Tugboat Printshop

Tugboat Printshop


Absolutely amazing work coming from Paul Roden and Valerie Lueth, the artists behind Pittsburgh, PA based Tugboat Printshop. Tugboat specializes in incredibly intricate woodcut prints, like the gorgeous 4 color woodcut printed wedding invitations shown above. A bit more from the Tugboat Printshop portfolio:


Tugboat Printshop


You can purchase select prints in the shop on the Tugboat site, and you can see more about their printing process both on their site and in their Flickr stream. I love looking at the in process and finished woodcuts, which are works of art in and of themselves. Swoon…


Tugboat Printshop

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Just Because … from Rock Scissor Paper

The new Just Because … card collection from Rock Scissor Paper is the perfect thing to bring a little sunshine to Monday (or any day). I’m really enjoying the soft and sunny palette, super cute illustrations, and uplifting sentiments like, “let your dreams carry you away…”. You can check out the whole collection here, and get a peek below.

A big congratulations go out to Rock Scissor Paper, who are celebrating 17 years in business! They’re celebrating by having a great sale — save 25% on orders placed by March 10, 2010 by using coupon code SASSY17 when you checkout.


Rock Scissor Paper Just Because

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Paper Artist Daniel Mar

Daniel Mar Paper Art


I recently spotted the work of French paper artist, Daniel Mar, over at Paper Forest, and I had to see more so I immediately headed over to his portfolio, which is filled with so many beautiful, intricate projects. I love the interplay of papercuts and sculptural paper elements that Daniel uses to create dimension. So inspiring!


Daniel Mar Paper Art

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Letterpress Paper House Kits

Letterpress Paper House Kit

These new letterpress paper house kits from OneCanoeTwo look like so much fun. The first diorama kit in what will be a series (yay!) is called Chandler Lane, and it includes a background plus pieces for three houses, seven trees, and two corner tabs. I’m loving the attention to detail shown on each piece, including shingled rooftops, brick siding, and doorway and window detailing on the houses, and the landscaped grass, stone walkway, trees, and sky on the background piece. This kit would make a wonderful spring or Easter activity for both kids and adults.


Letterpress Paper House Kit

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