If you’re part of the creative community in Kansas City and beyond, no doubt you’re familiar with Vahalla Studios and its printer/designer/founder, Dan Padavic.
Vahalla is a silk screen and letterpress studio in North Kansas City that makes art prints for bands and graphic designers across the U.S. Padavic’s wife, Melissa, has run Vahalla for the past decade.
Now that the Padavics are parents to son Tucker and daughter Scout, they have combined their product-design talents and in 2015 gave birth to the family lifestyle brand Tucker & Scout.
“When we started our family, Melissa and I wanted another way to collaborate and combine our skills,” Dan said. “We view this creative outlet as a family experience as we find ourselves being creative right alongside our children.”
For adults, there are T-shirts, jewelry made from reclaimed letterpress furniture and, of course, stellar art prints, including “Blood, Sweat & Beers” (psst … Father’s Day is June 18). For kiddos, there are crowns, hair bows and “Rad Like Dad” and “Bomb Like Mom” tees and onesies.
Coming soon: Melissa is launching a line of carryalls for women on the run that are just the right size for a few diapers and wipes while remaining fun and trendy. New apparel is also in the works, as well as new screen-printed artwork.
In addition to the Tucker & Scout online store, merchandise can be found at national and local craft fairs. On First Friday weekends, Bella Patina in the West Bottoms carries the brand. New Tucker & Scout goods will make their debut at the Boulevardia Makers Market June 16 and 17 in the Stockyards District. Tucker & Scout is also part of Strawberry Swing Indie Craft Fair at the Maker Faire June 24 and 25 at Union Station.