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Tosha Jackson is hitting the road and popping up across the Kansas City metro in her TYPO truck mobile boutique that features her personalized word art creations. The truck, or 1982 Chevy P20 StepVan to be more specific, came from a “hare-brained idea” to follow in the footsteps of the food truck and fashion truck industry. Mobile retail is a growing trend across the nation and just a few of these trucks exist in the KC metro. To her knowledge, no other mobile boutique in the nation features similar personalized artwork.

“When I started TYPOGRFX in 2008, there was nothing else like it in the marketplace. Now, you see word art everywhere, so I wanted to step up my game by staying ahead of the trends, and this mobile set up will allow me to do just that,” Tosha states. (See how Tosha got started creating this signature artwork in 2008 here.)

The truck is filled with samples of the artwork in a living room type setting, complete with a couch, bookcase, tables, lamps and even faux pallet walls. The artwork features a signature design made up of words, colors and style chosen by the customer, and each is designed from scratch by Jackson. The personalized products are printed on a variety of media – lustre, wood, burlap, and metal prints as well as  gallery-wrapped canvases and blankets and pillows – all manufactured in the United States – and all on display in the truck. Prices range from $35 to $225 and up for custom pieces.

New Curated Collection

Like all great business ventures, the TYPO truck has evolved from its original conception of being strictly a mobile showroom for the personalized artwork. Going into the first full operating year, Tosha decided to add a new line of home decor products and accessories to compliment the personalized art in the truck. Read more about the Evolution of the TYPO Truck and the new curated collection.

 

The Journey

From the beginning of this journey, Tosha has been blogging about how she got the idea to have a boutique truck and all of the work that went into transforming the former KCPD tactical vehicle into the lovely showroom on wheels.

Hare-Brained Idea
Mechanical Stuff
Creative Stuff
Demo Day
Dream Board
Truck Progress
Faux Pallet Wall Tutorial
Paint Day!
Interior Buildout
Truck Debut
The Evolution of the TYPO Truck

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Shop the truck!

Now Booking for 2017

The TYPO truck is available for special events within 100 miles of Lawson MO– including festivals, art shows, shopping boutiques and more. Please contact Tosha if you are interested in having TYPOGRFX and the TYPO truck at your vendor event. 

The truck is also available for private “truck shows” where the hostess can earn fabulous rewards! Learn more about hosting a private truck show here.

Media Appearances

Kansas City Live

Kansas City Star

Thinking Bigger Business Media

Better Kansas City TV show