We are home from fabulous Las Vegas!

Jun 28, 2013

For over 30 years, the Licensing Expo in Las Vegas has been the meeting place for the biggest names in the industry and this year was no different than the rest! The Art Licensing Team is super excited to report that this show was a success for us again this year. We were very busy all three days- meeting with our artists, current customers, and some new faces.

Throughout all of our meetings, we received positive feedback about the artwork our artists have worked very hard to produce for us. Our visitors enjoyed the large selection of artwork we provided. We tried to update our facebook page from the show so our fans could see pictures each day! Take a look so you can see all of the pictures we shared! We were very excited that some of our west coast artists could make it to the show. Dennis Lewan was kind enough to bring his latest original painting for us to display at the show! We also had the pleasure to spend time wtih Apollo and Fiona Stokes-Gilbert! We loved getting to see the people behind the amazing pieces of art- espeically so we could give them our latest "wish lists" in person! 

 

We are glad to be back in the office because we came home with a large “To-Do” list of contract requests as well as new art requests! 

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Steve Henderson featured on Barry Chappell's Fine Art Showcase

Sep 21, 2012

The Art Licensing Team is proud to announce that our artist, Steve Henderson, was recently featured on Art and Coin TV!

Steve's highlight was on "The Fine Art Showcase with Barry Chappell" which features museum quality, signed, orignals from artists around the world.

In 2006, Steve launched his fine art gallery to provide his fans a supply of his paintings. His originals found homes with collectors through galleries and private website sales. On September 20, 2012, Steve's fans were able to follow him on TV and purchase some of his originals!

 

To see Steve's entire portfolio, click here.

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Stacie Flint's Visit

Aug 31, 2012

The ALI team was delighted this week when we were visited by our artist, Stacie Flint. Stacie (pictured below with her husband) was celebrating her birthday by visiting us! Our team really enjoyed meeting the face behind her expressionistic, colorful, art! 

We look forward to the many new and exciting projects Stacie is working on! She will be introducing current trends and various color palettes to her works.

To view Stacie's portoflio, click here

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Cabin Christmas Collection by Color Bakery at Evergreen

Jul 27, 2012

Another new best seller for Evergreen is a Christmas Collection called "Cabin Christmas" by Color Bakery.

The displays at Evergreen's showroom in Atlanta are stunning.  Here are a samples of a few of them.

 

  

  

  

To view more images by Color Bakery, please visit our website. 

 

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Pat Yuille's whimsical images are perfect for all occasions!

Jul 27, 2012

Pat Yuille is one of our top stationery products artists.  Her whimsical images and clever messages are timely and appropriate for many and all occasions.  Here are photos of Pat with her spring/holiday cards and halloween greetings at Legacy and Pictura showrooms respectively in Atlanta.

 

   

     

 

To view more images by this talented artist – Mrs. Pat Yuille, please visit our website at:

Pat Yuille- Garden

Pat Yuille- Holidays

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New Color Palettes

Jan 08, 2011

 

 

Sherwin Williams has released their 2011 color palettes for the year, and they're striking combos. These four palettes cover the gamut of what 2011 is shaping up to look like. There's a bold combo, a pastel group, a mixture of brights, and of course, the softer more neutral family. Each of these color groupings serves its purpose for various uses in the home. 

 

 

 

 

 

The Restless Nomad collection includes deep, rich colors and many jewel tones. It's a great palette to use for some punch, but without going too bright. It includes the new purples that have been forecasted as strong colors. 

 

Gentle Medley is the palette that showcases pastels and lights. This is where you can bring in a feminine, fresh tough for a bright, easy look. The aqua that has been strong for so long is still evident here. 

 

The last palette in this new collection is Purely Refined which brings in dusty versions of trendy colors. It uses new blues, lavenders and yellows, which are a very sophisticated combination. Using these colors will be a great first step into 2011!

 

 

 

 

 

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Pantone Announces their 2011 Color of the Year

Dec 11, 2010

Pantone has announced their color of the year for 2011, and it's certainly a statement! It's bright pink! Pink is a combination of red and white and is effective in neutralizing chaos and disorder. Pink, in its meaning, provides feelings of caring, tenderness, and acceptance - are we setting the tone for 2011???

