Art Licensing Newsletter – April 2012

This month’s newsletter features information on our upcoming trade show attendance, our new humour range ‘Imagine That!’, new artist Mimi Jobe and new images from Haruyo Morita and Mark Gregory.

Trade Shows


MGL will be attending the following trade shows:

SURTEX & NATIONAL STATIONERY SHOW, New York
20th – 22nd May 2012
Walking the Show

PROGRESSIVE GREETINGS LIVE, London
29th – 30th May 2012
Booth 609

LICENSING INTERNATIONAL EXPO, Las Vegas
12th – 14th June 2012
Booth 5329

We would love to meet you there! Please call +44 20 7593 0510 or email us to arrange a meeting.

 

New Humour Collection
IMAGINE THAT! by Nick


MGL is pleased to introduce our brand new humour line, ‘IMAGINE THAT!’ by Nick Hannaford-Hill.

Nick is a happily married cartoonist living near Bristol, UK. Here are a few of Nick’s likes, dislikes and inspirations:

Inspirations: Bill Watterson, Gary Larson and Peter Withe for scoring the winning goal in the 1982 European cup final!
Hobbies – Making pies
Interests – Eating pies
Dislikes – Dog poop and Morris Dancers
Likes – Pies
Fears – Clowns, Sharks and his ultimate fear that one day they will combine to create the dreaded ‘Clown Shark’!
Personnel Info – Enjoys dancing like Mick Jagger after a few drinks.

We are actively looking for licensing partners in all key product areas including cards, publishing, calendars, apparel and gift items.

Please click here to review Nick’s full image collection.

Please contact us to find out more about the range and check availability for your product and territory.

 

New Artist
Mimi Jobe


Mimi Jobe was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. As a child she was encouraged to paint and supplied with all the necessary materials. At the age of nineteen she began working in the demanding world of women’s and children’s fashion illustration where she forged a highly successful career for ten years. She has been working on her personal collection of paintings ever since.

Mimi paints large floral and fantasy designs featuring fairies and unicorns against misty backdrops. Her beautiful watercolour images are perfect for a range of products aimed at children and adults alike.

Please click here to review Mimi’s full image collection.

 

New Images
Haruyo Morita


Japanese artist, Haruyo Morita, has just submitted new Geisha and floral images. Morita is renowned for having worked as a kimono painter and designer until 1972 before turning to painting. Now an acclaimed painter, her work has been exhibited and sold worldwide.

Her work can already be found on a series of cards, jigsaws, stationery, needlework kits, calendars, and more. Please contact us to check availability for your product and territory.

Please click here to review Morita’s full image collection.

 

New Images
Mark Gregory


Specially commissioned by MGL, Mark Gregory’s images feature original and colourful images for children. Inspired by nature, wildlife and the jurassic age, Mark’s pictures feature dinosaurs and animals from around the world.

These pictures are perfect for the kids market and are sure to never go out of fashion.

Please click here to review the Mark’s image collection.

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Surtex & National Stationery Show

We will be attending the Surtex and National Stationery Show in New York 20th – 22nd May 2012.

Please contact us to arrange a meeting at the show.

We look forward to meeting you there!

This image has been taken from the Valentina range. Click here to see the whole collection.