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Eco-Friendly Packaging

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Eco-Friendly Packaging

One thing that's so important to us is being as eco-friendly as we can in our business, and we're always looking for where we can make improvements in our materials and process. We've been looking for a good eco-friendly mailer for some time and we finally found a good one that we'll be switching to! Our new kraft mailer that we'll soon begin shipping all our enamel pins and buttons with is made from 100% eco friendly recycled materials and is fully recyclable as well.  Our cards are eco friendly, too! They're now printed with organic soy inks and printed on FSC certified/recycled stock,...

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Rare Corpse Flower!

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Rare Corpse Flower!

We recently got a chance to visit the rare corpse flower at CSULB in Long Beach! If you haven't heard about this giant flower, it only blooms once every 7-15 years, and then when it blooms it only stays open for about a day. Sometimes even less!  And.. it stinks! It smells awful, plus we were there on a cold day and we were told it smells much worse when it's warm out. I think we lucked out a little bit on that. Here's a few pics of it below, and make sure you're following us on Instagram for more adventures!...

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My Drawing Process

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My Drawing Process

 My art process actually varies quite a lot, and a lot of the time I don't start with a sketch at all and just work straight in Illustrator. In this case though, I had this idea while sketching up some new ideas for CatCon, so I started with this little sketch.  I was too lazy to use my scanner (yep) so I just took a photo of it with my phone instead and then started drawing over it in Illustrator. I generally use a lot of circles and basic shapes first, then combine them and edit them with the pathfinder and pen...

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