Best Letterpress Cards 2011

Best Letterpress Cards 2011

Mat Sanders
Dec 6, 2011
If you are like me, maaaybe you haven't quite gotten around to picking up those holiday cards yet. There's still time! As we look back on our favorite letterpress designers from this past year, we discovered some great new cards by some old favorites and stumbled upon some charming new works by designers we are glad to know. See the full list after the jump. What is letterpress? It's the term used to refer to real, old fashioned printing, where a zinc plate, linoleum block, or movable type is inked and pressed into paper, leaving a strong image, often with an indentation from the pressure. A low-fi, DIY technique, it has become very popular among independent artists since the '90's who print far more than just cards, and is often referred to as the 'Small Press Movement'. THE CREATIVES: NEW ADDITIONS • aMano PressOddball PressSweet HarveyMy Day StudioJack and Ella Paper Press FAVORITES FROM PAST YEARS • Greenwich LetterpressLunaluxStarshaped PressZeichen PressRound Robin PressCartoules LetterpressElum DesignsBrookfield StationaryMr. Boddington's StudioAlbertine PressFugu Fugu PressBlue BarnhouseSmudge InkPancake & FranksDee and Lalaegg pressTurquoise CreativeSnow & GrahamBinthDelphineHammerpress12FifteenYee-Haw! LetterpressHello! LuckyRock Scissors PaperGood on PaperNight Owl Paper GoodsMichelle BrusegaardCarrot and Stick PressSaturn Press THE RETAILERS: NEW ADDITIONS • RedStamp.comGreenwich Letterpress StoreKate's PaperiePaper SourcePaper Pastries FAVORITES FROM PAST YEARS • SmockFrench PaperLuxe PaperieGreer Chicago

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