SurfingSloth

Greeting cards, illustration, prints

Melbourne, Australia On Etsy since 2008

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This shop got multiple 5-star reviews in the past 7 days.

SurfingSloth

Greeting cards, illustration, prints

Melbourne, Australia | 9,799 Sales

Announcement    IMPORTANT:
Due to current situation some post services are suspended.
Only Standard and Express post are accepted, which are expensive, but include tracking.
Expect some (in some cases major) delays for international orders. What used to be 3-4 weeks to US, now might take longer.
Sorry for inconvenience. We are all in this and this will pass someday :)

About:
Illustrator Luka Va and her label "Surfing Sloth" is in a business of matching you with your spiritual animal. Chances are you don't even know you have it. But do a test, go through her colourful illustrations and make a mental note of what makes you smile or even giggle. Here you have it. You've been matched. Now take it home and be reminded of not to take your life too seriously.

Visit our sister shop for clothing: https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/dancingsloth

Yes! I DO WHOLESALE as well :)
Whole range of cards and things: www.surfingsloth.com.au

Announcement

Last updated on Apr 30, 2020

IMPORTANT:
Due to current situation some post services are suspended.
Only Standard and Express post are accepted, which are expensive, but include tracking.
Expect some (in some cases major) delays for international orders. What used to be 3-4 weeks to US, now might take longer.
Sorry for inconvenience. We are all in this and this will pass someday :)

About:
Illustrator Luka Va and her label "Surfing Sloth" is in a business of matching you with your spiritual animal. Chances are you don't even know you have it. But do a test, go through her colourful illustrations and make a mental note of what makes you smile or even giggle. Here you have it. You've been matched. Now take it home and be reminded of not to take your life too seriously.

Visit our sister shop for clothing: https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/dancingsloth

Yes! I DO WHOLESALE as well :)
Whole range of cards and things: www.surfingsloth.com.au

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About SurfingSloth

Sales 9,799
On Etsy since 2008

Happy drawings, crazy animals and other illustrations

I am Lithuanian illustrator creating positive, a little bit naive art with quirky characters inspired by everyday city life, works by modern illustrators and cartoonists, street art and nature. After moving to Australia I reopened my etsy store and now have a lot of great moments here.

How everything started? I've been drawing since childhood. There were ups and downs. But I still don't want to do anything else. And shop... Well, I just got few things done, posted it and there is a shop. Simple.

Every artwork is telling stories and every character becomes alive. Sometimes I can feel them sitting in sketchbooks, hanging out on post-its and watching me. Am I going crazy?

Shop members

  • Luka

    Owner

    Hey, I am Luka from Vilnius (LT) living in Melbourne (AUS). I draw illustrations.

Production partners

  • All of the above screenprinters

    Fitzroy, VIC

    I design the illustrations and get those guys to print them as I do not have facilities in my small place for that and I still want to have some time for drawing :)

  • Frankie and Swiss

    Melbourne, VIC

    They print on fabric

  • Printgraphics

    Melbourne, VIC

    These are my green printers. I draw, they print.

  • Printink

    Collingwood, VIC

    Screenprinters in Melbourne.

  • Washi gang

    NSW, Australia

    I send my design and these guys get everything organised and done for me.

Shop policies

Last updated on June 3, 2020
Hello, I'm Luka. I work as graphic designer and illustrator .
I make prints and other objects only with my own illustrations.
Some object as prints are published in more copies, some are limited. Original artworks are one of a kind.

Below is lots of information, PLEASE READ if you have a question - it explains a lot of things :)

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
▲ Due to current situation shipping times are a bit uncertain.
Contact me if it has been 6 weeks since your order was shipped and you haven't received it.
If you're in Australia - contact a week after shipping.
▲ I try to spend more time creating so sometimes I read etsy messages only twice a week. If there is something urgent like express shipping - drop me a line via email with subject ETSY at info [!at] surfingsloth.com.au

▲ PLEASE please please, double CHECK the address BEFORE purchasing :)

Every situation is unique.
▲ If you feel unhappy with the item you got - contact me and we'll figure out how to fix the problem without opening the etsy case.
▲ If item is lost... Let's hope that doesn't matter. If it happened - contact me. Please consider the shipping time too.
Payment
▲ I accept paypal and few other options.
▲ Only when I receive payment I can ship the item.
Shipping
DUE TO CURRENT SHIPPING SITUATION I HAVE TO SUSPEND INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING.

▲ I try to do my best and to ship as soon as possible. Usually I go to post office 3 times a week: Monday, Wednesday and Friday, mostly at lunch time.

▲ SHIPPING TIMES. Official post times and the times from my experience somehow doesn't match. Australia is far far away in terms of shipping...
Usually it takes 2-3 weeks, but sometimes it needs 4 weeks to US. I don't have the same statistics for every other country, but it is similar. It is faster to New Zealand though and somehow takes longer to Canada-lately it is 5ish weeks which it terrible! :(.

▲ PACKING. I pack all prints and cards with the cardboard and if it is A3 - place it in a tube. Some postman squeeze mail into small post boxes, so I usually write "please do not bend" on the envelope.
If you buy A3 prints together with A4 prints, they'll come in a tube. If you buy A3 print and some cards... Oh that always is a problem to pack, but I try to find the solution.
This is annoying thing with some postmen - if I don't write - please do not bent, they bend it. But if I write this - seems like some angry postmen bend it on purpose :D And I can't add a lot of extra cardboard because it makes parcel heavier and more expensive to ship. If you have any ideas - feel free to share!

▲ DAMAGED THINGS. I've shipped prints to different ends of the world and only few out of more than 1000 orders got a little damage like slightly bend corner (read the part about angry postmen), so the chances are very rare. If it happens - please contact me, we'll find a way out of that.

▲ TRACKING. The post doesn't provide free tracking number. If you'd like the tracking - let me know BEFORE purchasing. But it costs way too much for many things.

▲ WRONG ADDRESS. Always check the address before buying. If you bought with wrong one and it is not marked as shipped, you can still send me a message, but I know many sellers do not do this because this way we loose some seller insurance. And it is easy to miss those messages while packing. So just, please, check before buying.
If the parcel is sent to the wrong address and is returned, it can be shipped again for additional shipping fee.

▲ LOST PARCELS. If the parcel doesn't arrive in 4 weeks, I try to give it chance to up to 5 weeks (statistic countries from my experience for much slower mail but still arriving: South/Central Americas, Russia, Canada, Israeli) and then it is considered lost. If this has happened, please, check if the given address. If it is correct, contact me to decide what is the next step.
Additional policies and FAQs
I do custom orders sometimes, but only if I have some extra time.