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About Bozz Prints

Bozz Prints is a creative powerhouse founded by John Bosley (Bozz) in Des Moines, IA back in 2015. Specializing in prints, posters, and shirts, John grew Bozz Prints from it’s humble beginnings in his basement, to a full blown brick and mortar shop in West Des Moines’ Historic Valley Junction. Inspired by a love of travel, architecture, and the scenery that surrounds us, John is all about making timeless designs to honor the places and landmarks we all know and love.

Bozz is always up for cool freelancing and design opportunities. If you'd like to work together, shoot me an email at info@bozzprints.com and we'll talk. It's also a great place to reach me if you have a question about something or want to discuss the latest Star Wars spoiler.

WHOLESALE

If you're interested in carrying Bozz Prints products in your shop, please drop John a line at info@bozzprints.com or use Faire by clicking on the link below:

 

RETAILERS

Iowa

Campbell's Nutrition - Des Moines

Des Moines Mercantile - Des Moines

Rally House Jordan Creek - West Des Moines

HyVee Mills Civic - West Des Moines

Hudson News - Des Moines International Airport

Happy DSM - Des Moines

Iowa Legislature Capitol Gift Shop - Des Moines

Copy + Paste - Des Moines

The Artisan's Emporium - Cedar Rapids

Wild Rose Gifts/University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics - Iowa City

Pentacrest Museums Gift Shop - Iowa City

Prairie Kitchen Store - Iowa City

Mohair Pear - Cedar Falls

Carolyn's Hallmark - Spirit Lake

Middlebrook Mercantile - Cumming

Outside the Lines Gallery - Dubuque

River Lights Bookstore - Dubuque

Dubuque Museum of Art - Dubuque

Savvy Salvage - Dyersville

Brin and Lew - Clear Lake

Iron Leaf Press - Mount Vernon

SOKO Outfitters - Cedar Rapids

Sisters in Cheese - Madrid

Sioux City Gifts - Sioux City

Wester Drug - Muscatine

Wilson's Orchard - Iowa City

Blackboard Printing - Bloomfield

Any Wear Apparel - Mt. Pleasant

Life Distilled - Ames

The Rustic Corner - Charles City

Daisy Kay Crystals, Coffee, & Gifts - McGregor

The Rustic Lily - Ida Grove

Amish Country Store and Iowa Welcome Center - Lamoni

Rally House - Council Bluffs

Whiffle Tree Mercantile - Monticello

The Hatchery - Decorah

Bridge 6 Design - Winterset

Harrison County Historical Center and Welcome Center - Missouri Valley

Osborne Welcome Center - Elkader

Donlon Pharmacy and Toy Jungle - Decorah

Public House 421 - Slater

Spruce Avenue Boutique - Stockport

Big River Fabric and Gift Company - Ottumwa

Dragonfly Books - Decorah

Lake Life Collective - Polk City

Pella Paperie - Pella

More Time - Jefferson

Fuel - Mt. Vernon

Dwyers - Dike

Iowa Heartland History Connection - Ottumwa

Vintage Chic - Kalona

Danish Windmill Corportation - Elkhorn

Crafted QC - Davenport

Scout of Marion - Marion

The Olive Branch - Council Bluffs

Hancher Showcase - Iowa City

Flourish Mercantile - Earlham

Shoreline Screen Printing - Lansing

Nest Goods - Le Claire

Pretty Good Co. - Waterloo

143 Expressions - Cedar Rapids

Island City Harbor - Sabula

Meyer Pharmacy - Waverly

The Farmer's Wife - Marengo

The Chocolate Haus - Amana

The Market Place Home - Manning

Crafty's Coffee - Panora

Machine Shed Restaurant  - Davenport  

Dutch Country General Store - Bloomfield

Beno's Flowers and Gifts - Iowa City

Sheldahl Crossing - Slater

Suzy's Kitchen and Gifts - Altoona

Grand Falls Casino and Resort - Larchwood

Vintage Market and Supply - Cedar Rapids

Perfect Edge - Decorah

Uptown Confections & Curiosities - Ankeny

Tangleberries - Centerville

Wild Birds Unlimited - Windsor Heights

The General's Historic General Dodge House - Council Bluffs

Port of Burlington - Burlington

LivStyle Boutique - Fairfax

Thirsty Pigs - Madrid

Nightengale Drug - Guttenburg

Bela - LeClaire

Field and Finch - Iowa City

 

  

Missouri

Made in KC - Kansas City

Bunker - Kansas City

Rally House & Sampler Stores - KC Area

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art - Kansas City

Westside Storey - Kansas City

Flock Salon and Gallery - Kansas City

Local Foundery - Lee's Summit

Birchwoods Framing and Design - Kansas City

Gateway Arch Riverboats - St. Louis

Urban Matter - St. Louis

Rally House - Branson

Table Rock True Value - Branson

Revel Boutique - Carthage

Missouri Welcome Center - Pineville

Globe Hair Co.  - Centralia

The Marinello - Blue Springs

Lake Vibes - Laurie

Seasons Home Accents and Accessories - Branson

Bourbon Boutique - Joplin

Dam Near Inn - Gravois Mills

Joe's Town  - Lee's Summit

 