Pantone describes their reasoning for selecting this vibrant hue as their color of the year:
Honeysuckle emboldens us to face everyday troubles with verve and vigor. A dynamic reddish pink, Honeysuckle is encouraging and uplifting. It elevates our psyche beyond escape, instilling the confidence, courage and spirit to meet the exhaustive challenges that have become part of everyday life.

Courageous. Confident. Vital. A brave new color, for a brave new world. Let the bold spirit of Honeysuckle infuse you, lift you and carry you through the year. It's a color for every day - with nothing "everyday" about it.

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Art in Fashion Week

Sep 14, 2010

It's Fashion Week in NYC!! With art abound all over the city, it's a great way to get inspired! Fashion is always a good indicator of trends, as they often make their way from the clothing into the home. Floral patterns of all kinds are a big part of today's fashion scene. Small scale floral prints to large, bold flowers are playing their part for a delicate and femine feel. But not to be left out are denim, stripes, and plaids. These patterns can and are used in the home as well. Whether they're featured on bedding, an accent pillow, or draperies, they help set a tone for the feel of any room.

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Get on the Juvenile Art Bandwagon!

Sep 10, 2010



Children are always growing, blooming, learning to read, and testing their limits...why not illustrate that part of their lives? Entire catalogs are devoted to this large niche now - Pottery Barn Kids and Land of Nod are two of the bigger players who have built businesses on this theme. Children have a place in the home all their own, no different from the adults in the house, and these places need artwork like any other would. We can provide just the right looks for these nooks! Our collection of juvenile artwork ranges from toys and games to inspirational, and even purely decorative. Using colors and subjects children can identify with, it makes for a great look that allows today's child to express their own sense of style.

View our vast Juvenile archive!

 

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Trend Letter 1, 2010

Aug 06, 2010

 

The ebb and flow of home decor trends has always kept us searching for the latest and freshest palettes.  Now,

as we come into a new season, we look towards new colors, varied tones, and updated looks to keep us on the

cutting edge of the art industry.

As we slowly, and cautiously, look ahead at a more promising economic future, our optimism grows. The safer,more comforting colors of the last several years will fade into the background a bit and make way for a new generation of color.  This is one of the more dramatic shifts of the last several years.  We’ll see overall color palettes brighten and darker, muted tones become accents rather than main colors.  Citrus colors play an important roll in this newer, brighter way of life.  One of the newest introductions is coral – a tone that hovers between both red and orange.  Yellow has shown its form subtly in recent months, but will continue to grow in popularity when paired with other emerging citrus hues. 

Of course, on the cooler side of the color palette we find blue and purple still making

headway.  The blues are fresh and watery while the purple flirts with reddish hues to look

like plum.  Green stakes its claim in both the warm and cool sides of the palette.  It plays on

the blue side in aqua and turquoise and becomes acidic when mixed with shades of yellow.

 

Amongst all these bright, fresh hues, we still have a need for the basics that ground us. 

Chocolate brown, sandy taupe, and cool gray still work as a strong backdrop to showcase a

newer palette.  Pantone’s seasonal color forecast features strong neutrals like Oyster Gray

and Chocolate Truffle mixed with punchy tones like Purple Orchid, Lagoon, and Lipstick Red.

 

While establishing the color palette is certainly the most dominant aspect of a trend, using it

properly is still hugely important to its success.  Although we’re beginning to see a rise in optimism,consumers are still being incredibly cautious in their purchases.  Consumers will

want to incorporate the newer trends with their existing ones and be able to blend the two

together.  This is more of a dabble in new trends rather than plunging in headfirst.  So to

satisfy the consumer’s desire for a new look, it’s smart to incorporate it in with some of the

old stand-bys.

 

 

Using these trend right colors with popular subject matter is the ace-in-the-hole.  Natural elements continue to be a highly popular category.  Elements like leaves, trees, and flowers have been strong sellers for several trend cycles and are still in the spotlight.  Slightly newer on the scene are the birds, butterflies, and dragonflies that have been hot recently across many product categories.  The embellishments and enhancements that the last trend cycles featured have given way to more simplistic sophistication with subtle accents.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We think of trends in terms of how we live our lives. Throughout history, in times of struggle the colors were deeper, darker, and more muted.  In more hopeful times, the colors we surround ourselves with become brighter, more cheerful, and more saturated.  We’re now living in a time more focused on nature, fresher eating, and healthier living.  This is where these citrus and farm fresh colors of veggies, fruits, and open pastures help illustrate our way of life.

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