SOURCE: Hint Mint

September 21, 2006 20:27 ET

Hint Mint Launches Gary Baseman Limited Edition Artist Series at Red Carpet Fete

Confectionary Company Unveils Newest Design in Three Flavors

LOS ANGELES, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- September 21, 2006 -- Makers of the world's original "designer mints," upscale breath mint creator Hint Mint, is introducing a limited edition series of artist tins, designed by Gary Baseman, at a red carpet fete Tuesday, September 26th. Kicking off at 8:00 p.m. in Hint Mint's private downtown Los Angeles gallery space, the soiree benefits A Window Between Worlds, a nonprofit organization that uses art to end domestic violence.

The minty-fresh event will celebrate art, design and creativity. Gary Baseman, famous for his unique illustrations in the New Yorker, Rolling Stone and the New York Times, will be presenting his newest creations of art for the line. Baseman's three designs, Walking Kaiju, Cinny Hot ChaChaCha and Music Kitty, were made exclusively for Hint Mint's flavors of peppermint, cinnamon and chocolate, respectively.

Hint Mint guests will include not only Hollywood's elite, but also a discriminating set of art collectors and advocates including representatives from LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum) and MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art). Sponsors of the event include 944 Magazine, House of Blues, Blue Ice Vodka, Royal Guard Clothing, Cranium and The Standard Hotel. The evening's combination of music entertainment, a Hint Mint tasting, a kissing contest, a Cranium challenge and silent auction offer fun interactions for guests, who also receive VIP Gift Bags for their appearance in support of the evening's charitable beneficiary.

Red carpet arrivals are 7:30-9:30 p.m. and the event is by invitation only. For more information about the launch of the Gary Baseman Limited Edition Artist Series or to request press credentials, please contact Sum-Sum Chan at sumsum@freshchatter.com or 310-428-6610.

About Hint Mint:

Two young entrepreneurs hoping to develop a product based on the catchy name 'Hint Mint' founded Hint Mint in 2000. Hint Mint carries an entire line of fine quality mints that appeals to a higher market, all vegan, kosher and made with absolutely no animal products. The Hint Mint Classics and Artist Series are packaged in a curved, slide-to-open 1920s cigarette style tin, adorned with art deco detailing. Each mint is individually stamped with Hint Mint's signature leaf and rests on a bed of velum. Hint Mints are available worldwide in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, Ireland, Singapore and Japan. The Hint Mint signature slide-to-open tin is a patented design. Additional product and company information is available at www.hintmint.com.

About Gary Baseman:

Gary Baseman's esteemed artwork contributes to major publications such as The New Yorker, Time, The New York Times and Rolling Stone. His strong visual images have been commissioned throughout the corporate world, with such international clients as Nike, Chili's, Gatorade, Mercedes-Benz, Labatt and Thomas Cook. Baseman created the visual identity of the award-winning, best-selling game "Cranium." He is also the three-time Emmy award-winning creator and executive producer of Teacher's Pet, the critically acclaimed animated television series and feature-length animated film. The National Portrait Gallery in D.C. and the Museum of Modern Art in Rome feature his work in their permanent collections and he continues to have solo gallery exhibitions throughout the world. Entertainment Weekly Magazine named Baseman as one of the 100 Most Creative People in Entertainment. His 352 page book of his art, titled "Dumb Luck" was recently published by Chronicle Books.

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