Date: July 10, 2023

Gotham City Acquires For Arts Sake USA Greeting Card and Gifts Business Celebrating 40 Years of Carol's Rose Garden by Carol Wilson Fine Arts

Launches Gotham Gifts Brand Featuring Licensed, Made in The USA Stationery Products

Austin, TX - Gotham City (now known as Gotham Gifts) has acquired For Arts Sake USA, Inc., manufacturer, distributor, and owner of the Carol Wilson Fine Arts brand of stationery, greeting cards, gift bags, tea towels, drinkware, puzzles, and other licensed product lines. The combined company will benefit from the extensive stationery knowledge and specialty retail focus of For Arts Sake USA, with the logistics, fulfillment and e-commerce expertise as well as Made in The USA printing & manufacturing of Gotham Gifts.

"Carol Wilson Fine Arts products are celebrating their 40th anniversary in 2023 and with the acquisition by Gotham Gifts, the future growth opportunities for this celebrated art collection are vast.", said David Topkins, co-founder of Gotham Gifts. The products will be branded as Carol's Rose Garden and will include the existing line of embossed and die-cut greeting card products, plus new offerings such as quilling cards, pop-up cards, laser-cut cards, canvas art, framed prints, puzzles, plus many more new items coming out soon.

Jeff and Jann Driscoll, founders of For Arts Sake USA and longtime stationery product executives, will stay on at Gotham Gifts and spearhead market expansion, new product development, retail marketing programs, plus other strategic initiatives. "We could not be happier to be part of the team at Gotham Gifts and participate in the next phase growth for the internationally acclaimed Carol Wilson Fine Arts portfolio.", commented co-founder Jeff Driscoll. Jeff is a 35-year industry veteran of the greeting card industry, including executive roles at American Greetings, Recycled Paper Greetings, Suzie's Zoo & Fravessi Greetings.

Gotham Gifts will celebrate with a grand opening in the enhanced showroom in Atlanta during the Summer Buyer's Market AmericasMart event from July 11-17th in Building 2, 6th Floor, Showroom 653-B. Many new products will be on display and available for independent, regional and national retailers that offer stationery, gifts, accessories, home d├ęcor, drinkware and apparel products. Heading up the new Wholesale Division Sales effort will be Rainer Kuhn, Vice President Gotham Gifts formerly with Tervis Tumbler, Laser Pegs Toys and Signature Tumblers (dba Freeheart).

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