Tag Archives: handwritten

LITTLE MADISON

5 Apr

I had so much fun teaming-up with Blue Mutt Photography to create these adorable birth announcements for little Madison. Her bright and warm photographs of Madison worked perfectly with the vibrant green and pink accent colors that adorn little Maddie’s nursery. The hard part was picking just one to use for the announcement.

 

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S+P GETS PRESSED IN IRELAND

7 Jan

Salt + Pepper is being featured in the Irish newspaper The Cork. My French half is very happy to be representing in Europe. What a great way to start the new year!

FIRST DATE WITH OUR NEW PRESS

15 Nov

After a much needed cleaning session, my new press Chandler was ready to print. With a little elbow grease and tons of simple green, I was able to remove 100 years of ink buildup, rust and old paint. Humm..(eyes tearing up)….I am totally in love with my new press. He prints beautifully with crisp lines and bold colors. Here is a little sneak peek at our holiday card.

Sookie keeping an eye out and making sure everything runs smoothly.


IT’S A DATE

24 Sep

I always love beautiful calendars. It’s so hard to throw them away after the year has flown by.  I end up reusing the art from the calendars to spruce up a picture frame or put some framed work up on the bare patch of a wall. Check these beauties out because it’s already time to start planning for next year.

These are from New Jersey based letterpress shop Norman’s Printery.

Paper Source always has such a good selection of calendars and planning tools.

I can’t get over these monthly planners from Moleskine. A different color for every month?! Does it defeat the purpose if you don’t actually write in them?


Miles of Light created this beautiful handmade feather one sheet calendar that would be beautiful above any desk.

How cute are these monthly planners with hand drawn covers and pastel hues from Letter C Designs.

{pictures via Paper Source, Light for Miles, Moleskines and Norman’s Printery}

SHOW + TELL: HATCH SHOW PRINT

13 Sep

When you think of music posters, you automatically go to screen printing (I know I have my fair share of them hanging on my walls) but the folks over at Hatch Show Print were some of the pioneers in poster making. They are, in fact, the oldest letterpress shop in America and when you walk into their shop, you take a step back in time. They have produced posters for Country Music Hall of Fame legends Johnny Cash, Hank Williams and Bill Monroe (just to name a few). What makes them so unique is the fact that they use old woodblocks, metal type, metal plates and hand carved blocks to compose their posters. These days, almost all letterpress art you see has been created on the computer and sent off to have plates made. Hatch Show Print are true craftsmen and work with the traditional materials to make their posters timeless.

You might remember the June 2009 Anthropologie catalog, it was absolutely beautiful. Anthropologie and Hatch Show Print teamed up to produce the eye-catching book.

I can’t wait to get up to Nashville and get my little piece of history.


{ pictures via Hatch Show Print and Anthropologie}

GREEN THUMB

25 Aug

It’s your last chance to try out your green thumb before Fall closes in on us. If you in need of a little greenery in your life, then check out these adorable seed packets. When Jack Frost comes around in a couple of months, I am take out these adorable packets in anticipation for the warm days to come.

{pictures via This Neck of the Woods}

SALT + PEPPER PRESS GETS PRESSED

11 Aug

I got a wonderful email this morning from Nole at Oh So Beautiful Paper with the great news that we were being featured on her website. Robbie and I feel so lucky!! Thanks so much Oh So Beautiful Paper for not only being a source of daily inspiration but for also letting us share our wedding with you.

SHOW + TELL: ONE CANOE TWO

26 Jul

Always fun to go see what One Canoe Two is up to. Their Etsy shop is filled with whimsical handmade paper goods. But what really caught my eye, was the presidential poster. I mean, it’s  Guess Who- The Presidential Edition.

These letterpress coasters are super cute. I don’t know if I could bring myself to place any drinks on them.

And these versatile letterpress labels are great to have around the house to keep your organized.

{ pictures via One Canoe Two }

S+P WEBSITE LAUNCH

21 Jul

Sorry I have been a little behind on posting. I have been so busy building and publishing my brand new website for Salt + Pepper Press.

So when you get a chance,  dash over thesaltpepper.com and check it out.

WHAT IS LETTERPRESS

16 Jul

I found this great letterpress project from Studio On Fire. It’s a perfect example on the behind-the-scenes action of the letterpress world. Here is a quick glimpse into the art of letterpress printing from start to finish.

First comes concept and sketching of ideas
Next is recreating the sketch as vector art on the computer
Once the art is created on the computer it gets sent off to be made into photopolymer plates (which look like big ugly stickers).
And the final step is printing!!

I can’t wait to get to it this weekend.

Happy weekend!!!

{photos via Studio On Fire}

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