We go way back with illustrator and printmaker Claudia Pearson, who’s an old-school Clinton Hiller and now a veteran Fleaster who’s become one of our most popular vendors, and certainly one of the most talented. You’ve seen her tea towels, prints, calendars, and notecards with stylized, vibrant depictions of Brooklyn brownstones, fruits and veggies, and diverse world citizens. (Check out the cool children’s book she illustrated, Tribal Alphabet.)
Naturally we were so proud to stroll by West Elm the other day (Flea HQ’s in Dumbo) and see Claudia’s name in the shop! She’s custom-designed a spring line of serving plates and tea towels for them, featuring some really cute dogs and Fourth of July and beach drawings. Great stuff, and likely the result of the snazzy new regime at West Elm, whose HQ is also in our Dumbo building and who “loved” us for Valentine’s Day this year. A match made in Brooklyn for sure.
Onward and upward!