Congratulations to Jen and John, who were married this past weekend! We really enjoyed working with them on their simply classic wedding invitations. They loved the idea of a coaster save the date, and so did we! It's such an unexpected format that guests love to receive in the mail. We used a vintage map of Long Island as the front in gold, with the text on the back in navy ink. Their invites reflected that same classic feeling on warm white paper.
We love seeing the photos from our clients' weddings! We feel really invested in these events after collaborating with couples for many months and it is really rewarding to see the beautiful shots from the wedding day. Here's a photo of the table settings with our letterpress coasters at the Wölffer Estate Vineyards last weekend. Thanks for sharing this with us Tara and Adam!
We shared a sneak peek of this design earlier, but wanted to congratulate Tara & Adam on their recent wedding! Here are some more detail shots of the beautiful invitation set for their Hamptons Vineyard nuptials. We love the illustrated grapevine, paired with a fun script for their names. This was such a fun project for us because we got to work on so many different pieces, like a custom map of the Hamptons, a fun itinerary card, favor tags, and even coasters!
The custom map is a really sweet addition, highlighting the locations for the Welcome Drinks, Wedding and Sunday Brunch, as well as Sag Harbor Bay, Bridgehampton and East Hampton.
We printed these cute little favor tags for the mini bottles of Wolffer Estate wine that the guests would receive. They were tied onto the bottles with this exquisite orange ribbon from Studio Carta. The letterpress coasters were also a customthat highlights the date, along with a memorable toast. These were such a nice treat to take home from the weekend!
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're finally starting to see little signs of Spring everywhere, and that has us seeing green. We have a lot of green on our online shop, like these letterpress clover and beetle greeting cards and new clover coasters. A beetle is only this cute when its printed on a card in neon green, and not scurrying around your home!
This winter weather has us feeling a little blue. These letterpress coasters are a good pick me up, though! We printed some of our favorite sea inspired coasters in bright blue ink for a beach wedding in the Hamptons. The octopus coaster is one of our favorites, so we love seeing it on press.
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.
We can't rave enough about the Food 52 website. We started working with them a few years to print their stationery and then collaborated with them to sell our coasters and gift tags.
The site has become our go to place for recipes for every meal and also the site we turn to for unique gifts. These porcelain berry bowls are perfect for this time of year.
We're really intrigued by this tea for cocktails set. The mixers are made in New York, and each bottle has recipes for refreshing, summer cocktails.
If you have not done so already, please visit their site and support other artisans who make a living making things by hand.
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!
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: