Corbis Acquires Veer

Daryl Lang reporting for PDN:

Corbis announced Tuesday that it is acquiring Canada-based stock distributor Veer, which appeals to designers with fonts, illustrations and trendy merchandise in addition to high-quality stock photography.

Corbis will operate Veer as a separate brand, a change in strategy that echoes competitor Getty Images.

They’re popping corks at Veer, so congratulations, and good for them. I’ve been a happy Veer customer for a long time. Here’s to hoping Veer remains an independent entity, not just an independent “brand”.

Tuesday, 6 November 2007