Nobleworks

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NobleWorks Inc.
Private
Industry Greeting card publisher
Genre Humor Publisher
Founded 1980
Founder Jay Purvis and Christopher Noble
Headquarters Hoboken, New Jersey, United States
Key people
Ron Kanfi - President
Products Greeting cards, stationery, electronic greetings, calendars
Owner Ron Kanfi
Number of employees
8
Website www.NobleWorksCards.com
Footnotes / references
Even single cards ship free

NobleWorks Inc. is a publisher of humorous greeting cards. The company is located in Union City, New Jersey and publishes and sells paper greeting cards, cards with detachable magnets, lapel-button cards, gift cards, free on-line electronic greeting cards, magnetic memo pads, and note pads. NobleWorks develops several lines and licenses properties to other greeting card companies, publishers, and manufacturers. NobleWorks also licenses artwork from various cartoonists and designers who are based in the United States as well as in other countries.

NobleWorks Inc. is the originator of the Talk Bubbles. NobleWorks features cards by over thirty cartoonists, many of whom are featured in the magazines The New Yorker, Playboy, Hustler, Penthouse (magazine), National Lampoon, and MAD Magazine. NobleWorks also publishes cards featuring licenses from over twenty artists and designers.

Properties[edit]

Cartoons[edit]

Licenses[edit]

North American:

  • Urban Dictionary
  • Last Kiss
  • Fabulouse Pugs, book
  • Bad Baby
  • Bad Cat
  • Bad Dog
  • Bitter with Baggage Seeks Same
  • Chrismukkah
  • I Love Liberace
  • Funny Paper
  • superindustriallove
  • Sign Language
  • Wry Baby
  • Weekly World News
  • Elvis Presley

United Kingdom:

  • On the Mantelpiece
  • Crisp & Dry
  • Violent Veg
  • Tinny Tiney People
  • Eavesdropped
  • ChalkeyEgg

Australia:

  • Stripey Jumper
  • Traces of Nuts

Controversy[edit]

On 3 May 2013, Ahmed Rehab, a Muslim journalist for the Chicago Monitor, reported on his blog that he found a NobleWorks Inc. greeting card in a local store which featured a hijab-wearing doll and captions such as, "Hope your birthday is a blow out!" The doll featured in the greeting card is an educational doll, Aamina. On his blog, Rehab described the find as "troubling", and Rehab's find was subsequently reported to the Council for American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) office in Chicago.[1]

This blog post occurred soon after the twin bombing incident in Boston, Massachusetts.

References[edit]

Greetings, Etc. Nov/Dec 2005
CNNMoney.com March 31, 2003
[1] www.LastKiss.com

  1. ^ "Greeting card turns children's "Muslim" doll into "Terrorist" doll". Chicago Monitor. 3 May 2013. 

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