a connoisseur of good food; a person with a discerning palate.
Some may say that art feeds the soul. Art can spark emotions from sadness to joy. I strive to spark that nostalgic feeling of when we were "younger" (insert cry laugh emoji, im 34), and also the humor of Hawai`i.
The best of the best….
At Irie and Haze everything you see here are original pictures and drawings that take upwards of 2 hours to complete. Every sticker is printed, overlayed and cut in Pāhoa, Hawai`i by one Hawaiian. The sticker paper used is waterproof and have maximum strength adhesion. When itʻs packaged, I use rigid mailers and or bubble mailers to protect your purchase and then I send it off with a hope and a prayer that it doesn’t get damaged or lost before it gets to you.
Printed vinyl stickers should last over a year with proper care and placement. decals can last over 3 years and can withstand the elements of the outdoors. I pride myself on details, and that is what I serve on the daily. I hardly drag and drop colors, I color and shade to achieve a realistic look. I use an Epson eco tank 8550 which provides crisp clear detailed prints and that was a pretty penny too.
I use onlinelabels.com sticker paper and weatherproof paper, along with an assortment of overlays of clear, holographic and matte to extend sticker life.
Cut the check….
What does it take to make 1 sticker and get it to you? Electricity, electronics, ink, special paper, overlays, shipping materials, gas, quality control, and time.
Inflation is real, and time is precious & moves Fucken fast when you have children to gauge it by. So when you decide to pull the trigger and buy that $7.00-$10 sticker; just know youʻre buying a piece of art that took upwards of 2 hours to draw and another hour to print and cut. Sometimes life gets in the way and whats suppose to be a 3 hour job, turns into an all day project. But we fckn imua and get shit done=)
Mahalo Nui to everyone who continue to support Irie and Haze, we cant begin to describe how much we appreciate you all.