Hello! My name is Rob Green and I’m currently a Production Manager at WGM Printing, a screen print shop located in Maryland.

I began Shirt Folk in 2019 as a platform to sell my shirts. It has since evolved into an opportunity to talk about the print industry.

Thank you for your time and attention.

Let's Start the March!!

Let's Start the March!!

from left to right: Daniel Krall, Deborah Lee, Hanna Barczyk, Dave Arcade, and Gaby D’Alessandro

from left to right: Daniel Krall, Deborah Lee, Hanna Barczyk, Dave Arcade, and Gaby D’Alessandro

Hi Shirt Folk!

Chapter one is in that great big book of life. Thanks go out to Amber Vittoria, Daniel Hughes, Bruno Guerreiro, and Kristin K Tata for creating such amazing designs for our launch! Drop them a line and have them create something for you! They were all great to work with and extremely professional and would bring so much to any project you have in mind.

Now we look forward to March. Spring is on our minds in the States as the weather slowly warms, but random cold snaps and freak snow events keep us on our toes. Luckily, we’ve been working with another handful of talented creatives during these sheltered times and we didn’t mind the waiting too much.

It is our pleasure to introduce our March 2019 lineup:

Dave Arcade

When we were talking to Dave about the prompt for this month, MAD magazine came up and provided a bit of common ground. Our founder, Rob, is a huge fan of just about everything cartoon, so we are super amped to see what Dave comes up with!

Here’s a bit of background info from Dave’s site:

I’m a Salt Lake City based Illustrator with a background in art direction. In the most general sense I create organized commotion. It’s a style born of my bossy imagination bullying my inner minimalist. Whether I’m creating a digital mural or just riffing on a personal project, I typically burden the composition until it strikes a visual balance between a lot of things and a ton of stuff. I’m an 80’s kid but stake no claim to the Retrowave movement. I’m a descendant of the Hanna-Barbara / Chuck Jones lineage and it should therefore come as no surprise that my style is straight up cartoons. I’ve been fortunate to work with some great brands throughout my career including Google, Nickelodeon, Adobe, Jack in the Box, Activision, Discovery Channel and Cotopaxi. (Where you at Nike?)

Find Dave on the web:

davearcade.comBehanceInstagramDave is represented by Closer&Closer

Hanna Barczyk

Our interest in Hanna’s work was piqued by the confidence present in its execution. The conceptual nature of her illustrations would be impossible to pull of with any level of timidity, but there is no evidence of that in her portfolio. Her work is inspiring and bold and we can’t wait to share her design at the end of the month!

From her bio:

Hanna Barczyk was born in Germany and currently divides her time between New York City and Toronto, Ontario. She graduated from the Ontario College of Art and Design with a bachelor of Design. She creates conceptual illustrations for major publications such as The The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe and The Los Angeles Times, among many others. Inspired by her family's Hungarian folk art traditions, vintage Polish film posters, German Expressionism, memories, love, music, movement, and a passion for dance, she often illustrates emotional driven solutions that are bold, conceptual, and delicate at the same time. Hanna combines a variety of media, including pen and ink, acrylic paint, woodblock, and digital. 

Hanna Barczyk has been recognized by the Society of Illustrators, American Illustration, Creative Quarterly and 3x3 (Magazine of Contemporary Illustration). She has also been the recipient of the Melville White Award, and has been the subject of a feature in Communication Arts Magazine.

Selected Client List: The New York Times, International New York Times, Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Fast Company, Family Circle, The Boston Globe, Runner’s World, New York Observer, Advertising Age, The Walrus Magazine, National Public Radio (N.P.R.), The Marshall Project, Corporate Knights, Frontiers Magazine, Ebony, National Geographic, and Today's Parent Magazine 

Find Hanna on the web:

hannabarczyk.comInstagramBehanceHanna is represented by Purple Rain Illustrators

Gaby D’Alessandro

The vibrancy present in each image we saw on Gaby’s site instantly compelled us to reach out. Her work tends to be so detailed, but nothing feels cluttered or muddled. Life springs from her illustrations and it is infectious. We hope you are as excited to see her piece for us as we are to release it!

From Gaby’s site:

Gaby D'Alessandro is an illustrator from the Dominican Republic, who currently lives in Brooklyn, NY. She studied Fine Arts and Illustration in Altos de Chavón and moved to New York in 2008, after receiving a scholarship to continue her studies at Parsons School of Design

Gaby's work has been recognized by: American Illustration, Communication Arts, 3x3 and Latin American Ilustración.

Her clients include: The New York Times, The Botanical Garden of Padua, NPR, Smithsonian Magazine, The Atlantic, Prevention Magazine, The Washington Post, O The Oprah Magazine, The National Audubon Society and The American Museum of Natural History.

Find Gaby on the web:

gabydalessandro.comInstagramGaby is represented by Morgan Gaynin Inc.

Daniel Krall

Shirt Folk is stationed in Maryland, so it kind of amazes us that we missed Daniel, a professor at MICA, for so long. With a combination of line and form that is a feast for the eyes, we hope you are looking to seeing Daniel’s design as much as we are.

From Daniel’s site:

Daniel Krall emerged from a small farm in Fontana, Pennsylvania, where his artistic roots were watered by comic books, animation, and big-sky colorways. After learning every line of country life, he moved to the city and earned a BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, where he now teaches illustration.

A veteran of sequential art, his work echoes the striking lines and Technicolor tints of French comics. Daniel’s formulations mix watercolor, gouache, acrylic and pixels, served straight or on the rocks. Freeze-ray focused and completely on his game, Daniel’s illustrations are fluid, expressive, and vivified by rich, bottomless color.

Clients include: Wired, The New Yorker, British GQ, McSweeneys, Oxford University Press, Business Week, Details, The New York Times, The Village Voice, Brand New School, YM, Random House, American Medical News, Baltimore City Paper, Seed Magazine and Family Circle.

Find Daniel on the web:  • Twitter

Deborah Lee

Deborah knows how to create mood with light and color. An admitted fan of glowing light, we were constantly blown away by her ability to combine her two strengths again and again over an array of styles. The end of the month can’t come soon enough!

From Deborah’s site:

Hey, I’m Deb/Deborah.(Sometimes Jung-Jin/정진 if you’re one of my parents) I am a Korean-born illustrator with a product design background based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Currently, I spend most of my day at LinkedIn helping to develop their product illustration library, and by night I’m a freelancer in publishing, editorial, and product. My free time is spent eating ungodly amounts of food or training for my upcoming half-marathon. Ask me about the time I was in a fantasy internet cult during my adolescence.

Clients + past work experience:

NPR / Roaring Brook Press - Macmillan Publishers / The Verge / Procreate App / Narratively / Shirt Folk / Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative / Ladio / LinkedIn / Expii / Blue Archer / Wake Me Up Gently / 3dTotal / Carnegie Mellon School of Engineering

Find Deborah on the web:

debleeart.comInstagramTwitter Shop

There you have it! At the end of the month you will be able to see all of the great work these artists have put in.

Let us know how you’re feeling in the comments. We love hearing from you!

Until we chat again, have a great day! We appreciate your time and attention.

No Fooling!

No Fooling!

Chapter One :: The Creative Spirit

Chapter One :: The Creative Spirit