Each month we bring you inside our warehouse to introduce you to a member of our Family.
Head of Print Making
When it comes to having a passion for your work, there are few as dedicated to their craft as Joe. Screen printing has been a part of Joe’s life since he first started screen printing at twelve years old. Most kids that age change passions as often as they change shoe sizes, but for Joe and screen printing, it was love at first sight. Those years of practice have given way to an artist who’s work is beyond compare. His eye for color, mood, texture, and tone is truly awe-inspiring. We often find ourselves staring at Joe while he prints thinking, “if we stand here long enough, maybe some of that talent will rub off on us.” Unfortunately, that hasn’t been the case, but that won’t stop us from staring… Sorry Joe.
Without further ado, we’d like to introduce you to Joe Herbick…
What do you do at Family Industries?
I run the flatstock department. We print just about anything that’s flat, but mostly art prints and posters. I’ve worked on anything from fine art to concert posters, and everything in between.
What piece of clothing that you own could you not live without?
Pants. I always wear pants.
At the moment, what are your top three songs?
“THE OVER-SHARE QUESTIONNAIRE”
SHOW US YOUR WORK (OUTSIDE OF WORK)!
This is the last print I completed of my own work. It’s a 6 color screen print with a split fountain on French paper. Size: 24”x36”.
This is an album cover/art project I worked on for desert/stoner rock legend Brant Bjork. This was for the 20 year anniversary reissue/remix of his first solo record, “Jalamanta”. We basically spent a weekend in the high desert near Joshua Tree reimagining the original album art from 20 years ago.
I actually made the skull while working at a bronze foundry back in Baltimore. The top of the skull is cast in dyed alabaster, and the bottom section is cast in solid bronze.
I’ve loved this record since the day I bought it two decades ago, and I am truly honored to have been part of this project.
DESCRIBE YOURSELF IN ONE GIF…
Joe isn’t one for gifs, so here’s a super cool gif we found instead…