Well, it's true. You are.
This letterpress card was inspired by the lyrics of the classic song "Creep" by hopeless romantics Radiohead, and designed by the Brooklyn-based duo behind Enormous Champion.
How often can you well and truly make someone's day for less than the cost of a cup of coffee? These smiley guys from Poketo come four to a pack for a mere $6 (add a stamp and you're still under the price of a small drip). Write a quick little love (or like, or whassup, or or or...) note, fold the face in thirds, pop him in the mail and, well, you've done it! In a couple days time you will have one happy pal. Viva paper cards and the postal system!
The quickest way to make your day is by making someone else's, so go ahead and seek out that certain buzz that comes with putting pen to paper, stamp to envelope, and handwritten letter to postbox; It only gets better when your pal gets a little something in the mail. Let your far-flung loved one know you're thinking of them with Peggy Wong's clever Missing U letterpress card.
In our September 2012 Design Finder, photo director Anna Alexander visited the Chicago Shop of Chandra Greer. There, Greer, a letterpress aficionado and stationary expert, has curated a selection of designs from local craftspeople who produce their pieces in small batches. Hallmark or Papyrus it most definitely is not. As a compliment to the story, here are 8 letterpress products we love.
Wishing everyone all good things today. Happy eating! Happy thanksing! Happy giving!
Enormous Champion's fantastic letterpress print would make a perfect greeting or bit of art for your very own wall.
- Sometimes a hand-written note is the only way to go, and from a simple statement to a clever quip, Dwell’s found the right card for the occasion.
Egg Press knows letterpress, and the Portland-based studio consistently comes out with some of the loveliest designs—on cards, calendars, paper dolls, stitch kits, and kids' clothes—out there. We love sending (and receiving) their greetings, and have a soft spot for this Thumbs Up card, perfect for saying congratulations, thanks, or just a little snail mail hello.
- Holiday cards and I have a very strong, very long-standing love/wait relationship.