Eleven flights in eight days is a record for me, and one that I don’t want to top anytime soon! After gallivanting around the globe, returning home was an absolute pleasure, and how wonderful to find a big stack of letterpress cards from Design Design waiting for me.
While I’d known that the Michigan house of stationery had introduced a letterpress range a few years back, I didn’t realize how exquisite their work was until I was judging the LOUIE Awards earlier this year and saw several of their cards in the letterpress category. Usually I have a pretty good idea who the vendor is, but this time I hadn’t a clue.
I guess I had a preconceived notion that only small, quirky companies did letterpress — but that is not the case here. Don’t get me wrong: Design Design is not a huge conglomerate by any means — it employs about 100 and is found in 3,600 stores in the U.S., Canada and U.K. — but that is big-ish in stationery terms. Regardless, their letterpress offerings are exquisitely executed, with spot-on sentiments and imagery. I’m particularly enamored of their dense, pattern-driven backgrounds as you can see in the third card down. This is no easy letterpress feat!
Top notch and top shelf, no? Everything is ‘pressed by hand in Grand Rapids, Michigan, on 100% cotton, tree-free paper. Shop the entire colorful, clever range here!