Originally introduced in 1934 by B. Aronstein & Co. in Flushing, New York, Dr. Ph. Martin’s manufactures the world’s most iconic watercolour ink.
Founded in 1892 by French chemist Claude Chavant, Chavant produces the most iconic non-drying sculpting clay.
Founded in 1962 by drummer Jim Marshall as a shop selling drums, Marshall Amplification is the world’s leading manufacturer of music amplifiers, and speaker cabinets.
Founded in 1932 by Jacob Bloch, Bloch is one of the most prestigious dance brands, mostly known for its unequalled pointe shoes.
Founded in 1949 as the Japan Stationery Co., Pentel is a privately held Japanese manufacturer of stationery products, credited for inventing the world’s first felt-tipped pen.
Founded in 1935 by Sir Allen Lane, Penguin Books is a British publishing house, mostly known for its iconic paperback books.
Founded in 1761 by Kaspar Faber, Faber-Castell is one of the world’s largest and oldest manufacturers of pencils and art supplies.
Founded in 1793 and operated and owned by the Max Sauer family since 1859, Raphaël is the oldest fine art brush maker in Europe.
Founded in 1966 by John Bowers, Bowers & Wilkins is a manufacturer of audio equipment, mostly known for its loudspeakers.
Founded in 2002 by Nick Woodman as Woodman Labs Inc., GoPro is an American technology company mostly known for its action cameras.
The history of the headphone is tied together with a string of brands and innovations. Heritage-wise you are well off buying AKG or Koss
Founded in 1885 by Henry Selmer, Henri Selmer Paris is a manufacturer of musical instruments, best known for its professional-grade saxophones and clarinets.
Founded in 1937 by Edwin H. Land, Polaroid is best known for its Polaroid instant film and cameras.
Founded in 1895 by Gustav Wittner, Wittner manufactures musical accessories such as tuning forks, string accessories and stands, but is mostly known for its metronomes.
Founded in 1857 by Matthias Hohner, Hohner is a German manufacturer of musical instruments, mostly know for their harmonicas and accordions.
Founded in 1883 by Friedrich Gretsch, Gretsch is one of the most prominent manufacturers of drum kits.
Founded in 1963 by Alois K. Diethelm, Lascaux has become one of the world’s leading manufacturers of water-based artists’ colours and products used for restoration.
Founded in 1925 by Sidney N. Shure as a supplier of radio parts kits, Shure Incorporated is a manufacturer of audio electronics.
Founded in 1887 by Gustave Sennelier, Sennelier is a French brand of art supplies famous for their hand selected pigments.
Manufactured between 1972 and 2010 by Matsushita, the Technics SL-1200 is a series of turntables, widely regarded as one of the most durable and reliable ever produced.
Founded in 1832 by William Winsor and Henry Newton, Winsor & Newton is a manufacturer of fine art products, mostly known for its watercolour paint.
Founded in 1917 by Arsène Gitzhoven, Gitzo S.A. is a manufacturer of photographic accessories, specialized in tripods and supports.
Founded in 1841 by Fritz Victor Hasselblad, Victor Hasselblad AB is a manufacturer of medium-format cameras and photographic equipment based in Gothenburg, Sweden.
Founded in 1973 in the West Midlands, Billingham originally manufactured fishing bags and only moved into camera bags after the company noticed that many photographers were using its fishing bags to carry their cameras around.
Founded in 1885 by Edwin Binney and C. Harold Smith as ‘Binney & Smith’, Crayola is a brand of artists’ supplies and best known for its crayons.
Created in 1931 by Jacques Schiffrin, the Bibliothèque de la Pléiade is a French series of books with reference editions of the complete works of classic authors in a pocket format.
A resonator guitar is an acoustic guitar that carries string vibration through the bridge to one or more spun metal cones (resonators), instead of to the sound board.
Founded in 1883 by the Krauth and Benninghofen families, Hamilton Stands Inc. is a musical instrument accessories manufacturing company based in Middletown, Ohio.
A capo is a device used on the neck of guitars, mandolins, and banjos to shorten the playable length of the strings, hence raising the pitch.
Founded in 1916 by Laben Fisher Deardorff, Deardorff manufactures view cameras that have produced the image standard by which all other cameras are judged.