The Howlin’ Hound: Open For Business!

Last month local chef Kirk Blaine, previous owner of the restaurant at Cohen's Retreat and executive chef at Driftaway Cafe, opened a brand new restaurant of his own called The Howlin’ Hound. The restaurant, named after his basset hound, Nelson,(notorious for consistently begging for food) is located on Eisenhower and Waters Ave. Blaine provides an awesome and unique menu for sandwich connoisseurs and southern/classic American cuisine lovers alike.


The menu includes a list of over 20 sandwiches, offering only the greatest possible version of each one - no skimping! They use the best, freshest ingredients they can find to make optimal quality sandwiches for every personality. He even goes as far as to order bread from Tampa for his popular cuban sandwich.


Our mission has always been to work with our customers and their design needs to enhance their ideas and materialize it. We were fortunate to be selected to create the branding, signs, t-shirts, social media content, in addition to the menus and mural for this sweet new restaurant. Kirk came to us with great ideas, and 13 Bricks’ Art Director, Alfredo Martinez and graphic designer, Michael Durkee helped polish his original concepts and designs. From the artwork and branding to the refurbished wooden tables and freshly renovated interior, the building has yet again been transformed into something new. There’s even more around the corner, the restaurant has announced plans of implementing a drive-thru in upcoming months.


“Top notch gourmet dishes with friendly staff! This restaurant has a lot of heart. You can see and feel it in all of the little touches around the room, as well as in the pleasant manner of the crew and owners. I can't wait to come back!”

JoAnna Aviles, a customer with a sparkling review.


The community is really digging the brilliantly crafted menu, on which is a diverse selection of interesting and delicious foods, like Lox on Ciabatta bread, with Nova Scotian house cured lox served and grilled with all the fixins’- tomatoes, onions, capers and boursin. And then there is the Cheese Steak Biscuit. This delight is packed with slow roasted hand cut rib eye, egg, provolone cheese, peppers and onions on a butter biscuit. They even have some pretty cool non-sandwich options like the Cointreau French Toast. Thick toast is soaked in orange liquor and grilled, served with bacon and maple syrup. They’ve even got their own spin on grits, people. Their menu is a big deal.


Is your mouth watering yet?


“I am very proud to stand behind each and every menu item! Please come and enjoy!!” said Kirk Blaine at their grand opening.


Head down to Waters and Eisenhower to check out the food, the atmosphere that we are proud to have hand in creating, and try anything from the deliciously unique menu. You won't be disappointed.


ASI Tea Featured in South Magazine


We have another success story here at 13 Bricks thanks to our graphic design intern Michael Durkee. His design for ASI Tea is featured in South Magazine, along with a wonderful review by the company’s owner!

ASI Tea supplies completely organic, naturally caffeinated and locally sourced teas. Traditionally, the Native Americans of the region made this tea using leaves from the wild Yaupon trees. ASI Tea's staff pick, dry, and roast the Yaupon leaves in nearly the same way the Native Americans did. It doesn’t get more organic and authentic than that. Their process is completely environmentally friendly. The workers only picking the necessary amount of leaves from the trees to supply orders. The tea literally goes from farm to bottle. They even use the wild Yaupon honey to sweeten the tea to “honor and keep the alliance between flowers and bees.”


ASI contacted us in need of a new approach on their packaging and t-shirts. The shirts turned out great, according to owner Lou Thomann.

“When I saw Michael working on the ASI logo design, and I gave him the actual plant, he got it perfect. Working with the guys was easy and they were very cooperative.”

As it turns out, the customers like our intern as much as we do.

“Michael is a talent that will only get better. He has great vibe, great sensitivity and great work ethic.”

ASI tea is now being sold in stores as such as Kroger and Whole Foods. This local brand started from the bottom, and now they’re here, and the 13 Bricks family could not be happier to be a part of their growth. The shirts that Michael designed are flying off the shelves in stores, as are the teas in the grocery aisle. Check them out online at .

13 Bricks for 18Loves: Support Amelia Jamerson's Kickstarter !

"Be The Love" tee-shirts will be printed by yours truly, 13 Bricks.

"Be The Love" tee-shirts will be printed by yours truly, 13 Bricks.

