infects the desire reflex and produces a consumption response. The
practical effect is the emergence of cravings that can only be satisfied by massive doses of shopping.
Corporatist enablers seek to exploit the virus by purposefully infecting large masses of the population
via an insidious carrier mechanism we all know as advertising. The risk of exposure is virtually everywhere;
in the home, the office, the car, and in the public places that we all congregate. And the message
is always the same: You are not whole unless you buy our product.
The Search For A Cure...
...is the enduring motivation for everything we do at Crass Commerce. By fighting to preserve a healthy sense
of individuality and building up resistance to the hypnotic lure of logo splattered ephemera, we can prevail. Success
requires commitment and the regular exercise of public displays of self-expression.
This is why we are offering a replacement therapy by which you can substitute the trinkets
that are mere symptoms of materialism, with profound works of art, humor and social commentary. It's not
a cure, but it's a step in the right direction that will promote a healthy mental environment and...
Let You Be You
From A Secret Undisclosed Location...
...an intrepid advocate of public arts toils to promote a resurgence of creative abundance. Mark Howard
has been producing digital art since 1988. His work combines the stark reality of photography with the illusory
nature of digital media, creating images that are plausibly realistic but that cannot exist in reality.
In attempting to stay true to an idealized pretension of being a "fine artist"
, Mark declined to
promote his work, viewing that as a descension into crass commercialization. Instead, he worked for many years
as a graphic artist designing sales presentations to sell television shows in syndication. Eventually, he came
to his senses realizing that nothing was more crass than contributing to the proliferation of television. He
concluded that marketing his own work would actually be a step up. Thus was born...
Retailers, Distribs, and Sales Reps...
...Crass Commerce products are available in an ever-growing roster of retail stores. We cater to gift shops,
art galleries, book stores, stationery stores, museum shops, and many other speciality boutiques. If you are
the proprietor or buyer for such a store, you can
create a wholesale account
and, when confirmed, you will be able to order online at trade rates.
If you are a sales rep or distributor, we are anxious to speak with you about forming a partnership that would
be mutually beneficial. From browsing this website you will see that our designs are available in a variety
of different formats and products. But that is just the beginning. We are always expanding our line and are open
to exploring new ideas and markets. Feel free to contact us
to get started on a road to unparalleled opportunity without having to harrass your friends and neighbors by pitching
storage containers for leftovers. At Crass Commerce...
...The Sky's No Limit.