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Stan Sakai, Multiple Award Winning Comic Book Creator & Artist, Partners with Nogginwear to Release First Limited Edition Artist Series Hat

By Chris Lambert

Stan Sakai, Multiple Award Winning Comic Book Creator & Artist, Partners with Nogginwear to Release First Limited Edition Artist Series Hat

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Nogginwear, the first & only premium hat subscription, is pleased to announce multiple award winning comic book creator, writer and artist Stan Sakai is the first collaborator for their Limited Edition Artist Series Hat. Nogginwear provides a monthly hat subscription experience of uniquely created, premium quality hats for their subscribers. These limited edition offerings will take that experience up a notch with the Artist Series and the Food & Cocktail Series.

“I am personally so excited to launch our limited edition artist series hat with such an icon and comic book legend as Stan Sakai,” says Mr. Weldon, Nogginwear’s Co-Founder & CEO.

Nogginwear is excited about working with Stan to create this one of a kind limited edition hat. Nogginwear will be making a limited quantity, not be reproduced, a true collectors hat. Fans can register in advance at Nogginwear’s Website to receive a $5 discount for a limited time. Stan will design this hat, showcasing an embroidery of Stan’s character Usagi Yojimo as well as his signature. Nogginwear wants to thank Stan for working on this project and looks forward to many more projects with Stan—plus a multitude of other artist's like Scott Shaw, known for his work with Hanna-Barbera, Marvel Comics, DC Comics, the Simpsons Comics.

In addition to the artist series, Nogginwear will be launching a Food & Cocktail Series. The food & cocktail series will be working with famous, infamous and soon-to-be famous mixologist wanting to get their drink creation out to the masses. Nogginwear plans to also work with spirit companies; wine companies, like Sexy Wines; awesome craft beer companies, like Jack Abby; and so many more. Nogginwear's business model is also about giving back through established partnerships with nonprofit organizations like One Mission Pediatric Cancer Foundation, Framingham, MA, as well as doing projects with art students and setting up scholarships.

“I was impressed with the professionalism of Nogginwear and how they had the best interests of the artist in the forefront of their project. I know this launch will be a success and I hope to work with them well into the future,” says Mr.Sakai.

Choosing Kickstarter and working with great people like Stan as a forum to launch the first & only premium hat subscription is a way to bring awareness of Nogginwear's movement and the ability to show a wicked cool product.

“Back our project on Kickstarter become a subscriber, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter & Instagram. If you love hats like we do, I guarantee you will love our product. Nogginwear is all about our passion and our deep desire to share it with our social network and subscribers,” continues Mr. Weldon. “We would love nothing more than to exceed our Kickstarter goal, do the jig and have you be part of our family.”

Nogginwear came to life while sitting around a table at Starbucks sketching out how to make hats fun, unique, one of a kind and delivered right to subscribers' doors each month. The team has well over 20 years of industry experience designing hats of all styles, fabrics and applications for companies all over the world.

 

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Nogginwear Old Glory Hat chosen for Mariah Carey's

By Scott Weldon

Nogginwear Old Glory Hat chosen for Mariah Carey's

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Mariah Carey gets Nogginwear Old Glory Hat

Nogginwear Old Glory Hat chosen for Mariah Carey's "Sweet Sweet Fantasy" Concert in Hawaii
 
Nogginwear Old Glory Hat
Nogginwear Old Glory Hat
METHUEN, Mass. - Dec. 7, 2016 - PRLog -- Nogginwear, the First & Only Limited Edition Hat Subscription, is celebrating having their Old Glory hat chosen as a special gift in the swag bag for Mariah Carey, Jussie Smollett, special guests and entourage on her "Sweet Sweet Fantasy" tour in Hawaii.

"We were shocked and extremely honored when we received the call that our Old Glory hat was chosen for Mariah Carey & Jussie Smollett; we think Mariah and Jussie are amazing," says Mr. Weldon, Co-Founder & CEO. Weldon goes on to say the fact that a small company like Nogginwear was chosen for such a music powerhouse and best-selling recording artist like Mariah Carey has us so awestricken and it couldn't be done without great concert tour promoters like Rick Bartalini Presents.

Nogginwear is totally unique and different by not just designing and manufacturing a different premium retail quality limited edition series numbered hat each month for monthly hat subscribers but taking it up a notch with Limited Edition Series, the Artist Series and the recently added Hunting Series. What truly sets Nogginwear apart is all the hats are made in limited quantity as well and when they are gone they are not reproduced.

