Texting Gets Real with Addictive Art Mashup App, JUJU

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JUJU Picks up Where Words & Emoticons Leave Off – Injecting Texts with Emotion & Creativity

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Seeya boring texts - JUJU has arrived

Texting has long been flat and lifeless and we are here to change that -- Julia Junkin, founder and CEO of Good Juju.

Previewed at SXSW 2015, JUJU art mashup app was formally announced today by Bend Oregon startup Good Juju. With consumers sending a staggering one billion texts daily, this app brings long-awaited innovation to the texting marketplace.

The JUJU iPhone app improves the way consumers communicate digitally, identify as creative, and flat out get comfortable with art.

Available in the iTunes store for free, the app lets users to play with real, licensed, engaging art (no clip art or emoji here), and within a few swipes create a JUJU.

Users can start with artwork of a lovelorn looking diva, for example, add a pair of Boticelli-esque wings, and layer on a mantra (Killin It, Gypsy Spirit or You Had Me at Hello), creating a unique, visually stunning collage-message.

A JUJU can be added to a text message, to the amazement of the recipient, or to social channels, for the admiration of all.

Layering various pieces of art provides a new, creative way to communicate digitally, whether you’re standing in line for coffee or commuting on the train. This unique way to visually communicate represents a serious improvement over emoticons and stickers, yet is just as fun as creating a collage on Tumblr or Instagram.

Once created, a JUJU can also be sent as a real mail postcard or used as wallpaper. Users can also share their JUJUs within the app via the Everyone icon or send an email to creations@sharethejuju.com for publishing by the company.

Good Juju was founded by notable artist and serial entrepreneur Julia Junkin. Known for art that is thoughtful and relatable, Junkin’s designs have found their way onto a wide variety of gifts sold at a number of name-brand retailers.

“Because words and smileys are not enough, JUJU adds meaning and emotions to the texting and social channels that consume our daily lives. Texting has long been flat and lifeless and we are here to change that,” said Julie Junkin, founder and CEO of Good Juju.

“Art, with a healthy dose of fun, is the perfect way to address this problem. We are thrilled to bring a new level of accessibility and adventure to art, by way of digital communications.”

Moms want homemade and heartfelt greetings and gifts from kids and husbands. That’s why a one-of-a-kind JUJU is an ideal Mothers’ Day greeting, if not gift. One JUJU a day leading up to May 10 (whether by text, email, twitter or Facebook), is an unbeatable way to show your love this year. Imagine a collage of eye-catching art accompanied by a mantra that reads: Inspirational Mama.

The JUJU art mashup app can be downloaded for free from iTunes and is iOS compatible. Curated, licensed art, in many forms and categories, is available for free, while themed “packs” are $.99-$1.99.

Founded in 2014, Good Juju makes the JUJU art mashup iPhone app, which improves the way consumers communicate digitally, identify as creative, and flat out get comfortable with art. Shortly after soft launch, JUJU achieved a staggering 38% In App Purchase (IAP) and became number 75 on the list of top grossing apps in the entertainment category (out of approximately 80,000) on iTunes. The company is headquartered in Bend Oregon and is privately-held.


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