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  1. Letterpress We Love

    Letterpress We Love

    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...

    written by: Diana Budds
    08.24.12

  2. To the Letter
    Shops

    To the Letter

    In this digital age, invitations arrive in our inboxes and are promptly deleted. Luckily, there’s Greer, a Chicago stationery depot that’s dedicated to ink and paper created by...

    photos by: Nathan Kirkman
    08.24.12

  3. Why You Should Send a Thank You Card
    Interviews

    Why You Should Send a Thank You Card

    In the story "To the Letter" in our September 2012 issue, we visited Chandra Greer at Greer, her Chicago shop dedicated to all things paper. A purveyor of stationery, pens, pencils,...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Nathan Kirkman
    09.07.12

  4. Letterpress Coasters

    Letterpress Coasters

    We have seen hostesses go white when guests put wet glasses straight down on the coffee table. Now, whether or not water stains on varnished wood strike fear in your heart, laying a few of these...

    $24.00

  5. Typographic Address File

    Typographic Address File

    Keeping your biz-y (and personal) contacts sorted can keep you busy for hours. This fun address file from Pica Press will make organizing less of a chore, as each bright card will wow you with a...

  6. Free Advent Calendar Download

    Free Advent Calendar Download

    The holiday season kicked off in style with Thanksgiving last week, and now the countdown begins for those eager to celebrate Christmas. Mibo, a UK-based design studio, is kindly offering a free...

  7. Paper Packs

    Paper Packs

    Whether you're an avid crafter or font enthusiast, looking for some nifty little decorations to spice up your home or just love thumbing through a quality grab bag of paper goodies, Janet Morales...

    $16.00

  8. Coconut Mike Print

    Coconut Mike Print

    Another cool find from the Renegade Craft Fair a few weeks ago: original artwork from 3 FIsh Studios. The San Francisco duo of Eric Rewitzer and Annie Galvin make some fantastic stuff, including...

    $35.00

  9. Thumbs Up Letterpress Card

    Thumbs Up Letterpress Card

    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...

    $6.00

  10. Eames Orange Print

    Eames Orange Print

    We might actually be one of the few Dwell staffers, readers, or random passersby who does not own some kind of incarnation of an Eames chair. We do, however, hold out hope that somehow, some way,...

    $50.00

  11. Live from London: Non-Stop Pop-Up
    Travel Reports

    Live from London: Non-Stop Pop-Up

    I'm not sure whether “pop-up” is just a buzz word or a new trend, but the "pop-up" label has been slapped on sorts of events and venues across the British capital during...

    written by: Charlotte West
    09.25.09

  12. Ebony Snow Chafey
    Interviews

    Ebony Snow Chafey

    Owner and creative director Ebony Snow Chafey cofounded the Chicago-based design and stationery firm Snow & Graham in the spring of 1998. One successful decade later, her firm does more than $2...

    written by: Dwell Staff
    03.11.10

  13. Bookbinding
    Home Work

    Bookbinding

    For those who adore the beauty of a blank-page-in-waiting, behold! The incredible allure of a hardback book you make yourself is just too damn much to resist.

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    11.01.11

  14. Egg Press Recipe Cards
    Food

    Egg Press Recipe Cards

    When you make a good meal, you want to share it (or at least keep the recipe on file for future dinner parties). Portland, Oregon-based letterpress company Egg Press has designed a new series of...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    07.22.11

  15. Paperpunk
    Post

    Paperpunk

    At Dwell we take our paper very seriously and have a certain affinity for interaction with the tangible world so when we discovered Grace Hawthorne's Paperpunk, well, it was just a match made in...

    02.19.13

  16. Thank You Cards by Linda and Harriett
    Product

    Thank You Cards by Linda and Harriett

    Getting a thank you card in the mail, especially after having hosted a party or given a present, is a rarity today. What our mothers and fathers dashed off as a matter of course now marks you as a...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    06.19.09

  17. Modern Thank-You Notes
    Product

    Modern Thank-You Notes

    GIGI PRESS, a new Los Angeles–based letterpress company, sent me samples of their work last week, and I love their clean, modern aesthetic. Check out the boxed thank you notes emblazoned...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.30.10

  18. Kamal Letterpress Art
    Product

    Kamal Letterpress Art

    I stumbled onto Kamal Patel's letterpress work in the Chronicle Books 2010 publication The Little Book of Letterpress, which highlights work by letterpress studios around the globe. The work by her...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    07.19.11

  19. Q&A with Paper Engineer Matt Shlian
    Post

    Q&A with Paper Engineer Matt Shlian

    Apophenia: the experience of seeing meaningful patterns or connections in random or meaningless data. Such is the title of Ann Arbor, Michigan based paper artist and engineer Matt Shlian's...

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    04.10.13

  20. Great White
    Post

    Great White

    Moleskine is debuting a new white notebook today in its online store. Inspired by the concept of a black canvas, as well as icons like the Beatles' The White Album, Le Corbusier’s white blocks,...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    02.21.13

  21. Stedelijk Museum Posters
    Travel Reports

    Stedelijk Museum Posters

    Upon entering the bright white interior of Amsterdam's Stedelijk Museum, a series of floor-to-ceiling posters that once advertised past exhibitions greets visitors. It's a striking display that...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    photos by: Jordan Kushins
    06.01.11

  22. Nicely Noted Stationery Service
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    Nicely Noted Stationery Service

    We've penned paeans to letterpressed cards and hand-written notes before—just check out this indie stationery store in Chicago we featured—but the new service Nicely Noted out of Austin, Texas has...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    04.11.13

  23. LinePosters
    Post

    LinePosters

    With offices in San Francisco, New York, and Los Angeles, Dwell can't help but be proud of the transit advancements and accessibility in the cities where we work. Graphic designer Cayla Ferari and...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    02.21.13

  24. Printed Matter from Paris to Toronto
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    Printed Matter from Paris to Toronto

    One of the fringe benefits of traveling to design shows is collecting the printed ephemera made by creative pros, from business cards to catalogs to pamphlets. I just got back from a trip to Paris...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    02.02.12

  25. Playful Artist-Designed Notebooks
    Product

    Playful Artist-Designed Notebooks

    Plumb is a new line of notebooks designed and illustrated by contemporary artists. For the fall 2014 collection, artists Jason Polan, Nathaniel Russell, and Linda Geary created eclectic journals...

    07.22.14

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