TBP x Blacklist Studio

If you have a love for typography (let’s be honest, who doesn’t?!) then you would be no stranger to the forever inspiring Blacklist Studio. Known for their incredible hand lettering, beautiful prints and stationary, we have always had a soft spot for their work, and have supported their journey from the very beginning. We couldn’t be more excited to introduce our collaboration, the Forever Sea Towel. Featuring a hand written quote to inspire all your endless seaside adventures, this beach towel is a must-have! Take a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the towel with the Blacklist Creative Director, Nate, and read about his creative process below…

What was the inspiration behind this piece?

Blacklist - We love the ocean and everything that surrounds the lifestyle of living by the sea. Our lives revolve around the beach and all things weather, the surf, the wind and the waves. It felt fitting to summarise the best time of year too which is obviously summer at the beach in Australia!


Can you tell us a little about your creative process?

Blacklist - A lot of our design process is reactive. We trust our instincts when creating new artwork or poetry and let our emotions, experiences and feelings guide us through it. Our design style is very organic and natural, so we embrace imperfections and try not to strive for the “perfect” looking artwork, rather we look to create the perfect “imperfect” artwork. It’s a paradox but being so inspired by nature it seems fitting to create this way.


What made you want to collaborate with The Beach People?

Blacklist - I mean, who else is the best beach lifestyle brand and does the best towels in Australia? I can’t think of anyone else who we’d rather partner with than a brand that gets what the Australian beach lifestyle is, and also cares about sustainability and creating products that will last a lifetime rather than manufacturing things that will end up in landfill. 

What inspires you? 

Blacklist - Everything. The beach, art, fashion, music, nature, the surf...


Where will you be taking your Forever Sea towel this summer?

Blacklist - We’ll be taking ours to our home surf break at Cronulla which is a daily visit for us in summer. We’ll also be venturing up to the Sunshine Coast so I’m sure it will be embraced after a long surf session out on the points of Noosa.

What’s next for Blacklist?

Blacklist - We always try to have a few projects on the go at the one time, it keeps it all interesting and on our toes. Nathan has a solo art show at Jai Vasicek’s gallery in Byron Bay in November which he is working on at the moment. We are also doing monthly “art drops” of limited edition artwork online, so that keeps us busy…. as well as keeping lots of time for the kids! Never a dull moment which we wouldn’t have it any other way.


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