Patent Press Greeting Cards has become a finalist in the 2020 GCA Louie Awards, and we've created a press release for them, and for you!
PATENT PRESS® GREETING CARDS is a line of greeting cards which features re-mastered patent artwork, from actual patents, filed with the USPTO (United States Patent & Trademark Office). The artwork is interesting, iconic and fascinating. The cards fall into two categories: a collection of approximately 300 Black & White cards which are accompanied by a wide range of sweet, funny and even edgy greetings. There is also a smaller, curated collection, of blank cards featuring patent artwork that has been painstakingly colorized. All cards are 5”x7”, easily lending themselves to framing, and retail for a very reasonable $3.95 each. The card line has been up and running for about 2 years; currently there are about 100 stores throughout the country carrying the line as well as an online website and store. Bob Hickey, founder of PATENT PRESS®, refers to his line as “The Art of Invention”, but acknowledges that customers indicate that what seems to make the line so special is his unusual ability to pair perfect greetings with the original patent artwork.
Last year PATENT PRESS® became a member of the Greeting Card Association. The GCA, founded in 1941, is the U.S. trade association which represents American and International greeting card publishers, both large and small, through leadership, advocacy and recognition of creativity. Since 1988 the GCA has come together each year to recognize and celebrate the best that the greeting card industry has to offer in the form of the LOUIE Awards Celebration. Each year hundreds of companies, from around the world, submit thousands of their best cards to be judged in various categories for a chance to win a coveted LOUIE Award. From the thousands of submissions judges face the difficult tasks of selecting 3 finalists in each category. In March of each year the finalists are announced. PATENT PRESS® is both honored and humbled to have been selected as a finalist in 5 categories for the 2020 LOUIE Awards. The categories and corresponding PATENT PRESS® cards selected are as follows: