Identity and Concept

Brooklyn Slate Company is a collaborative effort from Brooklyn graphic designer Sean Tice and Parsons graduate student Kristy Hadeka. After visiting Kristy’s family slate quarry in upstate New York in the spring of 2009, the two grabbed a few pieces for use as all purpose boards back home in Brooklyn. They found a number of purposes for the slate — as trivets for tea kettles and hot dishes to coasters for beers — and began gifting pieces to friends. The response was so overwhelmingly positive that the two struck out to produce a line of slate products.

We finally assemble the packaging in small batches. Every single piece of packaging that comes with our products — from the envelope to the burlap bag — can be repurposed for other uses. The end result is a product completely unique in cut, shape, color, and overall presentation.