Why Don’t I Want the New iPhone?
Has the magic of the iPhone disappeared with the passing of Steve Jobs?
The usual buzz surrounding upcoming/ newly introduced Apple products appears to be but a faint, distantly heard purr this time around with Apple’s newest versions of the iPhone, the 5C and the 5S. It’s always been the case that I can hardly wait to breach my AT&T contract and prematurely upgrade, in order to get my hands on the latest hardware. But this time, I’m perfectly content with my iPhone 5; I feel little to no urgency with regard to getting an iPhone 5S. Why would I? With iOS 7 (7.0.2, to be exact), I have nearly all the same capabilities.
Interestingly, that has always been the case with Apple products; you don’t really need the upgrade, the latest product. You’ve just really wanted it. Something’s changed.
Which version iPhone do you have? 5C/ 5S users- speak up, and tell us what you think about the user experience.
Pixxlz is here to print your Valentine’s photos
This Valentine’s Day, Pixxlz is here to print the photos you like for the people you love. We’ve got great templates to create photo prints and stickers for your friends, or simply print your favorite memories from your time with that special someone in your life. However you spend your Valentine’s Day, let Pixxlz help with the memories.
In the spirit of doing things for those that are most important to you, the team at Pixxlz has been working hard over the last few months to make the Pixxlz experience easy and enjoyable for the people we care most about – our customers. For those of you that visit the site regularly, you might have noticed some changes over the last few weeks. For those of you who haven’t had a chance to check out what we’ve been up to, we think you’ll find that the navigation is more seamless and its easier to find your favorite sites on the login page. We’ve teamed up with Vintage collector Kathy Alpert who shares her vintage photo collection from Post Mark for your use, and we’ve added a feedback form that will help you tell us more about your social print experiences.
Introducing Vintage Collections by PostMark Press!
Love Vintage? Find the ultimate vintage collection of images by PostMark Press at pixxlz.com.
We have recently partnered with PostMark Press to establish a collection of vintage images found, written, copied and accumulated by founder Kathy Alpert. You can now access her images for print on any of our printed products. PostMark content will appear in your connected sites under partners once you have signed in to Pixxlz, so if you are looking for a fun vintage image to hang on your wall or send to a friend, you can do so with Kathy’s wonderful vintage collections. PostMark is sorted by specific categories making it that much easier to find the perfect image to print!
About Postmark Press:
Kathy Alpert, founder and Creative Director of PostMark Pressis a writer, artist, publicist, and a student of history. She’s also got the collecting gene, and has been accumulating ephemera for decades. Her passion for vintage postcards, mid-century magazines, prints, photography, matchbooks, calendars, and other colorful pieces of the past, can be traced back to childhood days at her grandfather’s farm in New Hampshire. Today, she is fortunate to be the steward of thousands and thousands of carefully selected images - now categorized and digitized.
Kathy Alpert founded PostMark Press in 2001 as a manufacturer and wholesaler of greeting cards. The first cards included vintage images from old postcards and their original, handwritten messages. At its peak, the PostMark catalog included some 300 designs which were carried by hundreds of retailers across the U.S.
In 2005, PostMark moved into licensing. Today, Kathy writes, copies and creates original designs infused with contemporary humor. Over the last few years, mid-century, “retro” images have become more popular, and her licensees include established companies such as Leanin’ Tree (greeting cards/magnets) and Sellers Publishing (greeting cards/calendars/books).
PostMark Press nominated for 2009 LOUIE Awards
Every year the Greeting Card Association honors creative excellence in the industry with the LOUIE Awards. This year PostMark Press was nominated for awards in multiple categories. The industry’s equivalent of the Academy Awards, the LOUIE Awards are presented during the National Stationery Show, May 16 - 19, in New York City. The awards are named after the German lithographer, Louis Prang, who is credited with introducing color lithography to the U.S. card industry in 1861.
Below: Postmark’s Nominees for the 2009 LOUIE awards, published by Sellers Publishing and Leanin’ Tree.
Kathy Alpert was a guest on a special Valentine’s Day 2005 edition of the Martha Stewart Living TV program. Kathy shared a variety of vintage Valentine postcards from her collection. Ms. Stewart was intrigued by the handwritten postcard messages. After the show, she gave Kathy a postcard of her home in Maine, the former summer residence of Edsel Ford. It was adapted from an early 20th century linen postcard.
Postmark on Pixxlz:
Original Pixxlz “Keep Calm” Poster - design by team member Kristie Holiday - Feel free to share!