All in the Family


I recently had the pleasure of meeting Max Hellmann, Alex Meiners and Ace the guard dog of Los Angeles’s Family Industries, a one-stop shop for all the silk screening needs one could have. Hellmann and Meiners met while both were honing their skills at another shop and immediately clicked when it came to art and design. With a shared passion for silk screening and a relentless D.I.Y. work ethic, the two decided to partner up and open their own studio a little over two years ago. Looking for a space that was friendly and accessible where they could work closely with their clients, they settled in a historic turn-of-the-century building in a notoriously artsy warehouse district in downtown L.A. that matched their vibe perfectly.

Now, two years into the venture, Family has garnered all manner of clients from Alternative Apparel, Universal Pictures, SyFy Channel, Focus Features and Ustream to small local indie bands. They also specialize in doing live silk screening at events like Comic-Con where they recently live-printed over 5,000 shirts for this summer’s hit film Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. So whatever the project, big or small, give Max, Alex and Ace a call—they’ll be sure to treat you like family.





×Stephen Zeigler


  • Reply November 21, 2010


    awesome shop, great people!

  • Reply November 18, 2010


    Nice designs. Way to go, Alex! I’ve got to get some of that.

  • Reply November 18, 2010

    annie hellmann

    max,i am so proud of you,way to go…annie..

  • Reply November 18, 2010

    David Olejnik

    Great article and pictures about Family Industries. I love their great designs and that the customers get involved in the process of printing for the event. Family Industries is great for any occasion! Give them a try

  • Reply November 17, 2010

    Mike Gonzalez

    congratulations guys. looks like an actual job.

  • Reply November 17, 2010

    fabiana rodriguez

    I’m so happy to see your progress Alex. You were one of the best screeners and art sep artist I have met. The best for you, you deserve it!!!!

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