Toy Fair 2016

Feb 23, 2016

Last Monday, Syrena hopped on the train in Albany and a few short hours later, she arrived in the heart of the Big Apple. She grabbed a taxi and headed straight for the Javits Center. After getting a much needed Caramel Macchiato, she was ready to seize the day!

This year, the Toy Fair opened its doors to thousands of registered global play professionals to explore a record-breaking 415,000 net square feet filled with thousands of toys, games and youth entertainment products. It is the largest toy and youth product marketplace in the Western Hemisphere. There are 150,000+ products at the show, but we were there for the puzzles and the adult coloring products (adult coloring books, puzzles, mugs, posters, and even socks)!  

At the show, Syrena met with clients to review art, discuss new opportunities and even play with a few of the toys! The Toy Fair is a grown child’s dream come true! Everywhere you look there is something fun to play with. Walking down the aisles of booths, people are tossing toys over your head, bubbles are floating around and people are even riding the toys around. She saw lots of fantastic puzzles with art from our artists made by various manufactures as well as some other products like flash cards.

The buzz at the show was all about coloring.  She was so excited to see adult coloring books with art from our artist, Hello Angel on display.

The day was action packed and lots of fun, but all good things must come to an end. She hopped back on the train and headed north… back to reality in Vermont.  

You can see all of the photos from her journey in Toy Fair album on our Facebook.

Posted by: syrenam

Lars van de Goor has won the Hasselblad Master Award!

Feb 02, 2016

With great pleasure and pride Jack Appelman, CEO, can announce that our artist, Lars van de Goor, has won the Hasselblad Master Award!

The Hasselblad Master Award is widely acclaimed as one of the world's most prestigious professional photography competitions. The winners are selected by a combination of a public vote and a professional Masters Jury – comprising of internationally renowned photographers and imaging experts.

Hasselblad is the leading manufacturer of medium format cameras and lenses. Hasselblad cameras are renowned for their uncompromising image quality, Swedish craftsmanship and high performance. For over half a century Hasselblad cameras have captured some of the world's most iconic images - including the first landing on the moon!

Lars Van de Goor started taking photos in 2007 and by 2010, he was nominated as a top ten finalist in the Hasselblad Masters Award. This years competition for 2016, Van de Goor’s  outstanding imagery of luminous misty woods won him the category of Landscape /Nature.

Today, he works as a professional photographer with his works pubished worldwide. He says: “My main goal is still where it once started with: To capture nature’s magical moments and show her beauty to as many people as possible.”

To learn more about the Hasselblad Master Award, click here.

To see all of Lars Van de Goor’s images, click here.


Posted by: syrenam

Hello Angel on the Cover of DO Magazine!

Feb 01, 2016

We are super excited to announce that our artist, Hello Angel, has made the cover of DO Magazine! 

DO Magazine (Design Originals) has been publishing outstanding how-to books on arts and crafts for over 25 years and is known as a trendsetter in the art and craft industry. They have selected Hello Angel for not only the cover of January’s issue, but for a spread as well!

Each DO Magazine has 100 pages that covers adult coloring techniques and designs where you can learn from the best teachers and “coloristas.”

To get your own copy of this month’s DO Magazine, click here.

To see all of Hello Angel’s images, click here.

To license your own Hello Angel images, contact  Jack Appelman today!

Posted by: syrenam

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