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How Artists Are Making Great Use of the Society6 Collections Feature w/Examples

Since it's release last month, S6 artists and members have cooked up over 6,800 collections. That's with little more than a blog post worth of instruction. It's a small victory, but tells us we're heading in a great direction with the new Collections feature - and artists have really picked up on it.

So, who was this feature designed for? Artists, members, curators, art fans and brands. Also, anyone who sleeps, talks to other humans, talks to other humans in their sleep, often wears clothes, organizes their life, is a bathroom enthusiast, drinks literally anything, talks on a phone, uses a computer, spills ice cream on clothes or knows how to tell time. That's a lot of people.

Below, I dropped a handful of examples to showcase how artists are taking control of organizing their work and how they're displaying it the way they want it to be seen. Also, I've included examples of how anyone can filter an entire collection by a single product type (if available).

EXAMPLE COLLECTIONS

How Artists Are Making Great Use of the Society6 Collections Feature w/Examples

Leah Flores drops some life lessons and backcountry wisdoms across a variety of products in her Pacific Northwest Collection.

How Artists Are Making Great Use of the Society6 Collections Feature w/Examples

Andy Fairhurst put together his entire Geek Kids Collection - Stretched Canvas view.

How Artists Are Making Great Use of the Society6 Collections Feature w/Examples

James Soares [aka Spires] has created 28 collections from a large library of his own artwork. Check out his Popular Collection as iPhone skins.

How Artists Are Making Great Use of the Society6 Collections Feature w/Examples

Bangkok Bros put together a Fruity Animals Collection of pillows based on an ongoing lettered series.

How Artists Are Making Great Use of the Society6 Collections Feature w/Examples

Josh Ln filling out this Skulls Collection.

How Artists Are Making Great Use of the Society6 Collections Feature w/Examples

Georgiana Paraschiv compiled this ABSTRACT // PAINTING Collection - which looks solid as wall clocks.

How Artists Are Making Great Use of the Society6 Collections Feature w/Examples

Jazzberry Blue's POP SURREALISM Collection has 96 items available to view. This is just 1 of 9 collections. Shown as Framed Prints.

How Artists Are Making Great Use of the Society6 Collections Feature w/Examples

Elliott Burford's Trajectory Collection shows off a series of hand drawn line maps inspired by actual GPS coordinates from a series of comical activities.

How Artists Are Making Great Use of the Society6 Collections Feature w/Examples

Luca Massone's Fantasy cities Collection is a series in which he relies on spontaneity to guide landscape creations. 

How Artists Are Making Great Use of the Society6 Collections Feature w/Examples

Rory Wood's top type pieces in this Typo Collection across a variety of tees.

How Artists Are Making Great Use of the Society6 Collections Feature w/Examples

Love me some 'deep' themes and love the look of the Stretched Canvases in my submerged Collection.

Wanna learn how to use Collections? Matt's New Feature: Collections post should get you going.

Please give us feedback in the comments if you're feeling compelled. Your input helps guide conversations we're having on this end. And of course, please share your own Collection discoveries in the comments below!

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Florent Bodart / Speakerine commented on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 9:02pm
Great post ! The thing I'm wondering is : why when you are on a design that is in a collection, you don't see a link to this collection ? Under the title for example ? That would be a great way to show people designs of the same family. What do you think ?
Florent Bodart / Speakerine commented on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 9:06pm
Or even better a view on the designs of the same collection with a div. like the one called "MORE FROM THE ARTIST"
Leah Flores commented on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 9:18pm
Thanks for spreading the PacNW love :)
pakowacz commented on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 11:26pm
Thanks for the great tip! Here is mine "Black -n- Bronze"

http://society6.com/pakowacz/collecti...d-bronze-m
Matt Borchert commented on Thursday, December 18, 2014 3:47am
Check out the Realistic Wood Series I made. Spent a huge amount of time sourcing material and working to make this happen.

http://society6.com/mattborchert/coll...ood-series
Sara Valor commented on Thursday, December 18, 2014 4:23am
I really like the collections option, and have created several. Some are already full. Some of my favorites are in this Christmas card collection. http://society6.com/saravalor/collect...tmas-cards
Spice commented on Thursday, December 18, 2014 10:22am
I like the idea of a collection item having a link to the entire collection. Here is my Photo Art pillow collection if any want to view it.
Spice commented on Thursday, December 18, 2014 10:22am
Opps...lol forgot to add the link :) http://society6.com/spice/collection/...rt-pillows
Igor Shrayer commented on Thursday, December 18, 2014 11:28am
Here is a link to the collection of art prints and products made by Society6 artists. Take a look, enjoy and share this collection with your friends!

"Something Happened to My Head" collection:
http://society6.com/igorshrayer/colle...gorshrayer

"Geometric Abstractions" collection:
http://society6.com/igorshrayer/colle...gorshrayer

"The Nature of Erotica" collection:
http://society6.com/igorshrayer/colle...gorshrayer

Ben Renschen commented on Thursday, December 18, 2014 1:54pm
All - sick collections!

