a luxe contraband is the studio of Los Angeles based artist Alyce Harley, focusing on emotive hand-lettering, calligraphy, design and abstract paintings. 

Alyce's lettering work ranges from spirited, unexpected takes on modern calligraphy to abstract freeform scripts. Her lettering and illustration work is intentionally done the analog way-- with pen, ink, and paper. She has produced calligraphy and design work for clients coveting one-of-a-kind looks and idiosyncrasies of things made by hand for weddings, events, and commercial projects. 

Her approach to painting is rooted in a unwavering belief that emotions are captured in art as gesture Alyce relies on the imperfect, unpredictable qualities of ink and a monochromatic palate to create melancholically beautiful emotions. These pieces are fluid and communicate the visceralness of the “in-between” -- between intention and madness, between form and abstraction. 

Representative clients include Shinola, Angel City Brewery, Golden Road Brewing, 100 Layer Cake. 

 photo x David Branson

photo x David Branson