Next Day Art Licensing adds New Artists for Fall of 2007
September 12, 2007
Portland, ME – Next Day Art is excited to announce the signing of several extraordinary new artists to their licensing portfolios. “We are continuing presentations following the SURTEX and Licensing International shows in New York and have added new artists in response to the demand”, enthused Next Day Art’s president James Meserve.
According to Meserve, “Stationary, greeting card, wall decor and gift companies, among others, are faced with the never-ending challenge of producing new collections and bringing innovative products to consumers every single selling season. One season rolls into another as the cycle of design never sleeps. Next Day Art helps manufacturers in this process by streamlining the sourcing process.”
Consumers purchase more than $15 million in retail sales every hour (according to LIMA, the Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association). Many products are art driven and the innovation comes from delivering the latest trends, colors and designs.
“At Next Day Art, we work hard every day to stay on top of trends and identify future directions. The artists we have selected to represent are either exceptional from a technical standpoint and/or creating uniquely different design concepts. We prefer to work with artists that are prolific and adaptable to the market,” explains Meserve.
New artists recently signed with Next Day Art include Campus Images, a collection of over 300 hand rendered images of landmark college campus buildings. Walt Curlee, a fine artist and illustrator, paints and illustrates with a strong and varied range of interpretive contemporary and traditional works. Mary Anne Lipousky Butikas paints watercolors of vintage autos, country images, still lifes, botanicals and cartoon art for children. HJ Gillespie, from Australia by way of London, creates bold and brilliantly spirited interpretations of a childhood. Alan Steinberg captures detailed landscapes and scenes focused on nature and the beauty in the environment that surrounds us. More artists are scheduled to be added in the coming weeks and months.
With over 5,000 images in their archive, Next Day Art has grown to become one of the leading art licensing resources and continues to accept new artist submissions. Located in Portland, Maine, Next Day Art gives manufacturers ready access to on-line portfolios and is able to quickly deliver high resolution files to designers on tight deadlines.
Selected artwork and images represented by Next Day Art have now been licensed into most major product categories. “We are beginning to see a great response from manufacturers and a very strong reception to their artwork,” commented James Meserve, president of Next Day Art.
Many more images from the thousands of images created by Next Day Art artists are still available for licensing. Meserve emphasized, “Our goal is to become a major supplier of images that are on trend and in style so we work hard to represent a wide variety of styles and genres. Not all art is right for the moment, but designers rely on us as a good art source and they look to us to fill niche programs or mainstream categories.”
Next Day Art, a LIMA member, represents over 75 artists and works with major manufacturers, retailers and designers in the creation of new art-based products. To view artist portfolios visit www.nextdayart.com and to submit artwork for consideration or manufacturers looking to license images please contact Jim Meserve at 207-761-4278 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org