Sarah Neuburger lives in Georgia and received an MFA in Studio Art from the School of Visual Arts. She has illustrated and authored a stationery collection with Chronicle Books, worked with The Guardian, Warby Parker, children’s clothing companies Oeuf, Quinn and Fox and One Jackson and big local Atlanta brands such as Star Provisions, Seed Factory, Banner Butter, Malvi Mallow, Blabla Kids and Treehouse Kid and Craft, as well as, countless individual clients.
Similar to the U.S. government, she works under three branches: Sarah Neuburger (illustrator), The Small Object (online shop) and Paper Ghost Press (wholesale print company).
The Small Object is her manufacturing arm and online business. She started The Small Object more than a decade ago and it has been home to her handmade art objects, wedding toppers and rubber stamps for more than ten years. In 2015, she dropped her wholesale line of rubber stamps which made her internet famous to focus on illustration and custom design work. Why the big drop? She wanted more time to draw and push her boundaries. Viva la pencil!
Paper Ghost Press is a wholesale print company created by friends Katrin Wiehle, Mike Lowery and Sarah Neuburger based in Atlanta, GA. We launched our initial print collection in Fall/Winter 2016. For more information or to carry our line in your store, please visit us online.
Where are you based?
Currently, we live in Augusta, GA but this is a temporary move while my wife is in graduate school. Given my strong ties to Atlanta, this can be a little confusing. I return to Atlanta several times a month and still consider it our home. While we are enjoying being here in Augusta, we look forward to returning after her program is completed.
Sarah Neuburger has been featured in the following magazines: Country Living, House Beautiful, Family Fun, Frankie Magazine, ReadyMade, Homespun, flow, Wondertime, Home Companion, Juxtapoz, Lucky, Brides, BUST, Stitch, Venus Zine, Bitch, 101 Woonideeen, Petit Magazine, Adorn, VogueGirl Korea, dpi and Crochet Today.
Additional book publications include: In The Company of Women by Grace Bonney, Handmade Nation by Faythe Levine and Cortney Heimerl, Juxtapoz Handmade by Juxtapoz Art and Culture Magazine (edited by Diana Weber), Indie Craft by Jo Waterhouse, Handmade Hellos by Sabrina Moyle and Eunice Moyle, Pretty Patterns by and The Art of I Love You by Chronicle Books, Mascotte 2 by Delicatessen, The Crafter’s Companion by Anna Torborg, Picture Perfect Knits by Laura Birek, 1-2-3 Sew by Ellen Baker, Tease: 50 Inspired T-shirt Transformations by Sarah Sockit and The PIllow Book by Shannon Okey. She has also been featured on HGTV and the DIY network.
Since 2009, Sarah has been working with Chronicle Books on an ever-growing collection of gift and paper products. The collection contains products from labels and stickers to notecards and activity sets. Her thumbprint activity sets are super fun and popular across all age groups. If you are interested in carrying any of these products in your own store, please contact Chronicle Books directly.
Before all those publications were made above, Sarah was a wee little tiny born in the Midwest and raised in the South. She spent most of her childhood creating elaborate neighborhood monorail bicycle map systems and singing “It’s a Small World” until her mother could take no more. She received her BA in Fine Arts at Columbia College before heading up the coast to the Big Apple for graduate school. After spending some time hopping from Brooklyn to Manhattan to Jersey City, she completed her MFA degree in Studio Art from the School of Visual Arts and left the world of non-profit arts management to return to the land of boiled peanuts and iced tea.
Upon moving back to South Carolina, she started her online business, The Small Object, and left the drudgery of trying to get galleries to show her work in NYC. After meeting her wife, they lived for several years in Savannah, GA before moving to Atlanta and, most recently, calls Augusta home. Currently, her work is more illustration based than fine arts focused. She is constantly swimming back and forth and laying claim in-between worlds without binary constructs and strict borders.