I love it when I can see peeks at the techniques used to create fantastic paper goods, and I’m absolutely enthralled by the new collection of letterpress greeting cards from Starshaped Press. The Blox series features four designs, each created by painstakingly hand setting each little block (as in the photo above —yep, every little block of both the shaded letters and the solid background had to be set by hand) to create the letterforms (with an awesome shading pattern, I might add) and the solid banner background areas.
The cards are printed on gray chipboard, and the end result is a very cool collection of letterpressed greetings with a stylized, retro modern feel. You can find the Blox cards in Starshaped Press’ Etsy shop, and here’s some eye candy from the collection:
images from Starshaped Press