"This design was originally made for a seasonal espresso from Ritual Coffee Roasters. The year's espressos were all inspired by animals native to the state of California, and the first one I wanted to draw was a gray wolf. Shortly after I made this drawing, for the first time in nearly a century, a pack of gray wolves was sited in California. The wolves' threatened existence is tragic. They are majestic creatures and deserve to be treated as such." - Jen Kruch
I am an illustrator, designer, and letterpress printer living in the Bay Area. I am also one-half of Shipwright & Co., a letterpress company I started in 2013 with a good friend. We print each piece by hand on a Chandler & Price letterpress that dates back to 1911, and hand-trim each piece on a giant antique Guillotine paper cutter from the 1930s. The majority of work created for clients at Shipwright & Co. begins with custom illustrations we create, which are then transformed into one-of-a-kind and handmade printed pieces.
About Join the Pack
Join the Pack, a collection of designs celebrating the wolf by portraying its wildness, mystery and general bad-assness. We hope to combat fear and misunderstanding of wolves by celebrating the species and building a greater appreciation for the iconic creatures. Proceeds support Earthjustice, using the power of law to defend our right to a healthy environment.
About our Prints
Each poster is hand-printed and handled, to make sure that only the highest quality is offered and sent out. The matte paper and high quality of inks make for a vibrant image which looks great both framed, and au-naturel. Printed in Los Angeles, CA, on Epson Enhanced Matte Paper, heavyweight stock, high color gamut, using Epson UltraChrome HDR ink-jet technology. Framed posters offer the same, museum-quality printed poster, but wrapped in a protective black frame. The frame is lightweight and includes a shatter-resistant acrylite front protector, so it won't break in the mail. International orders may be subject to customs duties & taxes.