Super psyched to release my latest project and collaboration with my husband Kyle: pollinator-friendly seed bombs! Each container comes with 20 seed bombs in a USA-made tin:
Being a horticulturist, Kyle formulated and created two mixes of seed bombs - one for bees and one for monarchs. I hand-lettered and illustrated our logo and packaging:
You can find more info and both mixes for sale here on our website: seedsforpollinators.com!
Been busy working away in my studio this month on a couple of new things - first off, a new & improved online store! While I'll still have a few products available on Etsy, this new site will be more consistently stocked and easier to navigate. Check it out here: shophannahrosengren.com
After participating in the Women's March in Boston last month, I've been so eager to create new work to respond to current events. So, here are three bumper sticker designs that I hand-lettered, all printed on weather-resistant vinyl in the USA:
Click the image above or *this link* to see them in my new shop!
Super psyched to be the January 2017 artist for Camp Daze Press - a monthly artist series run by local printmaking studio Hills & Trails!
Since $1 of each print sold goes to a Maine nonprofit of the artist's choice, I decided to design a monarch mandala with proceeds going to the Portland Pollinator Partnership. I used brushed ink for the original monarch & milkweed line work - which you can see a short hyperlapsed video of here on my instagram.
Some process photos of screen printing in their studio:
Visit campdazepress.com/shop to grab a print and see all of the available prints from the project so far!
We had so much fun at the Picnic Holiday Sale in Portland yesterday! Thanks so much to everyone who came by - it's always great to see old friends and meet new people who share a passion for supporting small businesses and independent makers.
After sending out the last of the guaranteed-delivery-by-Christmas Etsy orders this Friday, I'll be closing my shop for a short holiday break and working on a new design as part of an awesome local project run by Hills & Trails. Stay tuned!
Earlier this month I married my best friend, and officially became Hannah Rosengren Moran! In the months leading up to the wedding in anticipation of changing my legal name, I started brainstorming and sketching ideas for a new business name too, and came up with this new logo:
I am really pleased with how the design turned out and how 'Hannah Rosengren Studio' describes a place of business - where I not only work on projects for clients but on personal projects, paintings, and creating and shipping out products as well. I wanted to keep my signature as part of the design, but create something a little more dynamic and versatile than my old logo (which you can see the evolution of here).
Side note: my friend Cait recently came to my studio and took some really lovely photos!
Check out her work here: www.caitbourgault.com
Coming back from an amazing honeymoon with a new name for myself and my business, I am super excited to get back to work. Expect some new illustrations and new products coming soon as I prepare for the 2016 holiday season!
With summer just around the corner, I was recently in the mood to work on something nautical for my latest poster design. After narrowing down lots of ideas for a theme, I went with scenic cities and lighthouses along the Maine coast:
Due to the lack of Maine posters sans lobsters or moose, I thought it'd be fun to do something a little different and feature some hand-lettering. Check it out here in my shop!
Just released my 3rd patch design - featuring two orange-belted bumble bees, a European honey bee, and three sunflowers:
It's no secret that I'm pretty into pollinators so this patch design just made logical sense. I've wanted to design a bee patch for a while but became particularly inspired to when I had finished my pollinator zine project!
These patches measure 3" in diameter and have a sturdy backing, suitable for either ironing or sewing onto pretty much anything. Available here in my Etsy shop.
It's finally spring & I'm super excited to release my latest project (and first zine), How to Cultivate a Pollinator-Friendly Yard. In 12 pages, it illustrates seasonal tips for Mainers on how to take care of their yards and gardens in an eco-friendly way.
This project was made possible with support from Coffee By Design - from whom I received a Rebel Blend Fund Grant last fall. Thanks to them, I was able to print 300 zines and distribute them locally (see below for a complete list of places).
When brainstorming the best context for this project, I knew I wanted something specific to Maine and approachable enough for anyone to pick up and read. I also wanted to make sure that the information I was illustrating would be as accurate and helpful as possible - so I consulted the Maine State Beekeepers Association and UMaine to double check my research on pollinators and how best to help them.
I had so much fun drawing native plants and learning about Maine pollinators - my new favorite being the Orange-Belted Bumble Bee which I had never heard of before (they are so adorable).
Zines are currently available for free at:
Coffee By Design
1 Diamond Street (Portland)
The Honey Exchange
494 Stevens Ave (Portland)
Local Sprouts Cooperative
649 Congress Street (Portland)
The Portland Food Co-op
290 Congress Street (Portland)
Portland Public Library
5 Monument Way (Portland)
5 Commercial Street & 580 Brighton Ave (Portland)
416 Preble Street (South Portland)
Tiller & Rye
20 S. Main Street (Brewer)
Due to a tremendously positive response to these zines (thanks everyone!), the first edition has been fully distributed.
I've printed a second edition & you can order one here in my Etsy shop. If you're a Maine-based store and you'd like to carry these zines, please email me for wholesale info. Thank you!
Started off 2016 by working on a few new pieces for a small show at 158 Pickett Street Cafe in South Portland - one of my favorite local spots!
One of the new illustrations I did for the show is this poster, compiled of sketches
of buildings around Portland:
The show has a small selection of 8x10, 11x17, 12x18 and 16x20" prints.
If you're local I hope you can stop by and check it out; on view through the end
of the month!