Monday, May 31, 2010

an impromptu trip

Sometime opportunities arise that a too hard to pass up so the studio will be shut for the next few days. We will be back in the studio next Monday, and looking forward to sharing lots more love from the letterpress studio then.


laura & tim save the dates

We love these gorgeous save the date cards fresh off the press for Laura & Tim. A fusion between vintage and modern, printed in a classic crisp black ink on our white cotton stocks. Teamed up with cotton envelopes with a pinstripe lining. Just beautiful... even if we do say so ourselves!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

karina & stephen wedding stationery

We've been meaning to show you this gorgeous wedding set for a few weeks now! Karina & Stephen are having a gorgeous classic and elegant wedding at the Sunshine Coasts Ebb Waterfront Restaurant with its beautiful waterfront location and contemporary styling. We designed the tree motif as a symbol of growth and longevity - and also because the bride has a love of beautiful trees (as do we)! Printed as a one colour Navy ink on our ivory 100% cotton rag paper we love the beautiful simplicity of this invitation suite, and the stunning printed impression of all that beautiful typography. Just lovely!

Friday, May 21, 2010

sarah & stephen wedding stationery

Yesterday we posted off Sarah & Stephens wedding stationery for their September wedding at the gorgeous Peppers Blue on Blue Resort at Magnetic island. Their brief for their stationery was for something clean and classic and to steer clear of any typical island styling.

Inspired by their wedding plans we developed an art deco inspired illustration which was printed in a subtle and gentle deep ivory ink on our ivory cotton stocks. Coupled with very clean and elegant typography printed in a dark charcoal, these invitations elude a classic and beautiful feel, yet still have a very small element of relaxed beachside for their beautiful island wedding.

Thankyou Sarah & Stephen, it was a joy to work with you, and we are sure you guests will love your invitations just as much as we do!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010


Searching through some photos today, I stumbled across this image which I forgotten how much I loved. Taken in Dubrovnik, Croatia September 2008 we were suffering jet lag at 2am in the morning. So we roamed the streets, took some photos, just us and a few friendly cats and a dog or two. Such a beautiful memory, and one I would love to live over and over again. You can see a few more photos from our midnight stroll here and here.

p.s Mr H. I love you xox

Monday, May 17, 2010

laura & murray order of service booklets

This weekend one of our sweetest wedding couples are tying the knot. We have just recently finished their very sweet order of service booklets featuring a letterpressed outer cover on our 100% cotton ivory stock, digitally printed inserts, all bound together with a stitched spine.

We wish them a beautiful day this coming weekend of perfect weather, lots of love and memories made to last a lifetime.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

photography love

We met all sorts of wonderful people at the Sydney Finders Keepers, one being the lovely Jillian Leiboff who popped in, took some amazing photos and disappeared back into the throb of happy shoppers.

We were captivated when Jillian emailed us through her shots - how she managed to get such wonderful and amazing photos amongst the four row deep of shoppers amazes us! We wish we had found more time to stop and chat and get to know each other a little better.

Please do make sure you stop by and visit Jillian's blog - I have spent the last 2 hours getting lost with her gorgeous imagery and simple classic styling - not too mention the array of delicious sweet treats! It is the sort of simple beautiful photography that stirs all kinds of emotions and makes me want to cry (of happiness and loveliness and of the natural beauty of things) just a little bit.

From the bottom of my heart, thankyou Jillian, I hope we get to chat a little longer next time.

All images copyright of Jillian Leiboff Imagery.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

finders keepers thanks + love

Thankyou Sydney - we loved visiting you on the weekend for the wonderful, inspiring and so very talented Finders Keepers Markets. To all our family and friends, gorgeously sweet clients, blog readers, devoted letterpress shoppers and new found friends - thankyou for stopping by, it was wonderful to see you. And to Sarah & Brooke and the wonderful Finders Keepers team, once again - thankyou, your commitment and passion inspire us all!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Sydney Finders Keepers this weekend!

Up here in Brisbane we are getting giddy with excitement! Tomorrow morning we head down to Sydney for our most favourite design event The Finders Keepers. If your in Sydney make sure you pop by and say hello! We love meeting blog readers and love to tuck extra goodies in your shopping bags as a little thankyou surprise.

This market we are launching a whole new range including new typographic limited edition prints, gorgeous little swing & gift tags tags and greeting cards fresh of the press. We have also been working on a very cool new display that is a bit of a tribute to the artform of letterpress - so please do stop by and let us know what you think!

Friday 7th May from 6pm – 10pm

Saturday 8th May from 10am – 6pm
The markets will be held at The inside foyer at CarriageWorks - 245 Wilson Street, Eveleigh
More info available here and you can check out the amazing line up of designers here and here.

Monday, May 3, 2010

prettiness in the studio

We have got some really pretty inks in production here in the studio this week. We are madly printing lots of gorgeous new letterpress treats in such pretty shades for this weekends up and coming Finders Keepers Market in Sydney.

We love how pretty they look amongst the manliness of our heavy duty printing equipment!! Not to mention all over our mixing table, all over our hands, on our clothes, splotches on the floor, oh and Ruby tuesday got a little inked as well. It is certainly messy business this letterpress world.

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