Indigo True Love, this month’s featured print, is one of our faves for fall. Indigo True Love features birds, bees, flowers, and a great cobalt blue background color which is perfect to transition from summer to the new season. Here are our top 5 essentials:
1. Artist Circle Large Wallet 2. Artist Circle Tablet Crossbody 3. Artist Circle Backpack 4. Artist Circle Smartphone Wristlet 5. Artist Circle Lunch Box
The final installment of our Choose Your Karma video series is coming soon! Check out the first 4 short videos on 5 Campus Ambassadors talking about what they can’t live without, what they are scared of, what they want most in life, and what makes them smile.
Which question would you answer?
You can check out the Choose Your Karma program from Sakroots here!
First City Festival is a 2 day festival in Monterey, CA taking place on August 22nd and 23rd. This festival is going to be so fun, there will be a ton of artists, 4 stages, a full carnival with rides and games, and food from local vendors! Some headliners include Beck, The National, Phantogram, and Best Coast. Check out the lineup here and general ticket info here.
Who are you most excited to see?
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True Love by Marq Spusta is reflected by ‘the birds and the bees’, signifying the simplicity of love. Inspired by a secret garden, the print features a vine covered gate symbolizing the gateway to true love as happiness. Since we are highlighting all things True Love this month, check out the evolution of this awesome print!
Which colorway is your fave?
We can’t believe summer is almost over and it’s time to get ready to go back to school already! Make sure you’re organized because you’ll definitely be flooded with work and papers! Try this by separating binders or folders for each class so you study better and find things easier.
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TRUE LOVE, by marq spusta, IS REFLECTED BY ‘THE BIRDS AND THE BEES’, SIGNIFYING THE SIMPLICITY OF LOVE. INSPIRED BY A SECRET GARDEN, THE PRINT FEATURES A VINE COVERED GATE SYMBOLIZING THE GATEWAY TO TRUE LOVE AS HAPPINESS. Check out what marq has to say about the print and what he’s up to now!
Where are you from?
Near Madison, Wisconsin
When did you become interested in art and design?
Always. I’m told I was already into drawing at age 2.
How did you find out about Sakroots?
I was aware of The Sak handbags, but Sakroots artist series was introduced to me through the designers when they approached me with the collaboration proposal.
Whats your style like?
What inspired you to create this print?
Love! And the birds and the bees.
Who is your favorite artist?
I’m not good at absolute favorites, but some people that have likely inspired me are: Jim Henson, Dali, Rick Griffin, Robert Crumb, Mark Ryden, Norman Lindsay, Dr. Suess and the list just goes on forever. I’m always checking out new styles and digging through vintage art & design.
What was it like to create the True Love print?
Kind of exciting. I had never done anything like it before. It was fun to do something totally different, and I think I brought something unique to the world of handbags. The best part was seeing all the different bags and accessories that sakroots turned the art into, and then came the different colorways as well.
Which is your favorite colorway?
The new Indigo line is really great and probably my favorite.
What do you want to do next in your career?
I’m enjoying selling art and prints directly to my customers through my website, that’s the majority of what I do and it’s great. I will continue to take on a limited amount of gigposter projects and hope to kick out a few album covers as well. I’m interested to see what other unique opportunities arise, I’m always interested to do things a bit outside of my normal project load . . . the Sakroots designs were something unique for me.
Is designing artwork for accessories something you’ve always wanted to do?
Not really, but I was glad to have the opportunity to do it!
What is the overall career goal for you?
Honestly, I’m not that into goals anymore. I’m more than happy with my career – I’m an artist, I set my own rules and enough people support what I do – I’m very thankful for that. I go where my drawings take me . . . I’m not all that interested in achieving a certain thing with my art right now. I’m happy enough that it exists and people like it. There are a few bands or entities that I’d really like to work with, but I’ve already gotten the chance to worked with many of my favorites.
What have you been doing since creating the True Love print?
Gig posters, creating more artwork, I had a baby and I just moved to a really lovely location just a few blocks off of Highway 1 south of San Francisco.
Have you seen anyone out and about wearing the print yet?
I had an art show this weekend and signed multiple purses people had with them, that was a first. I haven’t seen them otherwise, besides my family and friends that have them. But people tell me they see them all the time.
Check out some of Marq’s True Love sketches as well as some recent work he’s done:
Our Newest Colorway - Indigo True Love
A Photo From A Local Stroll Near Marq's New Home
Recent Artwork: The new J Mascis record, "Tied to a Star" on Sub Pop records
Which colorway is your fave?
It’s that time of year again, everyone’s getting ready to go back to school and gearing up with their newest and coolest accessories. Our campus essentials are perfect for starting the new school year off with colorful art and fun prints! Check out our top 10 back to school essentials:
2. ID Lanyard
3. daily Agenda
4. Campus Tote
6. Study Cards
9. Shower Caddy
The Gathering of the Vibes 3-day event ended last Sunday and we were so happy to see some Sakroots Rhythym rainboots made it to the festival! Check out how one of our Campus Ambassadors, Kate Horton, paired her boots with cute denim overalls for a perfect festival look!
What’s your festival style?