Koivu is a sibling run mindstyle and visual design company from Jakub and Martyna Alexander. Their work revolves around youthful surrealism where ideas are composed into unique color-heavy compositions.
The imagery often feels a tad playful and odd. The siblings grew up on cartoonish humor, obsessing over details in thrift store finds, and finding joy in the absurd. Their inner teenagers always have the last say before any piece is done.
Polish-born Jakub Alexander, performing and creating music under the name Heathered Pearls, is also music curator of the IS050 Blog and founder of Moodgadget Records. Loyal, his first full-length LP for Ghostly, came out in 2012.
Graphic designer, illustrator, and artist Martyna Alexander creates work that is a visual food of sorts; necessary to life and stimulating to the senses. She is currently based in Ann Arbor, Michigan.