Quick Picks : 3.13.14

Cat Shaped Pad (Purr-rrring!) from Galison's Spring 2014 Collection

Cat Shaped Pad (Purr-rrring!) from Galison’s Spring 2014 Collection

This Week’s Picks

♥ In the Boston area? This mid-April modern calligraphy workshop by Maybelle Imasa-Stukuls at Studio Carta looks like it will be awesome.

♥ Beautiful, laser cut Mashrabiya Notebooks & Bookmark for Zeri Crafts.

♥ Five fun gift wrapping ideas for spring from The House That Lars Built. – via

♥ Cute and clever “Chomp” puzzle books, designed by Miriam Seo.

♥ Amazing paper cut sculptures by Christine Kim. Love the intricate patterns!

image from Galison

Trendspotting : Hand Lettering “Inside”

The hand lettering trend continues to thrive and I, for one, am enjoying every minute of it. I love to see how different lettering artists interpret similar themes, and one of my favorite subtrends is the use of irregular shapes as bounding boxes for lettering.

I’ve spotted awesome hand lettering inside everything from bottles to shoe prints to blenders to toilet paper rolls and hands. I’ve even come across some pretty cool lettering inside the state of Michigan! But today my focus is on lettering inside wildlife, and I’ve included a foxy stamp, a bad news bear, and even a fish with an inspiring message in this collection:

Trendspotting : Hand Lettering "Inside" as seen on papercrave.com

Above, clockwise from top left : Jared Rippy (via) // Matthew Taylor Wilson // Native Bear // Tyler Thorney // Wit & Whistle // Nate Williams

images from their respective sources

Telegramme Studio

Cheers Card | Telegramme Studio

London-based design collaborative, Telegramme Studio, are purveyors of some badass paper goods. Gig posters, art prints, greeting cards – they’ve got a little bit of everything, and the retro modern style found throughout their collection is right up my alley. Here’s a taste of what you’ll find in the Telegramme shop (they have an Etsy shop, too) :

Retro Modern Gig Posters and Art Prints | Telegramme Studio

And I have to give a shout out to their Conversation Cards, each of which contains lined note paper that’s been stitched inside to help get the conversation started. Clever concept!

Conversation Cards | Telegramme Studio

images from Telegramme Studio

Barry Goodman Illustrated Cards

Attention, all Anglophiles, I have some seriously cool paper goodies by UK-based illustrators for you today. First up are these fantastic, illustrated cards by Barry Goodman, an artist whose love of London and retro transport inspires his creative pursuits. You can find a range of Barry’s cards at Stargrass Paper Co., a new online shop from a paper-loving mother and daughter duo. Woohoo, new paper shop!

UK-Themed Illustrated Cards | Barry Goodman

images from Stargrass Paper Co.