Speaking of awesome screenprints, I am totally craving pretty much every single screenprint in the Howdy, Mates! shop. The vintage-inspired prints feature everything from bowtied tigers to wintry nature scenes, and the textures found in each awesome illustrated print are so, so great. Check ‘em out:
images from Howdy, Mates!
Over the weekend, I watched the deliciously creepy The Black Cat (1934), starring both Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff. In the movie, Bela Lugosi’s character, Dr. Vitus Werdegast, has such an intense fear of black cats that he completely freaks out whenever one crosses his path.
As someone who loves cats of all shapes, sizes and colors, I can’t really relate to the doctor’s fear, but watching the movie did get me thinking about black cats. So, naturally, I started looking around for black cat-themed paper goods, and I came across this awesome screenprint by Strawberry Luna. Hmm, I wonder if a bespectacled kitty would scare the good doctor as much as non-glasses-wearing black cats did?
image from Strawberry Luna
Winter Owl Letterpress Postcard by Ink Pop Studio
This Week’s Picks
♥ In awe of the geometric paper art pieces from Benja Harney’s recent show, New Platonic.
♥ 30,000 swarming moths … thank goodness they’re made of paper because, otherwise, I might have the heebies right now.
♥ Loving these hand-lettered New Year prints, a collaboration between Urbanic and Scout’s Honor. And they’re a complimentary gift with your order from Urbanic, too!
♥ I’m enamored with these gorgeous gold foil cards from Kamal. – spotted at DWL
♥ Have you signed up for The Stationery Place’s Handmade Valentine Swap + Giveaway?
♥ Adorable mason jar recipe cards from 1Canoe2.
image from Ink Pop Studio
It’s time for more lovey dovey greetings, and this group features themes as diverse as zombies, typewriters, and airmail. Here, have a look!
Typewriter Valentine | Blackbird Letterpress
Be Mine | Two Key Press
I Love Your Guts | Wit & Whistle
I Love You | SweetWater Press
Happy Valentine’s Day, My Love | Double Bravo
I’m Attracted | Modern Printed Matter
Hubba Hubba | Two Pooch Paperie
Keys to My Heart | Noteworthy Press
images from their respective sources
As a total fangirl of both hand-lettering and rubber stamps, I just about had a “jaw meets floor” eposide when I spotted Ladyfingers Letterpress’ absolutely gorgeous, custom return address rubber stamps. These beauties feature hand drawn lettering from Ladyfingers’ own Arley-Rose Torsone, and the awesome array of styles makes it tough to choose a favorite. I love them all!
These stamps would add a wonderful, handcrafted touch to your wedding invitation envelopes, or you could splurge on one for everyday use. Who knows? The people at the electric or natural gas company may even notice how gorgeous your utility bill envelope is and give you a discount. A girl can dream, right?
images from Ladyfingers Letterpress