About

 
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a gangster's paradise

Based in Brooklyn, Goods Gang is a teeny tiny paper shop and design studio specializing in semi-custom wedding stationery and other printed goods. We are graphic design lovers, negative space addicts, and obsessed with all things typographic. We are purveyors of matters of the heart, and work in celebration of the ultimate commitment between two people (awww). Our mission is to make effortless wedding stationery that marries our design obsession with our love of love.

 
 
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The Anti-Wedding

Throw out your old wedding ideas of princessy pinks, ethereal details, and an overabundance of bling. This ain’t your mama’s wedding, that’s for sure. Influenced by Swiss design and fashion trends, we’ve crafted a thoughtful and focused art direction that differentiates from the typical wedding aesthetic of today, and sets you apart from the norm.

 

Min to the Max

We live, love, and die by a minimalist aesthetic (dramatic, we know), and strip down your wedding stationery to only the necessary elements of type on paper. We think that less really is more. No extraneous embellishments, no floral motifs, no unnecessary flourishes. Pure unadulterated typographic expression is totally our jam (and bread, and butter).

 
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Paper Lust

We are absolutely obsessed with paper, period. In a world where everything is digitized, we feel that holding something in your hand and having tactile interaction with a physical object is more memorable, pleasurable, and necessary than ever. Our long standing addiction to paper is a way of life that we want everyone to pick up and hold onto like a bad habit.

 

Your Way or the Highway

Our collections are designed with the ability to customize them to your own individual aesthetic as your unique content fits into our flexible semi-custom templated products. With hundreds of combinations possible, create any vibe based on your collection, paper color, and material choices. There’s no one way (and no wrong way) to style our paper.

 
 

Press

Punodostres

Cat Calendar—OMG, BEST GIFT FUR YUR CAT!

We teamed up with our friends @punodostres, @shleepyhans, and @muaddibthecat to make the cutest calendar for your furry feline friends (or for anyone, really).

 

Once Wed

A 13th Century Castle Proves a Stunning Backdrop for a Wedding Shoot

Our Melrose Collection is featured in this styled shoot with romantic and elegant themes, set in a modern day real life fairytale. See the original post from Outlive Creative

 

Brides

10 Chic Minimalist Wedding Invitations

We are honored to be featured by powerhouse Brides Magazine. See us among the lineup of nine other minimalist studios, including Venamour and Artifact Uprising.

 

Who What WeaR

The Affordable Leggings I Swear By Now Come in the Prettiest Color

We teamed up with athleisure brand Girlfriend Collective in celebration of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Who What Wear had something to say about it, so check it out.

 

TheSoPretty

#FF7F00: Spring 2017 Collaboration

Our graphics are featured in this super fun collab of local NYC ladies. Check out our moody lighting, nipple projections, and boobalicious patterns showcased on Thesopretty.

Utterly Engaged

Architectural Minimal Wedding at the Oculus in NYC

We brought The Melrose Collection to compliment the creative direction (by Heart and Soil Flowers) of this styled shoot. Think simple lines, white space, and movement.

Seattle Met Bride & Groom

Real Weddings—Quang Dinh and Ellie Koning

Katrina helped collaborate on the wedding stationery for friends Quang and Ellie. Swoon over their invitations and wedding details via photos from Bryce Covey.

Seattle Met Bride & Groom

Real Weddings—Sean Wen and Katrina Mendoza

Before the inception of Goods Gang, our O.G. Katrina designed and created her own wedding day paper. Check out the original photos from the O'Malley Photographers.

 
 

Meet the O.G.

Founder, Owner, CCO, Creative Director, Original Gangster, "Hurricane" (or however you choose to label her), just call her Katrina. With a bachelor's degree in Visual Communication Design from the University of Washington in Seattle (go Huskies!), Katrina has spent almost 10 years of her career working in tech as a UX Designer for various agencies, startups, and corporations. In 2015, she and her husband Sean (Seany, affectionately) picked up and moved to New York City for an adventure. After several years of side "hustle" (barf, she hates that term) and "thinking" of starting her own company, it was here that Katrina finally felt inspired and confident enough to leave her job and devote her days to Goods Gang full time.

 

PAST Features

Black & White: New Monochrome Graphics
IdN Magazine—Volume 18 Issue 4
Design Elements: Form & Space
Design School Confidential
Hello Poster Show—2011 Exhibition

 
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Credits

Prop Styling—Rebecca "Babyface" Bartoshesky
Photography—Tawni "Ice T" Bannister
Tech Consultant—Sean "Lil' Seany" Wen