Eric Barclay’s design for Marian Heath Greeting Cards won a LOUIE Award for the “Romantic Occasions” category, as well as the Consumer’s Choice LOUIE Award! See more about the winners of the 27th Annual LOUIE Awards here. About the LOUIE Awards: “Officially known as the International Greeting Card Awards Competition, the LOUIEs are named after Louis Prang, the German-born Boston lithographer credited with the birth of the U.S. Christmas card in the 1870s.Launched by the Greeting Card Association in 1988, the prestigious LOUIE Awards recognize “the most outstanding greeting cards, invitations and announcements marketed in the U.S. during the previous calendar year.” (http://www.greetingcard.org/LOUIEAwards/tabid/268/Default.aspx)
Painted Words Licensing Group exhibited at at the Javits Center this May. We welcomed two new artists to the group in 2014, husband and wife duo, Eric Comstock and Julie Comstock. It was exciting to finally reveal to the licensing industry what wonderful work these talented designers have been creating. Designer Lucie Crovatto joined us in the booth all the way from Quebec to showcase her new collections, Christmas Sweet Fun and Puffy Teddy. New collections from many of our designers debuted at the show, including Michael Slack’s Monster School and Eric Barclay’s Mondrian-inspired collection, Mon Petit. Maranda Maberry’s crowd-pleaser from last year’s show, Crazy Cats, was back with eight new feline friends, and Vanessa Brantley Newton’s Angels collection expanded with adorable new characters. Overall, the show was a huge success! Thanks to all of our hard-working designers, and to everyone who stopped by the booth and made this Surtex one of our best years yet. To see the full collections, please visit the designer’s portfolio pages.
Steve Mack‘s designs have been applied to two Tiny Love baby products: the “Discover the World Mat” and “Tummy Time Fun: Under the Sea.” http://www.tinylove.com/en/gymini-activity-gyms/tummy-time-fun-under-the-sea http://www.tinylove.com/en/gymini-activity-gyms/discover-the-world-mat
Betsy Snyder’s “Honk Honk Hooray” quilting fabric is now available for purchase from Australian fabric wholesaler, Spotlight. The fabric is manufactured by Henry Glass/Jaftex. Visit Betsy’s portfolio to view more of the Honk Honk Hooray collection.