Friday, June 17, 2011

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Saturday, June 11, 2011

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Masked Poster by artist Fee Harding

Mini & Maximus "Masked" posters for sale now on our website.  Check out more of Fee's art here!

Monday, May 30, 2011

Happy Memorial Day!

Happy Memorial Day!  Enjoy this beautiful day off from work and school!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Art we love

We love Alice Dufay's simple line art drawings!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Rad Snakes!

Rad Snakes tee art collab tee by Daniel Chang

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Art Tees For Kids By Kids-Princess Axelle

Each season Mini & Maximus does a call out to artsists-the young ones-for our Art tees for Kids By Kids collaboration.  This season, 5 year old Axelle, from Montreal won.  Find out a bit more about this little Picasso in the making below.

Name, Age, where are you from?
Axelle, 5 years old, Montreal
What is your favorite thing to draw?
What do you want to be when you grow up?
I would like to do makeup because I would like to create makeup boxes…
If you could wear whatever you wanted everyday, what would you wear?
Pretty dresses
What are your skills?
What do you think would be the coolest thing to print on a t-shirt?
A princess wearing a pretty red dress dancing at a ballroom with her prince.
If you were a parent, what would be the best recommendation to give your child?
Be a good girl if you want to get stickers for you calendar!
What are you thankful in life for?
Have a mommy, daddy, a bedroom, 2 cats and a fish.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Mini & Maximus welcomes new online retailer Youshou in France

If you live in France and would like to buy Mini & Maximus, you can now get our goods at online shop Youshou.  They just launched their website which is full of lots of cool stuff including, yours truly.  Be sure to check them out!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

To all the amazing mother's out there- we salute you!

Photo via Sophie St-Onge

The Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown & Clement Hurd

Once there was a little bunny who wanted to run away.
So he said to his mother, “I am running away.”
“If you run away,” said his mother, “I will run after you.
For you are my little bunny.”

“If you run after me,” said the little bunny,
“I will become a fish in a trout stream
and I will swim away from you.”

“If you become a fish in a trout stream,” said his mother,
“I will become a fisherman and I will fish for you.”

“If you become a fisherman,” said the little bunny,
“I will become a rock on the mountain, high above you.”

“If you become a rock on the mountain high above me,”
said his mother, “I will become a mountain climber,
and I will climb to where you are.”

“If you become a mountain climber,”
said the little bunny,
“I will be a crocus in a hidden garden.”

“If you become a crocus in a hidden garden,”
said his mother, “I will be a gardener. And I will find you.”

“If you are a gardener and find me,”
said the little bunny, “I will be a bird
and fly away from you.”

“If you become a bird and fly away from me,”
said his mother, “I will be a tree that you come home to.”

“If you become a tree,” said the little bunny,
“I will become a little sailboat,
and I will sail away from you.”

“If you become a sailboat and sail away from me,”
said his mother, “I will become the wind
and blow you where I want you to go.”

“If you become the wind and blow me,” said the little bunny,
“I will join a circus and fly away on a flying trapeze.”

“If you go flying on a flying trapeze,” said his mother,
“I will be a tightrope walker,
and I will walk across the air to you.”

“If you become a tightrope walker and walk across the air,”
said the bunny, “I will become a little boy
and run into a house.”

“If you become a little boy and run into a house,”
said the mother bunny, “I will become your mother
and catch you in my arms and hug you.”

“Shucks,” said the bunny, “I might just as well
stay where I am and be your little bunny.”

And so he did.
“Have a carrot,” said the mother bunny.


Saturday, May 7, 2011

Who said bats don't like the sun?

This bat's not afraid of the sunlight, Lennox just chillin' at the beach in his bat tee

Friday, May 6, 2011

Punk tee art collab with graffiti artist Damin Lujan

 Damin's wife Michelle, daughters Sydney and Ginger and the artist himself
 Damin and his daughter Ginger

Name: Damin Lujan "ZAO"


At what age did you start creating art?
9 is when I was really into drawing, it was about the same time I got into skateboarding, that’s how I remember. Of course I was drawing as long as I can remember but pretty sure 8 or 9 is when it became a hobby.

Do you remember when you really felt like art was going to be part of your life forever?
When I was young drawing and painting were super fun, but never thought of it more than that- fun at that time. It was either skateboard or art depending on what I felt like. If friends were around we would go skate, if they weren't I would draw. I loved skateboarding and liked art at that time. I never really thought about my life, or the future, it was always about the moment.  I'm not sure when I realized it was going to be part of my life forever, all I know is I love art and skateboarding. Now art and skateboarding are a huge part of my life and how we pay our bills, never thought that would happen, its’ a dream come true.

What childhood interests or memories continue to influence you still today?
Childhood interests for sure were growing up in LA- Culver City, skateboard graphics, living across the street from graffiti artists, Venice Beach.

If you couldn't do art what would you do?
I always have skateboarding.

Are your children interested in art as well?
I really think it's their favorite thing to do and every time I paint they want to be right there. I wish I had little mask for them so they could hang out while I paint.  They're not allowed to be around since I mostly use spray paint.  Sydney is 4 and is super into graffiti, she gets excited whenever she sees any, she's like "look graffiti dad", its so rad. One time when she was playing with her toys she was setting up a little city with blocks and said "it’s going to be awesome; there is going to be graffiti and everything." both my girls are amazing.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Babiekins Mag issue #5 out now!

One of our favorite kids magazines-Babiekins- has just come out with a new issue.  Check it out!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

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!