Swap Meat: A Forum for Creative Trading

Swap Meat: A Forum for Creative Trading
Alex Morrison
  • 26 june 2007

Ever made anything really awesome that you just can’t get out into the world? Ever wanted to bypass corporations entirely and get what you what, when you want, all handmade to order or to swap? Well, Coudal.com‘s project Swap Meat allows you just this opportunity. Started as a free forum for creative people to strut their stuff on the virtual display case of the internet, Swap Meat has developed into a dynamic, insular market with a dedicated usership of art directors, designers and other creative types on the look-out for innovative behind-the-scenes activity. The site itself operates mainly by people swapping items between themselves, but has recently started to generate some revenue through the commissioning of items they deem to have real potential. The New York Times‘ recent article on the website stresses the free-form, low key aspect of the enterprise, which was formed pretty much spontaneously as a real business when it was seen how effective it was even as a mere facilitator between individuals with items to trade. NYT writes:

Access this article for free
Fill in your email below and you'll gain access to this article while also receiving a number of membership features as part of a special 30-day trial.
*Already a member? Log in here

Learn About Our Membership Services

Need Research Help?
As a member you can ask us any research questions and get complimentary research assistance with a 4-day turnaround. Reports inclde stats, quotes, and best-inclass examples on research topics.
Remain Informed & Strategic
We publish several trends reports each month. By becoming a member you will have access to over 100 existing reports, plus a growing catalog of deep topical analysis and debrief-style reports so you always remain in the know.
See Trends Come To Life
Meet your peers and immerse yourself in monthly trend and innovation webinars and discounted conferences.
No search results found.