We first fell for Brooklyn graphic design firm Two Arms Inc. the way love often blossoms these days… online. After a few messages, we met up with husband and wife design team, Mike and Karen, at their Pencil Factory studio in Greenpoint. There we not only witnessed their love for each other, but also their incredible passion for graphic design. A mutual admiration for each others’ businesses, scrappy startup origins, and love for the city led to a collaborative t-shirt design now at Brooklyn Industries in time for Valentine’s Day. We sat down with Mike to ask him a few questions about the collaborative design, ‘Heart BK’, and running a graphic design studio in Greenpoint…

What do you ‘Heart’ about BK and New York. Tell us about the design you came up with for our t-shirt…

For us, moving to New York was a whole new crazy chapter in our lives. We met in Florida, but both ended up moving here on our own. It wasn't until I had bought a one way ticket that I realized Karen was already in New York. It was this amazingly hectic and exciting time in our lives. It was when our relationship really started. We were both here together figuring it out and navigating all that is New York. We had all of the typical "new" New Yorker experiences together.

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