December 26, 2017     Daily Post

Collectible-able

I had the ‘collector’ bug as a child, appreciating the allure of a complete ‘set’ or rare ‘pull’.

Could they make a “collector’s edition” of your work?

If you provide a service, is there a special edition they could experience and remember, either by choice or as a gift? If a product, is there a version fit for the mantlepiece that recipients can be proud to show off and be thankful for?

There are two key by-products there: being proud and being thankful, to experience your work. It’s what makes a “Snow White Edition Moleskine notebook” desirable to collectors.

We could call works that evoke pride and thankfulness “collectible-able”: things you’d at least consider getting a “collectors edition” of, were one to exist.

Even if you never make a “collectors edition” of your work, how could your work benefit if you made it more “collectible-able”?