Factory 43 Art Collective
Located in Seattle, Washington, Factory 43 hand-forges quality graphic goods – including t-shirts, posters, and letterpress cards. Their unique illustrations mix hand-inked drawings, collaged photographs and found textures with quirky subject matter. The resulting designs have earned recognition from Communication Arts and the Society of Illustrators. Factory 43 is comprised of Andrew Saeger and Veronica Velasco, who met while working in the art department of the now defunct Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Their shared passion for design and love of hand-printed objects combined with the death of journalism led them to found Factory 43 and eventually purchase their own letterpress, a 1950s Heidelberg Windmill named Pacman.