This month the Alaska Department of Commerce awarded Rico Worl a Top 40 under 40 award! They did a quick interview, read here and flip to page 54 to catch the latest interview: Check out the publication and learn about a great group of Alaskan awardees here!
Rico Worl was honored with a number of high profile interviews during the excitement around producing the Raven Story stamps. One exciting one was on the Forbes.com website! https://www.forbes.com/sites/nadjasayej/2020/12/16/native-american-artist-rico-worl--designs-us-postage-stamp/?sh=49329042e09e
A major goal I always carry when doing my work is that I always want to be able to represent and educate others to Tlingit culture. Designing the Raven Story stamp was a big part of that. And I hope it encouraged many people to look the Raven Story up and hear it or read about it. Here is a video recording of story teller Lily Hope telling the Raven and the Box of Daylight story.
INTERVIEW: Meet the Indigenous Designers Behind Trickster Company, the Innovative Lifestyle Brand from Juneau, Alaska (US PARK PASS)
Rico Worl founded Trickster Company in Juneau, Alaska in 2014, starting with his popular hand-painted skateboards and a successful Kickstarter campaign that funded a unique deck of playing cards designed with Northwest Coast formline art. Rico’s sister, Crystal Worl, joined him as a business partner after earning her Bachelor’s degree in Art and Design.As Indigenous artisans and designers, Rico and Crystal strive to represent modern Indigenous lifestyles to a broader audience through a distinctive Indigenous artform known as Northwest Coast formline art. They envisioned a business that included a gift shop in downtown Juneau that sold fine art, products for modern Indigenous...
Lead designer, Rico Worl, got his undergraduate degree from University of Pennsylvania and is honored to be featured in the Gazette today! The Pennsylvania Gazette is an alumni magazine; Written for, about, and frequently by, alumni, the Gazette’s viewpoint is as wide-ranging as the readership it serves and is committed to reinforcing the richness and diversity of the Penn experience. Read the article here: https://thepenngazette.com/the-raven-and-rico-worl/