Sneak peek of a new #letterpress business card project that we will soon send out! #nofilter @keomatch
A font of Filigree initials - originally produced by MacKellar, Smiths, and Jordan - designed by Hermann Ilhenburg (who did lots of typefaces we like). It was released in 1878 and our set dates from not too long after that, judging by the foundry’s pin marks.
Great letterpress website- tons of resources, history, amazing gallery, etc.
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At Spoon&Sailor, we like to party like it’s 1899. This means that every single item that makes its way out the studio door is 100% handcrafted: all ink colors are custom mixed; each card that you receive is manually cut down to size on a turn of the century guillotine cutter; every one of your printed pieces has been hand-fed into a century old Chandler & Price platen press — often several times at that.
We delight in coming up with unique and memorable solutions for everyday paper goods and have an ever-expanding retail line which includes: greeting cards, notecard sets, calendars, art prints and gift tags.
In addition to the retail catalog, Spoon&Sailor is a boutique letterpress printing and design studio that specializes in custom design and printing projects, such as wedding suites, announcements, personal & business stationery or any other paper goods that one might dream up.
We pride ourselves in providing you with well-crafted, high quality whimsy and work hard to do so every time.
Elana Joy is the captain of Spoon&Sailor. An award winning artist and designer from the great Northeast, Elana has been romantically involved with both words and letters for several decades and has been running the presses in dresses since 2003. In her less inky time, she is a typography, design and photography professor at several local colleges and has been known to lose her weekends to gardening, canning, baking &/or antiquing. She rides a red bicycle and would very much like a dog.
In progress pics of a project for a very PAPER oriented event in NYC…
I’ll be at the national stationery show!