Letterpress Tattoo Posters

Tattoo Letterpress Posters

Check out these absolutely amazing letterpress posters and postcards, printed by The Mandate Press with illustration by Dan Christofferson. The posters were created for an event for the Salt Lake City chapter of the AIGA, “Full Bleed, The Design and Tattoo Experience”, which showcased the artwork and design of local tattoo artists. The posters and postcards feature awesome illustrations that cleverly combine traditional tattoo imagery with design jargon, and I so wish that these were for sale because I’d buy one in a heartbeat!

Update: Thanks to Jim from AIGA Salt Lake City for giving a heads up that the posters are now for sale over at the Felt & Wire shop. Yay!

Full Bleed, The Design and Tattoo Experience Postcard

Check out the super tight registration – wow!

Letterpress Registration


Tattoo Letterpress Poster Full Bleed

Tattoo Letterpress Poster Die Cut

Tattoo Letterpress Poster Sword

images from The Mandate Press

Weekly Wrap #59 : Sweet Hearts Printable Wrap

Weekly Wrap

Hearts Printable Gift Wrap

Looking for sweet gift packaging for your Valentine’s Day sweetheart? If so, then Kellie Medivitz has you covered with this fun and colorful heart patterned printable gift wrap sheet and coordinating tags. These printables would be so sweet for wrapping wedding shower, bridal shower, or baby shower favors and small gifts, too!

images from Kellie Medivitz

Free Papertoys by Marshall Alexander

Check out these neato papertoys from Dutch paper engineer, Marshall Alexander. So much fun! His newest free papertoy download, Too Early for Breakfast (below, top left), is hilarious with the little milk carton and Hang Overs cereal box.

You can download all of Marshall’s free papertoys at his website, and if you’re interested in doing a bit of your own paper engineering or 3d paper model building, he has great suggestions for inspirational and instructional books that you might want to add to your wishlist. – found via Paper Forest

Marshall Alexander Papertoysimages from Marshall Alexander

The Journal of a Georgian Gentleman

The Journal of a Georgian Gentleman by Mike Rendell is a new book that presents the life and times of Richard Hall, an 18th century gentleman and the great-great-great-great grandfather of Rendell, in a way that’s truly unique. The book blends historical record, in the form of journal entries written by Richard Hall, with paper craft, in the form of paper cut works made by Richard and his family. Featured throughout are images of many of the original 18th century paper cut works, which depict pictorial scenes and imagery from life in 18th century England.

This book is sure to be a treat for paper cut enthusiasts who also happen to be history buffs, and you can pick up a copy at Amazon UK or The Book Depository.

Details of some of the ornate paper cuts featured in the book, which are in amazing condition given that they’re over 250 years old:

The Journal of a Georgian Gentleman

images from Mike Rendell

On My Wishlist : Uppercase Magazine, Issue #8

Uppercase Magazine Issue 8

I’ve been eagerly anticipating the release of Issue 8 of UPPERCASE Magazine, and now it’s out! Paper lovers, including myself, will find it hard to resist the pull of the new issue, which focuses on the art of letterpress.

Each copy of the magazine includes a random piece of letterpress loveliness from The UPPERCASE Letterpress Sampler, a collection of donated pieces from over four dozen letterpress printers, as well as a random sample of a vintage matchbox label. Pretty cool, huh? You can pick up your copy of UPPERCASE #8 in their shop, and here’s a peek at some of the pieces that are a part of the sampler (view the entire letterpress sampler gallery, and the gallery of vintage matchbox labels, too).

Uppercase Magazine Issue 8

images from UPPERCASE