Mega Brands America

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Mega Brands America, Inc.
Industry Advertising
Founded 1923; 94 years ago (1923) (as Rose Art Industries)
Headquarters Irvine, California, U.S.
Parent Mega Brands
Website www.megabrands.com

Mega Brands America, Inc., formerly known as Rose Art Industries, LLC, is an American arts and stationery company based in Irvine, California. It sells products primarily under the brands RoseArt, The Board Dudes, The Write Dudes, USA Gold, Moon Products, MEGA Puzzles and Fuzzy Poster. It is owned by parent company MEGA Brands Inc., a Montreal-based company. It has additional operations in Fife, Washington; Lafayette, Indiana; and Lewisburg, Tennessee.

2013 marked the 90th anniversary of RoseArt. The company was established when Isidor Rosen founded the Rosebud Art Company in New York City in 1923.[1] During the 1970s, the company renamed itself RoseArt. RoseArt has been a subsidiary of Mega Brands since 2005.[2]

On January 24, 2010, Mega Bloks Inc. agreed to acquire The Board Dudes, Inc., a privately held company based in Corona, California. The Board Dudes designs and distributes a range of products for the school, home and office supply markets. Primary product categories include dry erase boards, cork boards, school and locker products, writing instruments, novelty items and storage products sold under the Board Dudes, Locker Dudes, Write Dudes, and related brands. These goods are sold in mass and specialty channels throughout the U.S. and Canada. The Board Dudes founders and principals, Ben Hoch and Michael Cerillo, both maintain senior managerial roles within the arts and stationery division of MEGA Brands.[3][unreliable source?]

In September 2006, the former owners of Rose Art Industries filed suit against Mega Brands, alleging insider trading by company executives in 2005 and 2006.[4] MEGA Brands counter sued and in November 2009 the parties settled. The Rosens agreed to pay back $17.2 million and forgo claims of an additional $54.8 million. [5]


Art supplies[edit]

Since the beginning, RoseArt has many different art supplies (including crayons, markers, colored pencils, chalk, paint, etc.). Over the years, RoseArt supplies have come in many different colors. Below is a list of art supplies.

Colored pencils[edit]

Name – Issued – Retired – Notes

  1. Apricot – 1949
  2. Black – 1949 –
  3. Blue – 1949
  4. Blue Berry – 1992
  5. Blue Green – 1949
  6. Blue Violet – 1949
  7. Brown – 1949
  8. Green – 1949
  9. Green Blue – 1949
  10. Green Yellow – 1949
  11. Grey – 1949
  12. Orange – 1949
  13. Orange Red – 1949
  14. Orange Yellow – 1949
  15. Peach – 1949
  16. Pink – 1949
  17. Purple – 1949
  18. Red – 1949
  19. Red Orange – 1949
  20. Red Violet – 1949
  21. Rose – 1949
  22. Sky Blue – 1958
  23. Teal – 1958
  24. Turquoise – 1958
  25. Violet – 1949
  26. Violet Blue – 1949
  27. White – 1949
  28. Yellow – 1949
  29. Yellow Green – 1949
  30. Yellow Orange – 1949

Crayons[edit]

Name – Issued – Retired – Notes

  1. Apricot – 1946
  2. Black – 1923 –
  3. Blue – 1923
  4. Blue Green – 1934
  5. Blue Violet – 1934
  6. Brown – 1923
  7. Green – 1923
  8. Green Blue – 1934
  9. Green Yellow – 1934
  10. Grey – 1923
  11. Orange – 1923
  12. Orange Red – 1934
  13. Orange Yellow – 1934
  14. Peach – 1946
  15. Pink – 1923
  16. Purple – 1923
  17. Red – 1923
  18. Red Orange – 1934
  19. Red Violet – 1934
  20. Rose – 1934
  21. Violet – 1923
  22. Violet Blue – 1934
  23. Violet Red – 1934
  24. White – 1923
  25. Yellow – 1923
  26. Yellow Green – 1934
  27. Yellow Orange – 1934

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