Transforming your stories into wearable masterpieces
This was our first community-based T-shirt design project in the summer of 2023, inspired by Ayla from Instagram.
We teamed up with Ayla, who shared her struggles with chronic illness and the threat of losing her home to a greedy landlord.
Together, we created a shirt design on Threadless that reflects the harsh reality of living in a capitalist hellscape. Raccoons and possums protect medication and fight for scraps, while money goes up in flames. But amidst the chaos, there’s a rainbow of hope and resilience.
Collaboration & individualiAty
Are you passionate about promoting mental health? Do you fight for social justice and LGBTQ+ rights? Or are you in need of some extra self-love
We're Dean and Rick, and our mission is to foster collaboration and connection. With Letter Shoppe, we transform your struggles, suggestions, and stories into unique art apparel.
We believe in celebrating individuals like you, no matter where you are in your journey or who you are. Our approach is all about embracing diversity on an epic scale.
Not only do we prioritize personalization, but we also prioritize sustainability. Operating from our home in Upper Michigan, we are committed to minimizing our environmental impact. We use eco-friendly materials and ethical practices to create our thought-provoking illustrated art.
Staying connected and informed is crucial in a world that often feels like it's falling apart. That's why our art addresses both serious issues and lighthearted subjects. We aim to spark conversations and provide a respite from the chaos.
Stories that come with sustainable style
Our partners prohibit forced labor and underage workers, ensuring fair compensation and benefits for all of their employees. We prioritize strict health standards so all our products are safe to use.
Coming soon, we will be enhancing our sustainability with upcycled fashion! Using recycled materials, we'll create unique pieces through cropping, hand-painting, and sewing.
Custom apparel design and illustration for brands
Introducing one of my clients, the ForScore Music App - a musician's best companion for effortless music reading.
This app focuses on ease and offers a hands-free page-turning feature, enabling uninterrupted practice and performance.
A retro tee with a 60s-inspired design was commissioned to spread the word about this innovation, seamlessly promoting the app's capabilities.
Branding & merch design
Want to level up your branding with some killer illustrations? We know how to turn your vision into a profitable product that makes you stand out. We specialize in custom T-shirt design and other merchandise design services.
Everything you need to launch a new idea or clothing line is available here. Our services include more than just design but also marketing, art direction, and finding the right ethical vendors to turn new designs into profitable, ethically made products.
It’s important to note that since we are a small team of two, we work with only one client at a time, ensuring that each project receives our full attention without burning ourselves out in the process.
Our standard turnaround time is two weeks; pricing starts at $2,500. Please note that availability may be limited, but we are booking new projects now.