ABOUT HAPPYFACE EMPIRE
Happyface Empire prints original art on anything flat we can find. BEWARE, FLAT THINGS!
Dangerous, gorgeous, outside the norm. All prints are limited-run, never reprinted, and gone when they are gone. Everything is printed with the highest quality inks and paper/wood products and shipped with absolute care. We built our entire print complex and every piece of printing equipment inside to suit our needs, from screen exposure, to color-by-color layered screenprinting up to 24x36” posters, then drying/cutting/shipping right out. Recently we’ve added a full woodworking shop for framing and custom woodworking projects, plus a few insanely cool secret projects combining ALL of our abilities!
Thank you for your support! Erik and Lisa~
HAPPYFACE EMPIRE was officially founded in 2015 by a couple looking to make interesting artwork out of a tiny garage. Freezing, washing screens outside in snowstorms, we built our own printing equipment from scratch and got to work making original art for local friends, theaters, bands, and venues.
With a couple years of experience and a portfolio, we then planned in 2016 to design and construct our massive new workshop from the ground up. From blueprint, design, foundation and framing, roofing and finish, it's all fully modern, permitted, and built BETTER than to code. By us! And completely to our specifications!
Our 400+ square foot studio and constantly-upgraded equipment are printing nonstop!
Together happily for 26 years, Erik and Lisa work together on almost every print that comes out of HfE. All of our posters have a set limited run, generally under 100, often around 42, and are NEVER REPRINTED in order to maintain integrity. Our paperstock and wood is of the highest quality, and all inks are mixed using the industry best pigments and mediums suited for the print.
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION (of the personal variety)
Erik Roggeveen is an adult male of some indeterminate age, living in an undisclosed location overlooking the quaint hamlet of Eugene, Oregon. Erik's work has been featured in everything from Conan O'Brien's TV show and San Diego Comic Con galleries and even way back to GWAR's 1994 exhibit in the Museum of Rock and Roll History in SF. He worked as an in-house artist for Blunt Graffix in 2015, and continued with hand-printed silkscreen art since then. His work in writing, comics, illustration, game design, sculpture, woodwork, engineering, and film has assaulted eyeballs across the globe. He is a chef and raconteur of arguably equal levels of profundity, and a humbly modest individual with no clear or present designs on world domination.(?)
Lisa de Rave is an exceptional lady and co-founder of Happyface Empire. Besides handling the business and accounting needs and assisting in the production studio, Lisa is vastly knowledgeable in areas of art, music and design. Without her, this company would not even be half the worth. Being gorgeous doesn't hurt either!
All images on this site are Copyright Erik Roggeveen, and all rights are reserved.