Monthly Artist Series:
Each month, we commission an original design from a new artist or designer. These products can be purchased in the Shop as they become available.
January 2019 :
From her studio in Leeuwarden Netherlands, Jamilla Beukema works as an illustrator under the name 'Mila-made'. Avoiding digital techniques, her favorite tools are colored pencil, gouache, stamps and stencil printing. Her sweet and colorful illustration style is clearly perfect for children, and she also teaches visual arts & design part time at a secondary school. Fun fact: her studio is located in an old, renovated prison cell block.
Edmondo Quilichini, of Sassari, Italy, dabbles in many forms of branding and merchandising. He expertly executes glyphs, logos, & icons, like his Aurora Borealis Keyhole pin for us (right). His imagery has a subtle humor to it, often with hidden meaning and metaphor.
In case you're wondering, his last name is pronounced "May-tee", like how a pirate would refer to his buddy. A graphic designer based in Lakewood, Ohio, Nick navigates through modern trends while also looking to the past to develop his own voice within his work.
Tusk + Twine
Tusk + Twine was created as an outlet for Kate Beardmore's passion for textiles and design. A self-taught embroidery artist, Kate uses her background in graphic design to help create one of a kind embroideries and embroidery patterns. Focusing on the simplicity and rawness of using her hands to create; she uses stitching to calm her mind. Kate currently lives in the UK Midlands with her husband and fur baby named Yui.
Maxwell McMaster's dreamy, ethereal art in inspired by his home in Los Angeles, California. Maxwell uses abstract geometry and vivid gradients to invite the viewer to reflect on life, and its mysteries while reminding us of the beauty in it.
Camille Chew is an illustrator whose witchcrafty style, magical patterns and elaborate mask designs, have a unique and beautiful look that is unmistakably hers. Her work explores themes of mythology, fantasy, and the occult. She's a graduate of Alfred University, and currently based in Ithaca, NY.
Becca Jane Koehler is a ceramic artist and illustrator in Nashville, TN. Becca earned her BFA in Furniture Design in 2005 from Savannah College of Art and Design. After 10 years of designing and illustrating for major dinnerware retailers worldwide, Becca is now a maker of hand painted ceramics.
We couldn't help but fall in love with the beautiful dusty pastel color palettes and mystical monoline vector explorations of Austin, TX's Daphna Sebbane. Daphna dabbles in at all - branding, packaging, typography, industrial design. Her recent experimentations southwestern occultism is beautiful and mysterious and prime for pinning.
Being born in Norway, being surround by beautiful nature is clearly a big inspiration for Anette Smoerseth. She creates minimal black & white ink illustrations, most commonly combining geometric elements with beautifully drawn landscapes.
Tony Riff, aka Riffdraw Mcgraw, aka Citizen Rifferson, is London based freelance illustrator who describes his work as experimental and energetic, with a dash of playfulness and humor thrown in. His work displays an imaginative style harkening to skateboard culture, punk music and nineties Nickelodeon cartoons.
Joel "Holy Buddy" Kirschenbaum is an art school drop-out and self-described 'Laptop Picasso' from Nevada. As a member of the band Alaska, he's cut his teeth illustrating whimsical tour merch for numerous bands in the DIY emo and punk scenes.
Britt "Hutch" Hutchinson, an American midwesterner, uses thread as paint or analog pixel to create what she describes as hand embroidery for the high lonesome. Her pin is a direct interpretation of an original hand-embroidered design, digitized and applied to the enamel pin medium.
Jess Polanshek is an illustrator from Jericho, VT whose work often incorporates surreal or fantastical imagery. Her art revolves around elements of northern forests and the creatures that inhabit them. Focusing on high detail and loose realism, her art has evolved into an illustrative and whimsical style with a strong focus on the beauty and intricacies of the natural world.
Mochichito is the moniker for a project created by designer Steph Fung. Currently on the self-initiated task of drawing a "tiny terrarium" every day for 100 days; a celebration of process that encourages everyone to participate in 100 days of making. Steph describes the project as cute, kawaii, & kickass, and we're thrilled to bring one of her terrariums to the physical form.
Matthew Jay Fleming's hand-drawn, highly colorful penmanship is instantly recognizable within his illustration & design work. Humbly boasting an impressive portfolio, there's a good chance he's designed merch for more than one of your favorite bands; Dave Matthew Band, Explosions in the Sky, Brandi Carlile, and Ray LaMontage--just to name a few. When he's not working there's a good chance he's riding a bicycle somewhere in the Pacific Northwest.
Hilariously enough, Charlie first met Joshua Minnich in 2008, when they would team up to design layouts for bands on the long defunct website Myspace.com. Since that time, Josh has honed his craft into a vintage-inspired style that could be described as both traditional and classic. His love for nature is very distinct within his work; specializing in lettering and logos with eye-catching details.
