Crywolf Clothing Pizza shirt!
Doodler’s Year in Review: Best Shops of 2013
1. CRYWOLF: 91 Ossington Ave. Toronto.
2. FRESHLY PRINTED: The Historic Distillery District @
103-15 Case Goods Lane
Business hours are Wed-Sun 12-5
3. KID ICARUS: Kensington @ 205 Augusta Avenue
Toronto ON. Canada
Monday to Saturday 12pm to 7pm
Sunday 12pm to 6pm
Evergreen Brick Works
550 Bayview Avenue
Monday–Friday | 10am–6pm
Saturday | 9am–5pm
Sunday | 10am–5pm
Effective January 4, 2014
Monday–Friday | 10am–6pm
Saturday | 9am–4pm
Sunday | 11am–4pm
The light and neon sign @ the Crywolf store.
91 Ossington Ave.
Crywolf Grand Opening Party
91 Ossington Ave.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
September 28, 2013.
-Storefront - fortune telling, calligraphy, drawings and cute dogs outside! :)
-Stephanie & Rose
-Glitter Wolf Pack button
-treats on treats on treats
-Friends, fans & donors
-Crywolf button vending machine
What’s in your purse?
Our Diamond Patch Logo is now available online! Patch yourself in and join the wolf pack ^. .^
A Bü that I customized as a tribute to my hometown team, of course named:
Materials: Crywolf ocean Bü (on the right in the 2nd panel), gesso, paintbrushes, clay modeling tools, paint, air dry clay, sequins, molted craft feathers, and glue.
Bü website: whatsyourbu.com
Bü twitter: @whatsyourbu
Buy Bü: http://www.crywolfclothing.com
We are amidst one of our favourite and the best Spring craft shows in the city, the One of a Kind Spring Show & Sale - on through Sunday, March 31st.
Why it’s one of our favourites - there are a ton of vendors so there is pretty much something for everyone. It’s almost impossible to shop the…
Doodler’s Questionnaire with Steph & Rose of Crywolf Clothing
Rose Chang and Stephanie Drabik are the artists, entrepreneurs, collaborators, and altogether awesome boss-ladies of Crywolf Clothing. Since partnering to focus on Crywolf full time in 2008 these two friends have grown their business from self-designed buttons and hand embellished tees, to a full line that includes limited edition clothing, accessories, art prints, plushies, resin art objects known as Skullions or Wolfenstein and even their very own vinyl art toy Bü. Through many years of hard work and successes a DIY spirit remains at the core of Crywolf Clothing and this comes across in the fact that they are the sole designers behind everything and they literally hand screen each shirt and bag, sew each plushie and press every button. Aside from all of that, they completely run the business side as well, from marketing to accounting and everything in between.
You may have heard Steph and Rose on Proud FM last summer doing a radio interview or more recently you may have seen them on Space doing a tokidoki Unicorno workshop at Magic Pony in Toronto. You can check them out at their online shop crywolfclothing.com and various shows like the monthly Junction Flea (every 2nd Sunday) and the upcoming One of a Kind Show: booth M-26. At this year’s spring OOAK in Toronto, on Saturday March 30th @ 9am Rose and Steph will also be leading a custom vinyl toy DIY workshop featuring Bü. To reserve your spot and create your very own one of a kind work of art click here.
You can enter to win free Crywolf stuff via their social media giveaways!
If you’re going to be in the area for their shows make sure you take advantage of their awesome new loyalty card program!
On a personal note, I had the pleasure of working as an intern with Crywolf Clothing last summer. This was an invaluable experience for me.
Thank you to Rose and Steph of Crywolf Clothing for answering Doodler’s Questionnaire! (and for being such genuine, awesome, supportive people! C:)
Doodler’s Questionnaire with Steph & Rose of Crywolf Clothing
Aside from the essentials, what are your “must have” items in the studio?
Aside from main essentials (silkscreens & ink) some “must haves” would be: sewing machine with a rainbow’s worth of thread colours, sharpies, button machines, lots of shelves to keep everything organized, cutting mat and exacto, bone folder, printer, and music (for sanity).
Whenever I ask successful people how they got started they usually answer similarly, explaining to me that they simply “did it”. How and when did you personally know that designing and making was more than a hobby?
Our first company and online store, P0isson, started off as a hobby mainly because we jumped into it and between school and part time jobs we didn’t have time to focus on it full time. After doing that for 3 years or so was when we decided to take it up a notch and start to consider it and treat it as our full time jobs. That was in 2008, when we rebranded ourselves as Crywolf.
What is the most frustrating and what is the most rewarding aspect of being a 2 person company?
There are definitely more benefits than anything else. In a recent interview, we mentioned having a partnership as being the key to managing all the different hats at the early stages of our business. It was the key not just back then but now too. Every decision we make is together, which some people would maybe find frustrating but I think since we were friends before we were ever business partners, we have developed a dynamic where we can trust each other and need/appreciate each other’s input and support, not even with business but life decisions!
You have done a couple of DIY Unicorno workshops at Magic Pony and there is your upcoming Bü workshop @ OOAK Toronto, how do you prepare for these events?
