Art Newvo was founded in 1990 and has remained a family owned business. We are located in the beautiful Chain O Lakes area of northern Illinois. The name comes from a comic strip co-owner, Lance Rengel, wrote while working for the college newspaper. Art enjoyed a classic anti-hero life during those early years. But he took a back seat when Lance met his future wife, Tina. After they married, the newlyweds decided to start a screen printing business, a profession in which Lance had extensive experience. Art Newvo was re-introduced as the name and face of this new enterprise.
Art Newvo, Inc maintains an online store called WhackKnack. It is a combination of 4 different brands produced by our company. Each brand has its own unique history. www.whackknack.com
In 2010 Art’s life took on a whole new perspective. He was joined by his buddies Weed and Angus in an online comic strip. He became Galatianman and along with his friends continue to find themselves in a variety of adventures. You can join them at www.galatianman.com .
Daryl Golf Association was created by two friends who were just out to have fun golfing. They created an unique set of rules that spoofed the official play of the PGA. An official line of clothing and accessories was added later.
And where would we be without the craziness of motorsports and demo derbies. What started out as a summer pastime by two brothers is rapidly turning into a full time endeavor. A whole team is developing and of course that means they need their own product line as well. As Pyro Squirrels Motorsports continues to grow a portion of the profits from the sale of their clothing and accessories will go towards supporting their activities. See them in action on their Facebook page.
In an effort to encourage and inspire people we created a line of tee shirts called Bold Statements. Carefully chosen quotes are screen printed on lightweight tees in earth tone colors with a special ink that keeps the soft feel of the tee. We anticipate adding more quotes and sayings as we grow this collection.
Now, you might wonder with all of the activities we have going on do we have time for anything else. Of course! We offer a community service to youth groups in our area. It is a two day training to encourage students in the art of screen printing. The first day we meet with the youths, give a basic talk on the screen printing process and help them create a stencil of their own choosing. The second meeting consists of a visit and tour of our shop and a broader explanation of the printing process. Next, each student is given the opportunity to print their handmade stencil on a tee shirt. We’ve had scout groups, church groups, and 4-H clubs take advantage of our program. It’s great fun and the kids love it.
I hope you enjoyed learning a little more about us. Please browse through our store and see if anything catches your eye. We have a lot of variety. And don’t forget to bookmark us as we will be adding additional products. If you would like to contact us we are located in Antioch, Illinois.
Art Newvo, Inc
25819 W. Grass Lake Road
Antioch, Ill 60002