M.I.D. Goods was created in Nashville, TN by husband & wife, Drew & Alicia Binkley; makers of intentional goods & celebrators of stories. They strive to create silkscreened prints & goods that tell a story, a purpose, a strong connection between the people who create them and the people who bring life to them. Cherishing items passed down in their families, from a straw garden hat to heirloom family quilts, they're working hard to create goods that deserve the respect of those who came before us, but fit into the lives we’re living today.
Lorena G is a Barcelona-based graphic designer and illustrator specializing in attention to detail. She boasts a love for geometrical shapes, and her work displays a clear knack for clean vectors executed in highly-saturated, beautiful color schemes. She's also known to be a expert connoisseur of tuna makis.
Bad Ponies is the artist moniker for Chicago-based illustrator Sarah Bogosh. Her repetitive drawings deal with the burden and beauty of carrying pain, through mostly animal motifs.
Luka, aka Grey Days, is a designer & illustrator located in Brno, Czech Republic. We first found Luka's work on Instagram, and immediately reached out to him to do a pin for us. When he's not designing for your favorite punk or emojified bands, he's likely riding his motorcycle.
John Vogl is an illustrator-designer-artist of sorts working in Denver, CO. The Bungaloo is a nonsense studio name he works under, because he thought his real name was boring, but The Bungaloo is just a one man operation. He draws most of his work by hand, in pen and ink, and it seems to feature an overabundance of birds, leaves, and trees. His dog, Loki, is not a very useful studio assistant, but still very sweet and cute.
Phil "Burrito Breath" Guy makes art for those bred in the 1980s and 1990s. Inspired by skateboards, comic books, and popular cartoons, his work is both hilarious and original. Currently in Akron, Ohio after a 5-year stay in San Francisco, we're proud to have him as the first installation in our ongoing artist series.
Jessica "Skullface" Paoli is a Cleveland-based illustrator and designer. She describes herself as an INFJ Cancerian Slytherclaw Type 4 — a creative introvert focused on her individuality, intuition, and emotion. She established False Luck in 2015 as a playground for physical products to wear and cherish.
Adam Vass is a self-taught designer and illustrator, whose work is strongly inspired by tattoo flash and comic book imagery. As a touring musician in the band La Dispute, his client network is heavily saturated with in music (bands, record labels, etc), but he also enjoys branding and poster design. When he’s not on the road, you can probably find him watching wrestling somewhere in Michigan.
Teagan White is a freelance illustrator specializing in intricate drawings of flora and fauna, playful watercolors of animal characters, and illustrated typography. She is very interested in nature's subtle, gentle reciprocity and wild, tragic discord, and combines this inspiration with nostalgic colors, decorative arrangements of organic forms, and meticulous detail.
Originally from Chicago, Teagan now lives and works in Minnesota.
Take one look at Tim Skirven's work and its easy to see the man loves what he does. From playful cartoons to structured logos, Skirven's work embodies his fun loving personality. The Richmond based artist is now traveling “indefinitely” around the world with his equally talented wife, Ali Croft, working out of their backpacks for their own practice, Skirven and Croft.
Nicholas Moegly is a designer, illustrator, and hand-letterer from Cincinnati, OH. Specializing in creating handcrafted designs, everything starts with pencil and paper. He's garnered experience working with people and companies from all over the world – from single-person startups to Fortune 50 companies. In his free-time, you can find him screen-printing goods for his online store, or playing his 1992 Hook pinball machine.
Erica Williams is an illustrator who is known for intricate and detailed illustrations of flora and fauna, as well as custom typography and screen printed posters. In addition to loving nature and animals, her work is also heavily influenced by history, fiber arts, tattoo culture, folklore, fables, and mythology. When she's not drawing, she's probably drinking tea and hanging out with her "Kitterns" in Minneapolis.
April is a designer and illustrator with a love for nature, riding bikes, dogs, music, pop culture and yoga. She believes in a simple approach, with a strong emphasis on illustrated elements. She currently lives and works in Portland, Oregon with 2 dogs, 1 cat and a loving husband.
By day, Tessa Kleingeld works as a senior freelance packaging designer in the striking city of Cape Town in South Africa. By night, she works on new ideas for pins, prints and stationery in her cosy home studio. Frolik Studio was born from a passion for beautiful design and a love of putting beautiful things out in the world and having people love them in return.
Kyler Martz is an illustrator and tattoo artist living and working in Seattle, WA. His work is notoriously nautically themed, and heavily inspired by vintage tattoo flash. When he's not tattooing, he dabbles in commercial illustration and has painted murals all across the United States.
Atlanta, GA's Brian Steely has been at the design game for 18 years. He's known for his masterful iconic monoline style. Brian's branding and logos can be found on your favorite band's merchandise, labels for craft breweries, dispensaries, plastered on skate decks, on Nike merchandise, and just about anything else you could imagine.
Harold Apples is the artist pseudonym for Nashville-based Adam Moore. He considers himself a nighttime illustrator for projects of all sorts, and spends his days as an Art Director for Lonely Planet.