The illustrations displayed in A Duck Amuck are all done by me, Erwin Ong. I draw fish, dinosaurs, birds, and other creatures that have very distinct shapes and patterns. Although I use a computer to assist in finishing some pieces, my work always begins as drawings with ink on paper.
A Duck Amuck was born in 2013 out of my desire to draw things that make people pause, think, and smile. I have loved nature ever since I was a child and I have always been curious to learn more about them. I explore secondhand bookstores to find illustrated books – like those of Charley Harper – to use as inspiration. I have also had a life-long romance with stationery, and this is my chance to be around quality paper all the time!
The designs and products are all conceived in my studio in Los Angeles. Sustainability, collaboration and fairness have always informed my life decisions, and A Duck Amuck is no exception: I try to work alongside local vendors and businesses as much as possible in bringing A Duck Amuck’s products to life.
Thanks for exploring my store. I hope you enjoy!