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2021 - 2022 WHOLESALE CATALOG stationery to celebrate queer lives.


ERICA LOCKWELL (she/her) am an artist and illustrator. As a former archaeologist, I an interested in how little things, like how we adorn ourselves or the ephemera we exchange, influence and create culture as a whole. I’m also queer! I

Often LGBTQ+ experiences are either sensationalized or infantalized, but I endeavor to reflect queer life in a way that is diverse, honest, welcoming, and warm. I start most of my designs by hand. I like to pair the subtleties of watercolor with bold linework and the application of digital tools. By depicting complex content in a cozy aesthetic, I hope to both normalize and cherish a range of experiences.


TABLE OF CONTENTS

GREETING CARDS 6 BUTTONS & PINS 18 STICKERS 22 ART PRINTS 24 TERMS & CONDITIONS 26

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NEW RELEASE BEST SELLER on my own retail channels

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ABOUT OUR BACK POCKETS The mission: celebrate queer lives. The LGBTQ+ community has specific needs when it comes to stationery. Our milestones are still underrepresented in the industry, and are often stereotyped in even the most well meaning depictions. The ways that we relate to holidays, to each other, and to our own identities are unique and deserving of recognition. Our Back Pockets is explicitly by-and-for queer people, but also includes products for those who are chronically and/or mentally ill, LGBTQ+ allies, non-monogamous, or simply a fan of quirky puns.


WHAT’S IN A NAME? “Our Back Pockets” in part references the practice of ‘flagging’ among gay men in the San Francisco leather scene of the 1970s. In this system, wearing a handkerchief in your back pocket let other men know that you were interested in hooking up. The color of bandana as well as which pocket it occupied signaled different interests, and could get quite involved. The hanky code is now a well-known aspect of queer history, but it is just one example of how throughout time queer people of all flavors have devised ways to find each other while safely flying under the mainstream radar. Today we routinely rely on the little things to recognize our own: a haircut, a rainbow sticker, a strategically placed identity pin. At its heart, Our Back Pockets is about helping people create intentional community, so that we can all live honestly and openly in the ways that feel best to us.


GREETING CARDS $2.50 | MOQ 6 Folded, A2 cards. Flat printed in MA. Blank inside unless noted otherwise. Packaged in a cello sleeve with an envelope of a coordinating color.

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FAMILY It is important to me that all my cards for parents and babies are gender neutral, or at least acknowledge the fluidity of gender. The Romantic Love section also includes cards for different relationship structures (e.g. polyamory and other kinds of chosen family)

GC003 | Queer Family

GC055 | Rad Parent

GC054 | Accepting Parent

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GC053 | Every Day Great Parent

GC061 | You Grew A Human Baby!

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A2 CARDS | $2.50 | MOQ 6

ROMANTIC LOVE Our Back Pockets is dedicated to celebrating all kinds of love: romantic or platonic, monogamous or polyamorous. And, of course, to make sure these are all available regardless of a lover’s gender (or lack thereof). GC050 | I Love That You Love

Polyamory is the practice or desire to love and have relationships with more than one person, wherein everyone involved is informed (i.e. not cheating). Metamour is a term used in the polyamorous community that refers to the partner of your partner. e.g. “Jack is dating Phryne, Dot is also dating Phryne. Jack and Dot are not dating, but they have a special relationship; they are metamours.”

GC026 | meta-MOST!

GC049 | Kinky Spider

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GC052 | Let’s Make This A Thing

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GC027 | Limitless Love Inside: the limit does not exist!

GC001 | Three’s A Cuddle

GC029 | Cute Mouse

GC031 | Queer Cuties

GC051 | Squishy Feelings

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A2 CARDS | $2.50 | MOQ 6

GC007 | No Place Like Homo

GC043 | Gay Crimes

GC057 | Orca-ectomy

GC058 | Letting Me In

Inside: congrats on the orca-ectomy

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A2 CARDS | $2.50 | MOQ 6

QUEER MILESTONES One of the goals of Our Back Pockets is to commemorate specifically queer milestones: coming out, changing a name, starting various aspects of medical transition, etc. Living an openly queer life can be difficult, sure, but it also affords us boundless opportunities for celebration. GC028 | You’re the Tops!

“You’re the Tops” celebrates elective masctectomy by transmasculine folks, often colloquially called “top surgery”. “Hormoniversary” refers to the anniversary of a transgender person beginning Hormone Replacement Therapy. The cards depict the molecule of either estrogen or testosterone.

GC056 | Happy Hysterectomy!

The hormoniversary cards are also an exception to the MOQ of 6 - feel free to order three of each. If you stock one you should stock the other.

GC004-E | Hormoniversary

GC004-T | Hormoniversary

molecule for estrogen

molecule for testosterone

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A2 CARDS | $2.50 | MOQ 6

BIRTHDAY

GC039 | Happy Birthgay NEW

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GC063 | You Were Born!

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GC040 | Birthgay Cupcake

GC062 | Birthday Confetti

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A2 CARDS | $2.50 | MOQ 6

HALLOWEEN/FUN I don’t think any of these cards are super halloween specific, but I do like them all together for a particularly queer witchy vibe. It’s worth nothing that the Gay Raven in all its forms (also available as a button or print) is my all-time best selling design. GC009 | Gay Raven

GC011 | All the Same

GC008 | Gay for Ghouls

GC010 | Under Wraps

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A2 CARDS | $2.50 | MOQ 6

HARD TIMES - THANKS - JUST BECAUSE

GC030 | Rainbow Growth

GC041 | Hibernation

GC002 | Make Your Own Home

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A2 CARDS | $2.50 | MOQ 6

SPOON THEORY In mental health and chronic illness circles, a “spoon” has become a common metaphor for a unit of mental or physical energy. Some people with chronic conditions might even call themself a “spoonie”, in reference to the theory.

