Custom print: I’ll eat you up

custom print: I'll eat you up

Last year, lovely Lindsay from Lindsay Wilson Photography contacted me for another custom work with great news — it’s for her expected baby’s room! I was really excited to work on such a special piece.

She wanted to match the yellow so she sent in a paint chip and I happened to have the matching yellow nails that time :)

custom print: I'll eat you up

Wood type all set and the color came out perfectly. I was really happy how it came out for this special order. “I’ll eat you up. I love you so.” — a line from one of Lindsay’s favorite childhood books “Where the Wild Things Are”!

custom print: I'll eat you up

and recently, she posted some of the baby Wyatt’s nursery room photos on Heartfish Press Facrbook page and they made me so happy and I felt so honored — take a look!

wyatt's nurserywyatt's nurserywyatt's nursery

She also has the SMILE print there, too, made me smile :)

wyatt's nursery

You should visit her blog for a whole room tour, I love the grey and white stripes fabrics she used and all the little details she put into as well. Thank you so much, Lindsay, and congratulations again on your little addition to your family!! xo Hijiri

New Colors: HELLO Letterpress Print

Hello! :)

I printed the HELLO print in new colors…

Wood type set and paper placement adjusted:

1st new color…

a light gray!

and 2nd new color… a light blue!

Here are the final products available at my shop!

HELLO Print in light grey:

hello grey

hello grey

HELLO Print in Blue:

hello blue

hello blue

Hope you like these :) xo Hijiri

The Arm Visit

Last Friday, I visited the Arm letterpress studio to help my friend print their save-the-date cards — I didn’t realize that it’d been a long time since I last visited! I knew it’s going to be fun printing with a friend, but I forgot how awesome that is to be in the public printing shop and work with lots of other people! The energy, the smell of ink, the sound of the presses cranking… all was great. And of course, we had fun printing and oh my god, their save-the-date cards came out soo great!

Some photos…

More Impression (on Vandercook Press):

I took this the end of the night, but all the presses were busy all day on Friday evening.

The Arm Flyers. Of course letterpressed and hand type set (I’m sure).

If you are interested in letterpress, they have workshops, too, you should check it out. Happy printing!

Wishing You a Happy New Year…

This will be my last post of the year 2010… ((How fast did 2010 fly away? Was that a year ago already?!)) It’s been another great year here at Heartfish, thank you so much for visiting and sharing your thoughts, all your sweet words, cheers, smiles… everything! It really means a lot to me (happy tears) :)

It’ll be 3 years in January since I started this blog and I am launching a new letterpress company, Heartfish Press (have you signed up our mailing list yet?) then, too, so I think I’d like to stay focus on design inspirations even more next year… will have a fresh new look, new weekly posts etc. I can’t wait for you to see!

((Live What You Love 2011 Special Edition is on its way…))

We are driving up today to Cape Cod, Massachusetts to celebrate the new year’s day with our lovely friends :) Wishing you a very happy and exciting New Year… May 2011 be filled with joy, love and creativity!

I will see you all next Monday — that’ll be in 2011! Happy New Year :)