Ash + Chess

Ash + Chess is a cute stationery company run by queer and trans couple Ashley Molesso (she/her) and Chess Needham (he/him), based out of Richmond, VA. They create greeting cards and art prints that are bold, retro color palettes and they often use their artwork to make a political statement and to uplift the queer community. 

Their company made its debut at the National Stationery Show in May 2017, and since then over 600+ retailers throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia sell their art and stationery.

In the short time they've been in business, Ash + Chess have worked on many collaborations including artwork for Nooworks, a clothing company based out of San Francisco, CA; Belletrist, a book club run by actress Emma Roberts and Karah Preiss; exclusive designs and patterns for Plaza Style, a Japanese retail brand; packaging design for Brooklyn Roasting Co.; Transfigure Print Co., book illustrations for HarperCollins and Workman Publishing; and t-shirt designs for The Style Club x Forever 21.

They are the authors of their own illustrated book about LGBTQIA+ history, published April 2020 by Morrow Gift/HarperCollins called The Gay Agenda: A Modern Queer History & Handbook, and the forthcoming Queer Tarot: An Inclusive Deck and Guidebook to be published with Running Press/Hachette in Spring 2022. 

Make America Gay Again Sticker
Make America Gay Again Sticker $4.00

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$4.00

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Thinking of Your Butt Card
Thinking of Your Butt Card $5.00

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$5.00

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Let's Grow Together Sticker
Let's Grow Together Sticker $4.00

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$4.00

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Rainbow Palms Card
Rainbow Palms Card $5.00

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$5.00

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Pronoun Pin: He/Him
Pronoun Pin: He/Him $3.00

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$3.00

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Food Floral Art Print
Food Floral Art Print Sold Out

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Sold Out

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Make America Gay Again Print
Make America Gay Again Print $20.00

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$20.00

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Zodiac Signs Risograph Print
Zodiac Signs Risograph Print $20.00

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$20.00

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Boys Do Cry Risograph Print
Boys Do Cry Risograph Print $20.00

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$20.00

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Rainbow Rose Art Print
Rainbow Rose Art Print $15.00

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$15.00

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