VENICE, Calif., March 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Crafty jack-of-all trades Robert Mahar, whose "baniwi" video went viral last year, partnered with Knock Knock for a new gift collection. The maker of witty products and books introduced Robert Mahar for Knock Knock at the Atlanta Gift Show and NY NOW. Find Robert Mahar's Paint-by-Number Postcard Kits and Personal Award Ribbons at knockknockstuff.com.
Knock Knock editor Rebecca Braverman said items are "crafty—but with a modern sensibility," and a fit for the brand's step into the arts and crafts market. Mahar's Paint-by-Number Postcard Kits, available in two themes (Office Supplies and Sweet Treats), include six paint pots and a paintbrush to create mini-masterpieces you can mail to a friend or keep for yourself. Gifts and Decorative Accessories magazine called the postcards "a revelation in the color craze."
The kits are rooted in nostalgia from the mid-twentieth century, when paint-by-number kits and mail art first became popular. "Both paint-by-number kits and the mail art movement allowed anyone to express and distribute their creativity," Mahar, who worked as an art appraiser for thirteen years, said. "In my mind, bringing them together is a perfect marriage!"
Mahar's Personal Award Ribbons were inspired by prize ribbons he remembers from regional fairs. The paper ribbons acknowledge events or accomplishments like birthdays, courageousness, love, or a job well done, and come with a lidded box for easy giftability.
"The ribbons reinforced in me the idea that anyone's achievements—be they big or small—are worthy of celebrating," Mahar said.
Robert Mahar for Knock Knock items are also on Amazon and will be available at retail stores in March 2017.
About Robert Mahar
Artist and designer Robert Mahar develops and teaches imaginative crafts and clever do-it-yourself projects through high-quality video tutorials and in-person workshops. When he's not working in his downtown Los Angeles studio, Robert obsesses over vintage craft books and schemes ways to make it big as a doughnut connoisseur. Learn more at robert-mahar.com.
About Knock Knock
Knock Knock is an independent maker of clever gifts, books, and whatever else they can think up. Their mission is to bring humor, creativity, and smarts to everyday life. Say something more with #knockknockstuff, and satisfy all your witty needs at knockknockstuff.com.
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