Encounter with the Quarrelsome Yeti
November 22, 2011

There’s something quite lovable about Geordan Moore’s fierce, frowning yeti. You just gotta admire its chutzpah.

The fantastical creature appears on T-shirts and prints and now Geordan has incorporated it into his own coat of arms; it appears in a wrestling match with a unicorn, apparently trying to yank off its horn.

“There’s no deep meaning; it’s just me playing around,” says Geordan (BDes 2007) who established his business, The Quarrelsome Yeti, a year ago.

You can find the NSCAD grad selling his wares at the Halifax Seaport Farmers Market every weekend and at craft shows such as the upcoming Halifax Crafters. (Mark it on your calendar: Halifax Crafters takes place December 3 and 4, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Olympic Centre, 2304 Hunter Street.) As well, he’s just set up a “pop-up shop” at Carbonstok; his work will be available at the Barrington Street store until the end of the month.

It’s a bit of the coup for Geordan, who gets to see how his quirky quarrelsome yeti goes over in a typical retail setting. If the response is good, he’ll think of ramping up production and getting his work into other shops across the country.

In the year since he hung out his shingle, he’s been working hard, creating new designs and generating stock for sale. But it’s all been worth it: “It’s tons of work, more work than any other job I’ve had, but I do love it. Somehow you don’t mind spending 16 hours a day working when you’re doing your own stuff.”

Carbonstok is located at 1235 Barrington Street in Halifax.

Geordan Moore does a silk-screen demo during the opening of his pop-up shop at Carbonstok last week.
A look at Geordan Moore's silk screen print featuring his quarrelsome yeti in a quirky coat of arms. (Photo courtesy of Matt Parsons)