The Artiphany Blog: Pupdates & Mewsings

Living Life Off Leash in 2020: John Looks to Artiphany's Future

Living Life Off Leash in 2020: John Looks to Artiphany's Future

  Hello Artiphans, And a Happy New Year to you all! Late last month, we shared with you a bit about John and Artiphany's 2019: how they both fared, grew, searched—and, sometimes, found. Now, with the first month of the new decade nearly behind us, we're looking forward to a year of expansion and experimentation. Refining what it means for Artiphany to be Artiphany is a lot of work and the nuances of development sometimes take months, years to fully announce themselves, and for us to understand them. But in an effort to do just that—and to share with you all, the...

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A Search for a Memory of Home: Mr. Littleboy's Year in Review

A Search for a Memory of Home: Mr. Littleboy's Year in Review

Our CEO in the snow out east. Happy Holidays Artiphans, So, here we are, at the end of another year. For us at Artiphany, it’s both seemed too long, and too short. Let me explain: when you’re running a small business, there is always too much time and too little time. Too much time until the printer is done with your latest, newest pack of cards; too little time until your deadline to submit this design or that. And throughout this process, this learning curve that waxes and wanes, our peripatetic CEO, creative director, artist-in-chief John Littleboy has been on...

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Behind the Sketch: From Vincent van Dogh to Labrador Dalí

Behind the Sketch: From Vincent van Dogh to Labrador Dalí

Dear Artiphans, We at Artiphany have been thinking and talking a lot in recent months about our museums collection. This is for a couple of reasons: one, because we are working on bringing John’s art-themed pun-tastic greeting cards into more museums and arts institutions across the country. And two, because of the collection’s close connection to John’s children’s book, Luca & the Mongrels of Montparnasse. But more on that later…because first, I want to bring you back to the beginning. Why does this collection exist in the first place? What did it grow out of? Why art history? It all...

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"Popinjay," John's New Deck, Is Coming Soon

"Popinjay," John's New Deck, Is Coming Soon

Hello Artiphans,  At the start of this year, I shared with you that John had a new deck of cards in the works. Now, I am thrilled to say that, even as I type this, John is putting the final touches on his bird-themed Popinjay deck, before it is shipped off to the United States Playing Card Company to be printed in time for the holiday season.  It's been a busy year for John and for Artiphany, with lots of developments in our collection (like the already classic Social Knitworking tote, or our brand new Off Leash fleece blanket and dog bed) and lots...

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Exclusive Look: Inside John's Children's Book, "Luca & The Mongrels of Montparnasse" (Part I)

Exclusive Look: Inside John's Children's Book, "Luca & The Mongrels of Montparnasse" (Part I)

  Hello Artiphans,  We are excited to share with you an exclusive inside look at John’s upcoming children’s book, Luca & the Mongrels of Montparnasse in a short, two-part blog series. In part one, John takes us inside the plot of his tail (ugh...every time: tale), which follows a young artistic terrier through inspiration, friendship and adventure in Paris in the early 1900s. In part two, released in two weeks time, he will reveal secrets and updates about the process of making a children's book, and future plans for little Luca and his big dreams. Part I: Bringing Luca to...

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