• Art Pulse,  Industry News

    Royal Talens Factory Tour

    Our CEO Dave Schofield received a very special invitation to visit Royal Talens in Apeldoorn, Netherlands following the Frankfurt Creative World show. I was lucky enough to join along with Rich Colletti, Business Development Manager and our tireless hosts, Kyle Richardson and Kirk Gillespie. We traveled by train along with Dave’s wife Lindsay and their son Kai, who for 3 was a very well-behaved and excited first time train traveler! Beautiful Apeldoorn The first day we got a quick tour of Apeldoorn, a town of 160,000 inhabitants and locally known as the summer home and hunting lodge of the Royal…

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    Post-NAMTA Revelations & Reflections

    NAMTA 2019 has come and gone, with much to reflect on in the coming year. Exhibitors pour  time and effort into their booth designs, partners travel from all over the world to connect in person. Though it seems like it is all over in a just a few days, the impact is lasting, especially when specific strategies are applied in stores. If you were there you may have noticed a mass of curly hair behind a camera—that was me, the Art Dog reporter, experiencing NAMTA for the very first time. Between meeting vendor partners, connecting face to face with customers…

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    Looking Forward to NAMTA 2019

    Art Materials World 2019 is just around the corner and MacPherson’s looks forward to seeing you in San Antonio! We’re proud to continue our support of NAMTA’s mission and we’re always excited to be a part of this terrific event. MacPherson’s will be represented by members from our leadership, sales, marketing and product development teams, ready to learn more about how we can help our customers and partners succeed in 2019. Make sure you swing by Booth #405, the one with the large MacPherson’s sign hanging over it! A few things we’re excited about this year: We are once again…

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    Remembering Chip Festa Jr., 1956 – 2019

    “Frank Mario Festa Jr., fondly known to his family and friends as Chip, passed away peacefully at his parents’ home in Pacific Palisades on January 18, 2019. Chip was born in Garwood, New Jersey, in 1956, and in 1962, at the age of 6, moved to Pacific Palisades where he lived the majority of his life. Chip attended Corpus Christi School, Paul Revere Junior High and graduated from Palisades High School in 1974.” Excerpt from The Palisadian Post Chip joined the family business Graphaids Inc, where he was a partner in the company until his death. One of the owners…

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    Joint Announcement: Too Corporation Americas & MacPherson’s

    For the past 100 years, Too Corporation Group has distributed innovative art and creative design products. We started manufacturing COPIC markers to amplify the industry. COPICmarkers are made with the belief in Kaizen, a Japanese word for improvement, which is a process Too Corporation Group takes seriously. For over 30 years, we have been honored to bring COPIC markers all over the world by working endlessly on every aspect to ensure continuous improvement in COPIC Markers. To strengthen the continuity of supplying COPIC products, we are excited to announce the establishment of Too Corporation Americas and the beginning of our new partnership with MacPherson’s. “Through MacPherson’s network, we will…

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    The Art Supply Depō Joins iAMart

    The Art Supply Depō, located in Toledo and Bowling Green, OH officially joined iAMart in December. Owner Jules Webster shares the news: “We were excited to join a group with such a vast collective product knowledge and connection to others in our industry. I started my first art supply store in 2011 in the middle of a recession, in a depressed area, with no retail background. With the help of an amazing team of employees, all of whom are passionate community-centric artists and designers, we have built up the first location in Toledo and in 2016 opened a second location…

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    Sam Flax Atlanta: New Year, New Location, New Owners

    Above: 9,311 square feet of art supply heaven, according to new owners Sophia Bowman-Albirt and Mary-Ellen Long Sam Flax Atlanta kicked off 2019 with lots of changes; not only a new location but new owners as well! When faced with the prospect of moving, Leonard and David Flax had decided to close the store…until long-time employees Sophia Bowman-Albirt and Mary-Ellen Long asked if the Flax’s were open to selling. The shop is now located at 1495 Northside Drive. Sam Flax Atlanta and Sam Flax Orlando used to be sister stores, but now are more like “third cousins,” according to Sophia…

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    Hyatt’s Moves Into Their Dream Home

    Hyatt’s has been in business on Main Street in Buffalo, New York for 58 years. A family owned company with a wide selection of art supplies, they also have a frame shop, a PANTONE Color Matching System department, a division that sells sign making equipment and materials and a robust e-commerce business. January 5th was their last day at their current location on Main Street; they have been in the process of moving into their new “dream home,” a 45,000 sq. ft. facility located at 1941 Elmwood Ave. Moving into their new location, which will be opened on January 24th,…