Italian licensing firm Design Bank partners with Next Day Art

Posted October 08, 2010

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Portland, ME – Effective immediately, Next Day Art, a Portland-based art licensing company, announces the formation of a new partnership with Italian design company, Design Bank, located in Milan, Italy.   The new partnership will allow U.S. based manufacturers access to Design Banks entire collection of designs through Next Day Art.  At the same time, throughout Europe, Design Bank will be representing a selection of Next Day Art’s artwork.

“I am thrilled with the opportunity to extend our reach into Europe through our new relationship with Design Bank.  Challenges relating to language, culture, business contacts and time zone differences make doing business overseas costly and inefficient.  Since Design Bank has over 30 years experience in this region and feet on the ground, we are optimistic that this will be a great opportunity for our artists,” explained James Meserve, Next Day Art’s president.

As part of the reciprocal agreement, Next Day Art will be able to help Design Bank grow their base of business by licensing their work directly to manufacturers located in the United States.  Design Bank has over 20,000 designs and will greatly expand Next Day Art’s offerings to manufacturers.

The Design Bank collection is heavily weighted in Christmas and seasonal imagery.  “They have a great track record of success in developing designs for stationary, greeting cards, home decor and more which makes their designs very easy to translate into product.  Additionally, they are capable and willing to work on developing new ranges based on the needs of our manufacturers,” continued Meserve, “we’re really excited to work with them.”

Companies that produce home accents, greeting cards, calendars, textiles, puzzles, gifts, wall decor, collectibles and more count on Next Day Art to source and license art.  Products licensed through Next Day Art are sold into mass market chains, speciality retailers and gift stores throughout the world.

To find out more about Next Day Art, the company can be reached through their website www.nextdayart.com or by contacting the company directly at 207-761-4278.