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CREATIVESINC@PGLIVE 2012

Creatives Inc exhibited at the Greetings Card tradeshow ‘Progressive Greetings Live’ this week at the Business Design Centre, London to showcase  talent both published and unpublished by artists & illustrators from the Creatives Inc collective.

We were in the well received new licensing section DIAL [Design, Image & Art Licensing], where we got to make new & also renew aquaintances, got great feedback on the artwork showing, and new clients for the published ranges. Our little corner of the show did stand out a bit, given we put all sorts of product out there [no one else did..but when did we ever follow protocol?]. You certainly couldn’t miss us anyway.

Images by Rebecca Marshall, Ashley Percival & Ryan Robinson stood out, and  there was good news for some of the other illustrators too. We look forward to taking these designers in to a new direction and see them published, in what is still a very difficult market.

In spite of the swamp condidtions [it was very hot], we survived long enough to enjoy the iced champagne on offer at the end of Day 1, and managed to drag ourselves to the Drinks party held for all exhibitors & visitors. Hard work, but someone’s gotta do it!

 

 


 

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CREATIVES INC: DIAL@PG LIVE 29-30 MAY 2012

Progressive Greetings Live, the only trade show dedicated to greeting cards will, for the first time at its 2012 show, incorporate ‘DIAL@PG Live’ – a section for Design, Image & Art Licensing companies.

In addition, debuting at this fourth PG Live will be an Artists’ Quarter, where individual artists and designers will be able to showcase their work.

CREATIVES INC will be showcasing their collective of artists work and invite retailers and production houses looking for something a little different to come along and meet us.

Commenting on these developments, Simon Boyd, co-show director said: “Licensing and buying original design has always been a part of Progressive Greetings Live, with exhibiting image libraries and card publishers doing licensing deals at the show. By introducing DIAL within the current format, we are simply shining a spotlight on this existing component of the show.”

Increasingly greeting card publishers are willing and ready to discuss licensing matters with licensees and it is the show’s intention to offer a free DIAL logo for display to any exhibitor who wishes flag up their interest in selling or licensing their designs so that visitors know they are open to discussions on the topic.

The 2011 show encompassed 254 exhibitors, including a much larger ‘Springboard@PG Live’ section which is dedicated to start up or emerging publishers.  The show also attracted strong export and overseas support with representation from 39 countries.

“We were delighted with how the 2011 show went,” said joint show director Simon Boyd.  “The greeting card sector rose to the challenge of putting on its own standalone show and the buyers really seemed to appreciate what was on offer – especially getting access to publishers across the board, from the established to the brand new.

”The two-day trade exhibition will run on 29th and 30th May at the Business Design Centre in London.

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