Bode is an artist, designer, curator and published author (Rizzoli) born in Ft. Worth, TX. She’s lived in Austin, TX since 2008 and currently runs Bode and Low Sun Surf House full-time in East Austin. Bode is known for founding and curating the largely popular online lettering resource, Goodtype founded in 2013, which has amassed over 1.1 million followers on Instagram.
Bode's creative work was promoted under the moniker, “Sunsurfer,” "which is a term Bode defines as the sun being light or warmth from a greater place within and a surfer as a rider of their own wave. She combined the words and defined a Sunsurfer as one who seeks the light, the warmth and their own truth in nature—a surfer of the sun. Bask in your truth. Ride your wave. Surf that wave of you.
About Low Sun
Low Sun was created by Bode and Argentinian free surfer and international fashion model, Vito Basso in 2021, to inspire individuals to live a life of meaning, creativity, love and connection to each other, to oneself and to the planet. And to serve as a reminder that you are here on this earth for a reason. Own it.
About Guru & Amigo
Guru & Amigo encompasses artistic textile concepts, patterns, meditations & ancient wisdoms.
A Few Words From Bode
It hasn’t been easy heeding my true calling of being an artist, a creative and a maker. Unfortunately, I learned early on that creatives can’t make a living. It’s been a journey to unlearn that false belief—but a journey worth taking.
I believe I am here to find those jewels buried deep within me, that have always been there, and use those jewels to be a light in this world and leave this place better than I found it. And leave people I encounter better than I found them. The best way to do that is to honor who I truly am and continue to serve my creative desires—be as authentic and whole as I conceivably can, so that I can serve others, be it my family, my friends or strangers, from the best place possible. You can’t pour from an empty cup, I always say!
As an artist, I believe we creatives don't just paint pictures or make clothes or write songs or build objects, etc. We are dedicated, through courage and heart, to honor and share our souls through our art, no matter what form or shape that may take.
I wouldn't be where I am today without the incredible love and support of my family and friends. My family is always encouraging me on my peculiar, circuitous path of adventure and creativity. I would say that my life is the epitome of the phrase "Life is a journey, not a destination."
My family seems to have accepted that I am a seeker of the answers to life's mysterious questions. I have a fervor for living a life full of adventure and creativity.
If I'm ever at home visiting, my mom will walk by the yard early, before sunrise, noticing that I am doing a headstand and just chuckle and say, "Oh Brooke is doing her morning headstands!" I am an unusual human being and they love me for it. And for that, I am forever grateful.
Bode's birth name is Brooke Robinson.
Bode rode her bike from Vancouver, B.C. Canada down the west coast to the border of Mexico the summer of 2012.
She achieved a 1st degree black belt in Martial Arts at age 11.
Bode jumped out of a plane once. And survived. I believe that's called skydiving.
She published a 288 page coffee table book with Rizzoli called Goodtype: The Art of Lettering featuring nearly 128 lettering artists from 32 countries.