Oh, my goodness, do these wrapping papers from Mr. Boddington’s Studio ever make me happy. The super fun designs feature hand drawn patterns with everything from firecrackers to ducks, ice cream cones, and trees. I’ll take two of each, please, one to wrap gifts with and one to add to my paper stash!
images from Mr. Boddington’s Studio
Trick or Treat : A Happy Haunter’s Halloween Book
written by Debbie Leppanen and illustrated by Tad Carpenter
This Week’s Picks
♥ The most stylish wine box packaging that I ever did see.
♥ Omigosh, miniature bookbinding tools!
♥ Fantastic color and texture in this new gig poster design by Doe Eyed.
♥ A great gift idea for the dog lover in your life.
♥ Love this Día de Muertos papercutting template from Scherenschnitte.
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♥ Save 50% on Shutterfly hardcover photo books with code PUMPKIN. Offer expires 11/3/13.
♥ Save 15% on any order from Knock Knock with code PAPERWIT. Offer ends 11/30/13. (Limit one-time use only and one per customer).
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image from Amazon.com / Tad Carpenter
It’s my first “A Letterpress Christmas” roundup of the year, and there’s much great illustration, festive color, and fun to be found in this awesome bunch of letterpress holiday cards. As the clever peeps at Dude & Chick say, “Happy Eggnog Season!”
Above, clockwise from top left : Egg Nog Season | Dude & Chick; All is Calm… | Prickle Press; Let It Snow | Honizukle Press; Best Gifts | Paper Parasol Press; Stressmess Lights | Dude & Chick; Deck the Halls… | Kiss and Punch; Joy and Cheer | Paper Parasol Press
View all of my 2013 “A Letterpress Christmas” picks
images from their respective sources
Yelena & Chris’ gorgeous wedding suite, created by Atelier Isabey, is the perfect blend of classic, Parisian glamour and chic, contemporary style. Featuring luxe letterpress invitations, printed in gold and black, a coat of arms designed just for the couple, and a seriously stylish booklet containing wedding details and information, this suite is the pinnacle of sophistication and luxury.
Atelier Isabey shares details about this beautiful project:
Weddings don’t get any more romantic and glamorous than in Paris, so we wanted to set the tone with an invitation that captured a truly classic Parisian feel in a fresh, updated way. We tried to stay away from anything too kitschy or cliché and focused on making the suite feel French and Parisian with understated references to the city of lights and with elegant photography and graphics. Yelena, the bride, was originally from Russia and loved all things luxurious and ornate. Chris, on the other hand, had a more modern and minimalist, Philippe Starck aesthetic. We merged their individual styles right in the middle and accentuated the design with a multitude of luxe print methods, details, and finishings.
The invitation card is printed in gold foil and black letterpress on ultra thick stock with gilded edges. It is paired with a booklet (also with gilded edges) which outlines the itinerary, information, and details, all designed in a contemporary editorial style with bold typography and crisp photography. Both of these pieces slide into a stark white sleeve accented with a sculpture embossed coat of arms designed specially for them. To finish the entire look we designed a custom gusseted envelope with a thick spine and contoured flap to house the contents within.
images from Atelier Isabey