It's a gorgeous summer day - perfect for chilled rosé and some seaside coasters!
We printed these custom letterpress coasters for women's wear designer, Logan Holland recently. They have a simple, but striking logo that looks wonderful printed in rich, black ink. Coasters are always fun to print because they show off the beauty of letterpress, by taking a good deal of impression.
We enjoy working with small, local businesses in NYC and Brooklyn, especially when they are in an industry that is as hands-on as ours!
We've got bees on the brain! We printed these lovely little bees in black on mini manila tags. They were wrapped up with black and white baker's twine around gifts of honey. A nice extra touch to an already thoughtful gift.
These bee coasters are part of our Butterflies & Bug coaster sets, available on our site. They're such a bright sunny color, you can't help but smile when you see them. The Bee Thank You card is part of our Gray Gardens Card Set, also available online. It comes with 7 other nature inspired letterpress cards, all printed in neon colors.
This custom bee stationery is very sweet, and no image could be more fitting for the name! The little bee looks great printed in red ink.
We love these new bright, letterpress coasters featuring fun bug patterns! Insect patterns can easily seem creepy crawly, but the neon colors and little floral elements make these designs unique. These coasters, especially the black beetle, would be perfect for a Halloween party or just to brighten up your coffee table. Imagine sipping morning coffee with a beautiful yellow bee next to your mug. These coasters are available in sets of 8 with 2 of each design on our website shop.
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.
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.
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.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for a quote for your next letterpress coaster project.
We worked with a great designer (and soon-to-be-groom) to print his dream Save the Date coasters. These played on the idea of 'tying the knot' with a range of layouts of knotted rope.
The reverse of the coaster featured a simple mention of the date and location of the wedding and a custom monogram featuring the initials of the grooms:
The cleverest element of this design was the way in which the coasters can be overlapped to create a single, unified image. Here's a diagram to show how it works:
We've added a few new designs to our line of coasters. Both of these are inspired by memories of holidays by the beach and searching through the sand for shells and little crustaceans!
These would be perfect for a beach wedding or a BBQ beside the sea. They are also the perfect gift for hosts who live near the ocean. The coasters are beautifully packaged in individual sets of eight. You can choose the blue crab coasters or the coral scallop coasters. Or go ahead and treat yourself to both!
We chose colors that are bright and vibrant and reference the imagery. Here's a photo of us mixing and preparing the coral ink before applying it to the press:
Bespoke coasters are a great idea for wedding favors. But if you are a little short on time or if there is a design that you already love from our line, why not just customize them a little with your own tag and packaging. Over the summer, a few of our clients purchased coasters from our existing designs and then made them their own...here's one of our favorites...
Elana chose our floral coasters for her wedding.
We love how Elana chose a simple twine with flecks of gold and then further customized each pile of coasters with hand-calligraphed name tags in gold.
Here's another shot which shows how the colors and gold accents were picked up throughout the wedding design.
Congratulations Elana! Thanks so much for choosing our floral coasters to go with your wedding theme!
We've noticed that one of our most popular products is the set of letterpress lobster coasters! We love how something pretty esoteric is also really appealing. We wonder if it's because lobsters sum up summertime, outdoor dining, communal eating and also the sheer joy of getting a little bit messy while consuming something delicious!
And finally, how about a recipe for the Ultimate Lobster Roll?!
We've been designing a few new additions to our product lines. We created a series of gorgeous floral coasters that are perfect for Spring...or Mother's Day...or wedding favors...or just a lovely bright pop of color on your dining table!
And we are thrilled to have already received quite a lot of press for these items. Including a feature on the Martha Stewart Weddings website!
Just before the holidays we were commissioned by the creative agency, Hugo and Marie, to print a range of coasters for their clients. We love working with this company because the designs are always a little quirky, surprising and naughty!
We can't choose our favorite! I kinda love the Snoop Dogg design:
But actually they are all really cool:
We heard from one of the staff members at Hugo and Marie that a few clients were requesting additional coasters: it's so great when we hear that a product we printed was a big success!
Here's one more photo of the huge piles of coasters in our studio, just before we mailed them out:
We love the gorgeous glass work of artist Dale Chihuly so we were thrilled to be given the opportunity to print coasters featuring Chihuly's drawings for the new Dale Chihuly Garden and Glass Museum at the Seattle Center.
We printed four designs and these are packed together and sold at the museum's shop as a set of 8 coasters. It is such a treat to be able to collaborate with artists we admire to create letterpress pieces. If I ever make it to Seattle, this will be my first stop!