Below, Daniel Carlsten answers some of the most frequently asked questions regarding Memento Mori Shop. If you have any other questions, you are very welcome to send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
HOW DOES THIS WORK?
It's really simple. I have designed a number of objects that you get to pick and choose from. You pay per object, plus shipping. When you place your order, I take your chosen objects and arrange them into a unique still life, after which I send it to a local printer's office, and have the print sent to you. Done and done.
CAN I CHOOSE AS MANY OBJECTS AS I LIKE?
Certainly. The more the merrier. Fewer objects work too, of course, but I would advice purchasing three objects or more. It makes the composition more interesting and unique. If you are uncertain, go with an odd number. It's like when you buy flowers; it's either one, three, five or a bunch.
MAY I USE THE ARTWORK IN AN AD CAMPAIGN OR ON MY COMPANY'S WEBSITE?
You may not use the print or the artwork in any commercial or corporate context whatsoever.
If you are uncertain about what you may or may not do with the print, except from decorating your home with it or giving it away to someone you like, I kindly ask you to e-mail me and ask. I will definitely reply and I am a nice guy so I will be happy so sort out any misunderstandings.
Terms and conditions can be found here.
HOW CAN EACH PRINT BE UNIQUE WHEN THERE IS A LIMITED COLLECTION OF OBJECTS?
There are infinite ways of arranging the objects. Like in the pictures below. Two objects, but eight different pictures. Yes, some prints will be similar, but not the same.
HOW MUCH IS PRINTING AND SHIPPING?
They are charged as a total of €30.
HOW BIG ARE THE PRINTS?
The artworks measures 505x705mm + 10mm white frame, which makes it ideal for mounting behind a standard 500x700mm passe-partout. You can have your poster either horizontal or vertical. (You specify your preferred direction at the checkout.)
WHAT KIND OF PAPER DO YOU USE FOR THE PRINTS?
210gr acid free matte fine art paper from Hahnemühle.
HOW ARE THE PRINTS DELIVERED?
By mail, neatly rolled up in a sturdy cardboard tube.
CAN I HAVE THE PRINT NEXT WEEK?
Usually no. It takes about 2–4 weeks from placing your order to having it delivered, depending on where you live and how much I have on my plate. However, if you are in a hurry (because maybe you realized too late that this would be a great gift for someone special) please send an e-mail to email@example.com before placing your order and maybe there’s a way to fix it.
WHAT DOES MEMENTO MORI MEAN?
Memento Mori is latin for Remember you are mortal or Remember you must die. It is a medieval concept that reflects on mortality and the fleeting beauty of life. Throughout art history, it has often been depicted through symbols of mortality, such as skulls, fruit, flowers, insects, candles etc.
Memento Mori Shop offers the opportunity of putting together a still life with symbolic objects from the past and from today, in a contemporary style. The result is a picture that tells something about you; a visual reminder of the incredible fact that you are alive.
WHO ARE YOU?
I am Daniel Carlsten; art director,graphic designer and illustrator. www.danielcarlsten.com.