PARTNERS IN CRIME
HB is the ambitious collaboration of Brooklyn based designers Billy Gonzalez and Darcy Smyth. We create feel-good objects that spread happiness through texture, color and shape. Our partnership flourished from our mutual love of sitting together at a big desk drawing, talking, drinking coffee and listening to music.
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 cool 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 one of a kind and built by hand unless otherwise noted.
HAND MADE All of our products are designed, sculpted, fired, glazed, cut, printed and assembled by us in Brooklyn, NY.
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.