Satsuma Letterpress Cards

Satsuma Letterpress Cards

I’m really digging these letterpressed cards from Satsuma Press, an independent letterpress studio based in Portland, Oregon. What I really love about their designs is the way in which they use textures to create contrast. You’ll find large floods of bold, letterpressed color mingled with detailed botanical outlines, which create both visually and texturally engaging designs.

Featured above (clockwise, from top left): hydrangea, orange gingko, japanese chrysanthemum, and flowering rush cards. $15.00 for a set of 5 in a single design at Satsuma Press’ Etsy shop.

images from Satsuma Press

Matt Pasquarello Illustrated Notebooks

Matt Pasquarello Notebook
Matt Pasquarello Notebook

More from la marelle en papier, this time swoon inducing notebooks by artist and illustrator, Matt Pasquarello. Pasquarello’s style makes the art historian in me absolutely giddy with glee. Having a style that is naturalistic, with a touch of surrealism, his work brings to my mind the distinctive portrait styles of the Northern Renaissance artists.

images from la marelle en papier