PyknicOfficial

Pyknic

Downingtown, Pennsylvania · 3321 Sales

PyknicOfficial

Pyknic

Downingtown, Pennsylvania 3321 Sales On Etsy since 2014

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About

Stay Young, Stay Hungry

Pyknic officially began my freshman year of college (2006) while attending DeSales University but I believe it was something that was deeply rooted and growing along with me all along.

My mother’s father was a shoemaker in Indonesia so the fashion aspect could have been in my blood. My dad was always building things or fixing things around the house so I grew up helping him and seeing a hard working, DIY-ethic. In first grade my class was working on questionnaires and like any proud son, I said that I wanted to work at the factory where my dad worked when I grew up. I’ll never forget him telling me I didn’t want to do that and that he wanted better for me.

I was always drawing, my Nana was very supportive of my artistic abilities, and in grade school I started hustling Pokemon drawings. When the family finally got a desktop computer, I think a Packard Bell, I bought “Greeting Cards Workshop” as a family-gift. I would literally spend hours on there, not making greeting cards, but just messing around with graphics and type. Somehow I was utilizing it as a very crude Photoshop before even knowing such a program existed.

Finally in high school I landed in a few commercial art courses under the tutelage of Mrs. Stockton (who I’d love to track down today and thank her for being a big part where I am now) and I was finally transitioning into Photoshop and Illustrator. Besides these few high school courses, I actually have no formal training whatsoever. On my own time, I sought out local screen printers and began putting my art on t-shirts and selling them while in high school.

A couple constants in my life were obviously family and also my love of food. I have two sisters so whenever we’d be out with my mom and none of them could finish, they could always count on “the garbage disposal” to finish their meals off for them, (thank God for staying active by playing soccer through college, by the way). With Pyknic I wanted the brand to encompass that inclusive friends & family aspect and food certainly brought everyone to the table, together. That is what I wanted the brand to be about: family and creating a conversation, even if just a laugh. Along with the food theme and lifestyle came the symbolic “hunger” in terms of the hard working ethic I grew up with. I was “hungry” all along to work for myself and do something I was really passionate about. I think we’re all hungry for something, even literally.

The first Pyknic shirt I drew by hand with a Sharpie Marker on an undershirt. What Pyknic is now has been a constantly evolution through trial-and-error, for better or worse.

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Shop members

  • Thomcat

    Owner, Creator

    The "Big Cheese" of Pyknic.

Production partners

  • Printing Service

    Lancaster, PA

    Our partner hand screen prints each of our t-shirts using an eco-friendly process and inks.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 31, 2015
Welcome to the table. Come hungry!

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
Pyknic will exchange or provide full refunds on all non-clearance items received within 15 days of your package's dispatch from our facilities. Both exchange and return items must appear unworn and unwashed in order to be processed for a refund. If the returned or exchanged product is found to have been used by our inspections department, no refund will be offered. The item can be sent back to you at your expense or destroyed at our warehouse.

If you receive a defective product, we must be notified within the first three days of receiving the product to be eligible for a return.
Payment
It is uncommon that we incorrectly list prices for our products but we do reserve the right to refuse to sell the product for the erroneous price.

The receipt automatically generated for you post-order confirms purchase intent but does not constitute a contract. We may cancel an order at any time we see fit due to but not limited to: insufficient stock, suspicion of fraud, and improperly listed prices. Pyknic has the right to do so whether or not your credit card has been charged. Please note that in the case we do cancel your order, we will issue a refund if your credit card had been charged.

Pyknic will exchange or provide full refunds on all non-clearance items received within 15 days of your package's dispatch from our facilities. Both exchange and return items must appear unworn and unwashed in order to be processed for a refund. If the returned or exchanged product is found to have been used by our inspections department, no refund will be offered. The item can be sent back to you at your expense or destroyed at our warehouse.

If you receive a defective product, we must be notified within the first three days of receiving the product to be eligible for a return.

Any item purchased for a 30% discount or more is defined as a "clearance item". Items bought on clearance are NOT eligible for returns as shipping costs usually begin to outweigh the purchased price of the product. Exchanges for clearance items will be at the discretion of Pyknic.

A purchase from Pyknic.com constitutes an agreement with these terms & conditions.
Shipping
We ship worldwide during the business week (Monday - Friday) and use the United States Postal Service. When your item has been packed and is ready to ship, you will receive an email containing tracking information at the address you provided at the time of checkout. Once we have dropped off your package and it has been scanned by United States Postal Service, we assume no responsibility of delivery. All inquiries of delivery should be taken up with them. The "2-Day" or "3-Day" that appears next to "Priority Shipping" refers to transit once the United States Postal Service receives your package. This transit time could be potentially be delayed based on weather, holidays, and weekends.

*Note - First Class International Shipping cannot be tracked online and can take up to 3 - 5 weeks to Europe and 5 - 7 weeks to Brazil due to customs & travel. We highly recommend that our international friends select the "Priority International Shipping" option to ensure faster and trackable delivery.
Additional policies and FAQs
We do offer our items at wholesale to retailers worldwide. Please contact us with more information about your shop including location, other brands carried, and a website if possible.