Friday, January 22, 2010

a stroll in the park

On a particularly cold New York winters day we strolled through Central Park, watched the ice skaters and did a little dance to warm ourselves up. Such an amazing place, have you been?

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

finding daylight

Its chilly winter here in New York, dark days with just the hint of sunlight peaking above the towering heights. Soon we head to warmer pastures, so we are off to embrace our woolly gloves and clam chowder for just a little longer. xox

Monday, January 18, 2010

new york, new york

New York, how beautiful you are. We are loving you. xox

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

a summer holiday

Image by AshManDanger via flickr.

Lovely blog friends, the studio is now officially closed for our summer holiday and are headed off to lands far and much colder away. We will be back printing in the studio from the 8th of February, and maybe if your lucky we might pop into our wee blog here and there and keep you updated on our travels!

Take care my sweet friends.

love frankie

A very big thankyou to the lovely ladies at Frankie magazine for their mention in the current issue. Make sure you buy a copy and enter the draw to win one of five letterpress prints from our Bespoke Letterpress Illustrators Project!

We are also super excited to see featured in the latest issue some of our favourite designers including Little Jane St, Brooke Johnson, and Courtney Brims.

Thankyou Frankie, we love you xox

Monday, January 4, 2010

yazmin & shane wedding stationery

Remember our lovely green from the other day? Well it was for this custom designed letterpress wedding invitation set we have just completed for Yazmin & Shane who are getting married here in Brisbane next May.

Featuring two strengths of botanical green (the lighter green is 1/8th intensity of the darker green) our brief from this sweet couple was for a simple, relaxed style which reflected their green wedding styling, favourite Chrysanthemum flowers and the slight reference to vintage aeroplanes!

We used the combination of an elegant vintage script typeface coupled with a simpler uppercase serif for their body text. Printed on our 100% cotton rag stocks in white we completed the packaged with lined envelopes in a simple green pinstripe. So lovely!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

introducing shelf/life

We are super excited to have some of our letterpress notelets and cards in stock at the newly opened shelf/life in Surry Hills, Sydney.

Not only do we simply love their layout and shop fittings, but we totally believe in their philosophy:
shelf / life showcases a selection of delightful craft and design from around the world. All our products are designed and produced by artists and artisans using environmentally responsible materials or ethical production methods. This ensures that anything purchased in our shop is not only unique and well-crafted but also helps to ease the strain on our lovely planet.

shelf/life can be found at Shop 1, 50 Reservoir St, Surry Hills NSW
opening hours are Monday – Friday 10 – 6 and Saturday 10 – 4

If you cant make it to Surry Hills makes sure you stop by and say hello at their blog here.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

beautiful blues

Hope your having a lovely weekend and start of the new year! We are madly printing full steam in the studio before we shut down on the 5th for our annual summer holiday. Don't you just love todays blue we mixed? Its really is such the most happiest colour!


Friday, January 1, 2010

a moment of love

Walking through Wellington NZ yesterday, on a brief two night little visit we walked past these woollen love hearts, entwined so carefully around the wire fence of an empty commercial plot. I wondered if they were stories of lost love, found love or to show that love can be found in the most unremarkable of places?

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