Dean Russo on the cover of Independent Retailer!

Jul 21, 2016

Dean Russo wood signs are on the cover of this month’s Independent Retailer Magazine! Inside the magazine there is a full-page ad for the series and a full page article about the signs as well.

Independent Retailer is the leading trade publication for independent retail store-owners.  The magazine is dedicated to business professionals who manage or own a brick & mortar retail establishment as well as to those with an online store. Each monthly issue offers expert advice on wholesale buying and selling as well as in-depth news and feature stories targeted to everyday business needs like new products, merchandise and technology trends, marketing, management and much more.

 

Dean’s images have proven to be successful for product categories of all types. From wall décor, to mugs, to t-shirts to floor mats and everything in between everyone wants a pop of color in their life.

For more information regarding Dean Russo’s licensing portfolio, contact us.  

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Bon Voyage, Nolan!

Jun 22, 2016

Bon Voyage…arrivederci…ciao…au revoir, sayonara… however you want to say it, as long as it is not “goodbye.”

On Friday, June 17, our team had a bittersweet day. It was Nolan’s last day working with us in Vermont. He will be moving to Austria at the end of this month, but he will continue to remain part of the Art Licensing Team. He will be working remotely and will still be an active part of our Art Department.

To celebrate his time with us, we snuck out of the office early to have a family style BBQ at Matt’s house. The PPC (Party Planning Committee) decorated the house with American and Austrian Flags as well as some funny photos of Nolan and the team.

We enjoyed some delicious food, a “Choco-licious” cake (Nolan’s favorite) and some fun in the sun (playing with Matt’s children on their playground). We all had a relaxing and enjoyable time visiting and reminiscing about some of our work adventures.

We are so lucky to be part of such a caring and loving work family. We know we will have a lot more memories with our new International Project Liaison. To see all of the photos from our party, check out our Facebook album.

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M Kungl Appearing at San Diego Comic Con

Jul 09, 2015

Our artist, M Kungl Studios, will be at the Acme Archives booth for the San Diego Comic Con! Kungl will be making an appearance to debut his latest Star Wars paintings. 

M Kungl Studios is also proud to release limited edition posters for the Chuck Jones Gallery, San Diego. "Fast and Blast" will be available for purchase along with many new paintings and Limited Edition releases. Kungl's latest paintings celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Chuck Jones Gallery

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In 2006, Mike Kungl was selected as an official artist of the Disney Fine Art program (published by Collectors Editions) and has built a loyal following of fans who love his fresh take on Disney. Then in 2009, Kungl was then selected as an official Star Wars Artist, published by ACME Fine Art. His Star Wars art is often featured on CBS' Big Bang Theory. Combining his unique artistic style, which he has termed “21st Century Art Deco”, with classic Disney characters and stories, Mike Kungl has built upon Disney’s artistic legacy by applying his unique Deco twist to his collection of Disney works which are renowned and collected around the world. Today, Kungl is among the world’s finest artists in the Art Deco tradition. His art can frequently be seen on television shows including Ashton Kutcher’s Beauty and the Geek series, CSI and Gilmore Girl’s.

  

To learn more about licensing Kungl’s work click here.

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Art Licensing: A Top Global Licensor

Jun 03, 2015

Art Licensing International is very excited to announce that we are among the top Global Licensors featured in this month’s edition of the “License Global” Magazine. Each year, there is a special report that ranks licensors based on the annual retail sales of licensed merchandise and provides sales data and trends for a wide spectrum of the world's most popular and recognizable brands. The top five global licensors include distinguished names like Disney and Mattel.

This year, the Top 150 Global Licensors made up $259 billion in retail sales of licensed merchandise worldwide. This report accurately illustrates the growth and importance of art and brand licensing to consumers and retailers worldwide. “License Global” continued the top ranking list for an additional 6 companies and Art Licensing International was ranked number 154, with Scholastic being number 152! Art Licensing is excited about our honorable mention in this article and hope that next year we will be in the top 150 licensors.

If you are interested in licensing our art for your products, contact us today!

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2015 Atlanta Gift Show

Jan 15, 2015

During a “quick trip” to Atlanta, some of our Sales team managed to get in 28,600 steps (approximately 12 miles) in just 2.5 days!  With more than seven million square feet of enclosed space, the Atlanta Gift show ranks first as the world’s largest trade mart/trade show facility. It is the nation’s leading gift, home furnishings, apparel, and area rug marketplace. At the Atlanta Gift Show, you will find more product than anywhere else! With the latest designs on every floor of every building, it helped us to learn what kind of art manufacturers & retailers are looking for.

