Taylor Alexander

Artist & Founder

     One day in 2012 I was doodling with a pen and drew a rabbit wearing sunglasses...with a bowtie. It made me laugh. Quickly, I drew him a date, Ms. Toadette. An amphibious flapper all decked out in pearls, a boa and lipstick. Humanimals was born that day but I didn't know it. 

     I started this company because COVID-19 devastated my live music career and life in Los Angeles. Quickly realizing life wouldn't be the same...my partner, dog and I moved to Cincinnati to be closer to family and recalibrate. Humanimals is a result of that recalibration and one pillar of a pandemic proof future. Thoughtfully fun, hand drawn, pen & ink images combining my love for animals and people. From my weird brain, out of my hands, onto the paper...to you! Keep pivoting, keep being curious. 

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BEHIND THE ART...

"Music is humanity's common language, I could go anywhere in the world, no matter what language they speak...play my songs...people there would understand some part of me. I wrote "Bleu" in French to demonstrate that." (see video)

 

Taylor Alexander Carruthers began writing/performing his songs on acoustic guitar age 16. He became the lead guitarist in his sister's band (Mia Carruthers & the Retros) with their debut Ep reaching #24 on the iTunes Pop charts, featured on MTV's Taking the Stage in 2009. Embarking on a solo career in 2012, Taylor independently released four EP's and three singles. Over 1,500 live performances including a six year stint in Los Angeles.

 

Notable venues include Spotify NYC, Google LA (x4) and main stage at Denver's Mile High Fest 2018 & 2019, the first public outdoor cannabis festival in the US. Notable shared bills include Trevor Hall, Mia Carruthers, Dylan Dunlap, Tavia, Rebecca Rego, Lil Wayne, Lil' Jon & Bob Marley's band, The Wailers.

On March, 19th 2021 Taylor became the 1st ever live performer on The Nifty Show hosted by NFT pioneers, Joel Comm & Travis Wright. Essentially thrusting Alexander into the metaverse/NFT space! Six months later, Taylor partnered with YoshiDrops, a revolutionary NFT music/art project, for a historic 7 song drop after meeting crypto legend, mBlu. Reshaping the projects drop format. Please visit YoshiDrops.com to learn more!