Abrams & Chronicle Books announces Emily McDowell Studio as new client

Ahead of Top Drawer S/S19, internationally-acclaimed independent distributor Abrams & Chronicle Books is pleased to announce that Emily McDowell Studio will be joining the publisher’s distribution list of gift and stationery clients. Beginning in January 2019, the card and gift company will be distributed by Abrams & Chronicle Books in the UK and European markets.

Founded in 2012 by writer and illustrator Emily McDowell, the brand specialises in chronicling the human condition through humour, heart and honesty, creating cards and products which not only help people feel understood but also help them connect, especially when they’re struggling to find the right words.

The company’s motto, “We make cards and gifts for the relationships we actually have,” extends also to its widely celebrated line of Empathy Cards, which offer support for those struggling with serious illness and loss. The unique line has been featured by The Telegraph, The Independent and Huffington Post UK, among many others.

In addition to greeting cards, Emily McDowell Studio also produces a variety of witty and thought-provoking gift items, including ceramic mugs, tote bags, sticky notes and, most recently, postcard books.

Emily McDowell:
“As a long-time fan and customer of ABRAMS & Chronicle Books, I couldn’t be more delighted and honoured to be joining the A&CB family. We are very much looking forward to partnering in the UK and European markets, and having the opportunity to share our work with a broader slice of the world!”

Brenda Marsh, Managing Director at Abrams & Chronicle Books:
“Having enjoyed a long and fruitful partnership with fellow Who’s There Group partner Knock Knock, we are thrilled to begin distributing Emily McDowell Studio. It’s a brand we admire whose products encourage empathy and understanding in challenging situations. Emily McDowell Studio cards and gifts allow people to connect with those they care about in heartfelt and humourous ways.”

In addition to the ABRAMS and Chronicle Books lists, Abrams & Chronicle Books also distributes other fine illustrated publishers and gift and stationery lines including Knock Knock (who along with Emily McDowell Studio, are part of the Who’s There Group), SelfMadeHero, Princeton Architectural Press, Smith Street Books, Carpet Bombing Culture, Laurence King Publishing and V&A titles across the UK, Europe and other international markets.

About Emily McDowell Studio
Emily McDowell Studio is a greeting card and gift brand that specializes in chronicling the human condition through humour, heart, and honesty. Launched as Emily McDowell Studio in 2012 by writer, illustrator, and entrepreneur Emily McDowell, the company strives to identify universal, emotional truths and turn them into cards and products that not only help people feel understood, but also help them connect with one another — especially when they don’t know what to say. Now under the Who’s There Group umbrella of brands, Emily McDowell Studio’s products can be found in over 2000 stores worldwide, as well as at emilymcdowell.com.


About the Who’s There Group
Founded in January 2018, the Who’s There Group is a family of three Los Angeles brands: Knock Knock, Emily McDowell Studio, and People, Places & Things (formerly known as Sisters of Los Angeles). United by a deep affinity for creating and a liberal dash of wit and irreverence, we three bring tangible experience, design, and meaning to the stuff of our lives. whosthere.com

About Abrams & Chronicle Books
In July 2010, internationally acclaimed independent publishers Chronicle Books, based in San Francisco, and ABRAMS, based in New York, announced a new partnership in the United Kingdom and European export markets. Based in London A&CB distributes ABRAMS and Chronicle Books in addition to other illustrated, gift and stationery publishers, including Carpet Bombing Culture, Galison, Knock Knock, SelfMadeHero, Princeton Architectural Press, Smith Street Books, Laurence King Publishing and V&A titles across the UK and international markets.