Rigel Stuhmiller

Rigel Stuhmiller

Berkeley, CA based illustrator and printmaker Rigel Stuhmiller’s Etsy shop is a paper lover’s wonderland, filled with an amazing variety of wedding invitations, custom letterpress business cards, and block printed art in styles that range from vintage inspired to whimsical. You can check out even more, including a behind the scenes look at Rigel’s printmaking process and additional pieces from her portfolio, over at Rigelstuhmiller.com. Side note: how awesome is it that there’s a company called Nutmoo (above)?!

Just a few of my favorites from Rigel’s Etsy shop:

Rigel Stuhmiller

Rigel Stuhmiller

Rigel Stuhmiller

Rigel Stuhmiller

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Karen O’Leary Papercut Maps

Karen O'Leary Papercut Maps

The interwebs have been buzzing about Karen O’Leary’s papercut city maps, and with good reason. These maps are absolutely amazing! And she cuts them all by hand, which just blows my mind. The map of Paris, shown above, has truly made me look at those little fold up maps that you buy at the gas station in a completely new light. And the map of New York City, well, you can see in these detail shots just how spectacular it is:

Karen O'Leary Papercut Maps

Karen O'Leary Papercut Maps

Karen O'Leary Papercut Maps

In addition to Paris and New York City, Karen has also created a papercut map of London and amazing pen and paper prints of Paris. You can see all of the maps right here.

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Lena Wolff

Lena Wolf

I can’t stop looking at the work of artist Lena Wolff, who uses paper cuts, collage work, and pinpricked paper detailing to create art that is almost otherworldly. I love the atmospheric tone of her work, which to me is especially amplified in the pieces featuring dark, rich backgrounds, and Lena’s veneration for nature comes through in her inclusion of beautiful organic pattern and wildlife. You can see more from Lena Wolff at her portfolio site.

Lena Wolff

Lena Wolff

Lena Wolff

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2010 Calendar Roundup, Part 4

It’s time for part four of the calendar roundup, and I’ll say again how amazed I am by all of the beautiful and creative calendars that have been created for 2010. After today’s roundup, I think that I still have enough lovelies left on my list to have at least a part five, and perhaps a part six! Check out parts one, two, and three if you’re looking for even more calendars, and here comes today’s eye candy:

Valerie Jar’s 2010 Forest calendar features a different (and adorable) forest creature illustration every month and is available in both horizontal and vertical orientations. I love where she went with the color palette, too:

Valerie Jar 2010 Calendar

I’m loving the vintage vibe that I’m getting from Two Trick Pony’s hand screen printed tear off calendar:

Two Trick Pony 2010 Calendar

Cicada Studio has created two gorgeous tea towel calendar designs for the new year, available for pre-order now. After the year is over, you can use these lovelies as tea towels, which will get softer with each washing:

Cicada Studio 2010 Calendar
Cicada Studio 2010 Calendar

Satsuma Press’ letterpress calendar exemplifies sophistication with soft, nature inspired illustrations:

Satsuma Letterpress 2010 Calendar

I love the concept behind Postal Press’ 2010 Specimen calendar, inspired by their love for nature and vintage botanical prints. Trim the dates off the bottom after the month is over to transform each month into an art print:

Postal Press 2010 Calendar
Postal Press 2010 Calendar

Pretty patterns decorate Cat Seto’s 2010 eco-friendly desk calendar, which is printed on 100% post consumer waste paper and comes with a reusable wood block holder made of reclaimed lumber and featuring a hole for your pencil. You can mail your used pages back to their studio for recycling, and you’ll receive a coupon for next year’s refill if you do!

Cat Seto 2010 Calendar
Cat Seto 2010 Calendar

Delphine’s 2010 letterpress calendar is printed with eco-friendly, soy based inks and features lovely patterns and floral and nature illustrations:

Delphine 2010 Calendar

Up Up Creative offers several calendar options, including a printed desk calendar featuring a different, modern illustration per month (below, top – available for pre-order now and shipping by mid-November), and printable take along (below, middle) and modern month (below, bottom) printable calendars:

Up Up Creative 2010 Calendar
Up Up Creative 2010 Calendar
Up Up Creative 2010 Calendar

Anna Cote’s 2010 calendar includes monthly nature illustrations created from her own photographs. Each calendar has been gocco screen printed onto 100% recycled paper by hand in a spectrum of vibrant colors, including three metallic inks:

Anna Cote 2010 Calendar

Letter C Design’s calendar features a different pattern and color scheme each month and is a delightfully modern option for your office or home:

Letter C Design 2010 Calendar
Letter C Design 2010 Calendar
Letter C Design 2010 Calendar

e.m. papers has multiple printable calendar options, which include wall calendars featuring simple woodcut illustrations (below, top) and seasonal inspired illustrations (below, bottom):

e.m. papers 2010 Calendar
e.m. papers 2010 Calendar

Stelie Designs has two options, a printable calendar features ultra modern geometric designs (below, top), and a printed calendar with a nice mix of modern geometric and whimsical illustrations (below, bottom):

Stelie Designs 2010 Calendar
Stelie Designs 2010 Calendar

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Bo Bunny Fall 2009 Collections

Bo Bunny recently released three new collections for fall 2009, and each one has its own flavor and charm. I’m totally a sucker for that distressed look when it comes to scrapbook paper, so naturally I instantly fell for the patterns in the Snowy Serenade collection. Plus, the blue and berry toned palette is beautiful:

Bo Bunny Snowy Serenade

The Persuasion collection is filled with bright pinks, blues, and greens and features trendy birdcage, stylized floral and, my favorite, whimsical frame motifs:

Bo Bunny Persuasion

And the Love Bandit collection lots of super kawaii patterned papers featuring bright pink, chartreuse, and soft teal hues. Eep, love the cutie patootie raccoons and deer! This collection also features cute stamps, rub ons, and other embellishments that you’ll want to check out:

Bo Bunny Love Bandit

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