Posted: January 23rd, 2012 | Author: Bryn | Filed under: handmade, lettering and fonts | No Comments »
Today’s holiday is sponsored by WIMA (The Writing Instrument Manufacturers Association) and is timed with John Hancock’s birthday as well, known among other reasons, for his stand-out signature on the Declaration of Independence.
Nerdy handwriting moment complete.
Posted: January 19th, 2012 | Author: Bryn | Filed under: calligraphy, lettering and fonts, paper, paperfinger, weddings | 2 Comments »
Here are some photos taken by Nelson Hancock of Weddings By Two from Maria and Oliver’s wedding at the Long Island City Foundry this fall. This was another opportunity for me to collaborate with my a bunch of pals: Sierra and Juliet of Poppies & Posies who created and designed all the florals; Lauren of Loli Events was the planner behind it all; and Betsy of Nine Cakes was in on it as well.
My components included all grey and white themed table numbers, escort cards, menus, gift tags and signage.
Thanks to Ruffled for the feature last week! See the full post here and all the weddding images here.
Posted: January 12th, 2012 | Author: Bryn | Filed under: design, lettering and fonts, paper, things | No Comments »
I love the collection of alphabet paperweights that my pal, Dana Tanamachi created for West Elm using her masterful hand-drawn lettering in chalk. (You probably saw her incredible work featured on all the holiday signage and catalogs for West Elm as well.) Each letter is beautifully crafted and distinct from the next. At $8 they make a really cool gift for almost anyone. And it doesn’t hurt to be reminded about paper on desks in the process…
Posted: December 21st, 2011 | Author: Bryn | Filed under: calligraphy, handmade, lettering and fonts, paper, paperfinger | No Comments »
Cheryl Henderson sent me a photo of the holiday cards she’s been stamping for her friends, which incorporate the Paperfinger Midwinter Wishes stamp. I love how these came out! Thanks for sending it in, Cheryl! And how perfect as we approach the winter solstice tomorrow.
Posted: December 15th, 2011 | Author: Bryn | Filed under: brooklyn, calligraphy, handmade, illustration, lettering and fonts, paper, paperfinger, things | Tags: gifts | No Comments »
Announcing a new Care (about you!) Package from me and my pals Good Fight Herb Co. and Blades Natural Beauty! This one has a winter theme — enclosed are each of our hand-crafted selections for extra care needed at wintertime:
Winter’s Night Bath Soak
by Blades Natural Beauty
Take some time to relax the mind and body in this warming bath blend for cold winter nights. Soothe tired muscles, soften the skin and stimulate gentle purification for the body while you soak in the healing ingredients of: Epsom & Sea Salt, baking soda and essentials oils.
Cold Season Support or a Winter Blues Blend Tincture
by Good Fight Herb Co.
Keep your immune system supported during the cold & flu season with this blend of ethically wildcrafted & organically grown Elder berry, Astragalus & Echinacea.
Hand-Drawn Winter Stamp & Letterpress Notecard with Envelope
A hand-drawn “be warm” stamp with an illustration of a holly branch. And a letterpress printed card on 100% cotton cardstock to present a cheerful celebration of the winter season. An intricate stage curtain parts to reveal a gleaming, proud pinecone on stage. “And now presenting….Winter” is written in elegant calligraphy.
Check them out online to learn more and place orders. The sets are only $45 and include four special treats, enclosed in a cute little cellophane bag with a gift tag tied on for immediate gifting.
Orders placed by Monday will get to you by Friday, Dec 23rd. Enjoy!
Posted: November 22nd, 2011 | Author: Bryn | Filed under: brooklyn, calligraphy, design, handmade, lettering and fonts, paperfinger, things | Tags: gifts | 3 Comments »
Hi there, friends of Paperfinger!
I’m excited to share some good news with you.
Brand new and improved Paperfinger shop online: shop.paperfinger.com
Please come and check it out! Use code YAYNEW anytime until Dec 1 and get 15% off everything.
New custom-made gift wrapping: custom ribbons and personalized gift tags, hand calligraphed to order. Yup. And Town & Country mag featured these in the Dec. gift guide!
Two new letterpress greeting cards — one stars a proud pinecone and the other, the classic gift wrap bow.
Anthropologie stores in the U.S., Canada and U.K. as well as online are selling an exclusive set of Paperfinger holiday cards. HUGE YAY! It’s the Choose-Your-Own Greeting card, please have a look (and feel free to tidy up the display) next time you’re in an Anthropologie store.
Come visit Paperfinger at The Brooklyn Flea at One Hanson on Sunday, Dec 11th in Brooklyn! With special prices too. Come by the table and say hi.
Thanks guys and hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving.
Pen & Proprietor
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Posted: November 18th, 2011 | Author: Bryn | Filed under: calligraphy, lettering and fonts, paper, paperfinger, weddings | 1 Comment »
I made some fun props and signs for Danielle and Gabriel’s wedding this fall in New York. Great photography by Dove & Sparrow. And how about her dress! Such a dapper couple.
Posted: November 15th, 2011 | Author: Bryn | Filed under: art, design, lettering and fonts | No Comments »
How pleasing for a sleepy, grey morning. Sweater Letters by MaricorMaricar (co & ca for short). “We draw, we sew, we make things.”
The B is available for sale on their Big Cartel shop, with more letters coming soon.
(*via Thoughtful Day)
Posted: October 20th, 2011 | Author: Bryn | Filed under: art, books, design, lettering and fonts, places, things | No Comments »
Paula Scher paints brilliant, colorful and intricate typographic maps, which are now available as a published collection in the book, Paula Scher: MAPS. Her pieces examine cultural, geographic and economic landscapes of cities, countries and the entire planet. Fantastic.