Greenpoint Gazette

Local Designer Spotlight: Paigey! The Art of Paige Pumphery

BY The Dress Recycler

Meet Paigey Pumphery, sketch artist, pin up illustrator, web and print designer, glass tile jewelry designer and proud Greenpoint resident.

Local designer “Paigey!” is well known in the illustrator world as the wonder woman (literally) who creates comics, commissions and camaraderie. This talented designer brings her art to life, as she dresses the part by wearing crazy outfits, outlandish accessories and costumes. You’ll find Paigey in her favorite costumes and outfits at local events, comic book conventions or whenever the mood strikes. It’s hard to miss Paigey around the Greenpoint and Bushwick as she is known for her free spirited wardrobe and sparkling personality in the neighborhood.

She has developed her artistic talent with inspirations from vintage Looney tunes, old tech savory cartoons and mid century American advertising. She is known best for her bodacious pin up art and emerging craftiness. To expand her vision, she has since started branding items with her animated bombshell pin ups. Paigey has created a various assortment of merchandise, including pin up girl embellished lipstick cases, a line of glass jewelry and bottle cap necklaces. Since the success of creating her ‘off paper’ line, she has gone into production of her next off the wall idea; a line of decoupage coffin shaped boxes that she calls “coffin girls”. The line features her newest character, Lady Blacula along with Varla, her first vampire chic she brought to life in color.

When we asked her about her ‘target’ customer, she simply replied, “Wacky chicks into girl art and pin ups, who appreciate a sprinkle of darkness in a lighthearted sense.” Of course, more than wacky chicks appreciate her art as you will witness yourself at the comic book conventions and events that she participates in each year. If you’re around this weekend, she will be at Artists and Fleas at 70 North 7th Street in Williamsburg this Saturday, April 30th. Stop by to flip through her pages, say hey or to give her a high five in whatever fabulous outfit she will be wearing.

In addition to her own blog, (http://www.theartofpaigey.blogspot.com/), she has been covered and featured in various burlesque type magazines and roller derby blogs. She takes custom orders for both her print work and jewelry. All you have to do is give her a holler at iampaigey@yahoo.com. Her etsy store is coming soon!

Paigey is so fun, flirtatious and fabulous; a true live character who brings her designs to the public on a personal level, where people can really relate to what she is illustrating. “The lines tend to blur between my art and myself”, she said. We would have never guessed while interviewing her in pin up girl costume with her bright yellow wig.

The future for Paigey holds a premium branding of her pin ups, turning her vision into a larger merchandise line of t-shirts, bags and accessories. Stay tuned!

For more fashion education, style information and Paigey inspiration, please visit www.thedressrecycler.com. Your bargain fashion superhero!

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