27.08.2016 - 30.08.2016 — Hall: 11.1 Stand: B 30A
Pickmotion makes Instagram accessible on paper - we print the most beautiful shots of international top-photographers on postcards and folded cards, refined by a unique and creative typography. The format evokes memories of times when instant photography was being used. At the same time the original digital edition of the photo is getting the attention it deserves.
Two years ago Pickmotion had caught attention with outstanding retro cards in pola style for the first time. The very first printed Pickmotion card “Konfetti” is still one of the bestsellers. It shows young adults in Berlins Oranienstraße, nearby the Pickmotion office, dancing at the popular music festival “Fête de la musique” – this is where everything started.
Today, the range of cards has increased to about 450 motifs - the city editions of Berlin, Hamburg, Cologne, Frankfurt, Munich and Dresden have been complemented by greeting cards with a universal imagery - pastel coloured imagery, dogs, cats, balloons, blue skies, carousels and banners combined with minimalistic typography. Other themes like wedding, birth, Christmas and timeless greetings had been recently added to the portfolio. The images show beautiful places, off-spaces and moreover surprising perspectives on life. And what disappears from sight too quickly on the web, gets a second life here. Until today, over 250 photographers have signed contracts, enriching the portfolio of cards with their styles and perspectives.
Pickmotion postcards are already for sale in countless high-class shops throughout Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Yet, Pickmotion is looking for retailers and sales representatives throughout Europe. The companys blog #pckmag covers information about retailers, shops, photographers, Instagram relied topics and the team. It is part of the esteeming Pickmotion philosophy which involves partners, clients, photographers and employees.
According to Lorenz Hartmann, the founder of this exciting design startup the reason for Pickmotions accomplishments is the product itself:“In a world of constant change and alienation, many people look for simple, beautiful and sustainable things. We try to meet those needs with lovingly photographed and designed postcards.”
Our distribution in Germany and Europe is happening directly from the main office in Berlin, but moreover through trade representatives with a broad customer portfolio ranging from booksellers over home interior to gifts.
Unique photography from different Instagramers worldwide - Pickmotion follows the trends on all social media platforms and is looking for top photographers for two collections every year. But that’s not everything - most of the time individually lovingly designed typography makes the beautiful photography even more special. For this we have the highly talented typo enthusiast Adi Giora in our Pickmotion team.
Dogs eating ice cream, balloons, cake and flowers - the motives of Pickmotion always make you smile! We put a lot of effort particularly into the matching quotes. They should be precise and suit the photo perfectly, not being outdated and worn but instead sometimes even thinking outside the box. Our assortment is in three languages - You can send greetings in German, English and French and preferably mix languages in the displays.
The whole assortment is build up around our postcards. They evoke memories of times when instant photography was being used and make it clear: It’s all about the one special moment. Whether as a postcard or a folding card with inserted postcard and envelope - the imagery is universal and is captivating everywhere.
The idea behind the sticker set is similar: collecting and save memories. With different forms and cool colours they build up beautiful grids on walls and other surfaces and the most important thing, of course they match perfectly with the pastel colours of the cards.
Pickmotion offers over 600 images on post- and folded cards (envelope included) from over 160 of the best Instagram photographers worldwide.
Our city editions are: Berlin, Hamburg, Cologne, Frankfurt, Dresden and Munich. Many motifs of the city editions work location-independent, because they are not depicting typical sights, but beautiful details, streetart, typography and compositions, which are standing for themselves.
With our greeting cards, we call them “Zeiggeist”, and ambient sceneries, the „moods&moments“, we have created two completely location-independent series. Zeiggeist works with German, English and French slogans in a very subtle typography, “moods&moments” are authentic, universal motifs, strong, beautiful and poetic. The resonance on these editions is enormous and the feedback very enthusiastic so far.
Our three product groups’ postcards, folded cards with envelope and the sticker set complement each...
Unique photography from Instagramers on postcards worldwide! Finally you can capture the best...
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