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Monday, April 30, 2012

Wooly's T-shirt Design Contest

Joshua decided to do a design for Wolly's, a local music venue's t-shirt design contest. This is what he came up with.  The bar has a vintage feel inside so I think the design is perfect.  

This is how the contest works... There is an album on Facebook with all of the submitted designs. You can follow the link below and view the designs and then 'like' your favorite. The winner gets their shirt printed and sold at Wolly's plus free concert tickets for a year.

Check it out!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Polyvore and Acanthus Outfits

My intern and I decided to try out Polyvore today.  It's a website that lets you put outfits together.  We're just learning so our boards aren't the greatest... yet.  

Outfit #1- Acanthus Spaceman Backless Tee, Girl Friday Earrings, Bracelet and Necklace with a Vintage Straw Clutch.

Outfit #2- Acanthus Bee Baseball Tee, Heidi Roland Earrings, Dan Kemp Spoon Bracelet, Suzabelle Shorts and a Chimes Design Clutch.

All of the clothing and accessories in this post are available at Vitae,

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Acanthus Spring/Summer 2012 Photo Shoot

Just got back some amazing photos of the Acanthus Spring/Summer 2012 Collection! These were taken by the very talented Joelle Blomberg of Figment Art Photo. Joelle and her husband Jake are also the models.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Chicago Tattoo Arts Convention Recap

What a long weekend we just had in Chicago.  We got a chance to hangout with a lot of our old friends and meet many new ones... That's the best part about doing tattoo conventions.  

Thanks everyone for the support in Chicago!  I brought 2 tightly packed suitcases of Acanthus merch and we almost completely sold out!  I know we had a lot of requests for different sizes in t-shirts, tanks, and dog hoodies so please email me at for any custom order requests or visit to see what other items are currently in stock.

On another note, Joshua had an all day appointment Friday to tattoo one of his paintings, Head in the Clouds.  It turned out amazing! He even won tattoo of the day... his first!

 Now we are both thinking about the next convention... Ink n' Iron in Long Beach, Ca June 8th through 10th.  Joshua is booking appointment's, email him at  Also check out for updates on Acanthus Apparel.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Spaceman and Dagger Designs

More tank tops! Two for women and one for men!

The spaceman is printed in Navy on an American Apparel tri-lemon tri-blend racerback tank.

Our newest design, the dagger, was actually designed by our friend Budha.  He did a great job! The dagger is printed in red on an American Apparel tri-black tri-blend tank.

We didn't want to leave the guys out. We printed the dagger on a grey American Apparel tri-blend tank in black.

These are also available at Vitae.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Sometimes Sweet Sponsor

This is a big month for us... first Vitae is a Koi Story sponsor with an Acanthus giveaway and now Acanthus Apparel is sponsoring Sometimes Sweet.  Sometimes Sweet is a very cute blog that I love to read. Check it out if you have a minute.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012


We have a new design, a new t-shirt style and a new Etsy listing! It's been a busy day! Meet the Spaceman.  Expect to see this design on more men's and women's apparel in the weeks to come.

Available at Vitae Design Collective in Des Moines and on Etsy.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Acanthus April Giveaway

This month my boutique, Vitae Design Collective, is a sponsor on the blog Koi Story.  To kick off the sponsorship we decided to do an Acanthus giveaway. One lucky winner will get an Acanthus Indian t-shirt.

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