Blending her background in typeface design and hand-painted signage, Annica Lydenberg founded the design studio Dirty Bandits to work on typography, lettering and illustration projects.

In a series called I‘m a Piece of Garbage, Lydenberg rescues retro objects that were on their way to the dumpster and hand-paints them with puns and self-deprecating phrases.

“With these phrases Dirty Bandits touches on deep insecurity and a struggle to maintain a sense of self worth,” says Lydenberg.