14 posts categorized "Galison Custom"


Sit.Stay.Love. at Anthropologie

Anthro_dogs2 Last weekend we popped by Anthropologie's 5th annual Sit.Stay.Love event, which promotes pet adoptions and pet supply drives for local animal shelters across the United States (#SitStayLove). Our resident office pups, Teddy and Bubble, enjoyed homemade treats before having their portraits taken with owners Bill and Juanita.


Galison's dachshund-shaped notepads were featured among the Anthro-curated doggie delights. Illustrated by Heather Strianese, these adorable pads stand out on even the most cluttered desk! Available exclusively at Anthropologie. Below are some of our other favorite gifts and accessories from Anthropologie's dog shop.


Clockwise: Aledo Dog Collar, Maddie On Things, Handwoven Dog Bed, Sweet Dachshunds Dishtowel, Gingham Check Neckerchief, Top Dog Pullover


Fashion's Night Out with Tommy Hilfiger!


For this year’s Fashion's Night Out, on September 8th, Galison teamed up with Tommy Hilfiger on giveaway items that they distributed at their 5th Ave. flagship store.

Corresponding with Tommy’s Fall ad campaign, which features vintage cameras, we imprinted their logo onto the backs of our vintage camera photo album.

The items were being used as a gift, with purchase, for all sales over $150.  Check out one of our marketing associates posing with the albums on display at the cashier counters.

This is the perfect first picture for the Tommy Hilfiger photo albums!


~Lauren & Shannon


City of Burbank - 100 Years



The City of Burbank, CA is turning 100 this year. And to help celebrate their centennial they asked Galison/Mudpuppy to produce the perfect 100 piece puzzle!

Galison’s Private Label division borrowed the design from Mudpuppy’s 100 piece puzzle tin, took the art work from the City of Burbank and, voilá, 100 pieces to celebrate 100 years!
 The special Burbank puzzle celebrates “the traditions of the City’s past, present and future”; showcasing Burbank’s strong ties to trucking, aviation and the movies.

Burbank will be hosting a “Party of the Century” on July 8th with an air parade, music, fireworks, and much more. They will even be opening a time capsule and filling a new one to leave for future generations.

Perhaps we should start thinking of a 200 piece puzzle design for the bicentennial!




Drumming up Business

History buffs, take note! Recently, Galison’s Private Label team developed two custom projects for the Pennsylvania Heritage Society; a Drum Puzzle and Correspondence Set. They will use both items to complement traveling exhibits and programs that commemorate Pennsylvania’s 150th anniversary of the Civil War.

The State Museum of Pennsylvania is home to a vast collection of historic memorabilia, including a period drum used during the Battle of Gettysburg (1863). Our task was to create a puzzle container that would replicate the design and shape of this historic drum. To accomplish this, our first step was to tweak the dimensions of our popular Mudpuppy 63 Piece Puzzle format to make the packaging squatter and wider.  We then had to seam 32 individual pictures of the drum together to simulate a 3D image. Finally, we increased the dimensions, 18" x 14" to 29" x 14", and piece count, 63 to 425, of the puzzle, to make it more challenging for its adult audience. The puzzle stored inside the newly designed drum depicts Peter Rothermel's painting, "Battle of Gettysburg: Pickett's Charge".

Drum1 In addition to the Drum, we designed a Civil War Correspondence Set utilizing our Galison Stationery Set format. As we learned, soldiers of the Civil War were prolific letter writers. Decorated stationery and envelopes were widely used and often featured patriotic designs and slogans. Using ephemera from The Library Company of Philadelphia, a collage design was created to serve as the packaging artwork. Our in-house designer then created a pattern to simulate aged and faded paper for the sheets and envelopes in the interior.

Stationery1 For more information about Pennsylvania’s statewide anniversary programming, visit: http://www.pacivilwar150.com.

Have a look at the National Park Service’s Gettysburg Battle Field web site for a virtual tour and a lot of interesting information. http://www.nps.gov/archive/gett/getttour/main-ms.htm


~Lauren & Shannon


Big Book of Packaging

Our Galison design team has just received news that a number of Galison products will be featured in this year’s The Big Book of Packaging!  

The Big Book of Packaging is a comprehensive guide showcasing the most innovative designs in packaging from around the world.

The book is a great resource for the future of packaging and design; and this year 1/3 of the book is dedicated to the “green” movement.

Galison also supports going green with a line of 100% recycled products including Notecards, Notebooks and Notepads. Just because it is good for the environment doesn’t mean it can’t look pretty too!


Some of our Galison Private Label products also made the book!  Galison or Mudpuppy can customize a format to suit your needs; like these custom sticky note boxes we designed and made exclusively for Anthropologie.BookOfPackaging8 We don’t want to spoil everything in the book, so we're just showing a small peak of what you will find when the book is release in late March.BookOfPackaging3

BookOfPackaging11 You can see all the featured Galison products by purchasing The Big Book of Packaging when it hits shelves March 22nd.



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Galison creates beautiful, art-inspired, unique stationery and gifts for people who appreciate style and value.

Our passion for fine arts and contemporary design shapes our vision and helps us drive the newest trends.

We want our products to enhance everyday living and allow for creative self expression.

Mudpuppy combines education and fun within activity based products that foster creativity, and encourage free-play.

Drawing inspiration from classic children’s illustrations as well as contemporary artists, Mudpuppy creates gifts for discerning customers to give proudly to the children they love


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