Shop Hunting Tuesdays: Little Mountain Supply Co
Little Mountain Supply Co | littlemountainsupplyco.com
A while back, before I bought my first screen printing machine, I was scrummaging through an old photo album that my parents had stored away. Within the dust and a few moths, I came across a photo with rolling hills, a cloudless skyline and a rich forest. In the background was a little mountain. Now if you speak any Czech, you’ll already know that my family name, Horacek, means “Little Mountain”—a fact that I had only recently discovered. In that moment, looking at that photo, it all just clicked. My name, the image and the logo icon just came together so naturally.
For a few short years, I did the best I could to fully master the true art and craftsmanship that is the screen printing process. By using traditional tools, such as graphite, water color paints, charcoal and my personal favorite the Sharpie, I created an organic and natural look that just felt right to me. I’ve found that much can be achieved with a combination of simple illustration and solid typography, and I’ve learned to find the beauty in little imperfections.
There’s a true gratification that you get when you are able to take a passion and turn into something special. I am Joe Horacek and I am the owner and operator of Little Mountain Print Shoppe and its Supply Company.
Little Mountain Supply recently released an Autumn Collection, featuring some really cool T-shirt designs that are perfect for the No Shave November. Each shirt from was hand printed by your fellow bearded screen printer, right here in the United States of America. Using premium inks with high mesh screens allowing less ink to be cure on the garment. Each shirt is individually printed. Making no two tee’s a like.
*Each Tuesday TDB presents you one cool (design) shop that we find all over the internet. We’ll be featuring all kinds of shops (clothing, prints, furniture and more) and if you own one and you think we should check it out, let us know! (email)*