Hi There! It’s SO nice to meet you!
We're Ken & Lisa Roberts and we’re Midwest Supply Co.-- we're just a couple of Midwesterners passionate about the ol' Heartland of America- the Midwest!
At Midwest Supply Co. we believe the Midwest is truly the best. We believe that it’s called pop NOT soda. We love our lakes and are proud that 4 out 5 of the Great Lakes prefer Michigan. Speaking of Michigan, at Midwest Supply we tip our hats to the boys in blue—the Lions, the Tigers, and of course the Wolverines. We love good Michigan beer, always say nice things about Detroit, and we’re not Michiganders—at Midwest Supply, we’re Michigangsters and hope you’ll join us.
We started Midwest Supply Co. in 2011 at our first retail store, Rock Paper Scissors in Tecumseh, Michigan. A collection that began with two postcards and an art print has since grown to more than 100 T-shirts, postcards, greeting cards, stickers, and fun stationery & gifts. As you flip through our website, we hope you’ll enjoy the illustration, design, and hard work of some of the most talented illustrators, designers, artists and candle makers in the Mitten State. We simply can’t wait to show you some of our favorite things.
Meet the Designers & Rockstars
We’ve been building Midwest Supply Co. since 2011. As our collection grew, we collaborated with the best of the best to help bring our love of Michigan & the Midwest to life. Get to know our favorite “Magic Makers” below!
Kristen Drozdowski (Worthwhile Paper)
A Michigan-born artist and designer from Ypsilanti, Kristen loves hand lettering, minimal design, living with purpose, adn exploring the outdoors. She is the artist behind the paper goods line Worthwhile Paper. Her Midwest Supply Co. illustrations and lettering collaborations are featured throughout our line, on items including T-shirts, socks, stationery, glassware, and accessories.
Meg Sutton (Belle & Union)
Meg is the artist behind Belle & Union Co., a purveyor of writings, wrappings, and wares with a soft spot for vintage American wit and wisdom (plus a bit of a foodie twist). Meg collaborated with Midwest Supply Co. to create our bright & navy Michigan map - the handlettered, illustrated design is featured as an art print, card, and tea towel.
Cara McGrady (One Swell Studio)
Since childhood, Cara has been doodling in notebook margins and designing on computer screens. Her love for personalized stationery took hold in the early 90s when she created an unfathomable number of cards for friends and family with the assistance of ‘The Print Shop’ software and a dot matrix printer. It didn’t surprise anyone when Cara eventually mushed her lifelong passions together to start a small business designing and illustrating for clients and other small businesses. Her illustrations and design are through out the cards, gift wrap, coasters, and accessories of Midwest Supply Co.
Brittany Barnhart (Just Curious Co.)
Brittany is a designer and illustrator residing in Ypsilanti, Michigan. Curious, creative, and inquisitive, Brittany shared her artistic abilities across multiple Midwest Supply Co. collaborations. Her beautiful hand lettered designs are featured on accessories and cards. Can you tell she loves the Mitten State just as much as we do!?
Rachael Barlock (Hazel + Dolly)
Inspired by sarcasm + pen pals, fueled by la croix + house plants, and outfitted in big hats + floral skirts, Rachael Barlock owns and operates Hazel + Dolly in Detroit, Michigan. Rachael is passionate about honoring the nostalgia of hand-written correspondence. Her beautiful hand lettered designs can be found on many of our greeting cards.
Britney Leal (Britney Smith Designs)
A Michigander through and through, Britney is a graphic artist with a fondness for chalkboard illustrations and hand lettered designs. Her Michigangster pride is easy to spot in all of her Midwest Supply Co. items, including our Great Lakes States art print, gift wrap designs, cards and some fun Holiday illustrations!