In honor of the upcoming Independence Day holiday here in the U.S., I thought I’d put together a little collection of red, white, and blue paper goods. This classic color combo works so well on a spectrum of goodies, from the silly (the Arrested Development pencils are cracking me up!) to the sophisticated, and I hope that you’ll find something that catches your eye in this roundup:
Above, clockwise from top left : Earmark Social Goods; SusyJack; Snow & Graham; Ornament Letterpress; Ferme à Papier; Benchpressed; Red Oak Letterpress
images from their respective sources
Ahoy, mateys, and happy Monday to ye! This morning, I’m in a rather seafaring mood because I’m absolutely smitten with these awesome, nautical-themed illustrated cards from Suzy Ultman and Igloo Letterpress. The birthday, love, and thank you cards are so irresistibly fun that I think I’d have a hard time giving them away. You know what this means, right? I’ll just have to buy two of each and keep one!
images from Igloo Letterpress
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This Week’s Picks
♥ Love the layered hand stamping on these biz cards for Dobrotti (design by KAT Graphic Design Studio).
♥ Hello, triplex paper! Ooh, that’s a great look.
♥ Not paper, but I am digging these screen printed nature badges from Slide Sideways. What can I say? I’m still a Girl Scout at heart. – via
♥ Fantastic illustration work from Michael Mullan.
♥ Check out these unique PANCAKE maps from Justina Yang. – via
image from Tad Carpenter
I first spotted El Calotipo, a Spanish printing studio and center for book art and design, on Flickr a couple of years back and, ever since, I anticipate seeing their gorgeous paper projects. The printers, artists, and designers working out of the El Calotipo studio create a little bit of everything, from amazing letterpress business cards to packaging and wedding invitations, and I’m always looking forward to seeing what’s new.
Here’s a little peek at some of their recent projects, and be sure to check out the El Calotipo site to see more of the fantastic work coming out of their studio.
images from El Calotipo