U.K. brand Paper D'Art and artist Tim Nyberg are the latest to join MHS Licensing's portfolio.
Paper D'Art formed in 1985 as a Christmas card company and now produces contemporary Christmas and occasional stationery items in the European retail market. MHS will begin presenting the brand's wide range of artwork for licensing opportunities (stationery to textiles) in the new year in the U.S. Paper D'Art's Christmas 2010 line includes stationery and cards within its own shop at Harrod's in London. The brand's artwork is separated into 12 sub-brands, including Santa Land and Holly Berry.
In addition, MHS will lead a licensing push for Nyberg, humorist and co-author of the "Duct Tape" book series. Besides writing, he also paints, draws and designs. MHS will focus the program on Nyberg's humorous contemporary images and fine art in all categories. He has already seen success with his own line of cards, magnets, prints, mugs and other small gifts available at his website and retail store and gallery in Door County, Wis.