GC024 | Through the Dark

The framework acknowledges that energy and resources are finite, and that we are all working with different baselines. Everyone needs to expend spoons to get through the day. Some of us have so many we don’t even think about it, but if you start with fewer spoons you are going to get depleted quicker. And that’s ok.

GC005 | Spoons Inside: I got you

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A2 CARDS | $2.50 | MOQ 6

GC020 | Make the Yuletide Gay

GC023 | Longest Night

GC022 | Happy Holidays

GC025 | The Light Will Come Again

GC021 | Sowpeople in Love

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A2 CARDS | $2.50 | MOQ 6

WINTER HOLIDAYS

GC060 | Homo for the Holidays

GC059 | ‘Tis the Season

GC064 | Christmas Butt Inside: is your butt

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PINS & BUTTONS BUTTONS

$1 | MOQ 6

1.5 inches diameter, pin back. Buttons are printed and assembled by hand in my MA studio. They come without packaging.

ENAMEL PINS $6 | MOQ 4

Aprox. 1 inch long, soft enamel. These pins are manufactured over-seas and come attached to a sturdy card backing.

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ENAMEL PINS | $6.00 | MOQ 4

EP019 | Gender This

EP042 | Queer Storm

BUTTONS | $1.00 | MOQ 6

we all

B003 | Queer Family

can fit

B032 | We Can All Fit

B013 | Store Bought

B008 | Gay for Ghouls

B033 | Straight

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B015 | Bisexual

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B009 | Gay Raven

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GAY

NSEX

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B034 | Pansexual

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B016 | Polyamorous

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BUTTONS | $1.00 | MOQ 6

B017 | Cat Lady

B017-P | Cat Lady

B014 | Trans flower

B036 | She

B037 | They

B035 | He

B038-Z | Ze

B012-P | Penis Organ

B012-V | Vulva Organ

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STICKER SHEETS $3.50 | MOQ 4

5x7 sheets with kiss-cut stickers, printed on clear UV coated vinyl. Made in the USA.

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SS46 | Confident Critters 6 kiss-cut stickers

SS405 | Positive Parts 6 kiss-cut stickers

SS044 | Snail Mail 7 kiss-cut stickers

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ART PRINTS $7 | MOQ 4

8x10 inches. Printed on watercolor paper in the USA.

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8x10” PRINTS

PL009 | Gay Raven

PL007 | No Place Like Homo

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TERMS & CONDITIONS HOW TO ORDER

Option 1: Web Portal www.ourbackpocketswholesale.com Visit the web portal or go to bit.ly/OBPWholesale to apply. I will then send you a link to confirm the account, and you can order and check out right on the website. Option 2: Email erica@ourbackpockets.com Just shoot me an email with your list of SKUs!

PAYMENT

Payment is due either at checkout (website) or prior to shipment (email). If you order via email I will send you an invoice you can pay online, or I can take your payment info and process it myself. Credit card is happily accepted, but if you prefer to pay by physical check or some other method, please contact erica@ourbackpockets.com.

SHIPPING

I will ship all orders via USPS unless otherwise specified. Orders will be shipped either flat-rate priority or first class, depending on the size and weight of the order.

TURN AROUND TIME

I ask for 2-3 weeks lead time, but will likely be able to get things sent out within the week. If you need your order by a particular time, let me know! I may be able to expedite (for no extra fee).

RETURN POLICY

If items have arrived damaged or defective, please send a photo and description of the damage to erica@ourbackpockets.com within 30 days of receiving the product. I will send out a replacement ASAP! I am otherwise unable to accept returns or exchanges.

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Pricing OPENING ORDER: $100 $75 (COVID-19 special) RE-ORDER: $75 GREETING CARDS $2.50 | MOQ 6

Folded, A2. All greeting cards are flat printed in MA, and packaged in a cello sleeve with an envelope of a coordinating color.

BUTTONS

$1 | MOQ 6

1.5 inches diameter, pin back. Buttons are printed and assembled by hand in my MA studio. They come without packaging.

ENAMEL PINS $6 | MOQ 4

1 inch long, soft enamel. These pins are manufactured over-seas and come attached to a sturdy card backing.

STICKER SHEETS $3.50 | MOQ 4

5x7 sheets with kiss-cut stickers, printed on clear UV coated vinyl.

ART PRINTS

$7 | MOQ 4

8x10 inches. Printed on watercolor paper in the USA.

CONTACT & SOCIAL

Email: erica@ourbackpockets.com Telephone: (215) 407-3177 Retail Site: www.ourbackpockets.com Instagram: @ourbackpockets

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Our Back Pockets Wholesale Catalog 2021-2022  

Stationery to celebrate queer lives. Cards, buttons, and stickers that center the LGBTQ+ community.

Our Back Pockets Wholesale Catalog 2021-2022  

Stationery to celebrate queer lives. Cards, buttons, and stickers that center the LGBTQ+ community.

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