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Meet the Artist: Kaitlin West with 1918 Design Company

Nineteen Eighteen Design Company creates locally inspired goods that celebrate your favorite landmarks around your city. Kaitlin West is the artist that creates the designs. Kaitlin’s joy for art was initially sparked by sitting around the dining room table and creating with her grandmother, local Birmingham artist Louise West. Louise was born in 1918, which was the inspiration for the new business name (formally Artwork by Kaitlin). Kaitlin is an alumnus of Samford University, where she obtained her bachelor’s of fine arts.

Nineteen Eighteen Design Company is based in Birmingham, Alabama, but there are also designs available for Auburn, Tuscaloosa, Huntsville, and Bluff Park. These designs are printed on t-shirts, prints, pint glasses, tea towels, and greeting cards. Kaitlin is constantly creating new designs and partnering with local businesses to celebrate the pride we carry in our cities. You can also find her items at Alabama Goods in Homewood and Huntsville, Vulcan Park and Museum, Mills Pharmacy in Bluff Park and, of course, at AM Collective. We are proud to carry her Huntsville and Drink Local shirts, and they just happen to be some of our bestsellers!

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