We printed these beautiful pieces for a wedding reception in the Catskills. They match our Blossoms design with the sweet floral wreaths on the place cards and table numbers. Robyn Wylde, a calligrapher that we often work with did a wonderful job lettering the names and numbers onto these pieces. We love the continuity of these cards that match the invitations at a reception.
Here's a sneak peek of a wedding suite we worked on this winter. We're in love with the bright yellow painted edges on the invitation cards! It's such an unique wedding color, that catches your eye right away. Stay tuned for more shots of this Park City letterpress suite...
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.
We love when a couple decides to punch things up a notch with brightly colored edgepainting. The peach colored edges look amazing with this simple and modern wedding invitation. The combination of persimmon and gray ink with peach is striking, yet soft.
Andrea and Julio chose a beautiful, wildflower patterned from Rifle Paper Co. to line their envelopes. With such a simple wedding invitation, it's nice to add fun elements like this floral liner, without being overwhelming. We love designing clean, uncomplicated wedding suites, as it allows the letterpress printing to really shine.
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.
A few months ago, Joyce and Ben came to us to design and print their wedding invitations. We knew it was going to be a fun job, when their dog popped up to say hello during our meeting! Their wedding was held at a beautiful inn in upstate New York on the Hudson River called Buttermilk Falls.
They wanted a pop of bright color, so we paired a fluorescent blue with a more subdued charcoal ink. The colors contrast each other well, and break up the design in an interesting way. We also printed a custom envelope liner for them, featuring a road map of upstate New York, with their location resting just at the fold.
Joyce and Ben wanted to mix some fun illustrations of their beloved dog, Penny with a classic design, and we think the result is wonderful. They commissioned an artist to illustrate some scenes of Penny from one of their trips to Buttermilk Falls. We love the drawings of Penny, nose to nose with a llama, and hanging out with some chickens. It's fun, personal touches like these that make custom invitations worthwhile.
We love this modern baby announcement with a proud rooster on top. The combination of fonts, and the two shades of blue seemed perfect for a baby born in the midst of summer. The envelopes were lined in a matching colbalt blue paper, for a fun bit of color popping out. We had a lot of fun designing these baby announcements. And what a great name, too!
These bright blue invitations were perfect for a summertime wedding. The simple design looks clean and modern, with just the right amount of fun. We love the festive blue banner on the top of the information card. It's such a fun element that looks really sweet with the couple's names printed on the flags.
Bright orange painted edges really make a statement. We think these invitations promise a good time at the wedding!
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.
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.
Hopefully these bright images bring a little sunshine to your day or at least a smile to your face!
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 email@example.com for a quote for your next letterpress coaster project.
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.
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.
We recently remixed one of our tried and true, and a little blue wedding invitation designs. Ikat patterns are very popular, and we know why! This soft blue dot pattern is sweet and modern, perfect for a casual wedding. We can just imagine being at an intimate summer wedding by the sea.
We made a short video, documenting the process of printing this 2-color wedding invite. A word of warning; the sounds of the press clicking and clacking are slightly hypnotic and may cause drowsiness.
For the last four years, we've been letterpress printing our small boxed calendars and we think 2015 is our best, yet! Throughout the year, we set aside images that inspire us for our upcoming calendar and match them to the appropriate months. This new calendar features some of our favorites, such as the gray tea kettle in January, a turquoise March egg and a trio of bright April umbrellas. The set also includes a page to note your resolutions for the year. Whether you choose to display your resolutions with pride or keep them hidden (in case you fall back to your chocolate addiction) is up to you...
This year we added a second letterpress calendar to our collection. Inspired by a set of custom botanical coasters that we printed, this single sheet wall calendar features beautiful, vintage floral etchings. We kept it simple with rich, black ink on off-white butcher paper from French Paper Co. for an antique inspired design. We added a single line of gold foil type because we just couldn't resist a bit of shimmer this time of year.
Both calendars are available on our website shop. If you're looking for a sweet, last minute gift, we can wrap and send them directly to your loved ones.
It's hard to believe but the holidays are just around the corner! It seems like just yesterday we were brainstorming the perfect Halloween costume (do we go pop culture phenomenon or classically creepy this year?). But before we know it, the dishes from Thanksgiving feasts will be piling up in the sink. One of our favorite traditions of the holiday season is the exchange of cards and letters. The process of creating a custom holiday card involves equal parts work and fun. It may all begin on the computer but always ends up in the hands of our printers who expertly cut the paper to size, mix beautiful ink colors and print each layer.
Don't you love this card's classic color scheme and imagery? You can almost smell the pine needles in the air. This design is part of our 2014 custom holiday collection, available now. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for a quote.
The blend of large and small dots perfectly captures the effect of falling confetti and really complements the sweet, cursive Carolyna font.
This design works particularly well as a two-color print with one quite neutral hue (like the cool gray pictured here) and the other a more vivid, vibrant color (like this amazing fluorescent orange!)
We just finished a new design for our line of greeting cards. Our various floral layouts are always very popular so we worked on a version with a pretty arrangement and a really contemporary mix of dark, neutral ink and bright, fluorescent yellow.
We love how this card straddles the vintage theme with 21st century colors!
Here are some photos that show the new design alongside one of our other VERY bright layouts:
We've added a gorgeous new design to our line of notecards. We decided to go for something bright and bold and just plain awesome.
We love how the thick type looks in this bright red and the chevron envelope lining just adds another pop of pattern.
Here's a close up of the font and impression:
We're introducing a new line of invitation designs featuring brighter, graphic elements. It's really fun to work with the bright colors and patterns. We printed coasters to match and I think we'll keep adding more designs to have a full range of textile-inspired bright coasters for the Spring. It's about time we start planning for the Stationery Show...
We're in love with tissue-lined envelopes right now! The delicate textures and bright colors add a really nice dimension to simple white envelopes. We're working on a new line of note cards to compliment the lined envelopes, because we can't just make and sell plain envelopes (or can we...?). Here are a couple photos of the designs we have at the moment. We're packing these as sets of 50 in our new deluxe gift boxes. We think the hearts cards or the tandem bike cards would make particularly nice Valentine's Day gifts!