Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Cool Stuff: Evo Noche Designs

Oakland’s Evo Noche makes screenprinted products that manage to combine a spare winsomeness with a hint of punk attitude.

Founded by artist Erin Brookey and husband Jason Roeder, who operates the press and moonlights as the drummer in legendary epic-metal band Neurosis, Evo Noche handprints “cute but strange drawings of things you aren't used to seeing on fabric.”

The subjects of Brookey’s simple, almost childlike illustrations include wrenches, utility knives, screwdrivers, and weeds. Somehow, though, the designs come off more sweetly melancholy than menacing -- especially when they’re reproduced on such symbols of domesticity as tea towels, aprons, napkins, and pillowcases (the company has a line of screenprinted clothing designs as well).

Among my favorites:

Wheels towel

Satellite pillow

Adjust pillow

Cage pillow

Prices run $7 for flour-sack towels and $16 for 300-thread-count cotton pillowcases -- which means that you can afford to grab several.

Evo Noche’s goods are available here.

(Note: This post -- written by me -- originally appeared on another site.)

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