WELCOME TO YOUR AUDITION. HAVE A SEAT.
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JUST A FEW QUESTIONS BEFORE WE GET STARTED:
Are you a Sharpie doodler who turns out cool Sharpie designs, like on your shoes or jeans or backpack ? Or maybe on less obvious things like your mom’s styrofoam wig holder?
Whenever you pick up a Sharpie marker, are you insanely driven to write, draw or doodle on something, anything, NOW?
Are you a serious artist who makes blow-your-hair-back art using Sharpie products?
Do you just want to be famous and are willing to pick up a Sharpie product to get noticed?
OK, THANKS. NOW LET’S GET STARTED.
THE “START WITH SHARPIE” CHALLENGE GIVES OUR
AMAZING FANS A START AND A STAGE IN OUR FIRST-EVER MUSIC VIDEO
PREMIERING DURING THE MTV VMAs!!
So that’s the headline but more importantly, here’s how your Sharpie art can make its way into Sharpie’s music video:
Make something fantastical with Sharpie!
Take a picture and upload it to our gallery by August 6.
Then on September 6, watch the VMAs and look for our commercial, a 60-second music video-style TV ad made up of fan art from the Challenge submissions to the Sharpie gallery - maybe even yours!
Bust a move! So you’re sitting on the couch Tweeting your friends about Kanye and Kim at the VMAs when all of the sudden you see YOUR Sharpie art on TV! You immediately spill your Chili Cheese Fritos and text your mom (who’s in the kitchen refilling your Camelback with kool-aid). Done. You’re famous!
What now?!?!?! Head over to Sharpie’s Facebook page and watch it again…and again…and again. Share it everywhere and with everyone. Tweet us @Sharpie –more surprises happening that day on Twitter, so be sure to follow.
AND FOR THE RECORD (because everyone will ask) the band making its debut in the Sharpie VMA video is none other than California Wives performing their just released soon-to-be-hit single “Purple” (like as in PURPLE SHARPIE but really not so much about PURPLE SHARPIE).
Band members Joe O’Connor (drums), Jayson Kramer (vocals, guitar, keys), Dan Zima (vocals, guitar, bass) and Graham Masell (guitar, vocals) are getting their start with Sharpie, too, by appearing in our TV ad, so visit them on Facebook. Here’s what they had to say about starring in our campaign:
“As we get ready to release our first album, we are really excited to be working with Sharpie,” said California Wives’ singer and guitarist Jayson Kramer. “Looking through all of the user-submitted art, we could tell that sharing ideas and promoting creativity is something that Sharpie is really passionate about. As a band, it’s easy for us to stand behind that. We are excited to provide our music as the backdrop for that type of creative environment.”
Ok, so what if WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH I DIDN’T SEE MY SHARPIE ART IN THE VIDEO?
Immediately following the video debut, fans will be able to create their own custom version on Sharpie’s Facebook page, adding their Sharpie artwork to create their own personalized music video. This is a first. You won’t want to miss this because how often to you get to make your own music video featuring your own Sharpie art? Like, never!
Our goal is to make everything we do about our fans, so we’re shining our spotlight on a couple of our most prolific and talented Sharpie creators, starting with dumpster-diver-glass-artist Emmy Star Brown and her amazing window creations. Emmy is helping us introduce our new Gold and Bronze Metallic markers in our new TV ads. Gold and Bronze colors are joining the Silver Metallic marker in our shiny Sharpie lineup. More heavy on the metals below…Check out her work:
And soon enough, you’ll be tracking Enrico Miguel Thomas, subway map artist also appearing in our TV ads. He creates amazing subway art using our new Sharpie Brush Tip markers…stay tuned!
NEW PRODUCTS FROM SHARPIE – BRING IT!
Sharpie fans, get ready to SCORE with these new Sharpie products, hitting store shelves just as you’re heading out to stock up on school supplies (remember, while school can sometimes be a drag, school supplies are almost always FUN!).
Sharpie Metallic Permanent Markers:Joining the Sharpie Silver Metallic marker are new Gold and Bronze colors! These are AMAZING and so fun to create with. Their brilliant sheen sparkles on both light and dark surfaces. Shine on! And just in time for all that sports stuff happening in London this summer ; ) : )Now that’s some heavy metal!
Sharpie Brush Tip Permanent Markers: These are the first Sharpie markers to feature a flexible brush tip so you can create fine lines, bold strokes and shading all with one marker. These let you control the width of your lines—thick or thin—with the pressure of your hand. Perfect for shading and contouring. Available in a rainbow of bright colors.Sharpie Brush Tip Markers – so smooooooooooth!