Kansas

Made in KC - Prairie Village

Made in KC - Overland Park

Essential Goods - Lawrence

Rally House & Sampler Stores - KC Area

Miners and Monroe - Pittsburg

Naomi's Hallmark Shop - Shawnee

Past and Presents Hallmark - Lenexa

Anaphora - Overland Park

913 Craftery - Shawnee

Jae and Co.  - Humboldt

The Confetti Closet - Wichita

The Painted Sofa - Shawnee

The Urban Unwind - Lawrence

Anabel's Makers Market - De Soto

 

 

Illinois

Neighborly - Chicago

Foursided Card and Gift - Chicago

Outside the Lines Gallery - Galena

Urban Artifacts - Peoria

The Book Table - Oak Park

Rally House - South Barrington

Rally House - Orland Park

Rally House - Schaumburg

Rally House - Geneva

 

 

Minnesota

Treats and Treasures - Lake City

General Store of Minnetonka - Minnetonka

Six For Good - St. Paul

Wild Sparrow - Mankato

DG Pilot Aviation Collectibles & More - St. Paul

Pack and Mail - Cloquet

Cottagewood Store - Excelisor

Mitrebox Framing Studio - Minneapolis

Rust and Rose Boutique - Stillwater

Border Bobs - International Falls

Strive Bookstore - Minneapolis

 

 

Wisconsin

Crosshatch Coffee Company - Siren

Orange Tree Imports - Madison

Broadway Paper - Milwaukee

Anthology - Madison

Kismet Books - Verona

Hazel General Store - Madison

Sav Half General Store - Green Bay

Iris and Oak Gallery and Gifts - Durand

LoCo Wisco - Green Bay

Historic Milwaukee Inc. - Milwaukee

Mixed Bag Milwaukee - Whitefish Bay

Treasure Cove - Lake Geneva

Drift Mercantile - La Crosse

 

Colorado

Hook - Telluride

Jolly Goods - Denver

Crested Butte Mountain Heritage Museum - Crested Butte 

Colorado Parks and Wildlife Stores - Golden

Saddles Market - Steamboat Springs

Savvy on Pearl - Boulder

Songbird Supplies - Colorado Springs

The Morrison Mercantile - Morrison

 

South Dakota

Old Courthouse Museum Store - Sioux Falls

Rapid City RV Park - Rapid City

First Deadwood Souvenirs - Deadwood

The Junk Drawer - Spearfish

 

North Dakota

Unglued - Fargo

The Loft on Main - Oakes

Genuine Dakota Gift Shop - Bismark

 

Michigan

Venue - South Lyon

Seasons of Mackinaw - Mackinaw City

Rally House - Novi

Rally House - Rochester Hills

Rally House - Chesterfield

Rally House - Livonia

Rally House - Canton

Rally House - Allen Park

Rally House - Birch Run

Rally House - Woodhaven

 

Ohio

The Taft Museum - Cincinnati

Rally House - Fairfield Township

Rally House - Akron

Rally House - Cincinnati (Multiple Locations)

Rally House - Lewis Center 

Rally House - Cleveland 

Rally House - Columbus  

Rally House - West Chester

Rally House - Westlake


Indiana

The Red Chandelier - Cambridge City

Wild Geese Bookshop - Franklin

Rally House - Plainfield

Rally House - South Bend

Rally House - Bloomington

Rally House - Granger

Rally House - Merrilville

Rally House - Indianapolis

 

Maryland

Carroll Hospital Wellness Boutique - Randallstown

 

Nebraska

Rally House - Papillion

Rally House L Street Marketplace - Omaha

Ashley's Collectibles - Omaha

  

Arkansas

Moxy Modern Mercantile - Little Rock

Baits Market - Omaha

 

Tennessee

Lynchburg Welcome Center - Lynchburg

 

Utah

Midway Must-Haves Souvenir Shop - Midway

Hyatt Regency Hotel - Salt Lake City

 

Wyoming

Lucky You Gift Shop - Jackson 

 

 

 

  

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Who makes all this stuff?

Everything is 100% designed and illustrated by me (John) in my Des Moines-based studio. I screen print all of my poster designs by hand on a vacuum press I built with my Dad, and I have friends that print all of my shirts here in DSM. My small prints and mugs are also made locally using USA made materials as often as possible. I'm a real one-man-band, as they say. 

Okay, so why "Bozz"?

That's an easy one. My last name is Bosley and it's been my nickname for as long as I can remember. I've always signed my art with it and it seemed like the right thing to name the company once I got started. I go by both John and Bozz, so feel free to call me either.

How'd you get started?

