About Lakes Supply Co.
Lake Supply Co. gives lake lovers, across Minnesota and the Midwest, their favorite hand-lettered lake to wear on a t-shirt.
Lakes Supply Co. was founded by Minnesota artist, Larry Sickmann.
My passion has always been hand-lettering and logo design. You can say what I'm designing are lake logos—your favorite lake has its own brand!
It all started when my family and I were on the North Shore and I wanted a unique shirt to commemorate our trip. All of the shirts felt cookie-cutter, and when I found one that I liked, one that said 'North Shore' on it, turns out when I returned to work after our trip, a co-worker had the identical shirt with a 'Madeline Island' imprinted on it.
That's when I realized that something needed to be done to give some originality to the places we love. A couple years later, in early 2019, I had an upcoming ice fishing trip to Upper Red Lake and thought about what I could do with a design for that lake. I sketched a rudimentary silhouette of Upper Red and hand-lettered the name inside, I've been obsessed with creating lake logos ever since.
Plus, to ensure our Boundary Waters Wilderness is permanently protected, I donate a percentage of the profit from each BWCA product! BWCA offering will be expanded, so keep checking back.
If you don't see your favorite lake, email me to request your favorite lake.
The goal of Lakes Supply Co., is to bring custom-crafted designs directly to those who love lake life: cabin owners, lake homeowners, anglers, watersports and camping enthusiasts, or anybody that has fun on or around their favorite lake.