July 21, 2009

Attention Artists and Designers: A Unique Opportunity!

From The Crane Insider, official blog of Crane & Co.:

Crane & Co., Inc., the premier maker of fine stationery since 1801, is seeking artists, illustrators and designers who can create sophisticated, cutting-edge art for our new STUDIO collection. Known as a leader in the stationery category, Crane is an iconic brand that delivers uncompromising quality and classic designs. For the new collection, we’re looking for a fresh, modern aesthetic targeted at consumers who are artistic, design-savvy and stylish.

A partnership with Crane & Co. offers designers:

  • Crane’s unequaled brand recognition
  • Crane’s uncompromising quality and craftsmanship
  • Crane’s state of the art manufacturing and production
  • Crane’s powerful distribution capabilities
  • Crane's on-line and in-store electronic ordering system
  • Crane’s influential marketing and collateral support

Each product category will feature several different designers. Selected designers may have products in one, or several product lines.

Crane’s STUDIO collection will showcase a group of designers, each with their own unique look. Independent creatives and small stationery studios have the opportunity to combine their design talents with the unparalleled strength of the Crane brand.

Crane’s STUDIO will include boxed and custom printed products in the following categories:

  • Boxed Stationery
    • Personal Correspondence
    • Thank You Notes
    • Holiday Cards
  • Custom Printed Stationery
    • Wedding Invitations
    • Holiday Cards
    • Social Invitations
    • Personal Correspondence

Artists, illustrators, and graphic designers interested in being considered for STUDIO are invited to submit examples of their work using the guidelines provided. We are looking for each artist’s style as it applies to stationery. Ideally, we’d like to see three samples of your work for each product category you are interested in. The samples may have the same style, or showcase different design styles. They may be newly created or samples of your previous work.

Feel free to blog/tweet/share this opportunity with your friends and colleagues. We welcome submissions in a wide range of design aesthetics.

Deadline for submissions is August 1.

Click here for more information about Crane's STUDIO and the submission process.