Ross Moody is a US based designer who was sick of his job so decided to ruin his house by making it into his print studio. Above is a collection of awesome hand-printed ampersands that Ross designed for you to buy!
You can check out more of Ross’ work, as well as buy stuff on his website here.
I started 55 Hi’s in 2010 as a simple means of spreading inspiring quotes and clever ideas. At the time, I was working a day job at an advertising agency and I was frustrated with the daily grind. I began screenprinting my designs by hand in my apartment at night as a creative outlet for enjoyment. I had very little resources & no idea what I was doing. I used the bathroom as a washout booth and printed on a homemade press that was screwed into my coffee table. I would walk prints to the local FedEx to trim them for hours on their in-house paper cutter. It was a time of mistakes and trial and error and it was incredibly rewarding. I discovered what I loved about design and what I wanted from a job; making people smile.
After printing this way and building 55 Hi’s slowly throughout 2011, I discovered running a business was something I truly loved doing. Getting the opportunity to work with other talented designers and releasing items that make people’s lives happier is extremely rewarding. I decided paper is where I would concentrate my efforts and 55 Hi’s was off and running.
2012 was a year of rapid growth for 55 Hi’s. After a few key releases such as The Robot Calendar, The Letters Poster, & The Shot Glass Card garnered some signifcant publicity, 55 Hi’s began to take on a life of it’s own. We began working with amazingly talented print shops in the USA and releasing items on a more consistent basis. We saw the arrival of our first few part time employees and experienced a rapidly growing presence of our products becoming available in stores around the world.
2013 is set to be an interesting time here at the 55 Hi’s camp. We have many things planned and hope to expand our product line in many different ways. Coasters, prints, limited edition posters, calendars, cards, and all kinds of paper creations are set to hit the store. We can’t wait to share, and hope you can’t wait to see.