“Back Off Flatlander” and other great Maine-themed patches


Kris Johnsen, an artist I have featured every year for my annual holiday gift guide (we have framed and hung several of his pieces in our home), has organized a new endeavor called Portland Patch Project.

Each month will feature a different sewn patch designed by a local artist. Patches will be manufactured and feature the artist’s artwork embroidered. 2015 promises 12 brand new patches, a few prints and, according to the website, some surprises throughout the year.

The patches can be purchased individually or by way of subscription.


Alex Steed

About Alex Steed

Alex Steed has written about and engaged in politics since he was an insufferable teenager. He has run for the Statehouse and produced a successful web series. He now runs a content firm called Knack Factory with two guys who are a lot more talented than himself.