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Howdy Denver!

Howdy Denver!

May 20, 2023

I've just spent the last three days in Downtown Denver, at MSA Forward - a conference and trade exhibition for retail buyers from all across America.  Three of my licensees were showcasing our creative collaborations at the event: beautiful and best-selling gifts and homewares by Neil Varsity Line; lovely notecards and tea towels by Allport Editions and T-shirts by Camp David.  

 

Denver illustration art print by Julia Gash

 

After spending a day as a tourist in the city, where I got to see some of the famous landmarks that I had drawn in my illustration of the Mile High City, I set to work, signing Denver dish cloths on the booth of my licensee, Allport Editions ...

Julia Gash signing Denver Dish Cloth by Allport Editions

It's always wonderful to meet fans of my work from around the world. I have created over four hundred giftware ranges for colleges and universities across the States aka the Julia Gash Collegiate Collection, sold in campus stores. This creative collaboration has significantly raised my brand profile in America and I get requests every day to create art of alma maters.

Julia Gash at Allport Editions MSA Forward Show Denver

It was lovely to discuss the expansion of my range onto T-shirts with Pam from Camp David ... here we are checking out one of our favourite collaborations for Boise State University, where the vibrant orange and royal blue colour branding pops on the natural base.

Julia Gash at Camp David Apparel

My collaboration with the Neil Varsity Line has resulted in hundreds of illustrations and best-selling giftware ranges, and with that, we have created a unique and everlasting archive of America's higher educational institutions from across the nation. One of my favourite products is the cozy blanket, woven beautifully with my illustrations, this one showing Chicago, from where Team Neil hail.

Julia Gash Chicago Blanket by Neil Varsity Line

We launched our Family Equality Collection at the show: a creative collaboration which is raising funds for this wonderful non-profit in the States, and which was an instant hit, bought by museum gift stores across America. I loved wearing this bucket hat, which has a reversible print and am going to try and sneak this in my case to take back home.  Onwards now to Canada ...

Julia Gash x Family Equality Collection

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