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Us and them

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Loads of inspiration to be had from this collection of colourful screen printed posters from Us and Them Studio.

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Creative Chicago meets Designer wedding invites

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This find can fall under both! Anne Benjamin AKA MOK DU creates the most beautiful hand-printed wedding invites from her Chicago studio and also has a portfolio full of charming illustrations.

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Manhattan in type

jim_datz_manhattan_brooklynThink I’m going to purchase this print by Jim Datz which I saw on Three Potato Four (introduced to me by Conversation Pieces). I do already have a vintage map of Manhattan, but I’m thinking I may start up a collection of different maps of NYC… or perhaps of all my favourite American cities. Giving me an excuse to purchase this typographic print of Chicago from Ork Posters. I have a great love for Chicago (which you’ll find out more about in a later post) and the Manhattan Ork poster just wasn’t as nice to look at.

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Eggpress stationery

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I’m a bit of a card snob ie I’d never buy one from a supermarket, Clinton Cards or Hallmark.

I tend to favour the more individual designs you can find in Paper Tiger or the Red Door Gallery.

If this sounds pretentious then fair enough, but I don’t see the point in giving one unless it’s right for the intended person.

Eggpress stationery has long been a favourite of mine. I love the texture of the paper and the slightly grainy, faded imagery.

Above is a thank you card I bought for a friend.

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Lovely Letterpress Work

 

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To say I’m extremely excited about starting my evening class in Printmaking Techniques at Edinburgh College of Art next month is a bit of an understatement. I can’t wait!

I’m not sure whether I’ll get to have a go at letterpressing, but I can only hope as it’s always looks amazing – so simple but classy when done right.

Beast pieces, which is run by Studio On Fire, devotes itself to showcasing some beautiful letterpress work.

My favourite piece is the poster for a gallery show called the Poster Offensive. It’s so intricate and delicate (see above).

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