Minted is a snazzy new online store whose mission is to “discovery great stationery design everywhere and deliver it to [our] customers with their personal touches added.” They have design selections from some of the finest independent stationery brands, known for their artistry and fine printing techinques. Brands include Louella Press, Egg Press, Mr. Boddington’s, Peculiar Pair Press, Paper + Cup, Oblation Papers, and Ceci New York.
What excites me most about Minted is their design challenges. These challenges offer up and coming designers a chance at greater exposure to the public, and the winning designs will be printed and sold on Minted.com.
Their first design challenge, centered around photo save the date cards, was inspired by three real couples from the super popular Wedding Bee Network. The challenge received 80 entries and created great buzz for all involved.
Minted’s second challenge focuses on photo holiday cards. The prizes are $1000 for 1st place winners; $250 for 2nd place winner; and $100 each for 3rd, 4th, and 5th place winners. The top 5 designs will be featured and sold on Minted.com, with the winning designers receiving 4% of net sales of the products sold, in addition to the cash prizes. Pretty sweet!
images from Minted