Selling I.N.K.

Yesterday, Ang I.N.K. headed over to Mercato Centrale, a weekend market located at the Bonifacio Global City and just short walk away from Bonifacio High Street.

Finally, we got to debut the postcards we made. 🙂

Lots of food sold at Mercato Centrale. Too bad I couldn’t sample all of them.

By the time I arrived at the market, the I.N.K. booth had already been set up and the other guys were packing the cards into sets of four. Each pack had four different artworks and sold for PhP 100.

We also sold original artworks in the booth. A bunch of other Inkies made small (4 x 6 in.) Rizal themed artworks (in line with the the Mercado Rizal event happening at the market). PBBY awardees Jonathan RañolaPergy Acuña and Yasmin Doctor brought along some of their own artworks for sale. Jonathan sold  his Jose Rizal inspired rubbercut prints while Pergy and Yas had the original versions of their postcard artwork.

We had a plan that we would sell a good assortment of cards per pack. Because of the sheer number of available designs, we ended up with over 20 pack combinations from over 90 different artworks. Since we were selling the postcards as an INK product, different artists were in each pack of postcards.

That was the plan. Well, some customers had different ideas.

Some wanted to be able to choose which cards went into their pack. So after having slipped all over the cards into their own plastic bags. We took them all out again and began selling them as individual pieces. Each loose card sold for PhP 35. Karina Bolasco from Anvil Publishing was nice enough to buy the entire 90 card set!

Jowee Alviar of Team Manila and Wiji Lacsama dropped by the booth and bought some cards.

Here’s Jonathan Rañola signing one his rubbercuts for a customer.

The day ended in rain as the INK team packed up a little past 3 pm.


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