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What is the Independent Coffee Network?

The Independent Coffee Network is a network of flat TV's installed at Independent Coffee Houses in the US that feature new artwork from contemporary artists in variety of genres

Coffee Shop Interior by CreativeICN

We feature all kinds of artwork ranging from digital art, paintings and photography to short films and music. ICN is a great way for you to gain exposure and attract brand new audiences for your business. We also show people how to locate your artwork on deviantART while your art is displayed on the screen.

Why are we on deviantART?
ICN has partnered with deviantART to allow artists to submit work directly into the art feeds displayed on ICN. Using the new deviantART groups technology, you can submit your own work directly into our galleries and have it show up immediately in Independent Coffee Shops all over the country.

Have your artwork seen by thousands today!

(Photo of Artwork Selection)


ICN Company Facts:

Web Site:

* ICN is currently partnered with 10 coffee shops and growing
* ICN Content reaches an estimated AUDIENCE of 100,000 to 200,000 a month and growing

How many Independent Coffee Shops are there in the US?:
Approximately 17,000 Indie coffee shops = 60% of specialty coffee industry

What would my art look like on your screens?

Deviant Art Picture by CreativeICN

Every time your artwork is displayed it features:
* The title of the work on deviantART
* Your deviantART username
* The URL for your dA Profile Page

Why is ICN is offering this service for free to deviants?:
* We recognizes the creativity and level of skill deviantART users carry
* Our respect and appreciation for the arts (as we are artists in our own right as well as observers)
* Our desire to share admirable art with 100,000+ people

What else would I see on an ICN screen?:
* News
* Local Weather
* Facebook
* Fun Interactive Poll questions - reply via txt

Live Twitter Comments:
Coffee shop customers viewing our screens can text or twitter comments on the artwork displayed on the screens in their local Coffee Shop. Their comments will appear on the screens in all our coffee shop locations. User's may also visit your deviantART page directly with their mobile phones (i.e. iPhone) to view your artwork in more detail.


Gallery Folders

ICN Images
World News by CreativeICN
Wifitti by CreativeICN
Seattle Coffee Fest Big Screen by CreativeICN
Plain Jane Automobile by CreativeICN
November Submissions
Crush by UkyoRa
Blue abstract art2 by NBC-117
ambiguous by NBC-117
waiting...wishing... by PetiteReveur
December Submissions
X35B_ by bigsteve7743
What you looking at Willis? by bigsteve7743
Florist by bigsteve7743
Lava Pit by bigsteve7743
January Submissions

Have your Artwork Seen In Coffee Shops Today!

By submitting your Artwork to ICN, you can have it seen by hundreds of thousands of people per month!

How to Submit Your Work:
Submitting your artwork to the #independentcoffee group gallery will automatically add it to the ICN play-list in our coffee shop locations. You can contribute your own work in a few simple steps.

1. Click the "Join This Group" button and request to be added as a "Member". Feel free to leave us a nice note to go along with your join request.

2. Once you are accepted into the group, you will have permission to submit content. Click on the "Gallery" Tab and click the "Contribute Art" button.

3. Select the deviation you would like to contribute to our playlist. Your submission will be sent to one of our moderators for approval.

4. Upon approval, your artwork will get added to the #independentcoffee gallery and you will be notified in your deviantART message center. Your art will also begin to appear on ICN screens in Coffee Shops all over the US.

By submitting your deviation to this group, you hereby agree to the General Terms and Conditions of having your Artwork displayed on the ICN.

General Terms and Conditions

When you submit artwork to the #independentcoffee galleries you are agreeing to the following terms and conditions:
1. You grant WorldWide Arts the non-exclusive right to display your artwork on the Independent Coffee Network as described below;
2. All of the rights to the original artwork will continue to be retained by you;
3. You understand there is no financial compensation to you or to deviantART for participation in this project;
4. Advertising will not run against your artwork;
5. WorldWide Arts has the right to select in its sole opinion and discretion which submitted artworks it will display in participating coffee shops and there is no guarantee that any of your submissions will be selected;
6. If your artwork is selected for display, the screen will show your deviantART username and profile address.

Restrictions include NO nudity (private regions- front and back), violence, cursing,etc. If you are not sure whether or not a piece of artwork falls under any of the above, submit it anyway and we will make a decision. Thank you for your understanding.

deviantART and the Independent Coffee Network are partnering on this project to prove that people respond to art just as much -- or even more -- than they do any other imagery which you may find streaming on a plasma screen in your local coffee shop. World Wide Arts, a California based company which programs the "Independent Coffee Network" Channel ( will partner with deviantART to provide images from all types of genres and media for this innovative project. The Independent Coffee Network is programmed exclusively to plasma screens in a handful of participating independent coffee shops. It is not an actual broadcast network in the traditional sense but a closed transmission to the participating stores all located in the United States.

You can withdraw your artwork by removing it from the group gallery and if the withdrawn artwork is in use on the network it will be taken off the network within 1 week after the notification is received.


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aluckymuse Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011  Professional Digital Artist theory this was a pretty cool group.
starltrubymoon Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011  Student Digital Artist
For some strange strange reason im an admin? :o
This group is deaded dead as dead as dead could be.
fokkusu1991 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
I'm going to assume that this group is defunct... there's been nothing new in half a year. An explanation as to *why* it is dead would have been nice... Overall, I'm rather disappointed with the way the group has been run-- way too shady and impersonal.
Sad to say, it's time for me to leave.
2753Productions Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah I am thinking this group is defunct as well, seeing as how the group creator has not visited DA in 26 weeks lol.
danand92 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Is this group still active? o.O?
coffeenoir Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I was wondering myself whether or not this was still a viable group. I like the idea but when it goes three months without a new folder it does make one wonder. I will hang i there for a while longer, but only because it may turn around soon.
2753Productions Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah a December folder yet none for January that is accessible nor even a February one even though the month is nearly over. Sorry guys but I join groups merely to show my work off, to get exposure, but since this group seems dead I don't think that this is a place to be. Sorry guys - bye!
CreativeICN Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010
Just to make it clear, we are viewing and accepting submissions even if you do not see activity every day. Artwork from deviantART is constantly being displayed on our screens. Our purpose in being on this site is giving you an outlet to show off your work and give you exposure for free! If you choose to close this outlet then that is your decision and we understand. We will always be supporters of the talent on this site. Have a good one.
2753Productions Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I understand that - but you have comments on the group profile going back into January asking about the "January Submission Folder" and NO REPLY - which leads everyone to believe the "coffeehouse" is empty, I have noticed other people commenting that things are fishy and this is not for them. I feel very uncomfortable with ANY entity that promotes such a faceless and uncommunicative front towards it's customers - because essentially that is what "we" are, your customer base. We provide you freely with fodder for your CCTV system to please your commercial accounts customers. Feedback, contact and a personable attitude would go a long way to making this "group", this project of yours a real winner. I do not want to hear the "excuse" that there is simply too much communication and whatnot either - I am a member and founder of groups larger than this one and it is very doable. I do not see this, nor do many others, it seems as well that your member count is dwindling as well. So obviously others feel the same way. Get serious and maybe myself and other artists will be back. For now no.
2753Productions Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
There has been almost zero activity on this group, and the folders issue is out of hand - is this defunct now? Maybe we need to stop contributing?
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