Adam J. Kurtz is a Brooklyn-based artist and author whose first book, 1 Page at a Time: A Daily Creative Companion has been translated into fifteen languages. In addition to personal work, he's collaborated on products for retailers such as Urban Outfitters, Strand Bookstore, and Fishs Eddy, and worked for companies including Pepsi, Adobe and the New York Times. In 2016, he was named one of PRINT Magazine's "15 Under 30" New Visual Artists. Pick Me Up, his second book, will be released in October.
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.
Since 2011, 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... holy shit.
Below, I've collected a few of the more substantial interview features.