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Ornette Coleman was the artist who affected my thinking more than almost anyone, excepting John Cage and The Beatles. And I guess his take on mistakes, added onto the Monk and Miles sentiments, tells you something about me.  …… From the postcard back: FREDERATOR LOVES YOU! Congratulations! You are one of 200 people to receive this limited edition Frederator postcard! www.frederator.com "It was when I found out I could make mistakes that I knew I was on to something." –Ornette Coleman @ A&R Recording, New York, NY April 29, 1968 Photography by Francis Wolff Courtesy of Mosaic Editions www.frdr.us/fwolff Series 23. 5 [mailed out September 18, 2014]

September 18, 2014

Ornette Coleman was the artist who affected my thinking more than almost anyone, excepting John Cage and The Beatles. And I guess his take on mistakes, added onto the Monk and Miles sentiments, tells you something about me. 
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From the postcard back: FREDERATOR LOVES YOU! Congratulations! You are one of 200 people to receive this limited edition Frederator postcard! www.frederator.com "It was when I found out I could make mistakes that I knew I was on to something." –Ornette Coleman @ A&R Recording, New York, NY April 29, 1968 Photography by Francis Wolff Courtesy of Mosaic Editions www.frdr.us/fwolff Series 23. 5 [mailed out September 18, 2014]

Ornette Coleman was the artist who affected my thinking more than almost anyone, excepting John Cage and The Beatles. And I guess his take on mistakes, added onto the Monk and Miles sentiments, tells you something about me. 

……

From the postcard back:

FREDERATOR LOVES YOU!

Congratulations!
You are one of 200 people
to receive this limited edition
Frederator postcard!

www.frederator.com

"It was when I found out I could make mistakes that I knew I was on to something." –Ornette Coleman
@ A&R Recording, New York, NY
April 29, 1968 

Photography by Francis Wolff
Courtesy of Mosaic Editions
www.frdr.us/fwolff

Series 23. 5 [mailed out September 18, 2014]

channelfrederator: Declaration of the Cartoon Independents! Indeed.  What a summer for the Channel Frederator Network team. 200 new independently owned and programmed animation channels added to the network, for a September total of 736 (as opposed to 58 channels just a year ago). That’s almost 800 animation producers from across the globe who’ve brought their work to new audiences, and a chance to join a community of like minded filmmakers who can support and cheer each other on. Congratulations to Director of Programming Matt Gielen and the entire CFN team. –Fred…..From the postcard back: Congratulations! You are one of 200 people to receive this limited edition Channel Frederator postcard! www.channelfrederator.com www.frederator.com 200 new channels The Channel Frederator Network The Declaration of Cartoon Independents September 2014 736 channels distributed 12 million monthly unique viewers 10.2 million subscribers 67 million monthly viewers *Source: Channel Frederator/YouTube Analytics Series 24.12 [mailed out September 16, 2014]

September 17, 2014

channelfrederator:

 Declaration of the Cartoon Independents! Indeed. 
What a summer for the Channel Frederator Network team. 200 new independently owned and programmed animation channels added to the network, for a September total of 736 (as opposed to 58 channels just a year ago). That’s almost 800 animation producers from across the globe who’ve brought their work to new audiences, and a chance to join a community of like minded filmmakers who can support and cheer each other on. Congratulations to Director of Programming Matt Gielen and the entire CFN team. –Fred…..From the postcard back: Congratulations! You are one of 200 people to receive this limited edition Channel Frederator postcard! www.channelfrederator.com www.frederator.com 200 new channels The Channel Frederator Network The Declaration of Cartoon Independents September 2014 736 channels distributed 12 million monthly unique viewers 10.2 million subscribers 67 million monthly viewers *Source: Channel Frederator/YouTube Analytics Series 24.12 [mailed out September 16, 2014]

channelfrederator:

Declaration of the Cartoon Independents! Indeed. 

What a summer for the Channel Frederator Network team. 200 new independently owned and programmed animation channels added to the network, for a September total of 736 (as opposed to 58 channels just a year ago). That’s almost 800 animation producers from across the globe who’ve brought their work to new audiences, and a chance to join a community of like minded filmmakers who can support and cheer each other on. Congratulations to Director of Programming Matt Gielen and the entire CFN team. –Fred
…..
From the postcard back:

Congratulations!
You are one of 200 people
to receive this limited edition
Channel Frederator postcard!

www.channelfrederator.com
www.frederator.com

200 new channels
The Channel Frederator Network
The Declaration of Cartoon Independents


September 2014 

736 channels distributed
12 million monthly unique viewers
10.2 million subscribers
67 million monthly viewers
*Source: Channel Frederator/YouTube Analytics

Series 24.12 [mailed out September 16, 2014]

Team Frederator likes to celebrate birthdays by recounting “things we like” multiplied by the birthday age. Here are mine from earlier this week. 

September 16, 2014

Team Frederator likes to celebrate birthdays by recounting “things we like” multiplied by the birthday age. Here are mine from earlier this week. 

Team Frederator likes to celebrate birthdays by recounting “things we like” multiplied by the birthday age. Here are mine from earlier this week. 

cartoonhangover: Cartoon Hangover fans continue their domination of the animation universe. Thanks! ….. From the postcard back: Congratulations! You are one of 200 people to receive this limited edition Cartoon Hangover & Channel Frederator postcard! September 2014 Channel Frederator presents Cartoon Hangover Funny Cartoons Everywhere 26 million unique visitors 1.64 million subscribers 133 million video views Source: Channel Frederator/YouTube analytics *including the channels Cartoon Hangover Cartoon Hangover 2 Cartoon Hangover ESP Bravest Warriors SuperF*ckers Hangover Uncensored Illustration by Frank R. Paul Satellite Science Fiction December 1957 Series 27.9 [mailed out September 10, 2014]

September 15, 2014

cartoonhangover:

Cartoon Hangover fans continue their domination of the animation universe. Thanks!
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From the postcard back: Congratulations! You are one of 200 people to receive this limited edition Cartoon Hangover & Channel Frederator postcard! September 2014 Channel Frederator presents Cartoon Hangover Funny Cartoons Everywhere 26 million unique visitors 1.64 million subscribers 133 million video views Source: Channel Frederator/YouTube analytics *including the channels Cartoon Hangover Cartoon Hangover 2 Cartoon Hangover ESP Bravest Warriors SuperF*ckers Hangover Uncensored Illustration by Frank R. Paul Satellite Science Fiction December 1957 Series 27.9 [mailed out September 10, 2014]

cartoonhangover:

Cartoon Hangover fans continue their domination of the animation universe. Thanks!

…..

From the postcard back:

Congratulations!
You are one of 200 people
to receive this limited edition
Cartoon Hangover &
Channel
Frederator
postcard!

September 2014 

Channel Frederator presents
Cartoon Hangover
Funny Cartoons Everywhere


26 million unique visitors
1.64 million subscribers
133 million video views
Source: Channel Frederator/YouTube analytics

*including the channels
Cartoon Hangover
Cartoon Hangover 2
Cartoon Hangover ESP
Bravest Warriors
SuperF*ckers
Hangover Uncensored

Illustration by Frank R. Paul
Satellite Science Fiction December 1957

Series 27.9 [mailed out September 10, 2014]

Attention! Graphic design geeks!  You Can Finally Buy the Design Manual That Defined the NYC Subway.  If you’ve never been to New York City, you can probably skip this post. Even if you live here, it might not matter to you. But, if you love the city or lust graphic design, check this out. (Via Gizmodo) 

September 10, 2014

Attention! Graphic design geeks! 

You Can Finally Buy the Design Manual That Defined the NYC Subway

If you’ve never been to New York City, you can probably skip this post. Even if you live here, it might not matter to you. But, if you love the city or lust graphic design, check this out. (Via Gizmodo) 

One of my personal, unstated, reasons for doing cool Frederator postcards is that I come from the prime time of LP album covers, and I always felt like I’d just missed that era. Postcards were a small way of creating our own collections. And this Cartoon Hangover post of our summer 2014 cartoons reminds me how the great artists we work with leave those album folks in the dust.  cartoonhangover: Have you watched all of our cartoon shorts?  (Tell us which one was your favorite?) DEAD END Chainsaw Richard Manly SpaceBear Blackford Manor

September 9, 2014

One of my personal, unstated, reasons for doing cool Frederator postcards is that I come from the prime time of LP album covers, and I always felt like I’d just missed that era. Postcards were a small way of creating our own collections. And this Cartoon Hangover post of our summer 2014 cartoons reminds me how the great artists we work with leave those album folks in the dust. 

cartoonhangover:

Have you watched all of our cartoon shorts? 
(Tell us which one was your favorite?)