In the last few months Nogginwear has signed some of the most well-known award winning artists in the cartoon/comic book world who are credited for their work at Disney, Hanna-Barbera, DC Comics, Marvel Comics, The Simpsons, MAD magazine and more; kicking off the limited-edition artist series hats with award winning comic book creator, writer Stan Sakai, creator of Usagi Yojimbo. Our hunting series features Facebook personality and sensation Hillbilly Weatherman and our new food & cocktail series is kicking off with Spike TV's Bar Rescue Personality Chef Brian Duffy also seen on NBC Today Show and opening his new restaurant Flying Fish Crafthouse in Philadelphia, PA.

Chef Brian Duff (former Spike TV Bar Rescue & seen on The Today Show), a customer, says, "It's one of my faves." George Karalias, a customer, says, "The quality and detail is unbelievable on my Usagi hat."

The Nogginwear business model and culture are also about giving back through established partnerships with non-profit organizations like the National Cartoonists Society Foundation, which sponsors events like Cartooning for Kids at St. Jude's Hospital in Memphis and recently teamed up with Smile Train, an international children's charity with a sustainable approach to a single, solvable problem: cleft lip and palate.

"It's about doing something different and unique while having fun and providing a top-quality product and sharing it with our subscribers via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, not to mention it's a great gift for the hard to buy for person," says Mr. Weldon.

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Nogginwear Selects Design from 2 Methuen, MA Students for National Release of East Coast Hat

By Scott Weldon

Nogginwear Selects Design from 2 Methuen, MA Students for National Release of East Coast Hat

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Nogginwear Selects Design from 2 Methuen, MA Students for National Release of New Fun Life Series Hats

Massachusetts High School Students Chosen to Create and Design Launch of Nogginwear Fun Life Series Hats
 
Fun Life Series
Fun Life Series
METHUEN, Mass. - Jan. 18, 2017 - PRLog -- Nogginwear, the First & Only Limited Edition Hat Subscription that designs and creates custom hats, has chosen a design by 2 students from Methuen's Presentation of Mary Academy High School for their new Fun Life Series Collection.

"Working on this project has been way too much fun for us; allowing the kids to have full creative mojo on the design from inception to completion has been very rewarding. I can't think of a better way to kick off our new Fun Life Series hats," says Mr. Weldon, CEO & Co-Founder. Weldon goes on to say the fact that kids put in so much effort and thought into creating a design, colors and style shows real passion. Proceeds from this hat are going towards a scholarship fund for the girls.

Presentation of Mary Academy high school sophomores Audrey Latino and Mackenzie Weldon were inspired for their East Coast hat design while at Hampton Beach, NH one day, realizing how much they love the area. "The East Coast is so beautiful and we wanted to create something that showed that," says Ms. Latino. "I envisioned a simple design that was classy, plus we need to represent," says Ms. Weldon

Nogginwear is totally unique and different by designing and manufacturing a different premium retail quality limited edition series numbered hat each month for monthly hat subscribers and taking it up a notch with Limited Edition Series, Artist Series, Hunting Series and the new Fun Life Series. What truly sets Nogginwear apart is all Limited-Edition Series hats are made in limited quantity and when they are gone they are not reproduced.

In the last few months Nogginwear has signed some of the most well-known award winning artists in the cartoon/comic book world who are credited for their work at Disney, Hanna-Barbera, DC Comics, Marvel Comics, The Simpsons, MAD magazine and more; kicking off the limited-edition artist series hats with award winning comic book creator, writer Stan Sakai, creator of Usagi Yojimbo. Our hunting series features outspoken Facebook personality and sensation Hillbilly Weatherman. Nogginwear has also created the design for celebrity Chef Brian Duffy of Spike TV's Bar Rescue and seen on NBC Today Show and is now working on partnerships with other celebrities.

The Nogginwear business model and culture is also about giving back through established partnerships with non-profit organizations like the National Cartoonists Society Foundation, which sponsors events like Cartooning for Kids at St. Jude's Hospital in Memphis and recently teamed up with Smile Train, an international children's charity with a sustainable approach to a single, solvable problem: cleft lip and palate.

"It's about doing something different and unique while having fun providing a top-quality product and sharing it with our subscribers via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, not to mention it's a great gift for the hard to buy for person," says Mr. Weldon.

