We’re a simple concept with a lot of moving parts. Got questions? Hopefully, we’ve got them all covered below. If they’re not - slide into our DMs or drop us an email :)
Who the heck are you?
We’re Pat (designer) and Bel (writer), two mates and ambitious freelancers wanting to bring good art to the people and artistic income to the creatives.
Why do you exist?
We have heaps of mates who are talented. Like, super talented. But as makers ourselves, we know that it takes a fair amount of energy and self-belief to market your work as something people would actually want to pay money for. That’s where we come in.
We exist to provide a small revenue stream for burgeoning creatives and offer beautiful, professional and affordable art for the walls of others.
Where are you based?
Tāmaki Makaurau, New Zealand.
Do the creatives make money?
Yes - that’s really important to us. We are transparent with our creatives in terms of costs and payments, manage all the admin ourselves and pay on time.
What is The Kindness Institute and why do you donate to them?
The Kindness Institute is an Auckland-based organisation that runs wellbeing programmes for marginalised youths. It's a cause really close to our hearts and we're honoured to play a small part in helping keep them afloat.
Paradise Press is all about supporting people to get their work into the world. We stand for more than just making profit and lights - it's about the making of and access to art for the betterment of everyone's lives.
Do you ship internationally?
At the moment we ship all prints (framed and unframed) within Aotearoa and only unframed prints to Australia. But stay posted - you never know where Paradise is going to pop up next...
How long does it take to deliver?
We work to a slow, sustainable business model. This means once our collection dates end, we process, print, frame and post all our orders at once. We're not an exercise in instant gratification - good things come to those that wait.
How are you sustainable?
Our whole concept is low-waste; artwork is available for an exclusive period of time and is printed to order, packaging is as minimal and biodegradable as possible and we are as paperless as possible in our admin.
If you have more ingenious solutions to help us reduce our footprint, please get in touch!
How often will you release new prints?
Our artwork are only available once for an exclusive period of time - and won't ever be printed again. We'll curate and release a new campaign around every three months.
I'm an artist and want to sell my work - how do I go about it?
Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with some samples of your work and we'll take a look and be in touch :).
I like your stuff but I'm looking for something bespoke?
Sounds interesting - drop us a line :).