The Swag Test: VIP/Not VIP

In this edition of VIP/Not VIP, we match up the Scope and Pulse NY ’09 Art Fairs.

poster for

"PULSE New York" Art Fair

at Pier 40
in the Villages area
This event has ended - (2009-03-05 - 2009-03-08)

poster for

"SCOPE New York 09" Art Fair

at Lincoln Center Damrosch Park
in the Midtown area
This event has ended - (2009-03-04 - 2009-03-08)

In Oddly Enough by Matt Schlecht 2009-03-05 print

Contender #1: Scope

What’s the swag?
Scope tote bag
Scope ’09 catalogue and press release
issues of Next Level, Wynwood, and artillery magazine
complementary admission tickets for guests
one of those ridiculous id tags on a strap (not pictured)

Contender #2: Pulse

What’s the swag?
Pulse ’09 press release and image sheet containing 12 (out of how many hundreds of works) images.
Pulse ’09 fair map
plastic id card

Although unscientific and clearly anecdotal, the results of this contest are clear: you’re just not a VIP without a badge on a strap.

Matt Schlecht

Matt Schlecht. Matt is an editor and writer based in Brooklyn. He is also Co-Director of Horse+Dragon NYC, an organization that provides editorial, publicity and design services for artists and nonprofits. » See other writings


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