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your advice, please

This is one of my tattoos.It's on my right forearm, just below the elbow. A fountain pen was an obvious choice for me.  It's led to some ribbing from friends, as you can imagine, but represents this point in my life pretty well.  I'm an avid fountain pen user and have become obsessed with the written word (or correspondence, at least). The dilemma is: what to get on the other arm?  I'd like to make this a...

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Apr 05 2011

jess & jason | screenprinted one-piece wedding invitation

It's such a joy to work with friends. Jess & Jason are the wonderful couple who you, you may recall, lent their good-looking selves to our Barrington Hill photoshoot.  We gave them new names and fictitious details for our editorial invitations.  This time, it's for keeps.The couple opted for an all-in-one mailer with a perforated RSVP postcard.  the while thing was folded up and blind-sealed.The RSVP card is detached via perforation and returned sans-envelope.We featured the...

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Mar 14 2011

amanda k | letterpress business cards

Amanda brought us the stunning branding Jane Johnson did for her photography business, Amanda K Photo Art.  We decided to put her gorgeous look on ultra-thick Crane Lettra 220# cotton rag in fluorescent white. We're planning a full stationery package in the works.  Can't wait to show you what's boiling for this one!If you'd like us to help you craft truly memorable stationery, give us a ring to get started....

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Mar 13 2011

bookbinding | ECON

We were approached by TM+R, one of the amazing advertising agencies in town, to produce pitch books for one of their clients. Projects like this are particularly fun because of the nuance involved to ensure that every single detail communicates not only the company's brand, but the specific message they want to send to their prospect.This was my first foray in to bookbinding and I'm thrilled with the results. We had tossed around the idea of...

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goings on at a fine press

A few exciting things left the shop today and will be added to the portfolio soon.  Some amazing 2/2 letterpress business cards for Amanda K Photo Art have been counted and packaged and are being shipped today. (here they are on the counting table)And friends Jason and Jessica are getting married soon!  Here's a small sneak peak of their 2/2 screenprinted invitations....

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Mar 02 2011

laser-etched acrylic invitations

We like finding new ways to do things. When asked to create a rustic invitation, we went to an untraditional form - laser-etched acrylic. Of course, there's the traditional way of using acrylic and then there's our way. We went with a faux bois faced cream acrylic that carried a slightly ironic retro-air to it.We referenced the event's design elements - wood folding chairs and chickenwire. Our favorite element is the blind chicken wire on...

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pinterest | here we go

Right now, I'm trying to figure the logistics of placing an inspiration board in the space that doubles as my studio and our 15 month old's play space. While I'm working on that, I've been thinking about the digital equivalent. Thanks to my lovely sister, I got an invite to Pinterest yesterday. I was looking at giving it a go and found out in was in public beta, but she came to my rescue. So,...

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a beautiful community

Like most of my generation, the idea of community is very important to me. I have an innate need for a sense of belonging and common focus. When I started this business, I felt pretty alone. I knew there were plenty of other stationers and printers out there and had reached out to many of them. Most were great, but were so busy with their own projects that there was no time to sit together...

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