Paul Frank Announces Artistic Collaboration With Megan Whitmarsh
LOS ANGELES, Aug. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Saban Brands is pleased to announce its partnership with Los Angeles-based artist, Megan Whitmarsh, for the production of a limited edition collection Julius in Yeti City.
Set to debut in the Spring of 2013, the collaboration fuses classic Paul Frank with Whitmarsh's futuristic artistic concept to produce an array of products including apparel, accessories, and print work. Whitmarsh's artwork focuses on a fantasy world called Yeti City, in which Whitmarsh will now invite Julius and his friends to join and encounter colorful landscapes, Keytars, and friendly mythical creatures.
As a mother of young children, Whitmarsh knows how to access the part of her art that appeals to kids: characters, colors, and imagination. "I want to create a world that is inviting and inspires the audience to daydream and create their own imaginative universes," says Whitmarsh, "and I'm thrilled to collaborate with Paul Frank to create products inspired by the creativity and artistic roots of the brand."
Paul Frank prides itself in being a firm supporter of the arts and this collaboration is a testament to this. "We are very excited to embark on our latest collaboration with fine artist Megan Whitmarsh, merging Megan's aesthetic with our classic design was a great decision as we continue to push the brand in this creative direction," says Elie Dekel, President, Saban Brands.About Paul Frank: Acquired in 2010 by Saban Brands, Paul Frank began in 1997 as an independent accessories company in a Southern California beach town. The brand has steadily grown to become a globally recognized, iconic brand that features artistic and entertaining designs inspired by a love of avant-garde, modern influences and everyday objects. By creating relationships through exciting collaborations and strategic licensing partnerships, Paul Frank merchandise includes apparel and accessories for all ages, books, stationery, eyewear, home decor, bicycles and more. Paul Frank products are available at world-renowned retailers including Nordstrom, Bloomingdales, Macy's, Target, Colette, Selfridges, Beams and flagship Paul Frank store locations. To see what's new and exciting at Paul Frank, visit www.paulfrank.com. About Megan Whitmarsh: Born in 1972, Los Angeles based artist Megan Whitmarsh uses the visual noise of her youth to inform work made in response to pop culture. She is known primarily for her idiosyncratic hand embroidery. Her work synthesizes optimistic futurism with the detritus of modern life. Megan received her BFA from Kansas City Art Institute and an MFA from University of New Orleans; and has shown internationally including exhibitions in New York, Los Angeles, Bologna, Tokyo, Seoul, Hong Kong, Reykjavik, Toronto, Miami, Valencia, Brussels, Malmo & Barcelona. About Saban Brands : Formed in 2010 as an affiliate of Saban Capital, Saban Brands (SB) was established to acquire and develop a world-class portfolio of properties and capitalize on the company's experience, track record and capabilities in growing and monetizing consumer brands. SB applies a strategic transmedia management approach to enhancing and extending its brands in markets worldwide and to consumers of all ages. The company provides full service management, marketing, promotion and strategic business development for its intellectual properties including comprehensive strategies unique to each brand, trademark and copyright management and enforcement, creative design, retail development, direct-to-consumer initiatives and specialized property extensions. SB is led by a superior management team with decades of experience in licensing, marketing and finance. Visit www.sabanbrands.com SOURCE Paul Frank
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