The Quarrelsome Yeti

The Quarrelsome Yeti is the vehicle for Geordan’s Moore’s art and ideas. He founded the Dartmouth-based print studio and apparel company in 2010. It’s been going gangbusters ever since, producing clothing, household items, accessories, art prints and posters decorated with the wacky, bizarre and baroque characters Geordan creates, including his namesake Yeti, a strutting, smiling creature with a ridiculous amount of enthusiasm. Every Quarrelsome Yeti illustration is Geordan’s, each piece handmade by him and his small team, which works out of a shared Dartmouth studio. Every Quarrelsome Yeti product is unique, a little story unto itself. Geordan handprints and silkscreens using a manual press and simple processes to build up complex images, playing around with techniques to mix ink and build colour interactions. “It’s my painting process,” he says. Geordan loves printmaking’s immediacy, affordability and accessibility, the way it turns everyday items into works of art. He shares that passion by giving printmaking workshops to the public. Geordan is also a founding member of The Dartmouth Makers, a non-profit society of craftspeople hell-bent on a vibrant local arts scene. Mostly, he relishes the act of making, the process of printing. “That’s where I get the joy,” he says. To Geordan, printmaking the perfect medium for sharing ideas – and a laugh. He has simple test for ideas: “If I think it’s funny but I feel a little dumb about it, it’s worth making.”