Good Job Ovenly

You’re probably seen their pastries around in various coffee shops or you’ve been to one of their locations. Not only does Ovenly makes the best pastries, but did you know they’re also super responsible? They have an open hiring policy and strive to hire previously incarcerated staff and people living in poverty. They offer insurance and leave and paid vacation. Who does that in the food service industry?

Photo by Catalina Kulczar • Lettering by Dirty Bandits

They call their way of conducting business ‘radical responsibility’ and it goes from hiring, to reducing carbon footprint, to using products that are local and organic whenever possible.

So if you’re able, swing by their bakery in Brooklyn at 154 Franklin St. in Greenpoint.

You Are Not Alone Murals

This project is conceived of and curated by myself (Dirty Bandits) and Samantha Schutz, mental health advocate and critically-acclaimed author of I Don’t Want To Be Crazy. It includes a series of murals that read You Are Not Alone.

Annica and Samantha in front of the first mural in the series. Photo by Jackson Cook

There is nothing that brings me more joy than collaborating with friends. I am happiest in life when I’m being either productive, creative or social – collaborating on personal projects affords me all of those things at once! Personal projects like this have been the pillar of my entire career, allowing me to share more about myself and my interests than just design and typography.

This series was launched in May 2019 for Mental Health Awareness Month. See and read about all the murals.

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