Straw Castle is a design moniker; Straw Castle is also a brand that includes t-shirts, embroidered patches, and original block prints. Either way, you have come to the right spot. This website is to highlight the work of Derrick Castle, the creative force behind Straw Castle.
For years, Derrick has been developing his own unique vision in the design community, experimenting with a variety of methods for creating reproducible art and design. His favorite, he found, is block printing, a primitive form of relief printing where an image is hand-carved into a material such as wood or linoleum, then coated with a thin layer of ink, and pressed to paper stock or textiles to create the relief print.
“The hand-crafted nature of block printing, with all its imperfections, gives each print so much character,” says Derrick. “People want products created by artisans, not cheap, mass-produced designs. The booming popularity of the craft beer and distilling movement as well as local crafts and artists prove that people are drawn to products made with passion and care. That’s why I believe my style of design resonates with people.”
Derrick’s unique designs can be seen on many products and brands. Derrick has worked with a wide range of clients including NIKE, Harley Davidson, Miller Highlife, Under Armour, Men’s Health Magazine, Landyachtz, Affliction, The Secret Artists Collective, and merch companies Live Nation and Uprising Creative, who represent most of the top acts in the music industry.
Here you will find a collection Derrick’s works, Client and Straw Castle Brand alike.