Quick Picks : 4.30.15

The Inspiration Pad by Marc Thomasset

The Inspiration Pad, a dynamic take on the classic notepad by Marc Thomasset

This Week’s Picks

♥ Check out this list of 15 fantastic books on hand lettering. I have about half of these and want the other half!

♥ Chic and funky paper ensembles were on display at ADCD’s 11th Annual Paper Fashion Show.

♥ A fun Mother’s Day giveaway from 1canoe2 and Produce Candles starts today!

♥ Four midwest letterpress printmakers with humor in their hearts are collaborating at NSS this year to create a neighborhood of funny on the show floor. #rollindirty2015 Such a great idea!

image from Marc Thomasset

Letterpress Mother’s Day Cards #2

There are so many fantastic letterpress Mother’s Day cards this year that I couldn’t help but put together a second letterpress-centric roundup. Plenty of great hand lettering and type in this lovely bunch!

Looking for more Mother’s Day card ideas? Check these out.

Letterpress Mother's Day Cards #2

Above, clockwise from top left : Hammerpress // Elum // Hello! Lucky // Thimblepress // Igloo Letterpress // Ink Meets Paper

images from their respective sources

Office Supply Inspired Greeting Cards from A. Favorite

I know that I can’t be the only one reading this who had a bit of a thing with office supplies as a kid. One of my favorite things to do when I was little was to hang out at my grandpa’s desk and look at all of the cool office supplies that he had. Paper clips fascinated me, and I loved leafing through his receipts and ledgers and pretending to write very important memos on his legal pad.

So, not surprisingly, I was totally giddy when I spotted the new, office supply-inspired letterpress cards from a. favorite. A birthday card that looks like a tardy admission slip? Check. A ledger paper-inspired congratulations card? Yes, please! An anniversary card that looks like a manila folder? Um, awesome!

Here’s a peek at some of the card designs, and be sure to head over to a. favorite design to see more of this clever collection, which is perfect down to the last little 3-hole punch detail.

Office Supply Inspired Letterpress Cards from A. Favorite

images from a. favorite design

Sweet, Illustrated Mother’s Day Cards

More great Mother’s Day cards are coming your way today, and this sweet bunch includes designs that feature fun, illustrated elements. You’ll find weightlifting seals, sippy cups, and an explosion of craft supplies among the clever cards in this roundup. And oh. My. Goodness. The Madonna kitty card is, like, the most totally awesome Mother’s Day card ever!

Sweet Illustrated Mother's Day Cards

Above, clockwise from top left : Lucky Horse Press // 9th Letter Press // Lucky Horse Press // Designs by Val // Paper Parasol Press // Night Owl Paper Goods

images from their respective sources