Saturday, December 18, 2010

uppercase types

i've become enamoured with uppercase magazine. the design and content of this high-quality publication is second to none! based out of calgary, alberta it features goodies, info and articles for creative-types such as design, illustration, photography, books, textiles, stationery, crafts and lots, lots more. when i read that their next issue (#8, available in february 2011) features letterpress it made me love them even more. :)

above is a sample of one of the spreads in the next issue. included in the letterpress issue will be an actual sample of letterpress printing provided by various letterpress studios. also featured will be an interview with studio on fire, an incredibly creative and talented studio in minneapolis which i have mentioned before...they printed the oh-so-cool-and-brilliant campfire for graphic design and branding firm swink. oooh, can't wait for issue 8 to come out!

images: uppercase

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

scallop me

as you may know egg press is one of my favourite letterpress studios. these pretty red and green vintagey-feeling cards have an adorable scalloped edge and cute christmassy graphics. bring on the egg nog and candy canes!

images: egg press

Thursday, December 2, 2010

red + green

hello! can't help but share more of my christmas card favourites. here's a selection of green and red beauties from the awesome smock. i love their offset printed holiday wrapping paper too!

images: smock

Monday, November 29, 2010

calendar love

i adore this sweet and pretty calendar from satsuma press. it makes me happy as it reminds me of a japanese-style aesthetic that i totally love. check out more of the lovely work by satsuma press here. :)

Saturday, November 27, 2010

christmas types

not sure what it is about these cards but i'm totally drawn to their clever use of type and sharing "42 things to absolutely adore about christmas"!

images: 42 pressed

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

it's beginning to look a lot like christmas...

hello! keeping to the short and sweet posts here are some of my favourite picks from one of my fave studios hello! lucky in san francisco. i love their style, illustrations, and colour combos. these make me feel so warm and christmassy. enjoy!

images: hello! lucky

Monday, November 22, 2010

mad for typography

i found this awesome letterpress printed poster of a quote from don draper (mad men) on the lovely petite alma blog. the poster was designed by justin van genderen. cool typography!

p.s. i'm going to try to do shorter posts but post more often! we'll see how that goes. :)

Friday, November 19, 2010

cutting edge

beast pieces is the design and letterpress blog of the very incredible and inspirational studio on fire. their work in letterpress printing and design is mind-blowing as is evident in their recent self-promo piece/business cards. i love these!

images: beast pieces

Sunday, October 24, 2010

happy belated halloween

boo! scared ya? wondering why i'm posting my fave halloween picks three weeks too late? well, i started this post before halloween and lo and behold it's already been a month since i last had a word so decided just to send this out there anyways. hope everyone had a fun halloween and got lotsa treats!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

hoot hoot! i'm back!

hello! wow it's been six months. happy to be back! since my last post i now have two little guys who have been keeping me rather busy and exhausted but all in a very good way. :)

for my first post back i just had to share these delightful cards from night owl paper goods. especially love the otter, frogs and sundae editions! they have created a brilliant line of eco-friendly wood cards combined with letterpress printing. how cool is that?

on a non-letterpress side-note, i also love their customized holiday cards out now....). enjoy these pics and see you again soon!

Monday, April 19, 2010

oh baby baby!

with our baby #2 due to arrive in less than three weeks, i'm all about anything and everything stylish and baby! check out these amazing baby shower announcements designed by tara lee and printed by the talented kathleen of twig and thistle. i absolutely love love these!

images: twig and thistle