Monday, December 6, 2010

Invercargill Vegan Society Business Cards Arrive!

*UPDATE*  Currently we have ONE, count 'em, ONE full member, NINE "Honourary Members" who are Vegan, but currently "promoting Veganism in less civilised areas than Invercargill" ;-)  I like to think of it as the Invercargill Vegan Society being SOOOOO important, she needs separate locations throughout the world :-)  Consider yourselves "Ambassadors", with full Diplomatic Immunity ! Sign up in the comments below! *UPDATE*

Well, my Invercargill Vegan Society Business Cards, Magnets, mailing stickers and stamp arrived!

"I find the interplay of light and shadow accentuates the violet tone..."

Top Left: mailing sticker, Top Right: stamp,
Middle Left: Business Card (front), Middle Right: Fridge Magnet
Bottom Left: Business Card (rear), Bottom Right: Empty Space

Visit the Flickr Set to see all images

Now I've gotten cheap Business Cards, I think its fair to say the Invercargill Vegan Society is open for business!

I made sure to make myself "Dictator for life", so I couldn't be "Jobsed",  that future members could boot me out of my own creation.  Pretty clever for a dumb Southlander, eh? ;-)  No sir, if the board want me outta here, its gonna be a case of "leader in exile", ended by a beheading in Wachner Place, attended by Socialists.

I got this stationary from Vista Print, (NZ) I'd recommend them.  The business card option I went for were stock, thin card.  I decided on double sided printing, with "Albeit Mach Frei" , North Korean for "Afterburner allows Mach Three", or according to Wikipedia,

"literally "work makes free") is a German phrase that can be translated as "work will make you free," "work liberates"[1] or "work makes one free".[2][3] The slogan is well-known for being placed at the entrances to a number of Nazi concentration camps, including most famously Auschwitz I, where it was made by prisoners with metalwork skills and erected by order of the Nazis in June 1940."

I chose this as an allusion to Rain Without Thunder , my favourite movie from 1993 about Abortion in America, a lot of the "abortion-movies-from-'93" sucked,  or,  according to "The Experts", its also the name of a book?

"...If there is no struggle, there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet depreciate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground. They want rain without thunder and lightning...."

I hope that by promoting Veganism, via the Abolitionist Approach of creative, nonviolent consumer education, the Invercargill Vegan Society, and her current single member can join other groups of dedicated Vegans worldwide to help nonhumans, by promoting Veganism as *easy*, as the *least* we can do for other animals.

By standing up for nonhumans, Chicken Friends included, we *can* change their status from being seen and treated as *things*, sold for a price, to being recognised as independent, free *Friends*:

 If you'd like to become an honorary member of the Invercargill Vegan Society, please leave a comment of support :-) 


  1. Great looking cards Jordan and, as always, it's a true pleasure to get to see more of your Chicken Friends©.

  2. I want in... do the Chicken Friends have the membership approval power? I can ship them some treats I swear lol

  3. Sign me up as a 'Foundation Member'! Where do I sign?
    Your Chicken Friends are the healthiest chicks I've ever seen, I know you take good care of them, Jordan.

  4. tdes, thank you!

    Randy, you're in,

    Pao, all they want for you! Hope to see you soon! Bring fingered gloves! Its about ...25 degrees Celsius at the moment, our Summer in the Southern Hemisphere

    William, you're in! Foundation Member it is.

  5. You're in Elizabeth, another "Foundation Member"

  6. I've always wanted to work for a dictator. Please sign me up!!

  7. Michael, glad to have you on board!

    Tim, were your taxes not going to a warlord one president back? I actually think a mere Benevolent Dictator is a step down the Evil Ladder :-( Onwards and UPwards, Comrade Gier!

  8. A vegan in Invercargill!!! I'm a vegan from Ohai although I no longer live there. Go Southland :)

  9. Hi Amanda, you're most welcome to join as an honourary member!

    Thank you to everyone who has commented!

  10. Great work, Jordan! I love the show.
    I would like to be an honorary member of The Society too!
    -Lucas Hayes

  11. Honorary membership would be great, Jordan. Maybe someday when we figure out how to fly without leaving a carbon footprint (if your chicken friends can do it, maybe we can learn from them) the whole vegan society can gather together in your beautiful country.

  12. This is the most important element of your visual identity. It's the first thing people see when they meet you. Amazing its very cool designing.
    Plastic Card

  13. Hi Jordan,
    I love your podcasts, I am a vegan living in Australia but would love to be a member of the Invercargill Vegan Society

  14. Hi Jordan, Received Badge,pin and cards this week thanks a lot will keep in touch.

    Cheer's Geoff


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