Lately Lily is a collaboration between Author / Illustrator Micah Player and Apparel Designer Erin Nichols.
Each season follows our character Lily, the curious daughter of a photographer and writer for the International Exposition (Definitive Journal of Global Curiosity), as she travels the world with them in the company of her best friend, Zeborah. Lily writes in her notebook about what she has seen and where she has been, lately. These notes become the hangtags to and inspiration for our teeshirt designs.
As parents and designers, we’re struck by the thoughtful observations and deep curiosity of our children daily. Lately, Lily is a chance to daydream about far off places through the eyes of an adventurous child.
The two of us each grew up following favorite children’s book characters like Madeline, Curious George, Lyle the Crocodile, Harry the Dirty Dog and Corduroy. With Lately, Lily we hope to bring the soul of a vintage picture book to children’s graphic tees, with engaging characters, sincere design and honest curiosity about the people and places of the world.
We hope you enjoy following the Traveling Girl as much as we do!
Micah and Erin
Thoughtfully made in Southern California.
Each Lately, Lily tee begins with a daydream and a sketchbook, upstairs in our office overlooking California’s Pacific Coast. When the art for the line is ready, our tees are entirely produced by local vendors within a few miles from that same office..