Hello, I’m Kate, creator of Hand Lettered Old Shit, or as commonly abbreviated before your mother, H.L.O.S. Ever since I can remember, I’ve been drawn to old odd things. They have a history and a presence that so often seems foregone in common day objects. As a kid, I would collect old postcards in cigar boxes. I loved to analyze their demeanor or situations. They always look as though they know something you don’t or are trying to say something you can’t.
Well now they can. H.L.O.S is a purveyor of all things old and odd, whether they may be looking for a new voice or say it loud and clear all on their own. H.L.O.S. offers one-of-a-kind, hand painted memorabilia as well as short limited edition runs of quirky postcards and old-school pennants. I also take custom commissions and will be offering original, carefully curated pieces in the near future.
So in the spirit of the new year, I thought it was only appropriate to share five hopes and dreams for this little space and what you can expect from H.L.O.S. in the new year.
Seasonal Product Lines. I'm aiming to have all new product lines carefully curated for each time of year. Snarky love notes for February, hand painted ornaments and cards for the holidays, and of course, a steady update of eclectic affair collected along the way in the "Miscellaneous" line.
Hand Lettering Workshops. Teaming up with other talented lettering artists in the area, H.L.O.S will be offering local lettering workshops throughout the year, as well as some free online behind-the-scenes of how I do things on old things.
Local Markets and Craft Fairs. I'll keep you updated on our whereabouts and hope to see you there, wherever that may be, to put a face to a name!
Wholesale. Expect to see some flair around town. More details soon.
Routine Blog Posts. Because I don't want to be a stranger and would love to connect with all other hustlers and kin out there.
Now here’s five old school things I believe deserve a second chance in 2017.
Friday Night Skate Parties
Because what's better than couple's skate and rolling limbo?
Saturday Morning Cartoons
Still don't understand how these are no longer a thing.
Where's a gal supposed to store her butterfly clips and roll-on glitter lip gloss?
McDonald's Hamburger Stools
And bring back the Strawberry Shortcake McFlurry while you're at it.
Whatever these were...
I could still sacrifice a finger or two in the name of wholesome fun.
Thanks for stopping by and let's get into some shit in 2017!