Artful Animalz launches Jungle Instinct™ series gift line exclusively on Zazzle

Dramatic pen and ink illustrations celebrate the world's most awe-inspiring wildlife, featured with their Swahili names.
Jungle Instinct "Kiboko" print with bamboo-style frame
Jungle Instinct "Kiboko" print with bamboo-style frame
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April 13, 2009 - PRLog -- San Diego, CA, — Artful Animalz, a popular animal and pet-themed design gallery today announced the launch of its newest product line, Jungle Instinct™, available exclusively on Zazzle (, the only on-demand retail platform to offer billions of products that ship in 24 hours.

Utilitzing a detail intensive stippling process, which can take up to nine hours to create each image, The Jungle Instinct series kicks off with Kiboko, the Swahili word for hippo. The gift collection features a series of frame-able, customizable posters and prints, created specifically for do-it-yourself  home decorators, interior designers and corporate art buyers, as well as brick and mortar retail and zoo/wildlife park gift shop buyers.

The earth-tone flavored, safari-inspired, naturalist-style Jungle Instinct™ line is also available for purchase on stamps, mugs, caps, t-shirts, magnets and more at:*/gifts?cg=1969660795..., with additional animals -- chuwi (tiger), Kifaru (rhino), Mamba (crocodile), Punda Milia (zebra), duma (cheetah), Tembo (Elephant) and Twiga (Giraffe) -- scheduled to be released every 3-4 weeks, incorporating various design styles.

Artful Animalz co-founder and lead designer, Mark Hedberg, came up with the idea for this line of wildlife themed gifts after a dream trip safari to East Africa with a group of friends was put on hold because of the economy. To cheer everyone up, and inspire them to not give up on the idea, Hedberg sent all his friends an Uncle Sam style T-shirt, with the hippo illustration and the line: "I want get your butt over here." "It was a bit of a goof. But the response was so positive, with people asking for additional shirts and other animals for their kids and friends, we decided to flush it out and see what we could come up with. That's when "Jungle Instinct" featuring the Swahili names for the animals was born," said Hedberg, an award-winning graphic designer, artist, and advertising creative director, who confesses his "other life" dream job is to one day drive the tram as a tour guide at the San Diego Wild Animal Park.

About Artful Animalz:

Quirky, charming, fresh and funny, Artful Animalz is an online design boutique offering a menagerie of pet-inspired and animal-themed original designs and graphics available on a wide assortment of apparel and gift items, including posters, t-shirts, shoes, mugs, stamps, greeting cards, postcards, bags, keychains, magnets and more, perfect for passionate pet owners and animal lovers of all kinds, for any occasion. Product lines and brands include: WagsToWishes®, Andy Whale-Hole™, The Existential Seahorse, Animal Lover,  and more. For more information:* and

contact: Lisa Gordon

About Zazzle:

Infinite and Instant, Zazzle is the only on-demand retail platform for consumers and major brands, offering billions of retail quality, one-of-a-kind products, many of which are produced within 24 hours. Offering the largest library of customizable digital images from world-class brands, Zazzle enables content owners to unlock their entire libraries of content, making them available for purchase and customization by consumers. Through Zazzle’s innovative on-demand retail and technology platform, users can instantly create, customize to fit their personal style, purchase and sell a near infinite array of products online. For more information:

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Artful Animalz is a popular online design gallery offering a menagerie of pet-inspired
and animal-themed original art and graphics on a wide range of gift items, perfect for passionate pet owners and animal lovers of all kinds, for any occasion.
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