In college, I lived in a 13 person house and Billi was the only girl. Upon moving in, she painted Mario & Luigi on her door. Needless to say I was a fan… A lover of fantasy and sci-fi, Billi’s work is bright, clean, and young at heart. When boiled down to it, Craft Tea is my tea mixed with Billi’s art. She’s even responsible for the labels everybody’s been talking about! I’m proud to have her by my side and encourage you to follow her on Instagram for a daily dose of her whimsical world!
Back when I had a big beard and Jesus hair, I worked security for the 9:30 Club, a DC institution. Ross was one of the crew chiefs and while we didn’t share ideologies (his endearing nickname for me was “Dirty Hippie”), we bonded over one thing: we both had big beards!
There’s a whole lot of “dumb” that happens at clubs and Wall of Beard attempts to retell it in comic form. A former student of MICA, Ross has amassed quite the following with Wall of Beard. While attending Clutch shows in other cities/states, Ross has been identified as “that guy” who is in “that thing!” He also suffers from a strange disorder in which he thinks he’s Batman…
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'The Other' Mike O'Brien
In that same 13 person house, I lived in the same room with someone with the same name as myself… His grandma used to send me cookies all the time. It is an honor to share names – O’Brien was the cartoonist for the school’s newspaper and I enjoyed piggybacking off his fame by bragging to others it was really me. Those were the days…
“Class Cat” was originally titled “Class Act,” but was hijacked by feline friend, Henry Pepperoni, a Brooklyn-born tuxedo cat. This Wes Anderson inspired pastel drawing was crafted by drummer, videographer, and all around amazing person, Alyssa Shea. She also created the very cool "Experience High Fideli-Tea" banner seen at Craft Tea events (and on this webpage).
I’m beginning to think all my friends stemmed from this 13 person house… Maria is the animal loving wife of a good friend of mine who lived down the hall. She's a photographer and freelance graphic designer who aims to create clean, crisp designs with a pop of color to engage the eye. She’s inspired by the relationship of contrasting colors and textures - its ability to play with perspective.
Mike the Tea Guy
“Graffi-Tea” features pictures of street art from a few cities with primo street art: Berlin, São Paulo, and Bogotá. If you ever find yourself in any of those cities I highly recommend taking a guided tour! For more travellin’ pics, please follow the Craft Tea Instagram!