About & Press

ADAMJK (allcaps, one word) is an independent brand featuring a small, rotating range of products by artist and author Adam J. Kurtz. Since 2009, it's been an umbrella for stationery, gifts, accessories and souvenirs including favorites like the "SORRY I AM SUCH AN ASSHOLE" balloons and "Bottled Up Feelings" collection.

When you put something out into the internet, you never quite know where it will end up. This whole shop started when my SORRY I AM SUCH AN ASSHOLE balloons blew up (lol) on tumblr and were quickly noticed by PAPER, Swiss Miss, COMPLEX, and others.

My art and objects have popped up in gift guides and features across many lifestyle, design, and fashion publications. In 2016, the ADAMJK GIFT SHOP products were awarded in the HOW Magazine International Design Awards and recognized as Best of NYC in the PRINT Magazine Regional Design Awards.

Some of my favorite interviews and features: