ABOUT HAPPYFACE EMPIRE
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 upgraded equipment are now up and running full speed!
Together happily for 26 years and now partners in producing fine art, 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 custom-ordered paperstock used is of the highest quality, and all inks are hand-mixed using complex mixes of the industry best pigments.
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.