We were so excited to be asked do the workshops at Magic Pony and now the One of a Kind! We wanted to be well prepared so we brainstormed what we could bring that would help people. We came up with over 100 descriptive words that we put in a “magical word jar” to give ideas to people if they were stuck on what to do. We also made a blank printout with the outline of Unicorno so people could doodle something out before actually starting, and a fill-in-the-blanks handout to also help with brainstorming. Then we gather all the materials we think would be useful! For the Unicorno workshop we both painted our own Unicornos (Glitzy Boo & Presley Spitz) to use as an example of how to transform a blank toy into a piece of art.
If we went back in time to ask your 4 year old selves what they want to be when they grow up what would they answer?
Stephanie - a veterinarian (or something to do with animals)
Rose - a teacher
What is the most beautiful experience you can imagine?
Ryan Gosling visits Toronto because he’s working on a film and happens to walk into our pop-up shop. After looking around for a while, he buys 10 t-shirts and says, “Hey girls, I really love what you’ve got going on here. Can I personally invest millions of dollars into you and help you open stores all over the world?” And we say, “Heck yea, Ryan!” And we create a Crywolf empire, travel the world, donate our riches, live in our dream homes (which are beside each other, of course), have dogs and cats and families.
That or always being healthy, happy with life, surrounded by family and friends.
Anything to add?
Never cry wolf!
Get your D.I.Y. spirit on this Easter weekend!
We have lined up two awesome hands-on workshops for you at the Spring Show!
Today, let us introduce you to Rose and Stephanie from Crywolf. They will be leading the Custom Vinyl Toy workshop on Saturday, March 30. Come back tomorrow to see who will lead the second workshop on Sunday, March 31!
1) Please give our readers a quick intro on Crywolf.
Independently we are Stephanie Drabik and Rose Chang, collectively we are the Toronto-based duo Crywolf! Being friends led to us becoming collaborators and business partners. We have always been interested in art and have formal educational backgrounds and degrees in visual art fields. In 2008, we wanted to combine our creativity and skills into designing and producing limited edition, hand-printed clothing and accessories for guys, gals and kids. Since then we have been expanding our products slowly, and we have been growing ever since. We run our own online shop Crywolfclothing.com and all of our designs are based on our original artwork.
2) What is your workshop about?
We recently launched very own collectible vinyl toy and named it Bü. It is a vinyl do-it-yourself art toy/object that can be modified in various ways with different mediums to become virtually anything the creator wishes. The shape of Bü a simple one that can stand alone, as is, or inspire people to create. We will be leading a two hour workshop to design and create your very own customized hand-painted Bü using paint and other materials. For the official launch of Bü, we chose 19 local artists who worked in a variety of mediums to customize their very own Büs. They were not given any instruction other than to create! We were blown away as we ended up with such a diverse range of incredible customized Bü’s - sculpted, painted and completely transformed. We can’t wait to see what people will create in this workshop! We’ll be there to share inspiration on character creation, while offering instruction, assistance and feedback.
3) My workshop is perfect for those….
who love vinyl toys and DIY projects. It’s for creative types who accept the challenge of taking an unconventional blank canvas and turn it into something new. Participants will enter with a blank Bü and exit with a piece of art designed and created by them!
4) #MadeHere Stories: Tell us one interesting fact about your studio?
We do not own a screen printing press which many people are surprised to hear. We register different colours/layers by placing our screens down aligning by hand and eye. Even though screen printing is a method of mass producing an image, this process lends some individuality to each shirt we print. We also only use water-based, chemical-free, environmentally friendly inks!
Rose and Steph want to encourage those attending the workshop to bring their own embellishments to make their Bü truly one of a kind!
Sneak peak. #crywolf ss2013 #logo #design #heart #graphic #type
Crywolf loyalty cards have arrived for all of you loyal wolfies! We’ll give you a stamp for every $25 you spend at any Crywolf show/event. Get yours at the upcoming OOAK show! #ooakdiaries @ooak_toronto
From Crywolf’s facebook page:
“To enter you must:
1. LIKE the CRYWOLF page
2. SHARE (via the share button - beside the like button) and LIKE this post. You must share through this original post, as it is the only way we will be able to see if you shared it!
3. Leave a comment on this post with your favourite product from each row (ie. small B, medium D, large A).
If this Crywolf page reaches 3000 LIKES by Monday, March 4th at midnight, we will select one lucky grand prize winner at random (via raffle) to win ALL 3 favourite items that they chose from each row, as well as one randomly selected winner for a medium prize and two randomly selected winners for a small prize.
In the event that we don’t hit 3000 likes (boo), only one medium prize and two small prize winners will be chosen at random (no grand prize!).
1. In addition to doing everything above, go to www.crywolfclothing.com and then come back here and leave a comment on this post telling us your absolute favourite Crywolf product (doing so will give you one extra entry in the raffle).
2. Follow us (@crywolfclothing) on twitter AND/OR Instagram and post your username (doing so will give you one extra entry in the raffle for each social media) GOOD LUCK!!!”
They are just 71 likes away from 3,000! Enter this awesome giveaway! C: