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About Shelbyville

Shelbyville is the creative work of Michelle Vandermeer, a Brisbane-based designer whose work currently encompasses graphic design, bookbinding, paper collage and illustration, basically whatever creative work can be squeezed in around being a full-time mum of two little boys.
Formerly based in Sydney where she developed a line of handmade products and stationery under the brand Shelbyville, an off-spin of her blog of 10 years. ‘Shelbyville’ started out as a design market venture, had products stocked in retail stores around Australia, and now incorporates several online retail stores (including Etsy and MadeIt.com).
Shelbyville products are an eclectic mix of the old and the new, inspired and created from vintage imagery, ‘found things’, children’s games, and an array of recycled materials. The Shelbyville philosophy is one of reappropriating old things and redesigning them into contemporary items – such as typewriter keys recycled into jewellery pieces and packaged in vintage typewriter ribbon tins; or collages and papery goods created from the reworking of old books, vintage storybook imagery, cigar bands, banknotes, postage stamps, and ephemera galore.