We’d love to introduce you to Manifesto Print Co. – a custom printing e-commerce business in San Francisco that is all about custom design, unique prints and funny puns. We spent some time with the co-founder, Lexie Tiongson, this week to find out more about Manifesto Print Co. and what inspired her to get it off the ground:
What was the inspiration that made you start Manifesto Print Co.?
One of our friends, Sossi, got her bike stolen during one of her races and we wanted to raise money for her to get a new bike she could use during her triathlon. We designed a shirt that represented San Francisco and hid a bunch of bikes in it. Everyone who donated to the CrowdFund got the “This is Our San Francisco” shirt. Sossi now has a new bike and recently finished her Triathlon with it.
Where were you when inspiration hit you (be honest)?
Sitting in a juice shop, listening to “Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe,” by Kendrick Lamar and thinking: “Beets Don’t Kale My Vibe” belongs on a shirt.
Is it a solo project – or do you have a co-founder, partner, or other team members?
I’ve got a Co-Founder/Partner. Her name’s Kiri. We collaborate together all of the time. She draws, I do the graphics. It’s an amazing partnership because we’re both artists that work in different ways.
What’s next for Manifesto Print Co.?
Right now, our biggest project is supporting the Spinderellas Cycle for Survival Team with the “Spin. Sweat. Love.” design. A portion of the proceeds goes directly to Cycle for Survival, a national movement to beat rare cancers.
What advice do you have for others that have an idea that they want to get started?
Collaboration is key. It’s not always easy to do things by yourself, so finding that person to partner with or a few people to work with is always great.
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