American artists Alexandra Fisher and Kevin Johnson began to create art under the name clamdiggin in Chicago in 1999 to bridge their interests in art, nature, pop culture and fashion. To begin, they launched a street campaign of hand painted billboards in Chicago. The reigning message of that campaign was “If you know 50 logos, know 50 species.” The duo expanded on that theme with continuing rotating exhibitions, which incorporated editorial style, photography and local product placement with lifestyle wish lists and the elusive Mother Nature.
The duo’s inspirations and references have an academic strength from their deep routed background in art and nature; Kevin is a biologist and Alexandra’s ability to translate in any medium provides ad like appeal rooted in biodiversity.
Clamdiggin expanded their business to include the creation of custom apparel while continuing to create and put their work on display around the country. Alexandra and Kevin’s work was on display in the exhibit “Plenty” at MOCA in LA, and can be seen in Wolfgang Puck’s iconic LA restaurant, Spago, and at the Viceroy Anguilla, where they collaborated with celebrated interior designer Kelly Wearstler on the bespoke pieces which utilized the islands natural resources for materials to complete the work.