Our friend, Josh Chalmers, started Bearded Lady in 2000, establishing it officially in 2002. Four years later he opened his current workspace and showroom in Austin where Bearded Lady continues its practice of printing quality shirts, album covers, posters and prints. His wife Abi is a talented illustrator and graduate of MICA in Baltimore. Together they do limited edition art prints, screen printed apparel and custom posters, including printing a limited edition art piece that Chris Bilheimer illustrated for our Fall 2012 line and a limited edition art print that HELM sold and modeled in the Spring 2013 lookbook. Abi’s site, Hoarsefly, is beautifully composed and features artwork for custom tattoos to t-shirt designs to HELM’s very own boots.

If you ever find yourself on East 4th St., stop by the shop and say hello to a great group of people and take a look at the inspirational pieces they have created.

photo by chris bilheimer
photo by chris bilheimer

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