Posts Tagged ‘new products’

Art Notes Sticky Notes

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016

Ever heard of “Picture Superiority Effect” (it’s easier to remember pictures than words)? We’ve been road-testing this idea.4365_l-01

What if your sticky notes had frames on them to encourage you to think in pictures?


Sure, you could tie a string on your finger as a reminder. Or put a puppet on. (We do.) But those are hard to write on.)


The frame around each note makes the everyday into art although Art Notes work even if you’re more of a writer than an artist.Sticky-Note-3

But you know what? Maybe you’re a conceptual artist.


Art Notes are perfect for the everyday art you make. Now you can make art every day!


What have you made today? These are our Art Notes – send us yours!


Happy Birthday to the Crossword Puzzle!

Friday, December 20th, 2013

On hundred years ago today the first crossword puzzle appeared in the New York World. This seems like the best time to announce our new Crossword Puzzle Mug, which will be available in February, 2014.

The mug comes with a puzzle on the box, and a pencil for writing on the easy-to-wash-off mug. Plus a special website will have new puzzles every month!



UPG’s Incredible Sonic Wallet

Thursday, March 14th, 2013

We are thrilled to announce the introduction of a brand new product line: Sonic Wallets!

These colorful Tyvek® wallets each play a variety of sounds or music when you open them up.

Our Drum Machine wallet lays out a variety of classic drum machine beats. Our Scream wallet screams. Our Shakespearean Insult wallet hurls Shakespearian insults at you. And our American flag wallet plays loud patriotic music to show everyone just how American you are.

These wallets are now in stock and available for purchase here.

We have eight styles now, but many more are in the works!

New Product: The Great Nudes Mug

Friday, August 24th, 2012

We are thrilled to announce a brand new product: The Great Nudes mug!

On the mug are images of famous nudes across art history, tastefully clothed.

Then, once you add a steamy beverage, things get even steamier!  The clothes fade away, revealing the human form in all its glory.

Featuring 13 famous nudes from the 15th to the 20th century, this mug will thrill art lovers and voyeurs everywhere.  You can order one now here!


Now in Stock – the OMG Magnetic Set

Thursday, July 19th, 2012

YE GODS! You can now design your own mix-and-match god with our new OMG Magnetic Set!  Harness the power of Zeus’ thunderbolt and the burning bush!  Give Jesus the wings of Isis!  Make your own Medusa-Ganesh-Neolithic goddess!  Turn your refrigerator into a shrine!  Available for $14.95, which is much cheaper than joining a cult.

New t-shirts from UPG!

Monday, April 9th, 2012

We are thrilled to announce three new t-shirts from UPG, now for sale!


(maybe we’ll have a line of these someday, including Karp Marx, Ludwig Fishgenstein, and Saltwater Benjamin)

(the original Donatello, Raphael, Michelangelo and Leonardo)

New Product – The Banned Book Mug

Monday, February 13th, 2012

The Unemployed Philosophers Guild proudly presents the Banned Book Mug, featuring 24 famous banned books all on a lovely mug with the word “banned” in relief in the middle.

This mug salutes the titles that were banned by so many prigs and prisses and self-appointed sentries of your intelligence and imagination.

Like Socrates and Mae West, banned books can be censored (or worse) for corrupting the morals of the youth — but the truth will out!

(If freedom of speech leaves you in need of some comforting, fill your Banned Book Mug with chamomile. MMMmmm chamomile.)