Happy Friday, friends!
As part of me quitting my job, one of my goals is to find a letterpress class that will show me the ins and outs of my 2 small machines so I can start making custom cards + invites!
To get a basic understanding on how letterpress works, I found an amazing video:
Letterpress from Naomie Ross on Vimeo.
And here’s my round up of studios around the country that teach letterpress classes:
• Blue Eye Brown Eye – Fort Worth, TX (I’m going to try to take both the letterpress and calligraphy class in Feb.)
• May Day Studio – Montpelier, Vermont
• The Arm – NYC
• Evanston Print – Chicago, IL
• Lala Press – Los Angeles, CA
• Moveable Type – They travel all around the country in a big van teaching classes!
Would you ever take a letterpress class? I’m dying to do one!
Header Photo Source: Ninja vs. Pengin
This week my hubby and I took a big step in fulfilling our dreams – we went and looked at a 100 year old building to possibly buy and turn into an antique shop!
The building currently has renters – there is commercial space on the main level that is occupied by a printing company and an gorgeous apartment upstairs. As we toured the main level, a 91 year old man sat in the print shop running his letterpress machine. I just stood there and watched him run this huge machine effortlessly and realized that he could definitely teach me a thing or two about running a letterpress machine. I’ve got alot to learn.
With Mother’s Day, Graduations, Birthdays and Engage-aversaries (mine is today!!) right around the corner, I’m in love with letterpressed gift tags.
Here are some gorgeous examples…
Links: Clockwise from top: Penelopes Press, In Haus Press, Linda + Harriet, Beast Pieces/Studio On Fire
Links: Clockwise from top: Table Top Made, Lifestyle Crafts, Sweet Beets, Smock Paper
Aren’t they wonderful? They could definitely dress up any package they graced.
Have a wonderful weekend – I’ve got a cute little video to share with you tomorrow so make sure to check back!
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Hello there lovlies – are you ready for the weekend? My brother is getting married tomorrow, so there is a full weekend of festivities ahead for me, including laughing too hard with my sister, taking too many photos in the photobooth and dancing the night away. It should be a good time.
Last time I talked about letterpress I mentioned that I was headed to Minneapolis + was going to take a tour of a big letterpress studio up there, and little did I know I would be getting a tour of the most amazing letterpress studio in Minnepolis (and maybe the country) – Studio on Fire.
I was amazed at the wall of work they had when you walked in, I could have stood there for hours looking at all of the things they had done. Such inspiring design – the kind that makes me want to go home and just create.
I was also blown away by the number of machines they have and how large they were. Its so amazing to learn about the process of letterpress from design to production – which made me absolutely determined to take a letterpress class this summer + get my 2 small machines up an running.
I am so lucky to have had the opportunity to visit Studio on Fire + hope to print something there someday 🙂
Have a lovely weekend!
Today I’m heading to Minneapolis to spend the weekend with my lovely high school bffs – I can’t wait for a much needed getaway of vintage shopping and laughing for no reason at all.
One thing we might do? Tour a well-known letterpress shop in Minneapolis (not sure which one!). This makes me super excited, I’ve only been to one other letterpress shop, and that was Hatch Show Print in Nashville. I can’t wait to be inspired 🙂
I’ll post some pictures to the Facebook page!
For more fun letterpress pictures, check out my Letterpress Love board on Pinterest.
Do you have any fun plans for the weekend?
Photo from Country Living
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When I found out last year that a letterpress app was being created for the iPad, I about died.
If you’ve read my blog, you know that I’m in love with the look of letterpress and and have bought 2 small letterpress machines in hopes of learning and starting up a stationary shop.
When I discovered LetterMPress, I got super excited. The video below explains it all…
They now have an app for Macs too, which is amazing. I have yet to print a design, but creating them is so much fun!
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I express my love for letterpress often on my blog, getting my letterpress machines up and running is even on my list of things to do this year.
So once a month, I will be sharing my Love/List of things letterpressed.
Today, it’s in the details.
If you don’t want to splurge on an entirely letterpressed invitation suite but still want the uniqueness of letterpress, having smaller details letterpressed could be the way to go.
Have the belly bands for your invitations done in letterpress, or have another element of your wedding letterpressed – like coasters or favor tags.
One word of warning: Having different shapes can increase the price on any printed items because a die has to be made, so if you are really watching out for price then make sure you stick to straight or rectangular details.
What details would you add letterpress to? I’d love to hear about them in the comments!
Links: Top (L-R) Page Stationary Paper and Thread Bottom: (L-R) Nick Brue Dolce Press
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I love the look and feel of wood type. I love to think about the history it holds, and I love the way each print you make with it is different from the last.
So it’s no surprise that I also love it when people decorate with wood type. Here are some of my favorites:
I’m pretty sure I’m going to have my husband make me a desk that will fit a printer’s box. And how cool is the coffee table?
Links: Top: (L-R) The Found Blog • Jolie Jolie Design Middle: (L-R) Design*Sponge • BCDC via Mike Smith 187 Bottom: (L-R) Jolie Jolie Design • Wall & Decò via Swiss Miss
Even though I haven’t got my letterpress machines all fixed up and ready to use yet, my love of letterpress lives on.
And ever since I saw a little letterpress calendar in a magazine. I’ve been dying to get one.
How gorgeous is this? A dip dyed, hand pressed calendar by Parrott Design Studio on Etsy is absolute perfection and would make a perfect gift.
Until I can create my own, I’ll have to indulge and buy one -there are loads of gorgeous letterpress calendars on Etsy. You should definitely check them out.
When it comes to stationary, there are two things I can can’t get enough of: Letterpress and Calligraphy.
So when I saw these…. *swoon*
These letterpressed calligraphy invites by Linda & Harriett and gorgeous.
I cannot wait to get new rollers for my letterpress machine and get started learning how to print on them so I can start creating something as gorgeous as these.
Have a lovely weekend!
I don’t know what it is about this set of invitations, but I can’t stop staring at them!
I usually hate the color forest green but it seems to work with these vintage postcard and pattern laden tag invites.
So simple with the perfect amount of embellishment. Lovely. Bird and Banner did an amazing job.
These would be the perfect invitations for a fall mountain wedding in Colorado.. yes, I realize my posts are ridden with mountains. I can’t help it – Colorado is too beautiful to NOT post about.
Ugh, I love EVERYTHING about these!