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About Us

We make illustrated goods celebrating the power of curiosity and wonder in everyday life.

Champions of pencil marks and vibrant colours, we specialise in #byngink temporary tattoos and a growing range of paper goods. Designed and made in Birmingham UK, our products are inspired by conversations, research, current affairs and philosophy, and use illustration to engage, look more deeply, challenge, question, uplift, and spread a little joy.

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*All designs are based on the original pencil drawings of Louise Byng, which are almost exclusively created in the middle of the night.



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Our Values

Curiosity: We champion the idea of experiencing the world with wide eyes, warm hearts and open minds.

Wonder: We love to share in remarkable people and stories to keep expanding our theory of what is possible.

Authenticity: Encouraging each other to express ourselves in our own original and honest way is incredibly important to us, rather than promoting a certain way to be or look or act or dream.

Craftsmanship: We are proud to have pencil sharpenings and graphite sprinkles in the very fibres of our soul that cannot be erased (even by a really huge rubber).

Umbrella: We also believe creativity has the power to combat the storm of living in the modern world.



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Byng Inc. Principles

Time Is Love
We don’t believe time is money. We believe time is love. Byng Inc has grown out of a natural affinity to hand-making special birthday cards for family and illustrating mix CD artwork for our buds. The same principles of care, time and little details apply now, as then. Every product starts with us sharpening pencils at our desk, and ends with careful presentation and hand finished details, especially for you and the people you care about.

Skills To Pay The Bills
The creativity within us all harbours an incredible value, and we advocate for the fair payment of artists, designers and makers for their work. For us, our creative business is founded on an invitation to exchange meaning, passion and ideas, but also to earn a living doing what we love. For this reason, we set up Creative Entrepreneurs Club to explore and actively support ways in which creatives can live and work sustainably.

Big Up Your Fine Self
As a brand, we want to take on the role of an encourager, or “energy maker”. We want to create a gentle movement around our values to inspire you, give you a lift and make you feel part of something positive. We think motivating and looking after one another is important, as well as being open and honest about our challenges.

Stand For Something
We fundamentally believe that women matter, that black lives matter, trans lives matter, LGBTQI+ lives matter, disabled lives matter, neurodiverse lives matter, and people of all faiths matter. Actively learning and listening, we are proud to work with #PMTBrum to celebrate the work of womxn and non-binary people, as well as being members of the Art Against The Grain collective to challenge dominant narratives.