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Handmade Portraits: 1AEON

Sep 4, 2008

by Tara Young

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This article was originally published on May 13, 2008. We are reviving it as part of the Best of the Storque series. Enjoy!

Gabe Molnar of 1AEON says his designs often come from his dreams. The fantastical imagery includes lions, dragons, skulls and owls (“since before all the owl hype,” as Gabe says). Working non-stop in his small kitchen in Brooklyn, this Hungarian-born artist is driven to be the best at whatever he does and to push the boundaries (maybe this comes in part from growing up under Communism?). But his passion and ambition hasn’t made Gabe lose sight of his humble beginnings. We were very inspired to meet the maker behind 1AEON and hear his story.

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  • matt Admin

    matt said 12 years ago

    Awesome and inspiring!

  • weirdwolf Admin

    weirdwolf said 12 years ago

    Gabe is a total Zen master!

  • jessicajane

    jessicajane said 12 years ago

    that video was so good, very inspiring.

  • Vanessa Admin

    Vanessa said 12 years ago

    Yay! 1aeon is a very intriguing.

  • brepettis

    brepettis said 12 years ago

    I love this video.

  • georgiavaridakis

    georgiavaridakis said 12 years ago

    Awesome video. Keep up the great work Gabe!

  • SarahsSky

    SarahsSky said 12 years ago


  • cloud9designstudio

    cloud9designstudio said 12 years ago

    awesome video. thanks for sharing this inspiring story with us...

  • 1AEON

    1AEON said 12 years ago

    Thank you for making it happen, because ultimately you all helped. Without you it wouldn't be Etsy, and without Etsy would be 1Aeon portrait:) thank you, Leola & Gabe/1AEON

  • Elizaveta

    Elizaveta said 12 years ago

    That was an amazing video...I can't believe Gabe prints out of his kitchen...very inspiring....I love 1AEON's artistic creations...Beautiful!

  • calebwalt

    calebwalt said 12 years ago

    great video. i want to turn my kitchen into a printmaking studio.

  • Feltathome

    Feltathome said 12 years ago

    this is brilliant - an inspiration to us all. The video is great! and his designs are A1

  • panyizsuzsi

    panyizsuzsi said 11 years ago

    It is a quality video! Szia Gabe!

  • monkeypowered

    monkeypowered said 11 years ago

    GREAT vid. so supa talented. inspiring for sure! Yay Gabe!

  • redyellowandblueink

    redyellowandblueink said 11 years ago

    Ya ya ya! great video, super inspiring!

  • redkatblack23

    redkatblack23 said 11 years ago

    I have two of their shirts and they ROCK!

  • reqbat

    reqbat said 11 years ago

    this was so freaking cool.

  • katelynjane

    katelynjane said 11 years ago

    I loved this store even before I saw this video...and now I love it even more!! Congrats on the success guy, your store is seriously amazing and I really admire your attitude and effort! I can't believe you actually work out of that impression from just seeing the store was that it was really set up, I guess that's a good thing! Awesome work!

  • kmwatkins

    kmwatkins said 11 years ago

    Such awesome graphics.

  • julietaromano

    julietaromano said 11 years ago

    the video is awesome, it is very artistic, and it makes you think beyond great artist!

  • MajoReyStore

    MajoReyStore said 11 years ago

    I just love everything , congrats all is awesome

  • IsaacBidwell

    IsaacBidwell said 11 years ago

    you convinced me. i'm sold :)

  • roamingrabbit

    roamingrabbit said 11 years ago

    Great video. Convinced me to buy something... I've been admiring for a while now. I just have to decide if I want the cat, wolf or bear. So many awesome designs! ;)

  • 1AEON

    1AEON said 11 years ago

    thank you so much guys!!! it means a lot to us!! make us not to give up, but make better, greater things tomorrow!!

  • WieberArt

    WieberArt said 11 years ago

    Extremely talented you are !!! If you are not in any of the major retail stores- you should be !

  • raygunrobyn

    raygunrobyn said 10 years ago

    Been a big admirer of your work. Its always so interesting to hear how people have started and how hard you work to make your dreams happen. Keep it up and I'll try to catch up!

  • Signs

    Signs said 10 years ago

    1AEON.. awesome work. one of the best shops on etsy

  • shoshanna2003

    shoshanna2003 said 10 years ago

    oh my god I love your line, another talented designer that inspires me to do beter and better designs . Keep up the good work:)

  • myownlittleuniverse

    myownlittleuniverse said 10 years ago

    that was great to see the man behind the designs. i have bought two shirts from 1aeon so far and plan to buy even more now, knowing that the designer is a really likable guy with an inspiring story. thanks for getting all your creativity out for us to enjoy! xoxo katie

  • WrenWillow

    WrenWillow said 9 years ago


  • Waterrose

    Waterrose said 9 years ago

    Glad you revived this video...I missed it and I'm so glad to have found it this time! Great interview and story!

  • rural1028

    rural1028 said 9 years ago

    very talented.

  • cravejewelrydesign

    cravejewelrydesign said 9 years ago

    love 1AEON!! thanks for revisiting this story, it's really inspirational!!

  • KennaKristine

    KennaKristine said 9 years ago

    Amazing story. Amazing works of art.

  • glittersniffer1

    glittersniffer1 said 9 years ago

    just simply adore your work! im a huge fan!

  • KRUSTYstuff

    KRUSTYstuff said 8 years ago

    Wow. So glad I came across this. Seeing other artists in their studios and making it work (i like to see where the magic happens). Insanely inspiring!

  • SHOPAT851

    SHOPAT851 from SHOPAT851 said 6 years ago

    awesome ! ... JUST F DO IT! ... LOVE IT!

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