Posted: December 9th, 2013 | Author: Bryn | Filed under: calligraphy, design, lettering and fonts, paper, paperfinger, things | Tags: gifts | No Comments »
I’m a bit in love with this season’s full collection of holiday wrapping at the Paperfinger shop!
Above, antique black tins that we use for packaging our wood-handled custom stamps. They’re so appealing and classy! (Add $11.95 for gift wrapping on any order.)
Below, our newest addition, “Handmade for You” Masking Tape ($15 for a roll of 55 yards):
Get real fancy with custom-made double-face satin ribbon ($200 for 100 yards):
Our best-selling oval kraft gift tags, useful year-round ($10 for 20 labels):
Another new item, the calligraphy kraft wrapping paper, which contains the first verse of the classic holiday carol, The Holly and The Ivy ($12.50 for a 6 ft roll). I’m using this on all my gifts this year! Classy but understated with the black printed words on natural kraft paper:
The Holly lyrics continue on our red, white or green wrapping paper as well ($20 for a 6 ft roll):
Last, but not least, the best packing tape for your holiday parcels, “Don’t Open Til Christmas” masking tape ($15 for 55 yards):
Posted: November 11th, 2013 | Author: Bryn | Filed under: lettering and fonts | No Comments »
Posted: October 29th, 2013 | Author: Bryn | Filed under: art, calligraphy, illustration, lettering and fonts, new york city, places | No Comments »
Finally took some time to explore Long Island City, Queen’s 5 POINTZ. So much lettering inspiration!
Posted: October 10th, 2013 | Author: Bryn | Filed under: brooklyn, calligraphy, lettering and fonts, paper, paperfinger | No Comments »
Most of the workshops quickly sold out after announcing them this Monday but there are still some seats left at the brand-new Open Project Session on Wednesday evening, Oct 23rd from 6:30-8:30pm in DUMBO, Brooklyn.
The Project Session is perfect for those who have had at least a little bit of experience. Bring your supplies, your materials and any questions you have and I will spend the time advising you on your work, discussing particular questions or approaches.
Maybe you’ve taken a class or two and are looking to spend some more time practicing. Or perhaps you’re planning to address your own wedding invitations and want some advice on the process. Or maybe you’re thinking about some calligraphy gifts you’d like to make for friends. Whatever it is, bring the materials and supplies and I’ll spend time with each of you to help you move forward with your calligraphy!
Bring your inks, nibs and paper and any samples of materials you’re trying to work with. I’ll have some of my favorite supplies on hand for you to test out and experiment with as well, but be sure to have everything you need with you for a productive time.
I’ll have some snacks, some wine and loads of moral support and calligraphy advice ready for you!
$50 includes a two-hour session, drink and cookies. Sign up here.
Posted: October 3rd, 2013 | Author: Bryn | Filed under: illustration, lettering and fonts | 1 Comment »
Marc Johns is still at it and doing it well. Another good one from his steady stream of dear and quirky drawings.
Posted: September 9th, 2013 | Author: Bryn | Filed under: calligraphy, handmade, lettering and fonts, places, portland | No Comments »
I’m excited to announce a two-part calligraphy and letterpress workshop in Portland, OR later this month in collaboration with my brilliant buddies, Mara of Neither Snow calligraphy and Emily of EMPrint Press letterpress studio.
On Monday evening, September 23rd, Mara and I will instruct an evening of calligraphy lessons over wine, cookies and bottles of ink. We’ll teach fundamental skills and techniques in contemporary calligraphy and then create a design or signature to use in Saturday’s letterpress class!
Emily will produce polymer plates of your work so that you can print your own stationery or bookplates in her workshop on Saturday afternoon, September 28th. It’s a wonderful pairing and sure to be a really fun, informative time.
Register for either workshop at $125 each; or save $25 and do both. Way better!
Posted: September 5th, 2013 | Author: Bryn | Filed under: illustration, lettering and fonts, places | No Comments »
11 untranslatable words, illustrated by the folks of Maptia Blog. It’s poetry.
(*via once again, my brilliant sis)
Posted: September 3rd, 2013 | Author: Bryn | Filed under: doing good, illustration, lettering and fonts | No Comments »
Gavin Aung Than illustrates inspiring quotes in the form of comic strips on his blog, Zen Pencils. I loved this one featuring a quote from Bill Watterson (the brilliant Calvin and Hobbes creator/author/illustrator) in a graduation speech he gave at Kenyon College in 1990.
(*via my awesome sister! …and Slate.com)
Posted: August 20th, 2013 | Author: Bryn | Filed under: art, design, lettering and fonts | No Comments »
Yesterday’s post led me to the work of El Lissitzky. Immediate love.
He lived from 1890-1941 and worked in so many creative formats – photography, typography, illustration, architecture, book and poster design. He’s known for his influence on the art movement of geometric-based design, Suprematism, as well as his contributions to Soviet propaganda design work.
Posted: July 9th, 2013 | Author: Bryn | Filed under: calligraphy, lettering and fonts, paper, paperfinger, weddings | No Comments »
So excited to share a TON of new work with you! Here are a few highlights from a recent shoot.
To explore the full galleries of samples, please have a look at paperfinger.com.