Exhibition at the Center for Book Arts


I was over at the Center for Book Arts the other day and saw an exhibition entitled “Book as Witness: The Artist’s Response” — Some caught my eye so just wanted to share :)

Accordion book:


Little “hand” books:



Silkscreen + letterpress printing above and below.


Type made out of thin wires:


The Center is open for public if you are interested in checking out the exhibition as well as book binding / letterpress printing studio, you should stop by! They offer classes as well.

National Stationery Show 2012 Part 1


I was at the National Stationery Show yesterday (I can’t believe it’s been a year) and saw my fellow letterpress folks and also, met a few of my favorite creative people it was oh so so fun! Mili was my assistant, I think she loved meeting everyone and seeing all the pretty papers, too :) I only had a little bit of time so I could only see so much, but I’ll be posting few photos this week… (taking break from regular posting.)

The first photo and this photo below are from the Seed House Stationers. I’ve been a big fan of these creative duo, Shauna and Stephan of Something’s Hiding in Here and Forage Bow Ties and so when I found out that their new stationery products are debuting at the NSS, I couldn’t wait to see what they’ve been working on! Everything was filled with great ideas and unexpected touches, it was such a treat to see everything in person. I also got to meet with them and chat with them — Congratulations, Shauna and Stephan!


Next up — how cute is this dachshund card?! It immediately became one of my favorite dachshund cards! By Pistachio Press.


I’ve been loving all the bunny stuff since Mili was born in a year of rabbit, this bunny holding birthday card from Blackbird Letterpress caught my eye — maybe for her birthday :)


Fugu Fugu Press had some really cute cards (as always!) I can’t be in their booth without saying “CUUUUUTE!” :) I loved seeing Shino-san and Ken there, too!



To be continued…!

Letterpress Video

Letterpress from Naomie Ross on Vimeo.

This video is really beautiful I had to share! (via Design Love Fest) and with this in mind, I am off to letterpress studio :)

Golden Rule Letterpress Poster

Golden Rule Letterpress Poster by Studio On Fire caught my eye more than ever (first found via swissmiss). That’s exactly what my parents told us to do growing up! And it’s such a lovely collaboration of a father and son; All elements are hand drawn by Koen (age 6) with a Sharpie marker at the dining room table, then arranged digitally in our studio. The type is the “Golden Rule” as penned in the honest hand of a child. How awesome and sweet is that?! And it is beautifully letterpressed, that completes it!

It’s great for kids’ room, but I want one for myself, too!