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sneak peek: joel holland

by anne

has called brooklyn home for over 10 years now, and most of it has been spent in this apartment in one form or another. he’s dreamt of having an office with a door like the ones described in the fountainhead: “joel holland, hand-letterer/illustrator/pizza maker” in gold leaf on frosted glass. but he likes working from home, so he does, and today we have a great peek into that space. {thanks, joel!}

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[above: It’s all very connected, the domestic and the business. The bust, which may be either Vincent Price or Thurgood Marshall (or neither) was found in the trash years ago. The coffee table was bought and carried back from Yu in Fort Greene. I’ve made drawings of both. The framed vintage Pantone gradient prints share the wall with the work of friends ().]


My work table is also my dining table. It was made from reclaimed NY state barnwood by the guys at . The chairs are stoop sale and street finds that are constantly in some form of rehab. Mostly me learning and forgetting how to cane the seats properly.


I collect vintage books, I work on books, I read books. It’s all the same.


Signs seen from a trip to the grocery store become my own posters for later. Oyster shells saved from a great meal become a giant drawing. There isn’t a dividing line.

CLICK HERE for the rest of Joel’s peek after the jump!



More about Joel in his own words: is an hand letterer/illustrator based in Brooklyn, NY. He makes damn good pizza, his own beer AND a lot of behind-the-back passes. His work has appeared on billboards, balloons, book jackets and butt cheeks. he is currently selling and… looking for a publisher… for his book of 100 boring drawings.

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