Tag Archives: initials

Letterpress New Year

wo recent letterpress posts over at Oh So Beautiful Paper made me swoon in a major way. So, just in case you missed them, I thought I’d revive them for you here.

The first was a post featuring this inexplicably beautiful letterpress mini-calendar from Wiley Valentine, which unfortunately sold out before I could nab one for myself:

Ridiculously gorgeous, right? The envelope ALONE has a significant Pavlovian effect on me.

And now check out these New Year’s Eve letterpress invites from Czar Press:

At the risk of placing you in a letterpress-induced coma, I offer you just a couple more images from Czar Press. Consider it my New Year’s gift to you:

OK, I can’t take anymore.

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Happy Wednesday!

(Initial “T” found HERE)

Doodle-doodle-dee: sketchbook scribblings.

Some images from the Creative Journal that I started last year. My original goal was to take Paper Source’s slogan literally and “do something creative everyday” (I got the journal from Paper Source). Umm, it didn’t actually end up working. So, some days I’d fill a bunch of pages and hope that it made up for the days of extreme void.

What these pages primarily reveal is my obsession with decorative letters. And with some anny-mals. Some pages are merely exercises: trying to capture line and ornamentation design techniques, trying to capture lettering styles offered in the variety of calligraphy/hand type books that I own, etc.

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Some additional samples of my lettering can be found in my Etsy shop, where I offer up my services for custom designs, lettering on family trees, and envelope addressing! Check them out HERE.

From my sketchbook…

Some of these are old. Like, from 2002. I’ve never publicly shared the pages of my sketchbook before. Be gentle with me.

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Jessica Hische’s Daily Drop Caps

    {I am so in love with Jessica Hische, I felt compelled to copy this post from my other blog}

eautiful initials by typographer, designer, and illustrator Jessica Hische, who has a newly minted Daily Drop Caps project, whereby “each day (or at least each WORK day), a new hand-crafted decorative initial cap will be posted for your enjoyment and for the beautification of blog posts everywhere.” Jessica provides the HTML code to copy/paste directly into your blog posts to take advantage of her letterific creations!

Daily Drop Caps thus far, magnified:

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I am in love with these, by the way. Which you could probably guess considering all of the illuminated initials I’ve used throughout my blog posts since my blog’s inception last year. I guess you could say that Jessica Hische is kind of my hero. Visit her blog HERE.

Peter Blake’s alphabet series…

Peter Blake’s alphabet series over at Paul Stolper:

W is for Words

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and E is for Eggs

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Thanks to the fabulous and newly formed Friends of Type for introducing me via Twitter. Everyone go over and check out Friends of Type immediately! But be prepared: much drooling will ensue.

Custom Moss Letters & Numbers

Check out these custom moss letters and numbers from SimpleSweetDesign’s Etsy shop!! (It sounds weird, I know, but seriously… just look… )

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Thanks to the always-inspiring We Love Typography site for clueing me in to the mossy marvels!

Great finds at Rare Device

Behold the Rare Device brilliance…

Initial Pillows from MyPerennial:

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An unbelievably intricate and lovely travel journal from Poketo (complete with pouches! who doesn’t love a good pouch?!):

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Nikki McClure‘s adorable Things To Make and Do, a Journal:

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Test your weaving skills with Les Assortements de Cartes Ficelles from Xcidia:

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And gawk at your box of 100 stellarly illustrated McSweeney’s postcards from Chronicle Books:

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All products above for sale at RareDevice.net, or from the individual sellers listed.

All photos from RareDevice.net.