If you’re a fontaholic, then you’re going to want to stick around because today will be filled with all sorts of fontly fun!
I invariably let out a squee of delight when Crystal Kluge (Tart Workshop) releases new fonts, and I don’t think that I’ll be able to resist adding these two new lovelies to my font collection.
First up is Bookeyed Nelson, cousin to the delightful Bookeyed Jack and the darling Bookeyed Suzanne. Nelson is an upstanding fellow whose handsome good looks and charm were hand drawn with pointed pen in walnut ink. He’s strong enough to stand on his own, but he doesn’t complain if he has to share the page with others. Nelson loves books & music, posters & stationery, and spending time with his lovely cousin, Suzanne.
And what have we here? It’s the flirty and sweet hand-lettered font, San Rafael (and don’t forget San Rafael Mission), a breezy duo inspired by clear skies, crisp air, and glimpses of the Golden Gate Bridge and the city on the bay experienced at Mission San Rafael Arcángel. These two lovely fonts are just the thing for labels, packaging, logotypes, book titles, invitations, and other stationery goodies.
images from Tart Workshop
Fig. 2 Design Studio’s booth was one of the bright spots, literally, of my National Stationery Show adventure this past May (scroll to bottom of this post to see some of my photos), in no small part because of this awesome gift wrap that’s now available in the their online shop. The mix of bright neons and candy-colored pastels, along with patterns that scream “let’s celebrate”, are bound to stand out in any stack of gifts.
images from Fig. 2 Design Studio
Break out the backpacks and lunchboxes because it’s that time of year again! So many kids will be starting their school year this week, and I thought that this would be the perfect time to do a little roundup of personalized journals and kids’ stationery from the talented designers that are part of the Minted community. Let’s get started, shall we?
(shown above : A Letter for You children’s stationery by Katie Dirksen)
Above, clockwise from top left: Paint Splot journal by Jennifer Wick, Owl personalized stationery by Kelli Hall, Gumdrops journal by Griffinbell Studio, Baseball Gear journal by Tyler Tea, Sunny Day children’s stationery by ERAY, Crayon children’s stationery by Amber Barkley, Oh the Places journal by Jennifer Wick, Watercolor children’s stationery by Katie Dirksen
images from Minted
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I am completely enamored with In Haus Press’ new Papoose stationery collection, which includes six personalized, kid-friendly letterpress stationery designs in a crisp, classic black and white palette. Each design features a different animal silhouette motif, which adds a sophisticated playfulness to these lovely stationery sets. A wonderful gift idea for little ones who love to write notes and thank yous to friends and family.
images from In Haus Press
Speaking of bookplates, I put together this little roundup of bookish rubber stamps that you can use to personalize your home library. Flat stamp your books in a rainbow of ink colors, or add some embossing powder to give the stamps additional oomph and texture. One of these stamps + and ink pad or two would make a great gift for any book lover!
1. Kathryn Murray Calligraphy 2, 4, 8, 10, 11. Asspocket Productions (this shop has tons of neat Ex Libris stamps) 3. Terbear Collectibles 5. Wit & Whistle 6. Future Primitive 7. Paper Sushi 9. Extase
images from their respective sources