     

We (Courtney and Syrena) did not waste any time and tried to fit in as much of the show as possible! We had back-to-back (to back) appointments with many eager customers. With over 400 artists to present, we could meet for hours!  Courtney and I made sure to set aside some time to “walk the show.” Walking the show can be draining and it is incredibly easy to get distracted (and overwhelmed) because there are floor to ceiling glass windows of the showrooms, which allows you to see a remarkable amount of products as you walk down hallway after hallway. Plus, you never know who you will see (or run into) at the show. This year we got to meet Paula Deen! It was a lot of fun and she was incredibly kind. 

(Syrena and Courtney with Paula Deen)

One of our favorite parts about our meetings/walking the show is seeing our images on finished products.  Here are some pictures of the products we saw at the show.

(Coasters by Color Bakery)

(Anderson Design Group Pillows)

(Art Licensing Studio Tabletop)

(Celebrate Life Gallery Wooden Wall Decor)

To see the entire album, take a look at our Atlanta Gift Show 2015 album on Facebook.

 

Our meetings went really great and as a result we have been busy little bees sending follow up e-mails with the art selections (as well as BRAND NEW art that has arrived). We hope the meetings turn into lots of successful new programs! 

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Val Bochov’s art featured in CNN Money!

Dec 10, 2014

Our artist, Val Bochov, has recently had the honor of working with CNN Money!  He did a series of 8 images inspired by futuristic transportation methods to go in an article titled: “The Travel of Tomorrow.” 

The staff at CNN Money enjoy working with Val because he is creative, inventive, diverse, accommodating and very fast!  As they require multiple illustrations in a short period of time, Val is among a select few who can produce top-quality work in a short time without sacrificing the final product.

  

In addition to being a talented visual artist, Val is also an Award Winning Novelist. He has been honored with the highest literary prize given in his native country, Russia!

To see more of Val’s images, click here.

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President's Day Holiday

Feb 13, 2014

The ALI Team will be out of the office Monday, February 17th in observation of the President's Day Holiday! We will return to the office on Tuesday, February 18 for normal business hours. 

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Packing our bags for the Atlanta Gift Show

Jan 07, 2014

Business cards… check.

iPads…check.

A TON of amazing art to show… DOUBLE CHECK!

 

Syrena, Courtney, and Cléa are super excited to ditch the artic temperatures of Vermont and head south for the 2014 Atlanta Gift Show. We will be meeting with lots of customers to present new art for a variety of products. The ALI team will be at the show for 3 full days and not a minute will be wasted. We will be walking all 3 buildings (18+ floors per building). We hope to come back with lots of photos, stories, and hopefully contracts to write!

 

Check our Facebook to see photos from the show.   


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The ALI Team makes a "Stand" towards a Healthy Lifestyle!

Dec 23, 2013

The Art Licensing team is working towards living a healthier lifestyle here in Vermont. Ok, so we might be a far stretch from George Costanza’s “desk bed,” but we still felt so “BLAH” while sitting down all day (if you haven’t seen that episode of Seinfeld, you should watch this clip).  Sitting down at a desk for 40+ hours a week can cause many issues with your body including (but not limited to) your heart, your hips, your spine, and even your shoulders!

 

Our CEO, Jack Appelman, heard our requests for option to stand up, so he ordered us some Varidesks. These stand up desks are an excellent way for us to stay energized and engaged with co-workers. The best part about these desks is the option to move it down to a “regular” desk when we do not want to stand. Aside from the numerous physical benefits we here at Art Licensing International have already found after using the stand up desk, we have also found the desk to be a great way to get our blood and creative juices flowing.

Cléa standing while she works! 




The desk in the "stand up" position.

  

The desk in the "sit down" position. 

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Coming soon: art from the Stephen Huneck Gallery!

Sep 27, 2013

Stephen Huneck believed in the healing powers of dogs, nature, art and love. It was his wish that he could help others heal as well as heal himself, so he created these whimsical and charming images to inspire dog lovers of all ages. Along with his paintings, he created an amazing retreat for dogs and their owners called Dog Mountain. Dog Mountain is set on 150 acres on a private mountain top spot in St. Johnsbury, Vermont. Dogs are not only welcome here, they are cherished! The dogs are free to run, play, swim and best of all… meet other dogs! This haven is covered with hiking trails and dog ponds. Wildflowers abound in the summer and snowshoeing is a favorite activity in the winter. 

  

There is also a Dog Chapel at Dog Mountain. Stephen believed that Grieving for a lost dog is one aspect of the Dog Chapel, but it is equally important to celebrate the joy of living and the bond between dogs and their owners. Stephen Huneck wanted people and dogs to have the most fun they possibly could.

After a life long battle with depression, the artist tragically took his own life on 1/7/10. The staff is determined to keep Dog Mountain going in his memory. The amazing team at Dog Mountain wanted to share Stephen’s feel good pieces with the world, so they signed with ALI.

Keep checking our page so you can see the available images- perfect for all product categories! 

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