Tuesday, August 19, 2008

New Summery Dahlia Cards are up on Etsy!

I originally printed this design for my very first Bat Mitzvah invitation, which happened to be for a girl named Dahlia, but I loved the big letterpress printed Dahlia flower so much that I thought it would make a lovely greeting card.  I just uploaded these light blue beauties to my etsy shop.  They come in packages of 6 or as singles.  I also printed them in a few other colors, including magenta, light pink and spring green.  Those other colors are not up on etsy yet, but they will be later this week.  I think that they will make great little notes for almost any occasion, and they're blank on the inside so you can write whatever you want.  

Check out the awesome detail on the fine lines that separate and give detail to the petals. The large plate made such a nice impression, that the white lines are somewhat raised and have a really nice texture to touch.  That's one of my favorite things about the letterpress process: not only do you get to print really nice, clean images and designs on beautiful paper, but the text and designs that you print have texture that you can feel as well as see.  It's pretty cool...  Let me know what you think of the new cards!

Friday, August 15, 2008

A New Kind of Publishing

Hello blog world, here I come!  

After several years in college of being strictly a blog lurker on the internet, I have finally decided to start my own adventure in blogging for my design + letterpress studio and business, Twin Ravens Press.  Here you will find all sorts of stories, anecdotes and images about the letterpress world and the work that I do, as well as stories about what it's like to be a brand new business owner in your 20's, shortly following college.  

The next few posts will be some back story: how I got my press, why I decided to start a design + printing company, and some of the early projects that I've done.  If you can't wait until the next post to check out what I've been doing lately, head over to my etsy site and check stuff out for yourself at: www.twinravenspress.etsy.com!