- July 18, 2016
-- 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.