I found out about the Bread + Butter Shop in a strange way. It started with my boss referring me to Melville House Publishing, an independent publisher in Brooklyn (via Hoboken) that has some really great cover designs. I had seen a few of their award-winning covers, but had failed to take a look at their entire catalogue. A Wikipedia entry for the publisher mentioned their current art directors: Kelly Blair and Carol Hayes, who are 2/3 of Bread + Butter in their spare time. Really though, how much spare time do you have after art directing (awesome) covers, creating illustrations for the NY Times, and co-authoring a book on objects with unexpected significance? Here’s a small sample of that book on Design Observer.