Pepper Spray Press was founded in 2015 by a group of friends with a simple goal - to fund prints for up-and-coming artists by selling work by established legends. We’ve been involved in the both the punk rock and graffiti scenes for 15+ years and have been horrified to see artists being treated as a commodity rather than unique people with unique voices. Why not take the DIY punk ethos and merge it with the artists we love?
What started as a way to help our artist friends has quickly grown into something…. different. We printed 500 prints for the Woman’s March in 2017 and distributed them all around the world. We’ve sucessfully circumvented the predatory art galleries with group shows in NYC (2016) and London (2017). We’ve printed posters for national touring bands. And everything we do is hands-on - everything is done in house, from mixing ink pigments from scratch to create unique screen prints, to experimenting with antiquated film developing technology, to releasing prints for artists who’ve had success in other artistic endeavors but never thought they could release an editioned print and have it seen by people all over the world. And everything we do, we do it for the artists we love.