The Sharpe Company has appointed brand licensing agency Lisle International in the UK to license and build merchandise ranges for critically acclaimed artist Zoobs. Lisle are a strategic licensing agency with a wealth of experience launching new brands and an innovative approach to brand development making them an ideal ‘fit’ to launch Zoobs merchandise range in the UK.
Zoobs is known for his interesting and thought provoking art which has been featured in magazines including Vogue and Vanity Fair and built him a plethora of celebrity fans and collectors. Zoobs’ most famous piece depicts Kate Middleton, referencing the Sex Pistols cover art, titled “God Save the Future Queen”, which Dolce & Gabbana used to inspire a fashion collection. The picture now sits in pride of place in their flagship retail outlet in Bond Street London.
Most recently, his highly topical piece depicting Cecil the Lion exacting his revenge on poacher dentist Walter Palmer titled “The Revenge of Mr Cecil”, has generated interested from high profile bidders including celebrities who have been affected by the lion’s death. In addition, Zoobs has previously worked with personalities including Bono, Kylie Minogue and Madonna.
“We are truly excited to be working with The Sharpe Company to launch Zoobs’ artwork into merchandise and see a breadth of opportunity for this to develop into a long term, design led range featuring paper goods & stationery, apparel, homewares, collectibles and accessories.”
says Francesca Lisle-Grimshaw, Partner at Lisle International.
The Sharpe Company President, Charlie Day explains:
“Lisle are perfectly positioned with their strengths in brand development and their strong retail relationships, to build the Zoobs the Artist program in the UK, supporting our vision for the Zoobs brand globally.”
Lisle International will be showcasing Zoobs at BLE this October at E043.
For more information please contact: Alyssa Gourlay, (310) 545-6839, firstname.lastname@example.org
About Lisle International
Established in 2010, Lisle International has a unique combination of experience and youth, creating a fresh, innovative and proficient licensing agency. The team is now responsible for a diverse and exciting portfolio that includes The Trash Pack™, Masha & The Bear & Studio Pets by Myrna. With a combination of over 40 years extensive market and category knowledge in multiple territories, Lisle International offers its license partners a unique and experienced service, with an internal capacity that manages all strategy development, product approvals, royalty reporting and contracts. Lisle International’s strategic, innovative approach to brand management and development lends itself to delivering an all-round excellent service for its clients and partners.
About The Sharpe Company
The Sharpe Company is a boutique licensing agency that specializes in bringing the best in pop culture intellectual property to the USA and the rest of the world. The Sharpe Company develops properties through strategic partnerships, licensed merchandise and new media development. Sharpe provides a range of services to intellectual property owners including licensing, brand development, contract negotiation, retail strategy and royalty reporting. Sharpe represents a stable of brands including Rubik’s Cube, Polaroid, Pets Rock, Mr. Bean, HUSTLER, BSA Motorcycles, Zoobs and Happy Jackson representing them domestically and internationally.