Batik artist Abby Paffrath wants people who connect to her artwork to have it, affordably. So she decided to put her prints on trucker hats and call her business Art 4 All. The hats feature scenes inspired by the West, using an artistic technique from Indonesia that uses wax and layers of bright colors.
If you've spent time in a mountain town or at a music festival or river launch, you've probably seen Art 4 All hats with their distinctive and beautiful look. They’ve taken outdoor lifestyle apparel by storm.
Liquid Hardware makes vacuum-sealed coffee mugs and water bottles that are bomber at keeping hot drinks hot and cold drinks cold. A patented magnetic lid sets Liquid Hardware apart from the slew of other drinking vessels on the market. This allows you to stick the lid to the side of the container, so that you never lose your lid.
Both Art 4 All and Liquid Hardware are based out of the Tetons and both have long been available on Garage Grown Gear.
The two brands recently decided to team up to put Abby’s artwork on Liquid Hardware coffee mugs.
When Abby approached Liquid Hardware's founder, Steve Kitto, about the possibility of putting her artwork on his bottles it was kind of a "no brainer," he said.
Steve had just finished up two new bottles - Melted Colors and Granite Big Wall - that use a process called hydrographic dipping to put nearly any image or artwork onto our bottles with a beautiful and durable finish.
The hardest part was just picking the first piece of artwork to do. After much debate, Abby and Steve settled on Colorful Totanka.
“The Totanka bottles turned out even better than we imagined and the response has been fantastic,” Steve said. “Abby's artwork goes from head to hand. It's a beautiful insulated bottle perfect for morning coffee or cold water on your hike.”
Abby and Steve are already working on the next piece of Abby's art to adorn Liquid Hardware bottles, which will be released this Fall.