Monday, June 29, 2009

go ahead and blush

check out these playful + happy designs from blush publishing in the u.k.! they were designed by debbie ohi, an illustrator and writer who resides in toronto, canada. i love the japanese flavour and the cute expressions on the animals' and children's faces! happy day!

images: blush publishing

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

birthday cards!

wow, it's been more than two weeks since my last post. apologies to the blog universe! my birthday was on may 31 and i was a lucky recipient of some awesome letterpress cards from friends and family.

pictured above are samples from blush publishing, lark press, snow and graham, enormous champion, and egg press. i also threw in some other totally non-letterpress-related pics of a gorgeous bouquet of peonies and sweetpeas which i received from one of my friends, as well as the colourful, yummy, and stylish paulette macarons from hayes valley in san francisco which a friend brought back specially for my birthday. (i guess they do kinda fit in here as letterpress, peonies, and parisian-style macarons are three of my very favourite things on earth!).

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

SAB letterpress

tokyo is one of my favourite cities, if not my #1! and it's home to SAB letterpress a fabulous-looking letterpress studio. i was excited to find that there are a handful of letterpress studios in japan. i haven't had the fortune of visiting any of these shops in person yet but i plan to search them out on my next trip. i was in tokyo this past october but i didn't have a chance to do much letterpress-hunting as i was having fun watching my 9-month-old on his first trip overseas discover new sights, sounds, and smells in japan. :)

although the site is in japanese, the photographs on the site are amazing. unfortunately my japanese isn't good enough or i'd try to translate for you...above are some samples of their work. i really love the combination of japan + letterpress! sigh...enjoy!