November 16, 2015

3 things that are inspiring us this week


Both of us come from a fine art backgrounds. In fact, we met while we were both getting our Masters of Fine Arts at Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan just outside of Detroit. We take turns photographing, sketching out ideas, drawing out designs, carving out linoleum and creating vector images for all of our projects.

Lately, we've been drawn to including watercolor in our letterpress designs. There's something about the tactility, the unpredictability and the variation in color. We think it works really well with the crisp, bold imprint of letterpress. Stay tuned for some new watercolor/letterpress projects in the new year!

Sketching out some watercolor ideas. We've been very inspired by our summer seasonal Heath Ceramics vase, we love the splatters of glaze!

changing seasons

The little dips of cooler weather we've been getting here in Los Angeles have our minds turning to comfy, cozy thoughts. Our fingers are crossed for the cool rainy weather promised for later this year by the El Nino weather system that should be headed our way this winter. In the meantime, we're enjoying the warm sunny days and cool nights.

A rainy day outside of our studio in DTLA.

Stanislav Pinchuk's delicate hand poked tattoos

We have both fallen in love with the tattoo work of Ukranian-born artist Stanislava Pinchuk (who goes by Miso). She has been trading hand-poked tattoos for things she wants or needs for the last few years. We love the delicate lines and intimate scale of these mini works of art.

Home-made tattoos: A map walking the New York Highline drawn from memory, as a constellation. On my beautiful studio mate @karleee. Traded for a bright white crystal that looks just like a skyscraper. (photo: Stanislav Pinchuk, @m_i_s_o on Instagram)

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