We pledged for The Weekend Press’s Oakland Illustration Project on Kickstarter and received this awesome kit! A pocket notebook, letterpress coasters, one postcard, and 10 original prints! We are extra excited and a wee bit sentimental over this project because these prints were created with our very own Original Heidelberg Press that we sold to them when we closed up shop in SF. Not only that, but one of our lovely designers Anna Hurley moved on to collaborate with them! We are incredibly supportive of this project not only because of our connection, but because it’s a community project that uses a traditional form of craftsmanship, letterpress- our one true love. Learn more about the project here!
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We’re having a great time at the NSS this week. It’s impossible to get photos of everything we’ve seen and loved. But here’s our first post to share some of the goodness we’ve been staring at all week.
HAMMERPRESS - We’ve long been fans of this Kansas City press shop and we love that our booth is directly across from there’s at this years show. They’ve got some great new designs. Including some sweet die cut holiday cards.
YELLOW OWL WORKSHOP - Just around the corner from our booth is one of our hometown neighbors and friends, Yellow Owl Workshop. We were so impressed during set up to see Christine painting a masterpiece in her booth – check out these lovely walls! As you can imagine their booth is definitely a stand out and we love how the cards match her amazing walls.
EGG PRESS – Another stand out booth is the this homemade beauty from Portland based Egg Press. Check out their custom built walls. Some great new designs from another one of our favorite letterpress companies — and we’re not just saying that in light of our big news.
9th LETTER PRESS - Another close neighbor to us at the show is 9th Letterpress, based out of Winter Park, Florida. They’ve got some lovely new designs and we’re also liking their big spacious booth with simple wood shelves. We love the infusion of bright cheery colors in their designs as well.
Alright! We’re off to the show for another day. Check back for more of our favorites which we should have up here soon!
We’re big fans of the San Francisco Center for the Book so we were excited to hear that they recently moved into a new and bigger space. This Friday, April 26th, from 6 – 9pm they will be celebrating in their new home on 375 Rhode Island Street. Head to their blog to see the great list of events they have planned for the evening which include printing and binding demos. The event is free and open to the public, just be sure to RSVP here . You can also view the event on Facebook.
Photos by creativebug
You all are amazing! Thanks for all the comments and kind words about our newest vintage circus cards. It was so much fun reading through your comments and we love hearing which designs you like best. We can’t wait to add these to the site and make them available to everyone.
The person who will be winning all five cards is…. Tasha!
Brides, get ready for more wedding beauty! Our team has been hard at work preparing for the launch of our newest wedding invitation suites and we’re thrilled to announce some are now available for order! There’s something for every type here – from classic and traditional to flowery and romantic. Each suite is customizable on our website and come with lots of extra options like paper color choices, printed envelopes, calligraphy, and guest address labels. You can be one of the first to personalize these paper pretties, so shop now! (Above, La Vie en Rose)
To shop all wedding invitations, click here. We’ll be rolling out many more new designs in the coming weeks so stay tuned for more soon!
If you’re wedding is inspired by old Hollywood glamor, it’s a sure sign it should take place in Palm Springs. Maria and Craig’s wedding at the Parker Palm Springs showcases the couple’s luxurious taste and fashionable lifestyle. Maria, CEO of SimplyShe wanted her guests to feel comfortable throughout the weekend celebration while still embracing the stylish accents of a grand event. The bold color palette of black, white, pool blue and fuchsia caught our eye when she came to our studio with plans of a custom wedding suite. We’re loving the striped table linens and decor.
The Los Angeles Skyline save the dates were letterpress printed in fuchsia ink, and paired with a custom black and white striped liner and pool envelope.
For a more custom invitation, we transformed our horizontal Chandelier wedding invitation into a vertical, double-sided modern glamor piece. The invitations were also paired with a black and white striped liner and customized guest labels.
It doesn’t really get much more glamorous than this. The reception room filled with fluorescent pink lighting is just dying for a dance party.
What a beautiful weekend for a beautiful couple. Congratulations Maria and Craig! For more photos head over to Style Me Pretty here!
Photos by Jesse Leake Photography
We are overwhelmed at the amount of responses to our Monthly Card Subscription giveaway. Never have we seen so many people participate in a giveaway and it gives us hope that more and more people appreciate the power of a hand written note. Our fans mean the world to us and we couldn’t be more excited that you want to try out a new product. Though we wish we could offer each of you your own subscription, we had to pick a winner. We mentioned that liking us on Facebook would provide an extra bonus, and for that we’re giving one lucky Facebook liker a two-month subscription. Congratulations to……drum roll……
Tree! Winner of a one-year subscription!
and Miranda Bialk! Winner of a two-month subscription!
We’ll be in touch with you both soon. Thanks again to everyone who participated! Stay tuned on our blog for more awesome giveaways.
Love, the H!L team
It’s true the holidays are the most popular times of year for new engagements, earning the title “engagement season.” We’re all for the one-knee wonder, and thus are unofficially declaring February as “Save the Date Season.” Our busy brides-to-be are booking venues, putting final touches on their guest lists, and coordinating their colors with the bridesmaids. The save the date is the first piece of information guests will receive so it’s a great way to make a lasting impression. Our save the date cards range from formal to funky, classic to casual and lots of in-betweens.
Year after year we see a rise and fall of our most popular designs, but here are a few that top the charts most frequently.
What would a new year be without new designs?? Our brand new wedding suites are coming soon, but here’s a sneak peek of the save the date cards to get you ready!
To see all of our save the dates, visit our website here! And stay tuned on the blog for the big launch of our new designs coming very soon!
Attention all card lovers! You have a chance to win the letterpress lottery. We’re giving one lucky reader a monthly card subscription for one whole year! Yes that’s right. Three letterpress cards, every month, for a year. You can send them as a gift or keep them for yourself. Make a new year’s resolution to send more cards to your loved ones. The best part? All the cards are pre-stamped, so you can just sign, seal, and deliver. To enter to win, simply comment below telling us who would receive the first card and why. You can get bonus points by liking us on Facebook, too!
We’re choosing a winner next Wednesday, January 30th, so leave your comments soon and like us on Facebook to double your chances.
Entries are no longer being accepted and a winner has been chosen. Thanks for participating!!
Interested in learning about letterpress? Want to try your hand at printing on a vintage Vandercook press? The San Francisco Center for the Book is the best place to start. Their talented team has come up with a great lineup of 2013 workshops and they are available for registry now! As owners of a Vandercook and letterpress lovers, we know how fun it is to crank your own prints.
Visit the SFCB online for a list of workshops, or stop by their NEW location at 375 Rhode Island Street (between 16th and 17th Streets) in San Francisco.