Local Artists Honor Food, Family, Friends & Aloha
We’ve partnered with ten Hawaii-based designers to share their interpretation of Food, Family, Friends & Aloha through these limited edition prints. Available for purchase in store and online.
Created by Jeff Gress, this print of Aloha celebrates his passion as an artist who’s emphasis on hand drawn letterforms, bold graphics and traditional sign painting techniques, pay tribute to the craftsmen and trades of the past. Gress co-found and manages the co-working creative space, Lana Lane Studios in Kaka’ako, where 22 studios serve as workspaces to over 30 local artists and creatives. He is also the operations director for POW! WOW! Worldwide.
This print, created by Honolulu artist Jana Lam, reflects her signature style that focuses on color, movement, and fun. Jana is passionate about creating works inspired by her island home designed to provide a little piece of love and aloha
We teamed up with the talented local artists at Kahala, the original manufacturer of aloha shirts since 1936, to bring you this incredibly detailed print. Take a close look at the special scenes of local life hidden within the pineapple design.
From the waves of Pipeline to the lights of Waikiki, local photographer John Hook captures the beauty of Hawaii in all of his work. His unique style, which showcases his love for the ocean and fascination with film photography, can be seen in this piece.
This print is by Jasper Wong, a local artist, illustrator, and curator, whose work has been exhibited globally. He is also the creator of World Wide Walls (formerly POW! WOW!), a non-profit organization of contemporary artists committed to community enrichment through art.
Lola Pilar Hawaii creates fine art using photography from locally-sourced flora, arranged into designs inspired by vintage Hawaiian quilts. Kristen Reyno, its creator, grew up on O’ahu and continues to honor her home’s heritage in a contemporary way through her work.
This work was created by freelance illustrator, Shar Tuiʻasoa, the artist behind Punky Aloha Studio, based in Kailua, Oahu. Known for her bold and colorful art celebrating her Pacific Islander heritage, Shar has created work for Apple, Disney, Pixar, Target, Foodland and more!
Kelsey Ige is the artist behind Alohawares. She is a visual storyteller in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi. Her work, as you’ll see in this piece, celebrates the unique environment and cultures of Hawaiʻi.
‘Nā Mea Kūpono’ by North Shore of Oahu artist Steven Kean reflects the artist’s signature method of relief printmaking. Driven by a passion for the process and a love of nature, in this print, he honors the Kalo plant and its significance in Hawaiian culture. Kean is on the teaching artist roster with the Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts and his work has been showcased around the world.
Aloha de Mele
JT Ojerio, the artist behind Aloha de Mele and owner of Studio Hale, is a self-taught artist from Oahu. She discovered her love for drawing in 2017 after suffering from a hip injury. This print, like many of her drawings, is inspired by Hawai‘i’s beauty, land, culture, and people.