Squidinki is a unique gift and souvenir brand renowned for its whimsical illustrations featured on everyday products. Founded in 2016 by English illustrator, Max Mendez and Australian designer Kerry Findlay, the Squidinki brand was first launched in Australia with an original range of souvenirs and gifts. Following the success of the Australian range, Squidinki has developed a unique range based on a collection of English inspired illustrations featured on high quality stylish products.
Max is passionate about drawing and creates hand drawn illustrations inspired by the humour he sees in everyday life. Using practical and relevant souvenirs and gifts as a canvas for his illustrations, Squidinki aims to bring a chuckle to peoples’ everyday lives. Our brand’s product portfolio includes high-quality eco-bamboo keep cups and trays, porcelain mugs, tea towels, tote bags, coasters and placemats, scarves and so much more.
“As a souvenir and gift brand we do not launch collections every year. We have a core collection and introduce new products and/or new illustrations as we go with no specific designated number. We find that as a souvenir brand, the customers are predominantly tourist who are constantly changing and are new to the brand and its collections.”