Saturday, April 30, 2011

Get your summer on

Summer is just around the corner, what better time to buy a new Mini & Maximus tee??  Check out the cool tees and posters we have available on our site, or support your local retailer and pick one up there.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Llama-fy it

How cool is this   You can type any text you want and it writes it out in little llamas, and you can share it with your friends!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Monday, April 25, 2011

Girls just wanna have fun!

Sasha havin' some fun in her "Masked" tank

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Thursday, April 21, 2011

ArtVenture Sewn Clever event video

Check out a little video from the ArtVenture SewnClever event last weekend.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Casey O'Connell-Gator in Love-art collaboration

One of our art collaborations this season is with the amazingly talented artist Casey O'Connell.  She made the adorable "Gator in Love" graphic for us.  Find out more about her below and be sure to check out her website to see more of her beautiful artwork.

At what age did you start creating art?

I was in the car on a family vacation and I got really frustrated with my coloring books.  I was sick of coloring Donald Duck doing Duckish things, I wanted him to climb trees and hang out with Simon from Alvin and the Chipmunks.  I remember the exact moment it dawned on me that I could make that happen by drawing my own coloring book.

Do you remember when you really felt like art was going to be part of your life forever?

To be honest, I cannot remember a time when art wasn’t a part of my life. I think I have always felt as long as I am breathing, art will be there. I don’t really know another way of existing. 

What childhood interests or memories continue to influence you still today? 

My Grandmother and the words, “Once upon a time...”

Tell us a little about your process, how do you find inspiration and how does that lead to the end result?

I am tenacious about following my thoughts.  I sit and stare all the time, trying my best to actually let my mind go where it wants to go.  Once it gets there I try and capture it before it is off and running again.  The thoughts can be really really simple, a split second of clarity or insane and difficult to recognize.  It is with these end result thoughts that I begin every new painting.

What motivates you to keep creating? Is it a desire to change the world or the way people think or more just a necessity, something that has to come out of you?

It is a total necessity for me.  Creating   is how I ask questions. It allows me to experiment with an infinite number of possible solutions and discover the answers that are true for me.  

When you were a child, besides an artist what did you dream of being or doing?

I wanted to be a scuba diving pirate.

If you couldn't do art what would you do?

See above.

What kind of things from your everyday life inspire what you do in your art? 

Anything that makes me laugh so hard I start to cry.  Butterflies in my stomach.  Awkward situations.   Anxiety.  Sharing Secrets.  Double dares. Mixed tapes.  The new.  The old.

How much of what you do is a statement, how much is a response and how much is just experimentation or exploration?  

I try really hard to have my paintings feel  open ended.  I work out a thought as much as I can and then leave it up to the viewer to decide what should happen next.

Check out her website:

Monday, April 18, 2011

New issue of Small Magazine out now!

 Mini & Maximus "Paw" tank

Check out the new issue of Small Mag now!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Check out some photos from our SewnClever event!

The SewnClever ever at Studio Seaside in Corona Del Mar on Saturday was a success.  It was a beautiful sunny day, the kids loved making fun masks, drawing on the art wall and getting their photos taken in the photo booth.  There were some great vendors there including yours truly and our good friend at Novella Royale.  Check out more photos on our Facebook page.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Sewn Clever Event Saturday, April 16th

Don't forget to stop by the Sewn Clever event at Seaside Studio in Corona Del Mar on Saturday, April 16th from 11-3 pm.  There are a bunch of goodies for sale including $25 Mini & Maximus tees and posters.  Fun arts and crafts for the kids.  Also, if you donate any amount on Saturday to the aid in Japan you will receive a raffle ticket for fun prizes!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Planet Awesome Kid/MIMA contest winner

Planet Awesome Kid did a giveaway of one of our "Monster" Tees.  Kids had to say what their favorite monster was and the winner was Q as seen above from the post that her mom did on her rad blog "Une Envie".  Q is one of the most stylish kids we have seen.  So check out her mom's blog to see some of her uber cool outfits...  Congrats to Q on your new tee, you wear it well and thanks to Planet Awesome Kid!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Just having fun in my "Masked" tank

Miss Sasha goofing off in the "Masked" tee by Australian artist Fee Harding

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Mini & Maximus now at Yoya in NYC

 Music is Too Loud Tee
 Masked tee far right

If you are in NYC, be sure to stop by Yoya at 636 Hudson St, a really cool kids store that sells Mini & Maximus along with lots of other cool kids items

Sunday, April 3, 2011

A girl and her heels

Every girl loves her heels.  Check out this Mini & Maximus tee "A girls best friend", what else could a little girl ask for?

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Sewn Clever event April 16th

Come by Seaside Studio in Corona Del Mar on April 16th from 11-3 pm.  Mini & Maximus along with Novella Royale and other vendors will be selling their wares.  There will be arts and crafts for the kids and you can check out Sewn Clever-a new crafting concept.