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Nogginwear Rebrands Ipswich Clambake with Local Ipswich Clam Artist

By Scott Weldon

Nogginwear Rebrands Ipswich Clambake with Local Ipswich Clam Artist

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Nogginwear Rebrands Ipswich Clambake with Local Ipswich Clam Artist

A Clambake legacy continues with the throwback artwork of a local cartoonist…
 
George Karlias-Nogginwear, Kieth "Woody" Woodman, Scott Weldon, CEO Nogginwear
George Karlias-Nogginwear, Kieth "Woody" Woodman, Scott Weldon, CEO Nogginwear
IPSWICH, Mass. - Aug. 18, 2017 - PRLog -- Ipswich Clambake, Inc announced the launch of a completely new branding of its restaurant under the direction of Nogginwear, LLC of Tilton, NH and George Karalias, native of Ipswich and creator of his Ipswich Clam cartoon art he started drawing while at Ipswich High School in the 70's.

Keith "Woody" Woodman, owner of Ipswich Clambake says, "How could we pass up the opportunity to have George Karalias as our logo artist? He's been drawing the Ipswich clam for more years than he cares to admit!"

If you don't already know, Woody, as his friends and customers call him, is the great grandson of the man who invented the fried clam. On top of that, Ipswich is known around the world as the clam capital. Clamming in Ipswich started in colonial times and has become synonymous with its legacy.

The rebranding all came about when Woody's associate, Scott Weldon of Nogginwear, LLC, suggested they offer the popular "Clambake" hat to restaurant customers. The art for the hat was created by George Karalias, who is part of the Nogginwear creative design team and is the resident 'cartoon evangelist.' Sales of the hat took off prompting a t-shirt design with the slogan "Fresh Ipswich Clams." To see the design, go to the website: www.ipswichclambake.com. Now that the decision has been made to rebrand the entire business with the clam cartoon, Pepsi has jumped on board to add to the promotional efforts by offering exclusive marketing opportunities that did not exist before. "You'll be seeing us everywhere," says Scott Weldon, CEO of Nogginwear, LLC. "We'll be at all the remaining summer events this year and we have lots planned for the fall and winter.

About Nogginwear, LLC

Nogginwear is co-founded by 3 guys from New England; Scott Weldon, CEO, Bob Callahan, COO and Chris Lambert, CFO. Nogginwear came to life sitting around a table at Starbucks sketching out how to make hats fun, limited edition, one of a kind and delivered right to your mailbox. The Nogginwear team has well over 20 years of hat industry experience designing hats of all styles, fabrics and applications for companies all over the world. View Nogginwear Limited Edition Hats at http://www.nogginwear.com

About Ipswich Clambake, Inc.

Our extensive restaurant menu generates a loyal following year round. Bring your friends and family and plan to eat-in or take-out. With fried, baked and grilled entrée offerings, there's something to please every palate…seafood platters, homemade soups, a variety of sandwiches and salads, not to mention steamed clams, fish, and lobsters. Our award-winning clam chowder (2013 Essex Chowderfest Festival People's Choice first-place award for best Clam Chowder) is consistently a menu favorite. Our Catering Division, founded in 1976, is committed to making your event an event your guests will rave about. Our extensive list of innovative menus were developed from our attention to customer feedback. Whether it's a clambake,  corporate outing , BBQ, family event, wedding, or special celebration, we have the perfect recipes to stir up a stellar event. Most importantly, we cater the event to what you really want! Our service area expands far beyond the North Shore as highlighted on our Locations Serviced web page.

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Hillbilly Weatherman, Facebook and YouTube News Personality and Icon Partners with Nogginwear to Add Signature Hat

By Scott Weldon

Hillbilly Weatherman, Facebook and YouTube News Personality and Icon Partners with Nogginwear to Add Signature Hat

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Hillbilly Weatherman, Facebook and YouTube News Personality and Icon Partners with Nogginwear to Add Signature Hat

Boston, MA, June 24, 2016 --(PR.com)-- Nogginwear, the First & Only Premium Hat Subscription/ Hat of the month club is pleased to announce the latest addition to its family of hats, Facebook and YouTube viral news personality and weather icon, Hillbilly Weatherman as the next participant in the newly created Hunting Series Hat. Nogginwear provides a monthly hat subscription, hat of the month club experience of uniquely created premium quality hats for their subscribers.


