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When you think of paper tubes, typically, you think of mailing, shipping, protection tubes, etc. But rarely would you ever think that you would find paper tubes used on the runaway as a part of a dress design!
Art Center Sarasota (formerly known as the Sarasota Art Association) began in 1926 by Marcia Rader, Art Supervisor for the Sarasota County Schools. According to the ACS, “the original mission was not only to promote the visual arts in the Sarasota area but to encourage young people in particular to pursue their interest in the arts.”
Today, the Art Center Sarasota is a flourishing establishment for hundreds of many local artists. The center isn’t just for adults. It also has a rapidly growing youth program for kids ages 6-16, where they are offered camps and classes to explore their creative expressions and skills. With the center continuously growing, there is a need for more space which created events to help offset the cost.
In April 2019, Yazoo became a corporate sponsor of Art Center Sarasota’s Beaux Arts Ball and Iconcept Runway Show. This extravagant and heavily attended show featured selected artists and designers that are challenged each year to use their imagination and creativity to create “fabric” from unconventional materials that are not commonly used with clothing design. Eric Cross, GM of Home Resource, was the genius designer behind the fabulous look of Charmian Noel, wife of Yazoo’s Chairman, Earl Noel, Jr. Cross’ design featured an array of Yazoo’s orange paper tubes, placed strategically onto a white dress for stand-out, visual effects.
All proceeds raised during the event will be used to help enlarge and renovate the current building to accommodate more class space, allowing adult and youth programs to operate simultaneously, add more galleries, and install a gift shop and café.
Here we are, a few days away from Christmas and everyone is out shopping for those last minute gifts for family members and friends. As customers, we can easily be “roped in” with department store’s advertising ads in the circular or enticed to shop at a store that has interesting display designs that grab our attention. We are attracted to bright colors, interesting shapes, and of course, a good deal and a good shopping experience.
This year, Target stepped outside of the box and rolled out their pop-up store called Target Wonderland, located in New York City. This free, family-friendly experience is a 16,000 square foot part-store, part-holiday playground that helps everyone find the perfect gift as well as getting back into the Christmas spirit.
Most people are familiar with our tubes for their main purposes of mailing & shipping tubes along with tape and label cores. However, our company manufacturers paper tubes and cores for many different markets. With the help of a Design and Production company, Yazoo Mills was able to contribute to Target’s Wonderland set by manufacturing all different sizes of solid red vista gloss covers, solid white litho covers, and red and white “candy cane” covered paper tubes. Our custom paper tubes helped add a design element to the store’s display front as it is very abstract and modern, grabbing people’s attention. Target’s Wonderland pop-up store has received a lot attention and was even featured on Good Morning America!
Click on the YouTube video below to get a behind the scenes look at the making of Target’s Wonderland store and to see Yazoo’s tubes “on set.”
Let’s face it, we all are a collector of some sort of item. Whether it be refrigerator magnets from all of the places that we have traveled, coins ranging from various years, or old antiques, we all have a collection of something that we are proud of. No matter what the collection is, you find yourself treating the items very delicately, especially when you go to sell them as they might be worth something in future.
At Yazoo Mills, we have a lot of customers whose collection of choice are original vintage movie posters from decades ago. Certain vintage movie posters are a hot commodity and don’t necessarily come with the cheapest price tag either. When collectors buy vintage posters online, they need to be reassured that their prints will arrive in pristine condition; the exact condition in which they bought it in. We realize the value that these posters hold, which is why our heavy-duty mailing tubes are the perfect choice to keep the prints safe from being bent or ripped during the process of delivery.
We put our tubes to the test. Our heavy-duty tubes are designed for durability and can withstand the rigors of handling by today’s carriers and insure that your valuables arrive at their final destination undamaged. Poster collectors do not need to worry when their high-priced vintage prints are being shipped in a Yazoo heavy-duty tube.
We can cater to your needs. We stock 63 sizes of heavy-duty kraft mailing tubes that are available for same-day shipment and we specialize in custom sizes, too. Give us a call today to find out why customers put their trust in us.
Have you ever looked at a product and thought of how you could use it differently than its intended sole purpose? Or maybe took a product and added your own touches to make it creative? An artist from Virginia has taken Yazoo’s tubes and made them into art by painting sceneries onto them.
Rosemary C., a professional artist who makes her living as a printmaker in Virginia, likes to work on building supplies and other non-traditional materials that often turn her prints into sculptures. During one of her many art journeys, she stumbled upon an artist who had a tube in her studio, using it to carry her art supplies in. Rosemary was given the tube and she started painting on it. She says, “I was hooked. I used the tube as a challenge. As it is art in the round, it has to work from every angle, creating a changeable story.”
In 2014, she had an extensive exhibit at the Evergreen Museum in Baltimore, Maryland. Part of this was an installation using Yazoo’s custom tubes. The exhibit involved 10 tubes from seven to ten feet, filled with artwork all around the tube.