Bundle up because I’m quite sure it will be COLD OUTSIDE!
But what is this show? I’ve never actually attended but have heard about it. According to the show’s website:
PRINTSOURCE NEW YORK.
THE HOTTEST MARKET FOR TEXTILE AND SURFACE DESIGN IN THE WORLD.
Printsource New York, The Premier Market for Textile and Surface Design in the USA, holds three shows a year at New York’s Hotel Pennsylvania, located in the heart of Manhattan. As the hub for the world’s top creative talent, Printsource showcases hundreds of collections by international textile and surface design studios and agents. England, France, Italy, Spain, Australia and the U.S.A. are just some of the countries featured each season at the Show.
As the first buying stop of the design season, Printsource is the cornerstone event for thousands of apparel, paper goods and home textile manufacturers and retailers.
The January 2009 show will be the first with a dedicated licensing section. They have noticed that some artists and studios have been doing some licensing and not just selling designs outright so they thought they’d see how they could leverage the trend. (Thinking outside the box!)
I was offered the opportunity to teach at the show so I thought I’d step outside my “licensing” box, exhibit and see what the show was about. (I’ll let you know)
On Tuesday, January 13th, I’ll be teaching “How to Get Started in Art Licensing” if you want to join me. The way they run classes is pretty neat – they have a wide variety of topics over 3 days and $100 gets you a pass to any class you want to attend. That is a LOT of education for $100! To see the full schedule and sign up, head to The Future Café (that is what they call it). Pre-register because if you want to pay at the door, the fee goes up to $125.
Hope to see you there!
P.S. If you are at the show, look for me in booth #7!