The Quarto Group are delighted to announce the launch of Scratch & Create, a new format and trend in the Adult creative-craft market.This new series incorporates metallic ink layered over specially commissioned drawings or unique colourful backgrounds. By using a special stylus, you can scratch away the coating, uncovering beautiful, full colour finished artworks or you can create your own designs – from botanical illustrations to inspiring quotes crafted from the hand lettering stencils included.
All of the scratch pages are perforated and result in a finished piece of work – they can all be displayed, given as gifts, or in the case of the postcard books, also sent through the mail.
David Breuer, Chief Creative Officer, The Quarto Group says: ‘More and more adults are looking for creative activities that can help them unwind and relax. We believe people will enjoy these innovative products that offer new ways of stimulating the mind and exercising new skills’.
The Quarto Group was at the forefront of the global colouring phenomenon and has sold over 2 million colouring books worldwide. Scratch & Create, takes your creativity beyond colouring and lettering, encouraging you to unwind your mind and discover a new course of relaxation and creativity.
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Campaigns Director – Adult’s (UK)
The Quarto Group
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Three Quarto Titles have been selected as part of the Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People 2017 in the US. This annual cooperative project of the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) and the Children’s Book Council aims to gather “an annual reading list of exceptional books for use in social studies classrooms, selected by social studies educators.”
The selection committee looks for books that emphasize human relations, represent a diversity of groups and are sensitive to a broad range of cultural experiences, present an original theme or a fresh slant on a traditional topic, are easily readable and of high literary quality, and have a pleasing format and, when appropriate, illustrations that enrich the text.
We are very proud to have the following three titles selected on the list:
A preview of the Notable Social Studies list is available on the CBC site.
Quarto had four titles selected in the 2016 list.
Author of Unseen London and London Uncovered published by Frances Lincoln, an imprint of The Quarto Group, Peter Dazeley has been awarded The British Empire Medal in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list for his services to photography and charity.
The British Empire Medal is described by gov.uk as “Awarded for a ‘hands-on’ service to the local community. This could be a long-term charitable or voluntary activity, or innovative work of a relatively short duration (3 to 4 years) that has made a significant difference.” And is part of the Queen’s Honours system.
The system recognises people who have, made achievements in public life, committed themselves to serving and helping Britain. They’ll usually have made life better for other people or be outstanding at what they do.
From Dazeley’s success as a photographer he was able to give back to communities by donating his time as a photographer, to a variety of different charities. In his career he has guided and inspired the young through his mentoring in photography and has also donated his skills to charities in support of their campaigns. Described as ‘the working class gong’ the British Empire Medal prize trophies long term commitment to charities.
Now at the age of 68, Dazeley is still working hard and can look back with great satisfaction at what he has achieved. He will be meeting the Queen later on this year to receive his award.
LONDON, 20 July 2016 – The Quarto Group (LSE: QRT) is pleased to announce the following Leadership appointments, effective from 1 January 2017 and reporting to Marcus E. Leaver, Chief Executive Officer of The Quarto Group:
Ken Fund, currently President & CEO, Quarto Publishing Group USA, will become Chief Operating Officer of The Quarto Group.
In this new global role, Ken will lead the company’s commercial management. In addition to leading global Publishing Operations and global IT infrastructure and systems, Ken will now lead the Sales teams and be tasked with exploring new distribution channels and markets.
Ken has over 30 years of experience in the publishing industry and has been a successful, trusted and respected leader of Quarto for over 15 years. Prior to joining Quarto, Ken held several leadership positions at Dino DeLaurentiis Productions, Simon & Schuster and Harper Collins San Francisco. Ken is a graduate of SUNY Oswego and holds an MBA in Finance from Pace University.
David Breuer, currently Director, Quarto International Co-editions Group, will become Chief Creative Officer of The Quarto Group. In this new global role, David will lead the creative management of the business.
David joined Quarto in 2011. A graduate of Oxford University, he has worked for the art publishers Phaidon Press and with André Deutsch. He was Managing Director of the art publishers and bookshop chain Zwemmer, Commercial Director for the Royal Pavilion, Art Gallery and Museums of Brighton, and was for 15 years the Chief Executive of Royal Academy Enterprises organizing the business activities of London's Royal Academy of Arts. He is also the founder of Iqon Editions.
David Inman, currently Managing Director, Quarto Publishing Group UK will become Managing Director, Quarto Partners.
In this newly created role, David will manage our new entrepreneurial business, Quarto Partners. He will have ownership of Quarto’s distribution services across the US and the UK, with an objective to develop further distribution and partnership agreements. He will also manage Quarto’s international joint ventures and look for opportunities for growth around the world, in both English and foreign language.
David first joined Quarto as Sales and Marketing Director in 2009 before returning as Managing Director of Quarto Publishing Group UK in 2013, following a period with Templar Publishing. A graduate of Cambridge University, David began his career with Macmillan Publishers. In 1990, he co-founded TV tie-in publisher Boxtree which grew from a start-up company to an £8 million business, prior to its later acquisition by Macmillan. He then held several senior management positions with Hachette Illustrated in Paris and Octopus Publishing.
Quarto Foreign Rights, People and Communications will continue to report to CEO Marcus Leaver.
Marcus E. Leaver, CEO of The Quarto Group, commented: "Ken, David and David have been trusted senior leaders of Quarto for many years and I have every faith in them to make these new roles a success. These changes all support the next chapter of Quarto’s story, which we will fully unveil later this year. ###For Further InformationDorothée de MontgolfierGroup Director of Communications020 7700 9002About The Quarto GroupThe Quarto Group (LSE: QRT) is the leading global illustrated non-fiction book publisher and distribution group, whose mission is to make and sell great books that entertain, educate and enrich the lives of adults and children around the world.
Quarto creates and owns proprietary content, publishing books from a diverse portfolio of imprints that are creatively independent and expert in developing long-lasting content across specific niches of interest.
Quarto sells books across 45 countries and in 35 languages through a variety of traditional and non-traditional channels, while constantly looking for new ways to create and deliver content that people need.
Quarto employs over 400 talented people in the US, UK, Hong Kong, Australia and New Zealand. The group was founded in London in 1976. It is domiciled in the US and listed on the London Stock Exchange.
For more information, visit quartoknows.com or follow us on Twitter at @TheQuartoGroup.
According to licensed clinical professional art therapist Lacy Mucklow, co-author of the coloring books Color Me Happyand Color Me Calm, the colors themselves carry therapeutic qualities. That is to say, selecting colors can literally affect your mood.
Here’s a guide to how you can use colors to pep up or calm down—or combine them for a total mood makeover:
- Cool colors like blues, greens, and purples have a calming effect. Use them to literally chill out.
- Warm colors like red, orange, and yellow are pepper-uppers. Use them to pick up a bad mood.
- Bright colors are energizing, so turn to them when you want a little inner lift.
- Dark colors carry a lower energy, and can be used to ratchet down an overactive mind.
- Pastels and light tints communicate softness, and are soothing to the soul.
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