Barcelona-based Art Ask Agency continues to grow the Frida Kahlo licensing program with the launch of the officially licensed Blueprint Collections range of gift and stationery products in the UK and Ireland.
The range includes over 20 different SKUs with gold foil detail and tassels including a handbag notebook, recipe journal, travel mugs and more, appealing to a wide segment of consumers, and will hit stores beginning December 2021.
“Having Blueprint as partners really is a privilege,” said Maria Strid, Owner Art Ask Agency. “Their long-standing reputation and proven effectiveness in the UK market is admirable.”
Blueprint is a family owned and operated business which was established in 1999 to design, develop and sell quality licensed stationery, bags, accessories and gifts. The company is a member of Sedex, and all products are all tested to the relevant standards to meet safety regulations throughout Europe.
Blueprint’s distribution is also unique in that they trade across all market sectors, from high-end multiple and independent retailers through to the discount sector. The heart of the distribution is on the high street where, for example, they are the largest licensed stationery supplier to John Lewis and Claire’s Accessories.
Lisa Shand, Managing Director of Blueprint Collections, says the Frida Kahlo collection fits in with the company’s goal of constantly striving to produce collections with the best licenses, the best designs and the best product ranges.
“Blueprint is delighted to be launching a collection of Frida Kahlo stationery and gifts,” said Shand. “This powerful brand, coupled with the bright, vivid designs, will give it a unique position in the market.”
Art Ask is an internationally established licensing agency based in Barcelona, Spain, primarily working with lifestyle brands, culture brands,designers, iIllustrators, character lines and world-class photographers.
The Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, today represented by the Frida Kahlo Corporation in Panama and the US, has the mission to educate, share and preserve Frida Kahlo’s art, image, and legacy. Frida Kahlo died on July 13, 1954 in Mexico, at which time all of her intellectual property rights were inherited by her heirs according to Mexico’s intellectual property laws. The Frida Kahlo Corporation works extensively with Art Ask on a variety of licensing programs in Europe and globally.