Brett Derr

Traverse City, Michigan, United States

Captain Bretton James Derr

Nautical artist and punk provocateur. Punk as in Steam. Nautical as in Nauti. Avant-garde, as any whale ship should be. As cool as reading Moby Dick, in paperback, by oil-lamp light, on the deck of an anchored schooner. As hip as drawing a picture on a napkin in a coffeehouse that speaks a message, that's put in a bottle, and floated away on tide, wave, and luck to a love-mad, lust-crazed redhead on a far off rocky shore awash with heartache, hope, tears, torrential rain, and the memories of a hundred thousand ships.

Mayhem like Key West Fantasy Fest. Focused like the boat builders of Maine. As fresh as the Third Coast.

Brett handcrafts the arts of lore. The arts of the sea gypsies that battled the bounding main. The arts of those patient visionaries that load easels and spars with canvas, sitting at the dock waiting for Sol's golden aura and Luna's titanic pull. The arts of the Parisian elite; fashionistas and designers dropping Vogue baubles onto dangling lobes and deep into teasing, taunting, daunting decolletage.

Find him. Find yourself an uplifting homage to a world gone by, to worlds fantastic, to worlds inspiringly kept alive. Find a loved one a treasure to hold dear. Find all of this at soundingsinink.com, where harpoons fly, where working sailors stomp their boots on wooden decks, and where nautipunks strive for form with equal importance to function. Find him. Find yourself an uplifting homage to a world gone by, to worlds fantastic, to worlds inspiringly kept alive. Find a loved one a treasure to hold dear. Find all of this at soundingsinink.com, where harpoons fly, where working sailors stomp their boots on wooden decks, and where nautipunks strive for form with equal importance to function.

  • Work
    • Traverse Tallship Co