Kris Allen’s guitar got stolen, and it’s a good thing (sort of)

Updated August 11 2011: Kris tweeted about the fundraiser because he is awesome like that (see end of post for the two new tweets). Also, there is a Kris Allen DonorsChoose Guitar Drive Pay It Forward Raffle! \o/

Uh, no, not really? For someone who loves creating and playing music so much that he makes a living from it, I can’t even begin to imagine how pissed off and sad he must be. I suppose it’d be like someone stealing my computer – you know, the one with Photoshop and Illustrator installed where I do all my work.

However, because Kris has the best fans who are geniuses and overall kick-awesome, @bushy0tailed has turned this negative event into something positive by setting up a giving page at DonorsChoose.org, where fans can channel their anger and frustration love for Kris and his beloved guitar into donations to kids who could not otherwise afford the equipments they need for music education.

At the time of this post, US$1,338.00 has been raised but I believe we can do so much more. The campaign has only been promoted on Twitter so far and we need the help of Kris’ fans all over the world to spread the word on your journals, your blogs, your favorite forums – wherever you see fit. You can also send the information to journalists / web sites that cover music / entertainment / charity news (no spamming, please).

Feel free to grab the banners and use them wherever you want. If you need new sizes, leave a comment here or tweet @KrisAllenHK.

Credits:
Photographer: @bushy0tailed
Art: @KrisAllenHK / @AdamLambertHK2 (same person)

Kris Allen Fans Unite to raise money for DonorsChoose.org in the name of Kris Allen's stolen guitar

Kris Allen Fans Unite to raise money for DonorsChoose.org in the name of Kris Allen's stolen guitar

Kris Allen Promo Art – August 15 2011 at DTE Energy Music Theatre, Clarkston, MI

Updated July 28 2011 (2): Added 5 new sizes, including 1 vertical banner, 2 horizontal banners and 2 square buttons.

Updated July 28 2011: Sherrie is giving away free tickets to the show!

What you can do with them:
Get creative! Email them to friends and family, post them online, tweet them, use them as Twitter background, Facebook them, print them out and pin them on public notice boards… whatever suits you the best, just spread the word! :)

More info:
Venue web site: http://www.palacenet.com/news.asp?news=1106
Short link: http://bit.ly/qdavaQ
Venue map and directions: http://www.palacenet.com/dte_driving.asp
Venue address: DTE Energy Music Theatre, 7774 Sashabaw Rd, Clarkston, MI 48348

Buy ticket from Ticketmaster: http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/080046F4D3965191?artistid=762555&majorcatid=10001&minorcatid=60
Short link: http://bit.ly/ouPCHN

Credits:
Photographer: @juliedawnivy of JDI Photography
Art: @KrisAllenHK / @AdamLambertHK2 (same person)

Layout varies from size to size, please make sure you choose the size that is most suitable for your need. The 300 dpi letter size files are good enough for professional printing as well as home printers.

If you need the promo materials in other sizes, leave a comment here or tweet me.

Black and white flyer sample:
Kris Allen Lifehouse Wayland concert August 15 2011 DTE Energy Music Theatre promo flyer

Black, white and green flyer sample:
Kris Allen Lifehouse Wayland concert August 15 2011 DTE Energy Music Theatre promo flyer

170×520 Twitter background (suitable for screen size 1280×600 and up):
Kris Allen Lifehouse Wayland concert August 15 2011 DTE Energy Music Theatre Twitter background

330×800 Twitter background (suitable for screen size 1600×800 and up):
Kris Allen Lifehouse Wayland concert August 15 2011 DTE Energy Music Theatre Twitter background

180×540 Facebook profile picture (great way to tell your friends about Kris’ show!):
Kris Allen Lifehouse Wayland concert August 15 2011 DTE Energy Music Theatre Facebook profile picture

Click for more sizes:
160×600 pixels at 72 dpi Black/White/Green
200×200 pixels at 72 dpi Black/White/Green
250×250 pixels at 72 dpi Black/White/Green
400×517 pixels at 72 dpi Black/White
400×517 pixels at 72 dpi Black/White/Green
468×60 pixels at 72 dpi Black/White/Green
600×776 pixels at 72 dpi Black/White
600×776 pixels at 72 dpi Black/White/Green
728×90 pixels at 72 dpi Black/White/Green
800×1035 pixels at 72 dpi Black/White
800×1035 pixels at 72 dpi Black/White/Green

US letter size at 300 dpi Black/White (good for prints)
US letter size at 300 dpi Black/White/Green (good for prints)

Kris Allen Graphic Set – Y.O.R.

Graphic Sets are basically a bunch of stuff of the same design / style that you can use however you want, wherever you want, whenever you want – as long as it is non-commercial.

I made these in the hopes that you will use them to promote Kris, such as putting them on your web site, posting them on Facebook or Twitter, using them as your Facebook or Twitter avi, Twitter background etc. There is also a high resolution version included that you can print out and pin it wherever you want – cafes and public notice boards come to mind, but you can get creative about it as long as the end result is good for Kris.

Obviously I can’t – and I have no desire to – control how you use them. But I do hope you enjoy them, and that you will help spread the word :)

You can leave a comment here or tweet @AdamLambertHK2 to request new items from this graphic set :)

Credits:
Photographer: @bubbywub
Art: @KrisAllenHK / @AdamLambertHK2 (same person)

This one shown below is 495×640.
Also available in 773×1000, 773×1000 twitpic version, and 300dpi letter size (good enough for professional print).
Kris Allen Graphic Set flyer design art banner

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2 old Twitter backgrounds for Kris Allen shows (Val Airs Ballroom and Eagles Ballroom)

Credits:
Photographer: @xoxemjayxox / Jonathan Richard
Art: @KrisAllenHK / @AdamLambertHK2 (same person)

Twitpic version / Related blog post.

Kris Allen Twitter background

Twitpic version / Related blog post.

Kris Allen Twitter background

Kris Allen Twitter background – Dec 5 shows at Miami Dolphins Tailgate and Mix105.1 Holiday Soiree

Feel free to pass it around! :)

More info:
Event link on KAO: http://bit.ly/f15gOv
Event link on Mix 105.1: http://bit.ly/gPFqpb
Buy tickets at Houses of Blues: http://bit.ly/fqo69j

Credits:
Photographer: @bubbywub
Art: @KrisAllenHK / @AdamLambertHK2 (same person)

504 x 800 pixels at 72dpi.

Click image to enlarge. Click here for Twitpic version.

Kris Allen Twitter background Miami Dolphins Tailgate Mix105.1 Holiday Soiree