Artist Collaboration Series - Welcome to the Gallery!
We are so excited to launch this Artist Collaboration Series where we use our microlot and limited releases program to feature up and coming artists and their work.
We commission several illustrations for the limited releases throughout the year. We share the first sample roast of each coffee with the artist to see what the cup inspires and what creative magic finds its way onto the labels. Check out our collaborations so far in this virtual gallery. When we do our next artist call, we'll post all of the details here as well.
Current Featured Artist - Phoebe Lo
2020/2021 Featured Artist - Matt deForest Jenkins
"This is a wild coffee. When I first tried it, I recall being deliciously overwhelming...All the flavors seemed to flow nicely wit one another to seamlessly create a very enjoyable and nearly psychedelic drinking experience. I wanted the label to reflect this intense flavor experience I had."
"The story that Emily (Brio roaster) shared with me about the coffee inspired thoughts of opportunity, growth and discovery. This idea continues to build off the narrative elements of previous labels. Here, we have our explorer searching for the 'perfect' cup in the ancient ruins of coffee gear."
"Our astronaut coffee lover seeks out a coffee smoother and sweeter than the milky way itself. Let's hope they can find it and not get lost among the stars.
"Our wanderer has found the place where two
"The excitement and flavor blast had me thinking along the themes of "mystery" and the thrill of finding something new. I wanted to play with the white of the label/bag behind it. By using the steam/smoke motif, I created "windows" to reveal the background and dissolving away to reveal something interesting and mysterious."
"With coffee, there is a journey in every cup. I wanted this piece to show that journey through its elaborate and multicolored design.