DEAD END

Chainsaw Richard

Manly

SpaceBear

Blackford Manor

"If you play a tune and a person don’t tap their feet, don’t play the tune." –Count Basie  Count Basie was an artist, but he was no prima donna. He had a deep understanding of what he wanted to do and exactly how he was going to do it. How else could he have led a popular, world class band for over 50 years?  Basie’s advice should be spot on for artists of any kind. He obviously wanted his audience to love his work, but at the heart of his conviction was the idea that if your audience wasn’t reacting the way you’d hoped, maybe it was you, not them.  ….. From the postcard back: FREDERATOR LOVES YOU! Congratulations! You are one of 200 people to receive this limited edition Frederator postcard! www.frederator.com "If you play a tune and a person don’t tap their feet, don’t play the tune." Count Basie @Hotel Lincoln Photograph by Duncan Mills Courtesy of the Frank Driggs Collection/Jazz at Lincoln Center Series 23.4 [mailed out September 5, 2014]

September 6, 2014

"If you play a tune and a person don’t tap their feet, don’t play the tune." –Count Basie 
Count Basie was an artist, but he was no prima donna. He had a deep understanding of what he wanted to do and exactly how he was going to do it. How else could he have led a popular, world class band for over 50 years? 
Basie’s advice should be spot on for artists of any kind. He obviously wanted his audience to love his work, but at the heart of his conviction was the idea that if your audience wasn’t reacting the way you’d hoped, maybe it was you, not them. 
…..
From the postcard back: FREDERATOR LOVES YOU! Congratulations! You are one of 200 people to receive this limited edition Frederator postcard! www.frederator.com "If you play a tune and a person don’t tap their feet, don’t play the tune."  Count Basie @Hotel Lincoln Photograph by Duncan Mills Courtesy of the Frank Driggs Collection/Jazz at Lincoln Center Series 23.4 [mailed out September 5, 2014]

"If you play a tune and a person don’t tap their feet, don’t play the tune." –Count Basie 

Count Basie was an artist, but he was no prima donna. He had a deep understanding of what he wanted to do and exactly how he was going to do it. How else could he have led a popular, world class band for over 50 years? 

Basie’s advice should be spot on for artists of any kind. He obviously wanted his audience to love his work, but at the heart of his conviction was the idea that if your audience wasn’t reacting the way you’d hoped, maybe it was you, not them. 

…..

From the postcard back:

FREDERATOR LOVES YOU!

Congratulations!
You are one of 200 people
to receive this limited edition
Frederator postcard!

www.frederator.com

"If you play a tune and a person don’t tap their feet, don’t play the tune."
Count Basie @Hotel Lincoln

Photograph by Duncan Mills
Courtesy of the Frank Driggs Collection/Jazz at Lincoln Center

Series 23.4 [mailed out September 5, 2014]

fredseibertdotcom: Frederator Postcard Series, since 1998.  At Hanna-Barbera Cartoons, I wanted to do something that spotlighted the creators and artists, since the industry had been disrespecting them in so many ways for so many decades. Back in the day, the movie studios made posters for most of their cartoon short subjects, so that’s what we did, too.  When we started Frederator Studios and continued our shorts program (with Oh Yeah! Cartoons), the cost of posters was out of the question, so postcards became the substitute; it was a nice way to give creators their due. Since 1998, we’ve had 27 series of cards, and ultimately the format allowed for a lot more flexibility and fun.  Over the years we’ve designed cards in-house, had guest designers (like our friends at AdamsMorika), tagged series to our productions and channels, or just had a lot of fun. They’re all “limited edition,” usually to (a slowly shifting list of) 200 people or so, and I’m particularly happy when someone tells me they’ve been saving their copies for 15 years. 

September 2, 2014

fredseibertdotcom:

Frederator Postcard Series, since 1998

At Hanna-Barbera Cartoons, I wanted to do something that spotlighted the creators and artists, since the industry had been disrespecting them in so many ways for so many decades. Back in the day, the movie studios made posters for most of their cartoon short subjects, so that’s what we did, too

When we started Frederator Studios and continued our shorts program (with Oh Yeah! Cartoons), the cost of posters was out of the question, so postcards became the substitute; it was a nice way to give creators their due. Since 1998, we’ve had 27 series of cards, and ultimately the format allowed for a lot more flexibility and fun. 