After graduating with a Fine Arts degree from Iowa State University, I bounced around a bunch of boring/non-art jobs until ultimately becoming the lead designer at Raygun back in 2009. It was during my time at Raygun that I learned everything I know about screen printing and how to design goods for commerce (an incredibly useful skill!). I loved working there and came up with a ton of best-selling designs while I was at it, but I was really itching to do my own thing and spread my illustration wings a bit more. Thus, Bozz Prints was born. I soon decided to quit my steady job of nearly six years (scary feelings!) and haven't looked back since. Fun fact: My BFA was with an emphasis on Drawing, Painting, and Printmaking. Ironically I only ever took one actual printmaking class in college and it wasn't even screen printing. Crazy, right?!

What's your creative process?

Whenever I get an idea for a design, I usually start researching and sketching to figure out the look I'm going for. This part usually takes the longest. Once an idea/sketch is settled on, I'll start drawing the final art using Adobe Photoshop on my Cintiq graphics tablet. From there I'll export my art into black layers that can be turned into films which are "burned" on to screens. I then screen print the design onto precut paper stock using colors that I mix by hand. Each print is placed on the drying rack and I repeat this process for each color until the print run is complete. I know I'm making screen printing sound a lot simpler than it actually is but hopefully you get the picture. With the poster printing, I'll occasionally outsource my larger jobs and client work to a great screen printing shop in KC by the name of Vahalla Studios. All in all, most of my designs are made from start to finish in about 1-2 weeks depending on the complexity.  

Okay, so WHY do you make all this stuff?

I just love creating designs based on well known places, landmarks, and streetscapes. I started making Des Moines designs first and then I gradually expanded into other cities as I grew. Traveling to new places has always been my biggest source of inspiration and my goal is to make a print/design for every city and state on the map. Simply put, these "travel" posters are my small way of paying homage to the great geographical and architectural history that surrounds us. Combine all that with my love of illustrating, printmaking, and design and you've got a pretty good understanding of what gets me out of bed every day. 

Do you accept commissions?

Definitely! I'm always up for cool freelancing and design opportunities depending on my schedule. Email me at info@bozzprints.com and let's collaborate!

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How does your shipping work?

Orders are sent out 3-4 times a week and everything is shipped via USPS Priority from our shop in Des Moines. Posters come rolled in sturdy kraft tubes, small prints ship flat (or rolled when shipped with posters), shirts ship in durable poly-mailers, mugs get wrapped and boxed, AND postcards come in small stay-flat mailers. Tracking numbers are sent with each order and if something accidentally breaks or bends we'll happy to replace it.

 

 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

We want to make your buying experience as easy as possible. In order to do that, we adhere to the following terms and conditions for payments.

Here is a complete list of the payment types we accept:

    • Credit cards: American Express, Diner's Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa, and debit cards.
    • Other payments: Apple Pay, Google Pay, Shop Pay, and Pay Pal

Frequently asked questions regarding payments

How does Bozz Prints handle late or missed payments?

You agree to pay all amounts owed to us for the products that you purchase through the Services, in accordance with any payment-related terms, policies or other written or electronic agreement we notify you of through the Services or the purchase process. We may require you to maintain valid credit card or other payment account information with us in order to purchase products through the Services, and if so, you hereby authorize us to charge your credit card or other payment account for any purchases you make through the Services.

 

What is Bozz Prints's return and refund policy?

All products must be in the condition you received them. We will not do returns/exchanges for products that have been used, worn, washed or otherwise damaged.

All markdowns are final sale AND CANNOT BE EXCHANGED OR RETURNED.
All frames and framed prints are final sale.

All accessories, puzzles, beanies, and hat purchases are final sale.

Products can be returned within 60 days of initial purchase. Returns/exchanges can either be processed in-store or online.

Refunds generally take 5-7 days to return to the customer's account.

Bozz Prints does not offer refunds on merchandise purchased through our wholesalers. We do allow exchanges of products bought through our wholesalers if the item is currently stocked, full priced, and has not been used, worn, washed, or otherwise damaged. All exchanges must be accompanied by a receipt from the original point of purchase. Please refer to our wholesalers for their policies regarding returns and exchanges. You may find a complete list of our wholesalers on this webpage.

All markdowns and promos are final sale.

To reach customer service, please email info@bozzprints.com

If you would like to make an in-store return or exchange, please visit us at:

215 5th St
West Des Moines, IA 50265

 

How does Bozz Prints handle payment disputes? 

Orders are not released until payments are cleared. Any failure to maintain valid, up-to-date payment information with us or to keep your payments current will constitute a material breach of these terms, for which we may suspend or terminate your access to the Services immediately without notice.  Interest will be charged on all unpaid delinquent amounts at the rate of 1.5% per month or the highest rate permitted by applicable law, whichever is lesser.  You agree to reimburse us for all collection agency fees, attorneys’ fees and other costs we may incur to collect delinquent amounts you owe to us.  

 

What is Bozz Prints's policy on promo codes and multiple discounts?

Some exclusions may apply to all discounts, promotions, and sales. We do not allow multiple discounts to be applied to any order, including sale items.

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