It is with such great excitement today that we announce the launch of our Bespoke Letterpress Illustrators Project!
Back in May this year, we decided that we wanted to use our letterpress studio to be able to create more then just invitations & stationery. We wanted to be able to use our resources as a launch pad to help young designers & illustrators. To be able to have to their work crafted on a vintage letterpress is usually a dream way beyond reach for most young designers.
So we opened the table for illustrators across the world to submit their work - The only rules were they must be emerging illustrators and they must produce a three colour illustration.
This was a chance for young illustrators to get their first big break, to be commissioned and to share their love of letterpress. And my oh my, we were overwhelmed by hundreds of entries!
Our little project turned into the most amazing and exciting project we have tackled to date. We are so excited by our illustrators enthusiasm, and we are tickled pink to be able to promote them and do our little bit to help their careers.
10800 foot treadled impressions, 1800 sheets of cotton paper and 30 new ink colours later we are finally able to launch our 10 new prints. Each print is a limited edition run of 150 prints and are available in our shop for $65.00 each.
And to celebrate, we have two lots of exciting news to share. The first is that between now and the 16th of October, enter the code SALE in our online store and you will receive 10% off our entire range of letterpress goodies.
And finally - the news you have waited for... The giveaway of all giveaways!! We have one amazing prize to giveaway - The entire collection of our Bespoke Illustrators Project is up for grabs. That's 10 prints valued at $650 worth of letterpress loveliness for one lucky winner!
To enter the draw, all we ask is that you view the range via or website or shop and that you comment on this blog post and let us know which one you like the best. Over the next 10 days we will also be featuring one illustrator per day here on our blog where you can find out more about the illustrator and see their print in more detail.
Each comment to this blog post will receive one entry. If you tweet about this post we will give you an extra entry, and if you blog about our new project & giveaway we will give you a whopping 5 entries. Please do just let us know in your comment if you have twittered and/or blogged. Entries close on Midnight the 15th of October, with the winner announced on the 16th of October.
Oh sweet friends, we hope you will love our new project as much as we do!