It’s all about love, love love, love, crazy love for Amelia Jamerson, former model at 13 Bricks and a local artist worth investing in. We are excited to assist in spreading the word about her and her brand 18Loves by promoting the Kickstarter she has created to launch her brand. Amelia Jamerson is one of those artists.  Her brand, 18Loves, uses art and graphics to spread the maximum amount of love and positive energy from her own heart to yours. Her Kickstarter for 18Loves is currently live and we are trying to spread the word about the biggest good vibes enthusiast we know.

18Loves has a special and interesting meaning behind it’s name, much like our own company, 13 Bricks.

The number 18 holds a special place in my heart,”Amelia says on her page. “Aside from being born on the 18th day, the digits also connect to the Hebrew word, chai, which translates to life. The numerical value for this word is 18. Therefore, the number evokes the idea of the value of life + love. To love is to live and it's important to share and practice that.”

She even takes the love one step further. Once the campaign succeeds, this brand will create a special collection that will commit to donating 18% of profits, quarterly, to a worthy charity.

Her optimism and creative inspiration gives us the fuzzy butterflies feels, with adorable cards and prints that say things like “I like big hearts and I can not lie.”


Amelia started her brand to simply encourage others to spread, share and be the love we need in the world. The money that her kickstarter will raise, $6,000, will go towards launching a website, market/advertise, copyrighting & trademarking the brand, getting proper licensing, manufacture & deliver rewards, and pay Kickstarter fees/taxes.“My biggest goal is to attend and showcase my designs at Surtex 2016 in New York City. Surtex is a global B2B marketplace for sourcing original art & design - where artists, art agents, licensing agencies, and licensors connect with manufacturers and retailers to create the next best-selling products in every category imaginable including: wall coverings, fabric prints, decorative accessories, bed linens, stationery, giftware, apparel and much more. Surtex would open many doors and give me the opportunity to have my artwork licensed. This means you would see 18Loves merchandise in places like Barnes & Noble, Target, Hallmark, etc. This opportunity alone is a $2,700 investment and takes place on the weekend of May 15-17, 2016.”

By donating just six dollars (or more, of course) you can help Amelia push her brand and support free and unconditional love. Her designs are dripping with detail, from hearts on the heads of all living things to support the ability to think and act with love on the mind, to little doodles with encouraging quotes to brighten your day. She cakes the goodness on everything from bags to pins, prints, cards, and so much more.

The unsurprisingly generous rewards for donating are as follows, directly from her page:

“Get yourself some goodies! Since this party is just getting started, you'll be the amongst the first Lovers to sport and own 18Loves gear and fixins’.

The stickers and messenger bags will only be available through the Kickstarter. These are exclusive rewards that will be set aside for backers - just an extra token of gratitude. “

Please help out and donate to the most loving and positive Kickstarter of the century. She’s got $2.590 and 64 backers so far.  Give back the love that Amelia gives out so freely, and help her save the world with love, gratitude, and positivity. If anyone deserves to succeed, it is without a doubt her.

FALL SALE and New Design "Forest Royalty" Available soon!




It’s out with the old and in with the new here at 13 Bricks! The two popular designs from last year’s line, “Feather” and “Mechanica”, are 25% off! Come on into the store or visit us online; the designs will no longer be in production.

Our new designs for this year’s collection includes the “Suicide King”, “Ordo Ab Chao” (seen in below on previous blogs), and our newest design “Forest Royalty”, by Danielle Summers. Summers is about to graduate from UGA and is a new contributor to the 13 Bricks racks, though she is a returning artist to our print stacks.

Garnished with mushrooms and fairies, the Stag in the center of the illustration is a beautiful representation of old Celtic folk lore. “Forest Royalty” highlights the powerful and prideful presence behind the stag, as well as its representation. Like the salmon and the bear, the stag myths shaped the elaborate Celtic mythology. It was the symbol for the god Cernunnos, “the horned one” or “the god of plenty”.



The white Stag’s role as the messenger to the underworld made it’s presence known on the battlefield, but also in homes on the hearth or engraved into doors for protection. The red Stag takes on the role of ensuring the family's well being. Stags are often seen as decoration on cauldrons to signify wealth and a consistently full plate. The antlers upon the deer in Summer’s design certainly crown her mythical king of the magical forest, gallantly carrying in the fall season.


Come advantage of the 25% off of our great designs, and enjoy our new line, as well as the prints from our last gallery show that are still available.

Stay magical, Savannah.