Bespoke Letterpress Stationery

Here's a whole slew of custom letterpress notecards we've printed recently. All this stationery is making us want to sit down and pen some nice notes. Each of these notecards features a couple names or initials and some illustration that complements them. The New York themed notecards are especially fun, since they feature landmarks of our fair city.

Vintage NYC Engagement

We printed these beautiful letterpress invitations for a New York City engagement party. The Chrysler Building was the perfect image to pair with the couple's initials, for a classic monogram. The cards were printed in gold and gray, which is a great combination on soft white paper. Included with the invitation was a card to honor family members who had passed, but were important figures in the bride and groom's lives. We thought this was such a thoughtful gesture.

For the response card, the couple opted for a postcard. To go along with the vintage feeling of the invites, we designed a classic looking stamp for the front, with the silhouette of a pigeon. It wouldn't be a real New York invite without a pigeon or two!

Pineapple Wedding Invitations

We love the classic look of these letterpress wedding invitations. There's nothing finer than rich, black ink on soft white paper. Throw in a pineapple and you've knocked it out of the park! The vintage pineapple illustration is fitting, since they symbolize a warmth, friendship and good hospitality - exactly what weddings are all about.

Greenpoint Wedding at The Glasserie

These letterpress invitations were for a wedding at the Glasserie, a former glass factory, converted to a rustic-cool venue in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Little illustrations, like the Brooklyn Bridge, a taxi cab and a frosty mug of beer topped off each card, a nice counter to the formal script font. Forest green and charcoal gray ink were the perfect choice for this early fall wedding.

We love this Brooklyn Bridge illustration with the heart hovering above, and its such a sweet touch to any wedding invitations in Brooklyn.

Green Bouquet Wedding

We love the blending of modern fonts and vintage illustrations in this floral wedding invitation. Designed for a wedding in Brooklyn at the beautiful Wythe Hotel, these invites are gorgeous and cool. The oversized cards feature vintage floral bouquet, printed in a summery green. The couple's names are emphasized in that same green and a more formal font. For the envelope liner, we created a monogram, enveloped by flowers.

Black Tie Wedding in Blue at the Museum of Natural History

Kate & Michael were great to work with on their modern black tie wedding invitations. Their wedding reception was held at the Museum of Natural History in NYC, so they wanted to add a touch of fun that related to the venue, hence the dinosaur and elephant. Our Hudson template was a great design to start with, as it is a mix of classic and modern. We updated it with some bright colors in green and blue ink, with green edge painting on the invitation card.

The letterpress envelope liner for this set is so unique! Kate & Michael wanted to reference the planetarium at the museum, so we printed a vintage illustration of mapped out constellations. It's such a fun surprise when guests open these invitations.

Elegant Monogram in Navy Blue

Here's a little look at the process of printing one of letterpress invitation sets for a black tie wedding in Poughkeepsie, New York. Martha & Michael loved the formal look of our Elegant Monogram design and kept it classic with navy blue ink. Lucky for us, their initials looked great together in a monogram.

The champagne glasses were the perfect touch to their reception card. We imagine they will enjoy lots of toasts and cheers on their wedding day.

Big Red Apple NYC Wedding

We love these big apple themed invitations we printed for a wedding here in New York City! This couple really embraced all things New York for their fall wedding. Different landmarks of NYC topped all of the cards in a letterpress printed tint. The subtle silhouettes of the Statue of Liberty, a taxi and the Brooklyn Bridge added a modern touch. We also designed a red belly band with a really cute monogram, featuring their initials in script and an apple silhouette in the middle.

Destination Wedding in Portugal

We recently had the pleasure of letterpress printing wedding invitations for Joana & Jacob, a couple getting married in Portugal. They brought the inspiration of beautiful, blue and white tile work that is traditional in Portuguese architecture. We loved the idea of hinting at that in the background of the invitation, so we printed a tile design in a pale blue, behind the bright blue text. The result is very beautiful, and one of our favorite designs from our summer wedding projects.

A Birthday to Go Down in History - Part Two

Several months ago, we designed and printed some circus inspired Save the Dates for a birthday party at the American Museum of Natural History. We also worked on the invitations for the party, albeit with a slightly different theme. The inspiration was Out of Africa, a romantic film starring Meryl Streep, set in Kenya. Illustrations of lush foliage, letterpress printed in rich black ink, framed the card. The edges were painted in silver foil, giving the whole set a luxe feel, fitting of a black tie event.

Warby Parker

We recently printed some letterpress greeting cards for one of our favorite companies, Warby Parker. We love their eyeglasses and sunglasses, so we were excited to collaborate with them on some note cards for their new Brooklyn location. Each set has 4 different designs, which feature really cute illustrations of New Yorkers with great eyewear by Joana Avillez. They're a really lovely set for anyone who enjoys sending and receiving snail mail.

NYC Wedding

Fairly often, we have an engaged couple take a look at our work and fall in love with two wedding suites. In this case, Jenny & Michael picked our Hudson and Vintage NYC designs, and we found a way to merge the two. They loved the modern type choices of one, and the New York city details of another. In the end, the design looked perfect for their NYC wedding - classy, but fun!


Peach & Gold Vintage Dot Wedding

These peach and gold letterpress wedding invitations were based on our Vintage Dot suite, an Art Deco style. Printing this bright color combination was a treat. The peach ink lent a modern touch to a somewhat formal design. Overall, the style was perfect for this Spring New York City wedding at The Bowery Hotel.


It's always fun to add sweet touches like this dotted heart to a card. We like to make each card unique, but use similar elements so that the wedding suite is cohesive.


Father's Day Fun

It's almost that time of year to thank your dad for all he has done for you! Let him know that he rules the roost with one of red rooster father's day cards. We love this letterpress card featuring the proud bird, showing off his black and red feathers. Order one from our site now, so you have plenty of time to craft the perfect message.

If you're looking for a special gift for your dad, check out Hudson Made for some great grooming products. They have presents for the bearded or clean shaven dad, like their Cedar Clove Beard & Shave Soap. Your father's face will never feel more pampered.


Business Cards for Brooklyn Herborium

We love working with small, local businesses, especially ones that share a love of the handmade. We printed these letterpress cards for Brooklyn Herborium, a shop started by two Brooklyn moms who wanted to create a line of skincare products that were healthy and environmentally friendly. Their design is simple and sweet, with a great floral and herb illustration.

Nautical Bookmark Save the Date

We are in love with Save the Dates that double as bookmarks. Not only are they a unique design, but they're useful, too! If you're planning on a more formal invitation, the Save the Date is a great opportunity to have a little fun. Show off your personality with brighter colors, or a fun image that reflects the feeling of the venue.

We love these bookmark Save the Dates for a summertime wedding in Maine. The bright red and navy blue along with the vintage ship illustration ink feel perfectly nautical. The rope knot on the bottom is such a sweet detail, too.