“With the great success we have had with our Limited Edition series, we are excited to expand with the Hunting Series featuring hats for Hillbilly Weatherman bringing the next level of our Limited Edition Series to life! Hillbilly Weatherman’s legendary work and personal flair he puts on the weather is classic lends itself perfectly for the series,” says Mr. Weldon, Nogginwear’s Co-Founder & CEO.

As with all hats, Nogginwear will be making a limited quantity of Hillbilly’s hat and when they are gone they will not be reproduced. This hat will be designed by Hillbilly Weatherman and the team at Nogginwear and showcase Hillbilly’s logo. The hat will come in 2 varieties to start a RealTree AP™ camouflage distressed hat and a Forest Green unstructured hat.

Hillbilly Weatherman aka Adam Evans delivers the weather report in a way you’re just not getting on TV, direct and to the point, with a Northeastern flair. Hillbilly Weatherman’s Facebook video’s, YouTube video’s and website have taken off viral with more than 7 million views from around the world and 10’s of thousands of views on each video. Making several appearances as on WMUR NH Chronicle, WHEB The Morning Buzz, Granite State Harley Davidson and many more including several reality TV shows Hillbilly Weatherman stays true to his values to help everyone out as much as possible, treat people right, support the fine men and women who have fought for this country and have a good time doing it.

The Nogginwear business model is also about giving back through established partnerships with non-profit organizations and with the partnership with Hillbilly Weatherman Nogginwear is donating back a portion of the proceeds and as a company matching those proceeds for Hillbilly Weathermans charity benefit for the Veterans. “We need to thank and support our Veterans as much as possible, it is our pleasure as a company and the least we can do for our Veterans to match what is raised by the Hillbilly Weatherman hats,” continues Mr. Weldon.

“The folks at Nogginwear are true fans and I have had a blast working with them. They couldn’t have been more gracious. They’ve got the best interests at heart and are generous in their charitable endeavors. Remember everyone- Keep doing what we’re doing, keep fighting the good fight, help out every chance you can; and everybody… have a good day!” says Hillbilly Weatherman.

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Cartoonist team with Nogginwear for exclusive gear

By Scott Weldon

Cartoonist team with Nogginwear for exclusive gear
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Clambake hat drawn by George Karalias is featured this summer in Nogginwear's subscription series

By Scott Weldon

Clambake hat drawn by George Karalias is featured this summer in Nogginwear's subscription series

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Clambake hat drawn by George Karalias is featured this summer in Nogginwear's subscription series

BOSTON - July 18, 2016 - PRLog -- Nogginwear, the First & Only Premium Hat Subscription is rolling out several hats this summer, including the 'Clambake' hat, drawn by George Karalias. This follows the popular, inaugural 'Welcome Pineapple' and July's 'Old Glory' hats.

Nogginwear provides a monthly hat subscription experience of uniquely created premium quality hats for their subscribers, these limited edition offerings are in addition to the popular Artist series and the Food & Cocktail Series.

"What says summer better than 'Clambake?' [Our friend (or) Designer (or) ?], George Karalias has rounded out our subscription series for the summer with a great character that he's been drawing since his high school days. His 'Ipswich Clam' has personality and style. Having been born and raised on the north shore of Boston, he's got the experience to say 'let's go to a Clambake!' We're heading to the Crane's beach with this hat!" says Mr. Weldon, Nogginwear's Co-Founder & CEO

Nogginwear will be making a limited quantity of the Clambake hat. They can be purchased as part of their subscription series. Bulk purchases for events and restaurants are available also.

George Karalias has professionally been in marketing and advertising all his life. He has designed logos, created websites, and online social media strategy. He's also worked on video games for Tonka, Electronic Arts, Sega, Activision and many others. This included the creation of animation and graphics for the first computer golf simulation game, Mean 18. He's also written and drawn several comics in corporate and educational organizations including Multimedia Man, InterActics Puppet Theatre and Captain Rochester. He is an active member of the National Cartoonists Society.

The Nogginwear business model is also about giving back through established partnerships with non-profit organizations like the National Cartoonists Society Foundation, which sponsors events like Cartooning for Kids at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, TN.

"I'm thrilled to have my clam drawing on a Nogginwear hat! This is going to be my pride and joy as I strut around town and the beach this summer. I've been drawing the clam for years and have a personal connection to it having grown up in Ipswich, home of the fried clam!" says Mr. Karalias.

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Nogginwear Launches Hat-of-the-Month Club

By Scott Weldon

Nogginwear Launches Hat-of-the-Month Club
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