@OhhPolly!~ Our Newest Artist
Posted on August 04 2014
KARVT is owned by technology and design enthusiast, Kurt Barbee. Inspired by the Do-It-Yourself attitude of the indie rock, punk, and gig-poster subcultures, Kurts' interest in computer science, design, and art came together in 2007, when he began a laser engraving company.
Combining 100% real wood, a passion for artistic craftsmanship, and design, KARVT brings you long-lasting, quality wooden skins and custom art that offers classy protection for your gadgets, along with providing a one-of-a-kind character to every product. KARVT specializes in laser engraved wood, wooden prints, stickers, skateboards and much much more.
Collaborating with other artists from around the world, KARVT brings to life the ‘Artist Series.’ These limited-edition skins are an extension of Kurt's appreciation for technology and design, delivering both the beauty of real wood, and artistic talent to personalized consumer gadgets. Are you an artist that is interest in teaming up with KARVT? Just email us at email@example.com and show us what your working with! Check us out at www.karvt.com
Meet Polly Lopes! One of our newest artists!~ (Check out her artist series under Artist Collaborations)
We found Miss Polly on Instagram and loved her style immediately. Upon going through her pictures and doodles we reached out to her in hopes she would want to create with us! This is what she had to say after contacted her:
“I'm so excited to hear from you! Thank you so much, when I started, I had no idea what these 'doodles' would evolve into and where they would take me.”
By teaming up with Polly we will be able to offer all of you some new and fresh designs! This will also help us promote her art on our website and our etsy stores, while also getting some new and interesting products! We are real people, connecting with other real people, to make some real cool swag!~
We think it’s important at Karvt that you get to know the artists who are responsible for such great designs. So here is a little on Polly Lopes!~
“My name is Polly Lopes. I was born in Goiânia, Goiás, a large city in Brazil. I moved to Aspen on my 6th birthday. I moved to Denver, Colorado after graduating high school and I am currently a student at Metropolitan State University. I started drawing out of frustration to be honest and it has developed into an absolute labor of love. I love doing things with my dog Kingsley, he makes everything a little sunnier :)”
What are a few of your favorite things?
My dog! He isn't a 'thing' but definitely my all time favorite. I love vintage pyrex, books, and other people's creations. I love having my house filled with art, I feel like it fuels my creativity being surrounded by things that people poured their heart in to.
What inspires your art?
Lately, I feel that the world around me is what fuels my fire. Living in the city, we all see struggle, pain, happiness, sometimes all in the span of four minutes. Its kind of hard to not be inspired.
What inspires you on a daily basis?
All the humans around me...being 20, I am surrounded by amazing musicians and artists all chasing the dream. Having the courage to chase your dreams is terrifying, but that isn't what you see when looking at these young souls. The hunger and strength portrayed by them pushes me forward.
Who are you your heroes?
My mom! She tried for a visa three times before she, my older brother, and I were all granted one. She refused to leave Brazil without us and has given me everything I have, including my drive and perseverance.
What is your life's motto?
I have two, be kind and cautious is the first because when I moved from Aspen to Denver I noticed that it was really difficult for people to be lovely to others. And the other is a quote from my favorite, Hunter S. Thompson, "Buy the ticket, take the ride" just as a reminder to let go of the excuses and DO THINGS!
Do you have any favorite artist's?
Too many, but Mark Ryden, Saskia Chowles who is a tattoo artist in Melbourne Australia, and Mel Kadel just to name a few.