Monday, November 21, 2016

Vendor Profile #8 - Jelly Brothers

Tell us about your work and what we can expect to see at this years Handmade Hamilton?

We have been busy over the past year, expanding our popular series of Neighbourhood maps as well as our collection of silk-screened posters inspired by Hamilton.  Our collection of school prints is expanding as well, and we'll have a few new ones on display for the first time at Handmade Hamilton.

What are your inspirations?

Growing up in Hamilton, our work has a heavy dose of nostalgia and hometown pride, but we also look beyond our borders to other cities we love to visit. Cities continue to shape the things we create, whether it's the obvious choices of landmarks and historic buildings, or the more esoteric aspects of the infrastructure and built environment that surrounds us.

Tell us some of your favourite things about Hamilton?

Hamilton is big enough to be a complete city and to have its own independent identity, but still small enough to enable a sense of community. Hamilton shapes our work in many ways and has helped foster our weird little business. We get endless encouragement from the people around us, both for the things we create and for the city in general. 

Many makers listen to podcasts.  Do you? and what are some of your favourites?

99 Percent Invisible is always a great listen. The topics vary week to week, but the underlying theme is that design is an integral part of our lives. It's always interesting and inspiring. Locally, The Graham Crawford Show is a smart look into politics and city building in Hamilton.  

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