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Forget the landfill – Recycled Monkey puts debris on the Cloud

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recycled-monkeyJason, founder of Recycled Monkey, reclaims wood, license plates, bottle caps, and other found objects, keeping them out of our already polluted environment and incorporating them into various pieces of unique art – all of which he posts on The Rackspace Cloud. RecycledMonkey.com features Jason’s creations, from flora and fauna to geographical representations. Fascinated by the story of these pieces of reclaimed material, Jason invites his visitors to “just imagine if those vintage license plates could talk and tell us about their travels…” and encourages guests to “own a piece of artwork that will surely get people talking and feeling nostalgic, while doing your part to help our fragile planet!”

Jason, inspired by the Pop Art movement, advertising, road trips, racing, comic books, and sci-fi music and movies among other things, has been creating recycled art since childhood. He argues that his bold designs and colorful art can’t really be categorized, but concedes that it has been described as “folky,” “rustic,” “retro,” “Americana,” “modern junk,” and yes – even “Pop!”

Jason and his web designer, Scott Foley of  Avant Innovations, together searched for a place to host RecycledMonkey.com. They were looking for a decent control panel and as little downtime possible and although many companies offered this, they chose the Rackspace Cloud mainly for the customer service – being treated like real people.

“I am loving the zero downtime, brilliant control panel, and INCREDIBLE customer service. It’s difficult in this age of automated hosting and support to find a hosting company (or any company for that matter) like The Rackspace Cloud – they place so much importance on real one-on-one customer service. Being able to talk to tech support via chat, email, or phone at any time of the day, and actually getting a real person who knows their stuff – that’s invaluable.”

Intrigued by the concept of art on the cloud? This is our favorite piece – we love the creative use of the vintage license plates. Check for more art on their website: http://recycledmonkey.com/.

License Plate Map - This map is made from authentic license plates unique to each state and is mounted on wood - $1,250.00

License Plate Map - This map is made from authentic license plates unique to each state and is mounted on wood - $1,250.00

About the Author

This is a post written and contributed by Angela Bartels.

Angela runs integrated marketing campaigns for Rackspace. She started at Rackspace in 2003 and has done everything from Linux support, account management, sales, product marketing and now lives in marketing. She left Rackspace in 2005 to work for PEER 1 Hosting but returned in 2009 because she was interested in the cloud computing movement (and has always been a Racker at heart). Angela is a strong believer in the power of storytelling.


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Very cool artwork.

avatar Adam Stevens on August 10, 2009 | Reply

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