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!
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.
“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).
John Andrews is a musician who's played in bands such as Quilt, Woods, as well as his own band, John Andrews & the Yawns. In addition, he creates animated commercials / music videos, including the Craft Tea animation which includes 400 hand-painted slides! Check out his Instagram for other animations he's done, as well as tour dates!
'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…
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!