PARTNERS IN CRIME
HB is the ambitious collaboration of Brooklyn based illustrators Billy Gonzalez and Darcy Smyth. We are a husband + wife duo with a goal to create meaningful mind, body & home goods to share with others. Our partnership flourished from our mutual love of sitting together at a big desk drawing, talking, soaking up the warm sunshine and listening to the occasional podcast. We create feel-good objects that spread happiness through texture, color and shape.
All of our products are designed in harmony with one another using simple forms, color, hand lettering and patterns. We screenprint, sculpt, cut + assemble every item locally, using sustainable materials and practices whenever possible.
WANT TO WORK TOGETHER?
We are always up for working on new projects and discovering new ways to apply our skills. Have an idea for us? Email us by using the form below.
ABOUT OUR PROCESS
SCREEN PRINTING is a multi-step process of printing ink through a superfine mesh screen which acts like a stencil. Since each ink color is printed individually through its own screen, we are able to achieve very bold, bright and precise ink colors by hand-mixing each color to our liking.
CERAMICS All ceramics are built by hand.
HAND MADE All of our products are designed, sculpted, fired, glazed cut, printed and assembled by us in Brooklyn, NY.
QUALITY Our process & materials result in a high quality product with a print that won't fade over time!
ECO-FRIENDLY We pride ourselves on using water-based screen printing inks and recycled paper stocks from either Reich Paper in Brooklyn or French Paper Company in Michigan. Both paper mills are family owned, operated and give back to their communities. Additionally, we like to use our resources wisely - ganging up cards on larger sized sheets to save energy and materials, using leftover ink from other jobs to make new inks, using leftover scrap paper to make our promotional materials, re-using cardboard boxes from the shop's shipments, etc.