a luxe contraband is the studio of Alyce Harley, an artist focusing on emotive hand-lettering designs, calligraphy, and abstract ink 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. 

Alyce's 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, Golden Road Brewing, 100 Layer Cake. 

Alyce is based in Los Angeles, California and is an avid traveler and ever-curious human who believes no pizza should ever be without pineapple. She is available for design commissions, collaborations, and on-site live-lettering or painting.

 photo x David Branson

photo x David Branson