Congratulations to Lisa and William who were just married this weekend! We loved working on their Gatsby inspired invitations, and all the fun details that were included. The California themed favor tags are so sweet!
Congratulations to our Britt and Tony on their wedding a couple weeks ago! We worked with them on a variety of letterpress stationery for their San Francisco wedding, including these announcements and bookmarks. They have a really sweet story about meeting on a city bus, and wanted to incorporate that into the design of their stationery. The image of the bus became a fun recurring element, as well as the map of San Francisco's transit system.
As a thank you to their guests, we made these custom bookmarks with the map and bus design. At the bottom it reads, "Always thank you bus driver" as a nod to their meet-cute. (And its definitely a cute one!)
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.
We have a line of letterpress bookmarks based on antique personal objects, like a pair of scissors, perfume bottle or glove. We love using these bookmarks and they make really cute gifts for any bookworm. Typically we print them in bright, cheery colors, but we recently did some gold versions for The Metropolitan Museum of Art, here in New York.
We have these bookmarks die cut into the shape of the antique object first, and then we print them one by one on our Golding Jobber in a beautiful, copper gold ink.
These gold bookmarks are sold exclusively at the Metropolitan, although you can find the original, brightly colored ones on our online shop. If you are a bride or groom with a passion for reading, consider using these as favors for your wedding!
We printed these sweet letterpress bookmarks celebrating the release of a book by Brooke Dierkhising called Many Ways to See the Sun. The illustrations of the rabbit and feather were originally watercolors, and they look beautiful printed in this cheerful blue.
Here's a close up of the bookmark while on press. The blue ink is so striking on the rollers and the plate, but softens a bit when printed on a warm white paper.
When you pack your bags for summer get away, don't forget one of our letterpressed bookmarks to keep your place.
Inspired by the scenes of the accessories counter in the PBS series Mr. Selfridge, these bookmarks are perfect tucked into our favorite classics, as well as some new beach reads.
We're really excited that these are now all available at the new paper shop at the Metropolitan Museum in NYC, one of our favorite places in the world.
You can also purchase them on our website.
With Valentine's Day almost around the corner, we've been creating some really sweet gifts for all the people you love most! And don't forget: these aren't just for February 14th! Stationery makes the perfect birthday present or host/ess gift. And we're also big fans of giving gifts for no apparent reason: just because we want to show somebody how much we care. So, without further ado, here are some of our top picks...
For your dad / husband / boss - THE MARINER SET
For your boyfriend / brother / workmate - THE EXPLORER SET
For your sister / best friend / niece - THE PRETTY IN PINK SET
For your girlfriend / mom / great aunt - THE LA VIE EN ROSE SET
Following on from last week's post about Save the Date coasters, I was looking through our archive of photos and I found some lovely images of a Save the Date bookmark we made for a couple. What a great idea? This would be the perfect stationery for a couple planning a book-themed wedding: antique books as centerpieces, pages of text used as envelope liners, notebooks as favors. The possibilities are endless!
Collaborating with couples to design and print wedding stationery is one of the best aspects of our job. It is fun to meet a bride and groom to be (often along with their families) and learn about their wedding, their style and tastes and to experience the excitement that comes with planning a wedding. The Save the Date announcements are especially fun to design and print as they tend to be less formal than the invitation suite and often hint at the personal style and day to day interests of the couple. We love this bookmark announcement as it functions well as a Save the Date card, and is useful as well. Hopefully this will encourage people to continue to read actual books!