There was a glorious time in history when fur trading gentlemen with gnarly beards ventured deep into the wilds of North America to procure high end goods desired by civilized culture around the world. The word ‘Hivernant’ is french for ‘winterer’, and was the title earned by a french fur trader once he graduated to spending a winter out in the wild places. Hivernant was a title of pride, respect and status among these men. 

"Hivernant" = HVRNT


I don't expect you to believe that I've spent a winter out in a canvas tent somewhere. Well, being based in Minnesota we do all start wearing shorts when the temperature creeps up to 45 degrees. No really...it's part of the Minnesota MySpace page...it's not? well, it should be.

My name is Zak Fellman: I has a gnarly beard, fine art/writing degree, and mad skillz at getting caught in the rain. Also an affinity for quality goods, a love for the ridiculous and have trouble sitting on my butt for too long.



...sometimes with folks.

Let's collaborate on something, as long as you pinky-swear that it will be totally fun. 

...sometimes all on my own.

I make things from time-to-time. Especially if it involves a blow-torch...       

The current lineup of goods can be found in the shop section of this very rad website. I dabble in drawing, printmaking, hatchet restoration, wood-burning illustration and t-shirt design. Oh, and probably have something new brewing most days...