Andy Pratt‘s charming line drawings have had us mesmerized for years. The New York City-based illustrator and designer was one of our very first Scout Book clients, and in the years since we began working together, he has incorporated the Scout Book format into his expansive line of illustrated paper goods.
You may be most familiar with Andy’s place-based collections of cards and notebooks, with illustrations documenting favorite scenes from American and European cities. These landscapes are composed of delicate line work and take the form of greeting cards letterpress-printed on thick white paper, four-color notebooks, and Scout Books printed in classic Cyan ink.
The latest arrivals to Andy’s stationery line are Scout Books featuring parody packaging illustrations aimed at people with a “creative bug.” Andy wrote to us that these designs were inspired by his love of goofy packaging and pop culture ephemera.
In addition his illustration work, Andy works as Creative Director at the Manhattan interactive firm Funny Garbage, where, he says, “there are always weird toys, robots and odd packaging lying around the office.” He also teaches in the Designer As Entrepreneur MFA program at the School of Visual Arts, which is appropriate considering his business-minded creative approach to his shop full of print goods.
We’re always excited to see the myriad ways in which individuals and organizations use the Scout Book format. Andy Pratt’s stationery line is an inspiring example of how the Scout Book can thrive as a retail item. Head to his site and check out the whole collection!