It's always a pleasure to print for Paper & Type.
Not only does Victoria create beautifully designed paper goods, but her thoughtful approach to creating a special keepsake for a special day ensures that every detail goes unnoticed. Piece by piece, it's been an honor to see this wedding suite come together.
I had the opportunity to letterpress print the announcement and the RSVP, a beautiful pair in itself with hand-drawn cherry blossoms complementing her signature type design. Usually once you get the main invitation done that's it, right? Not in this case.
The mix of papers, the cherry blossom postage stamp, the custom pattern on the envelope liner, the custom return address stamp and her calligraphy were all reflective touches that highlighted the delicate beauty in the wedding suite.
There'll be one more Paper & Type wedding in the next few days with more hand-drawn florals in the pipeline.
At this point, I can say that I've printed business cards for a pretty wide range of creative types, but I've never met a client like this one I'm about to present.
Azalea Lee is not a paper person. It's just not her thing. Instead, ask her about mineral, gems, stones and she can go on for days. This is Azalea's element (pun intended). With her sleeves rolled up, she mines for each stone, brings them to a cutter coaxing out each stone's unique characteristic, and uses them for healings, sells them in their beautiful natural state and even makes jewerly from smaller pieces.
After printing her business cards, I hand delivered them during a family & friends pre-sale event and it wasn't until then that I understood her craft. I had no expectations during our first meeting, but was completely inspired by her passion and for showing me the beauty of these gems. It still astounds me that these rocks come from the earth just like this.
I picked up a sizable rock of pyrite (aka fool's gold) and it now shimmers in the center of my studio table. It's not only pretty to look at, but it helps increase energy, manage projects, and brings prosperity. Exacly what I need.
Fascinated? Me too. Visit them here.
- 220# Lettra, fluorescent white
- 2/0 colors (blind deboss + black)
- silver edge paint
Craft to craft.
Weave to letterpress.
Sutherland Weaving is a humble custom weaving house in South Carolina run by two ladies sharing the craft of weaving. We haven't met but somehow while printing these cards, I was touched to be able to print these cards for someone who is also keeping alive a craft of the past - theirs weaving and mine letterpress printing.
They will most likely receive their cards sometime today. I can almost picture Barb of Sutherland touching the cards and rubbing her hand over the text. Her craft too, is tactile will attention to detail. She'll know. She'll understand. This is why I've enjoyed creating these cards for Sutherland.
It's now way past the holiday season but I promise Individual Medley, a boutique store filled with curated designer goods in Atwater Village, got these gift certificated before the rush. I just forgot to make space for them here online.
Here they are. Just like that.
If you're in the area, take the time to drop in and check out their stuff. They have something for everyone even kids!
3176 Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles 90039