I’m completely smitten with Elizabeth Olwen’s new collection for Madison Park Greetings. Her lovely patterns are a perfect fit for the packaging goodies, which include gift wrap, washi tape, enclosure cards, gift boxes, and my favorite, a mini packaging set. And, if you’re looking for some non-paper goodies, then you’ll want to check out the sweet magnets and iPhone cases in the collection, too.
Madison Park Greetings is offering Paper Crave readers a 20% discount for the Parkside Papers shop through March 28, 2014. Enter code PAPERCRAVE to receive your special discount. Thanks, Madison Park!
images from Madison Park Greetings
The hand lettering trend continues to thrive and I, for one, am enjoying every minute of it. I love to see how different lettering artists interpret similar themes, and one of my favorite subtrends is the use of irregular shapes as bounding boxes for lettering.
I’ve spotted awesome hand lettering inside everything from bottles to shoe prints to blenders to toilet paper rolls and hands. I’ve even come across some pretty cool lettering inside the state of Michigan! But today my focus is on lettering inside wildlife, and I’ve included a foxy stamp, a bad news bear, and even a fish with an inspiring message in this collection:
Above, clockwise from top left : Jared Rippy (via) // Matthew Taylor Wilson // Native Bear // Tyler Thorney // Wit & Whistle // Nate Williams
images from their respective sources
London-based design collaborative, Telegramme Studio, are purveyors of some badass paper goods. Gig posters, art prints, greeting cards – they’ve got a little bit of everything, and the retro modern style found throughout their collection is right up my alley. Here’s a taste of what you’ll find in the Telegramme shop (they have an Etsy shop, too) :
And I have to give a shout out to their Conversation Cards, each of which contains lined note paper that’s been stitched inside to help get the conversation started. Clever concept!
images from Telegramme Studio
Attention, all Anglophiles, I have some seriously cool paper goodies by UK-based illustrators for you today. First up are these fantastic, illustrated cards by Barry Goodman, an artist whose love of London and retro transport inspires his creative pursuits. You can find a range of Barry’s cards at Stargrass Paper Co., a new online shop from a paper-loving mother and daughter duo. Woohoo, new paper shop!
images from Stargrass Paper Co.