Vintage NYC Letterpress Invitations

We’ve added a new New York City invitation to our wedding collection. This set pulls elements from vintage maps, iconic landmarks and every day life in the city. This design proves that even pigeons can be sweet when letterpressed in gold ink. We think the combination of elements, in classic black and gold ink, makes a really lovely NYC themed invitation suite!

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Love the design, but live in another city? We can customized these invitations for your location, too. If you’re interested, email us the details and we’ll find iconic images that reflect your city.

 

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The Good Part

We’re loving rich black ink these days. Here is a beautiful design by Erin Hall of Hall & Co. The cards are duplexed, black and white stock, with rich black and matte gold letterpress. The playful script in this logo is such a fun example of hand-lettering. This is a business card that you’ll want to hold onto!

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Floral Wreath Wedding

All of the designs in our Wedding Collection are meant to be customized to reflect a couple’s style and the tone of their event. We love seeing how different these designs look for different couples. Here is one of our favorite versions of the Floral Wreath design.  Black letterpress printing always looks incredibly elegant.

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Their simple serif monogram fits perfectly inside the wreath of flowers.

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This classic black and white wedding invitation really sets the tone for their elegant event. We hope their big day is a beautiful affair for everyone there!

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Coasters in Bloom on the High Line

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I have been visiting the High Line with my daughter since the week it opened in June 2009. It has been one of our favorite escapes in the city since that first visit. We love it year round. I like seeing which plants are in bloom and my daughter looks forward to the gelato and ice pops (ok, we both look forward to those). It was one of the highlights of my career then, to be invited to the Friends of the High Line office last spring to talk about a collaboration. They gave us a High Line Plant Guide, detailing the many gorgeous plants that bloom in the park throughout the year. Inspired, we created a set of letterpress coasters featuring vintage illustrations of ten of the flowers. These are now available on their website at www.thehighline.org/shop.

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Although we have a lot of letterpress coasters around the house, this set if my favorite as it is a tiny part of the High Line in our home. Plus, it’s really nice to have some flowers around in this frigid season.

Check out their website for history and photos of this amazing park and all the beautiful products for sale.

– Breck

 

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Thank You Stationery Set

We’re happy to debut a new set of deluxe stationery in our online shop! These lovely thank you cards are letterpress printed in rich black ink with gilded edges, making them extra luxurious. These cards make it easy to send a thoughtful thank you note.

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You can pick up a set of 20 letterpress printed cards with matching blank envelopes in our online shop. They make great gifts, but we don’t blame you if you want to keep them for yourself!

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Thinking of spring! Neon colors on press.

We don’t know about you, but here in Brooklyn we’re ready for spring. The thrill of historic snowstorms has come and gone and all we’re left with are icy sidewalks and bitterly cold temperatures. Here are a few bright projects that we’ve printed recently that have us thinking of the blue skies and sunny days ahead.

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Hopefully these bright images bring a little sunshine to your day or at least a smile to your face!

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Custom Letterpress Coasters

Letterpress coasters are such a fun way to commemorate an important event. They’re great for any celebration, whether it be a 60th birthday party or an announcement for a wedding yet to come. They can be used as a cute keepsake for guests, as well as a nice way to  protect your coffee table.

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Email info@sesameletterpress.com for a quote for your next letterpress coaster project.

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Say thanks with bespoke letterpress stationery

We print many custom stationery sets during the holiday. They make wonderful gifts, perfect for sending out thank you notes, post-holiday. Here are a few we particularly enjoyed designing and printing in 2014.

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These notecards feature an assortment of blues and grays, perfectly matching the cloudy January sky.

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Initials always look great in letterpress, whether they are small and sleek or larger and more decorative. Adding an image is a great idea, especially if it’s as cute as this carefree rabbit taking a leap over such a fancy monogram.

 

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Chalk Business Cards

We’ve been working with Chalk, a marketing and branding firm here in NYC for a couple of years. They recently asked us to print some of their redesigned business cards and we were impressed by how well they turned out. The bold indigo banner contrasts the bright white paper, making their logo quite striking.

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It’s always fun to bring another designer’s vision to life, especially when it is as eye-catching as this. These letterpress business cards were a challenge to print, but will certainly make a good impression on their clients.

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Eye Love You!

We’re debuting a couple new greeting cards this year, in celebration of Valentine’s Day! We love this playful card with a striking blue and gray eye. The message is simple and sweet.

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Nothing says I love you like a sweet, hand-written note and a really good box of chocolates. We’ve designed these red and gray cards with that thought in mind. The inspiration for this card, the Whitman’s Sampler box, has been a Valentine’s Day staple since 1912.

love_sweet_chocolate_box_valentine_card_sesame_letterpressWe encourage sending handwritten love notes all year long, but if there’s one day a year to write to your paramour, this is it. These and more Valentine’s Day cards are available on our website now!

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