Little Known Goods is a shop of art and home decor that celebrates your adventures near and far 🏕
We're Hillery and Drew—we're married and based in Denver, Colorado. We met ten years ago in art school and have been creating stuff and adventuring together ever since.
Every print we design is well researched, mapped out accurately, and then illustrated and labeled by hand—so our maps are a true combination of data and art. Our goal is to create something that adds life and color to your wall, while also being informative and a conversation starter about places you've been or plan to visit.
It will take us time to create items for all the places we have planned. We've started with our home state (Florida) and current home (Colorado), and have moved from there to some of the states we know well and love in the Western US. We'd love to hear the spots you hope we'll make it to next!
After college my best friend and I took a 50-day road trip from Florida to Seattle and back. One thing that stuck with me was that no matter what city we were in, people were overjoyed to show us the little-known (or sometimes well-known, but still worth seeing) gems of their home, whether that be a local pizza place, scenic overlook, or a lake full of sailboats in… Lincoln, Nebraska.
As I continued my travels, I always looked out for the things that made each place special to locals. I love capturing the memorable places Drew and I have lived and traveled to in map form and researching all the little details that make places lovable. I enjoy the process we go through to gather map data, make a list of what to include, and create artwork together that will hopefully bring joy to those who hang it on their wall.
Hillery and I built our relationship off of art and travel. We met studying art at UCF, and outside of painting classes we took time exploring the swamps and beaches of Florida, eventually expanding our travels to the Southeastern US, New York, California, and beyond.
Capturing all these places and experiences in art is a tricky thing, but also worth the effort. Though professionally I’m a web guy, I’ve always had a connection to the print world through boutique printers like Mama’s Sauce and being a part of the local design community. I help Hillery by often doing the first pass of illustrations and give some art direction here and there, but she’s the real artist here and the final product is always produced by her very talented hand.
There’s something special about well-made physical goods, but we have to ask ourselves if every good is worth making and what the environmental impact of it is. We do everything within our power at Little Known Goods to reduce plastic use and waste, and spend a little extra to invest in sustainable suppliers and materials to not feed into the disposable culture that produces lasting negative impacts.
We want to limit the amount of products we put in the world rather than pump out disposable designs every season. Every piece of art takes hundreds of hours of research, drawing, and designing because we want to produce timeless design using quality materials. When we print runs, we always look to reduce waste and order only what there’s a demand for.
We also use archival paper, ink, and packaging materials to make sure your purchased art lasts as long as it can.
Eco-friendly, plastic-free packaging
As a product company, one of the biggest sources of waste is the plastic sleeves you receive your print in and immediately throw away. We ship our prints in 100% plastic-free EcoEnclose biodegradable mailers and tape, and noissue sustainable tissue paper and stickers.