@Florent - Great suggestions. We hear you and we like the idea of adding something indicating it's part of a collection. I'll also pass on the "MORE FROM THIS ARTIST" suggestion.
@Leah Flores - You did the work! Thanks for putting together a killer collection.
Autumn Kulaga commented on Thursday, December 18, 2014 2:31pm
I love this idea!

Working on growing an anatomical collection!
http://society6.com/autumnkulaga/coll...on/anatomy
Alexandra Davidoff commented on Thursday, December 18, 2014 2:41pm
I love how I can finally group my paintings together and away from my animal drawings. http://society6.com/alexandradavidoff...grey-fauna
Lazy Bones Studios commented on Thursday, December 18, 2014 6:56pm
I gotta learn how to do this! I always want a means that when someone liked a particular piece that there was a way to group like piece so that the potential buyer is more likely to see them than looking at page after page which the are not very likely to go through every page...especially if you have a lot of pages. So Skull works with Skull works, Space scenes with Space scenes, Trees with Trees, Flowers with Flowers and so on. Bravo for Collections!!!
Florent Bodart / Speakerine commented on Thursday, December 18, 2014 8:02pm
glad to be heard ! thanks
mentalembellisher commented on Friday, December 19, 2014 1:24am
It's a great feature and makes it easier to target certain markets, especially if you use facebook groups to network with potential buyers...
A quick link to my Hoop Collection in my hooping groups on fb means they don't have to filter through irrelevant stuff before choosing a t-shirt for the next spinning class or a mug for their tea-break! I just need to convince them that an S6 shower curtain from my Hoop Collection would be the perfect changing room divider.... Long Live Collections!
http://society6.com/mentalembellisher...collection
Emmanuelle Ly commented on Friday, December 19, 2014 7:16am
Great ! Thanks for the tips ;-)
Mikaela Puranen commented on Friday, December 19, 2014 10:46am
This is a great option! And I really like Speakerine's suggestion, that would be great!

Check out my collections:

Zentangle zoo
http://society6.com/bympv/collection/zentangle-zoo

Political
http://society6.com/bympv/collection/political
Lisa Carpenter commented on Saturday, December 20, 2014 1:53pm
Great addition! Here's my favorite:
http://society6.com/lisacarpenter/col...ise-sunset
Sycen Liong commented on Saturday, December 20, 2014 7:31pm
awesome collections, very inspiring
josemanuelerre commented on Sunday, December 21, 2014 9:27am
love this
Pajaritaflora commented on Sunday, December 21, 2014 12:12pm
I like the collection idea very much. But when I was looking around to see how collectors will be able to search collections I found nothing at all. The only way to get to a collection is through the artist giving a link or at the bottom of the list on profile. I know that artists know to look at the list, but do the customers? just saying
J . commented on Sunday, December 21, 2014 7:10pm
First off, I love Society6. Yet, I can't find any way to contact you guys on your site! Very disconcerting. Finally, please change how the Wish List appears on your site, especially the Mobil site. There's no way to see the whole list and in Mobil you have a huge "Move To Cart" across every pic. It really discourages purchasing and makes it difficult to see what I'm looking at.
cafelab commented on Monday, December 22, 2014 7:52am
Thank you! This is one of mine, Minimal Black & White !

http://society6.com/cafelab/collectio...ack--white
Tharika Fuhrer commented on Wednesday, December 24, 2014 7:20am
Corbin Henry commented on Wednesday, December 24, 2014 1:46pm
I've got several collections, but my wall clock designs have been selling pretty well. In case you want to share something that you know that people are already buying, here's the link:
http://society6.com/corbinhenry/colle...orbinhenry
Premium commented on Sunday, December 28, 2014 5:00am
Good idea! Here is my old VW collection:

http://society6.com/premiumfotograf/c...n-oldtimer

Thank you for your opinion and comments!
Rick Crane commented on Monday, January 5, 2015 6:51am
Cool stuff!

If you've got 'TIME' please check out my 1st collection http://society6.com/rickcrane/collect...ime-pieces
QualMod commented on Monday, January 5, 2015 2:49pm
There is someone on your site called "Caseyographer" who is ripping off MULTIPLE artists by selling their art as her own (i.e., committing plagiarism) - some of whom are selling the original artwork on Society6 also! Can you PLEASE ban this person from selling on your site? Thank you.
Thesecretcolors commented on Tuesday, January 6, 2015 5:55am
MyLove4Art commented on Wednesday, January 7, 2015 6:52am
@Ben Renschen Is there any way to Edit the Collection's Title? I can't find that option anywhere. I think it's important to have that feature if you want to change only that without deleting the whole collection and make a new one only because of the title. Thanks!
Thesecretcolors commented on Wednesday, January 7, 2015 10:33am
Sharon Mau commented on Friday, January 9, 2015 5:21pm
KrisLeov commented on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 9:20am
Crazy
Foreign Ink commented on Thursday, January 22, 2015 10:01pm
Thank you for all the info! With just being new to this, this was a great read - cheers.
Jacqueline Mariel commented on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 7:08am
Do people get notified they've been added to a collection?

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