The Artist: James Coffman (Napa, CA)
ames Coffman is graphic and typeface designer based in Napa, California. His work is largely inspired by painted signs and type found in coastal Mexican villages. Invoking a dry sun-baked aesthetic, his designs and fonts feel equally at home in the desert, the beach, or in a dry creek bed.
The Charity: Audubon Society (New York, NY)
During the pandemic and subsequent lockdowns, one of the outlets both we and James turned to were local nature and recreation areas. Realizing how much we rely on the natural world for the mental and physical wellbeing of our communities, James chose to use his design to support The Audubon Society.
Since 1905, this non-profit organization has worked to achieve a world in which people and wildlife can both thrive. With a focus on protecting birds and their natural habitats, Audubon’s state programs, nature centers, chapters, and partners have an unparalleled wingspan that reaches millions of people each year to inform, inspire, and unite diverse communities in environmental conservation action.
Among other initiatives, Audubon has worked to protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, aid in the ongoing recovery of the endangered California Condor and Brown Pelican, and encourage the adoption of policies that balance habitat protection with green energy development on millions of acres across the U.S.
BANDITS is proud to team up with James to support this organization doing vital work to protect our natural world.