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Creatives Inc Studio Artwork

Year Zero BabygrowCreatives Inc not only works with great independent artists, we also design our own work inhouse for any project required. We have great ideas [we did Queen for a Day back in 2007], and continue to develop designs that are individually placed for your company.

We can design for any medium, and are able to create complete lines for apparel to Kitchenware. We also buy in artwork to which we own the copyright and which we can reproduce for your walls on digital print or on plexiglass.

 

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Designersblock 2012 @ London Design Festival

Designersblock runs from the 20th through to the 23rd September 2012. Open daily from 10am to 7pm.

The 15th annual Designersblock will take place with Southbank Centre during the London Design Festival over a series of amazing spaces including the Royal Festival Hall and the Queen Elizabeth Hall, some of which have never been seen by the public. This is the most high profile and prestigious venue we have ever used, attracting over 22 million visitors every year. We will have a main exhibition space, a program of live events and installations, as well as taking over the Royal Festival Hall shop.

Spaces are available, send applications to rory@designersblock.org.uk

Entry is free with pre registration @ EVENTBRITE

 

Designersblock 2012
Southbank Centre
London SE1 8XX

The event will feature Furniture, Lighting, Ceramics, Product, Graphics, Installations and Events.

Keep an eye out for updates @ VERYDESIGNERSBLOCK.COM

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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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Leicestershire Calling!

Run by Kate Foster, the Wistow Gallery opens in March 2012 and showcases the best contemporary craft, art and design from the county.

We have sourced an exciting, constantly changing and affordable range of ceramics, glass, jewellery, prints, paintings, wood, cards and paper crafts, textiles and much more, all created uniquely by very talented artists from Leicestershire and Rutland.

Kate is happy to talk to new suppliers at any time of year – “we do seek to keep our collections fresh and changing. We particularly seek:
–         Ceramics
–         Glass
–         Jewellery
–         Textiles
–         Cards and paper crafts
–         Prints and paintings
–         Wood
–         Willow
If you are based in Leicestershire or Rutland and would like to discuss selling your work in the gallery, we’d love to hear from you”

Please contact Kate at wistowgallery@gmail.com in the first instance with images of your work and price information.

New and established suppliers welcome.

We at Creatives Inc wish Kate the best of luck! We applaud anyone supporting the creative arts, and more especially local designers.

You can find the Wistow Gallery at

Wistow Rural Centre
Kibworth Road
Wistow
Leicestershire LE8 0QF

(0116) 259 2400 (after 19 March 2012)
info@wistowgallery.com
Twitter @WistowGallery
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003542921582&sk=wall

http://www.wistowgallery.com

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Print & Pattern Blog

If you havent heard of it, then you must have been living in a cave in deepest Burundi for the last 5 years.

‘Bowie Style’ [not her real name!] has been photographing and logging the styles & trends of the gift, cards & textile industries for what seems like forever. We found the wonderful Michelle Romo through her website back in 2008.

Her perseverence in collecting information resulted in the Print & Pattern Book. She is now getting ready for the launch of Print & Pattern Book 2!

She was also cited by The Times last year as No 15 in the worlds most influential design blogs. We know that the biggest names in retail keep a close eye on her leads.

The website also doubles up a recruitment area for some of the largest publishers and agencies in the UK, so make sure you log in and don’t miss out on those opportunities.

http://printpattern.blogspot.com

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Ye Olde English eShoppe

Mr Bird by Snufflette

Mr Bird by Snufflette

Due to suprising success at the New Designers show, Creatives Inc will now be creating a retail eStore to support the interest from the general public.

Since we were there primarily to recruit new talent and showcase what we are about, we will be developing ranges of  cushions, cards, tees & babygrows. We will still be working with our clients & designers to bring you the best in product development

Bear with us while we try to keep up with demand, and thank you for your support.

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