About Us

It all started with crumpled newspaper sketches and a dream.

Jaison sketched a series of five illustrations on newspaper and discarded them when he was done. Andrew saw potential in the illustrations and took them out of the trash. He ironed them out, scanned them, and turned them into holiday cards near the end of 2016.

Andrew sent them out to family and friends, and received lots of questions about where he bought them. Thus became The Paper Bar Co.

Those five newspaper illustrations-turned-stationery were the first products on their Etsy site. Nearly seven years later, Jaison and Andrew have expanded their product offering to include tote bags, mugs, custom gift items, and their most popular product, the Live Sketch Experience.