Over the years we’ve designed cards in-house, had guest designers (like our friends at AdamsMorika), tagged series to our productions and channels, or just had a lot of fun. They’re all “limited edition,” usually to (a slowly shifting list of) 200 people or so, and I’m particularly happy when someone tells me they’ve been saving their copies for 15 years. 

“Do not fear mistakes. There are none.” –Miles Davis  The idea of “no mistakes” was probably the first adult idea I learned after leaving home and going to college, absorbing it from world class musicians like Miles Davis and reading composer John Cage's philosophies. It's been spot on guidance for a career in the arts.  This quote first popped up when my oldest son was studying jazz saxophone and I was trying to help him think about improvising (the real lesson I should have followed: let your son figure out for himself that there are no mistakes).  Anyhow, it seems like an apt thought for artists and writers, no?  …..From the postcard back: FREDERATOR LOVES YOU! Congratulations! You are one of 200 people to receive this limited edition Frederator postcard! www.frederator.com "Do not fear mistakes. There are none." Miles Davis Series 23.3 [mailed out August 28, 2014]

September 1, 2014

 “Do not fear mistakes. There are none.” –Miles Davis 
The idea of “no mistakes” was probably the first adult idea I learned after leaving home and going to college, absorbing it from world class musicians like Miles Davis and reading composer John Cage's philosophies. It's been spot on guidance for a career in the arts. 
This quote first popped up when my oldest son was studying jazz saxophone and I was trying to help him think about improvising (the real lesson I should have followed: let your son figure out for himself that there are no mistakes). 
Anyhow, it seems like an apt thought for artists and writers, no? 
…..From the postcard back: FREDERATOR LOVES YOU! Congratulations! You are one of 200 people to receive this limited edition Frederator postcard! www.frederator.com "Do not fear mistakes. There are none."  Miles Davis Series 23.3 [mailed out August 28, 2014]

“Do not fear mistakes. There are none.” –Miles Davis 

The idea of “no mistakes” was probably the first adult idea I learned after leaving home and going to college, absorbing it from world class musicians like Miles Davis and reading composer John Cage's philosophies. It's been spot on guidance for a career in the arts. 

This quote first popped up when my oldest son was studying jazz saxophone and I was trying to help him think about improvising (the real lesson I should have followed: let your son figure out for himself that there are no mistakes). 

Anyhow, it seems like an apt thought for artists and writers, no? 

…..
From the postcard back:

FREDERATOR LOVES YOU!

Congratulations!
You are one of 200 people
to receive this limited edition
Frederator postcard!

www.frederator.com 

"Do not fear mistakes. There are none."
Miles Davis

Series 23.3 [mailed out August 28, 2014]

"Art is dangerous. It is one of the attractions: when it ceases to be dangerous you don’t want it." –Duke Ellington  Duke Ellington was an elegant man in manner and speech. So, even when he’s talking about the danger in great art he makes it sound positively graceful.  …..From the postcard back: FREDERATOR LOVES YOU! Congratulations! You are one of 200 people to receive this limited edition Frederator postcard! www.frederator.com "Art is dangerous. It is one of the attractions: when it ceases to be dangerous you don’t want it." Duke Ellington Photograph by Maurice [Seymour], Chicago Series 23.2 [mailed out August 21, 2014]

August 21, 2014

"Art is dangerous. It is one of the attractions: when it ceases to be dangerous you don’t want it." –Duke Ellington 
Duke Ellington was an elegant man in manner and speech. So, even when he’s talking about the danger in great art he makes it sound positively graceful.  …..From the postcard back: FREDERATOR LOVES YOU! Congratulations! You are one of 200 people to receive this limited edition Frederator postcard! www.frederator.com "Art is dangerous. It is one of the attractions: when it ceases to be dangerous you don’t want it." Duke Ellington Photograph by Maurice [Seymour], Chicago Series 23.2 [mailed out August 21, 2014]

"Art is dangerous. It is one of the attractions: when it ceases to be dangerous you don’t want it." –Duke Ellington 

Duke Ellington was an elegant man in manner and speech. So, even when he’s talking about the danger in great art he makes it sound positively graceful.  
…..
From the postcard back:

FREDERATOR LOVES YOU!

Congratulations!
You are one of 200 people
to receive this limited edition
Frederator postcard!

www.frederator.com 

"Art is dangerous. It is one of the attractions: when it ceases to be dangerous you don’t want it."

Duke Ellington

Photograph by Maurice [Seymour], Chicago

Series 23.2 [mailed out August 21, 2014]