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Dispatches from the worlds of stationery & design

Keeping letter-writing, card-sending and invitation using alive

When you truly love what you do, you are always and never working. At least that’s what I tell myself — and that was definitely the case during our family vacation last week. Yes, that was me checking emails while I should have been thinking about anything but stationery at …

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The Paper Chronicles will be on hiatus next week as Lissa & I get some much-needed R&R. We’ll be back the first week of December, but in the meantime something came across my desk that I wanted to share. I am on the board of Gift For Life as I …

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Ahhh, “Beautiful Memories” indeed. Such is the self-titled name of the Pop Art Vintage Camera Collection of cards, gift wrap, and disposable placemats conceived by London-based photographer Antony Nobilo. Who doesn’t wax nostalgic for photos of yesteryear? There is something truly magical about stumbling across a hand-processed image. Who remembers Kodachrome? Back …

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This week’s pick is an oldie but goodie from Jim York and Albert Tanquero at the The Found — their very first line of greeting cards, journals, coasters, buttons and magnets called, appropriatedly enough, BUSTED. The starting off point was Albert’s collection of 1950s mug shots, bought from a Chicago crime photography collector. “We fictionalized …

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Sometimes our most frightening experiences allow us to rediscover what matters most. If you are really lucky, you can spread that wisdom to others. That is the thinking behind The Card Crusade, of which I’m so proud to say that The Paper Chronicles has been asked to partner with this …

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My next response arrived that same rainy Saturday & comes from more wonderful industry friends of mine. I didn’t recognize the hand-writing, but the Morrisville, North Carolina, address had a familiar ring to it. Morrisville, Morrisville, who do I know in Morrisville, I thought as I drove. Usually I bring …

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