by Jessika Hepburn of O Happy Day Handmade
Say hello to the whimsical illustrations and letterpress products of Brandi Powell and her company Sweet Harvey. Sweet Harvey specializes in original illustration, printmaking, and graphic design. Offering letterpress cards, art prints, mini cards and other paper products, as well as silk-screened totes, aprons, jersey scarves and tea towels-all featuring Brandi’s wonderful illustrations.
Sweet Harvey‘s owner/artist, Brandi Powell, earned her BA in Graphic Design from Grand View University. Along with her studies in graphic design she focused on illustration and fine art. Always more interested in creating imagery, her time is now focused primarily on illustration and printmaking.
Simple, modern, fresh and a bit whimsical would describe the style of her work. Original character creation and spot illustration are her subjects of choice. Her illustration work is mainly created as Vector art which allows her illustrations the most versatility. She also works traditionally on canvas with acrylic on canvas. Sweet Harvey Letterpress was founded as another opportunity to share her original illustration work. Letterpress printing allows her to combine her modern illustrations with vintage printing techniques to create a truly unique product for her clients. Every item is individually letterpress printed on our antique printing press or individually screenprinted by hand.
Sweet Harvey has contributed a screen printed apron (examples picture below) to our giant Oh My! Handmade Holidays giveaway-head on over and enter yourself + 5 non-profits/charities for a chance to win!