The summer travel season is in full swing, and this clever new postcard collection from Designs by Val is sure to bring a bit of wanderlust to those of us who have travel on our minds at this, or any, time of the year.
The City Notecards collection was inspired by Valerie from Designs by Val’s love of travel and the handwritten hello. The vintage airmail-style designs in the collection feature five cities that have significant meaning for Valerie : San Francisco is a city very close to home because of family; New York was the first city that Valerie officially traveled on her own; Paris is where she went to visit an old friend and to experience beautiful gardens, art, architecture, French pastries & macarons, and all sorts of additional Parisian loveliness; London is her perfect place to end a month of traveling; and Vancouver is her beautiful hometown.
All of the notecards are printed locally on 100% post-consumer recycled fiber, and Valerie hopes to add many more cities to the collection in the future.
images from Designs by Val
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This Week’s Picks
♥ Sweet, patterned letterpress Bat Mitzvah invites from Lion in the Sun.
♥ Bright and colorful new children’s art prints by Erin Jang for The Land of Nod.
♥ A great interview with Meg Gleason of Moglea over on Design*Sponge.
♥ Sweet new birth announcement and kids stationery designs from Jacqui Lee + Hello! Lucky.
♥ Beautiful metallic bronze business cards for The London Distillery Company, with design by United Creatives and letterpress printing by blush.
image from Make & Matter via Design Work Life
I LOVE vintage signage and packaging so, naturally, I was instantly drawn to this wonderful trio of vintage-inspired letterpress prints by Starshaped Press. The “Vintage Eats” series was inspired by simple, old signage and is printed using a mix of antique plates, antique wood type, and handcarved linoleum cuts. These prints would be the perfect wall accessory in any kitchen that has a bit of a vintage vibe:
images from Starshaped Press
A deep, rich navy blue and white color palette brings such classic elegance to this beautiful floral wedding invitation suite by Half His Half Hers for Megan and Josh’s outdoor summer wedding.
Pieces in the suite include a save the date, invite, response card, thank you, and program. All are offset printed on bright white 130# cover stock. The map/hotel info was printed separately as an insert, and envelopes were sealed with an “m&j” monogram seal sticker.
Brooke from Half His Half Hers shares:
Megan + Josh wanted something classic, elegant, traditional — a bit soft, romantic and beautiful for their outdoor summer wedding. The ceremony is taking place in the groom’s parents’ backyard, with lots of fresh flowers and a mostly white color palette with hints of deep blue. We really wanted to incorporate some sort of floral element to reflect the garden setting, and I found a lovely vintage illustration to use throughout the suite.
images from Half His Half Hers
Retro Gals : Mods and Rockers, the fantastic new poster and t-shirt series from Alex Pearson of Familytree, features fierce, stylish, and absolutely fabulous ladies that are still inspiring us decades after their heyday.
The awesome illustrations in this curated series were created by Alex and his talented friends – Anne Benjamin, Babs Tarr, and Daniel Krall – and are available as 2 color 12″x18″ screen printed posters or t-shirts. Pick up your favorite, or collect all of the fab illustrations from the Familytree shop!
Cafe Racer by Alex Pearson
Ready, Steady, Go! by Anne Benjamin
Rockers by Babs Tarr
Mods by Daniel Krall
images from Familytree/Alex Pearson
printing by Kangaroo Press