art we heart : paper plants

Posted: August 22nd, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: handmade, home, paper, things | Tags: | No Comments »

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Handmade paper plants by Art We Heart in Los Angeles ($75 ea).

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(*via Design Is Mine / SwissMiss)


bloom where you are planted : susa talan

Posted: August 6th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: design, illustration, paper, things | No Comments »

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Beautiful 5×5 card by Susa Talan, $4.


hello madeleine : baby announcements

Posted: July 10th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: calligraphy, kids, lettering and fonts, paper, paperfinger | No Comments »

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I had the pleasure of creating custom hand-lettered baby announcements for sweet Madeleine, born this April. Beautifully printed by Nightingale Handmade.

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cameron moll : brooklyn bridge poster

Posted: June 9th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: brooklyn, design, lettering and fonts, new york city, paper, places | No Comments »

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Cameron Moll‘s letterpress masterpiece of type is not just a beautiful representation of the iconic Brooklyn Bridge. “In the artwork, there’s a metric tonne of hidden text: names of the architect, engineers, and laborers that perished; shops and restaurants in Brooklyn; and other items with relation to the bridge…The time spent designing the artwork was more than 300 hours, but the time spent doing research—trips to Brooklyn, studying the bridge, selecting typefaces, thoroughly annotating The Great Bridge—is easily double or triple that amount.”

You may notice the typo in “Brooklyn” on the images — there’s a funny story to go along with that too. Check out his website dedicated to the project and explore options for purchase. Bravo Cameron!

http://brooklynbridge.io
cameronmoll.bigcartel.com

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(*via HOW Design)


paper sculpture : concarta studio

Posted: June 5th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: design, handmade, paper, weddings | No Comments »

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Gwen Barba started Concarta Studio in 2010 to offer paper sculpture and decorative object design for custom clients. Her designs are pleasingly clean and fresh with added elements like watercolor to enhance her paper-cutting skills.

Cake toppers, art, display pieces are among the various types of creations she provides to her clients. Contact Concarta for a custom commission.

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(*via Ritzy Bee)


we love this place : claire brewster

Posted: June 4th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: art, handmade, paper, places | No Comments »

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Claire Brewster hand-cuts maps to portray birds in flight in a series of beautiful art pieces, as in the above example titled We love this place.

Below, The secret we are seeking.

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Enjoy the rest of the collection.

(*via Fubiz)


new workshop ! june 21 in portland, or

Posted: June 2nd, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: calligraphy, design, handmade, paper, paperfinger, portland | No Comments »

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Hey west coasters, I’m co-hosting a workshop with the super-talented Precious Bugarin for a two-part experience on the afternoon of June 21st. Hope you can make it!

Learn modern calligraphy from me + how to make and assemble classy paper goods for your special event with Precious. (She is a master at elegant and modern paper construction for menus, programs, guest books, you name it — very cool stuff. I’ve taken a workshop with her in the past and enjoyed it immensely. She currently teaches graphic design and designs invitations, brands, and books in her Portland studio.

Saturday, June 21st from 12:30-4:00 pm

514 NW 9th, Portland OR 97209

$98 per person

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In our 3+ hour workshop you’ll learn:

  • How to use classic tools of calligraphy; nibs and ink
  • Techniques for beautiful writing and Paperfinger’s favorite methods
  • Best methods for preparing your calligraphy for printed wedding or party materials
  • How to make lovely + simple formats for your menu, guest book, program or favors
  • How to source paper and fun extras for your project
  • Best paper construction methods

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Snacks provided by M. Robin Cakes!

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Questions:

Please contact Precious Bugarin at hello@preciousbugarin.com
or Bryn Chernoff at hello@paperfinger.com

Register here.


paper flowers come to life : caitlin & tanner’s wedding

Posted: May 8th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: handmade, paper, weddings | No Comments »

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The bride, Caitlin Watson Boyes, and her mother teamed up to create these fantastically-large paper flowers for her wedding in California last July. Such incredible creations — and the scale! They used butcher paper and spent months creating these beautiful blooms that covered the reception area. Photos by Jessica Peterson.

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martha stewart weddings : emily and marco

Posted: May 5th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: calligraphy, new york city, paper, paperfinger, press, weddings | No Comments »

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So thrilled with the images from Emily and Marco’s wedding at Wave Hill, which is now featured in the 2014 Martha Stewart Real Weddings special issue. It was the result of a lot of hard work by a great team, listed below.

Paperfinger contributed all the calligraphy for print and individual paper goods, as designed and produced by the superb Katie of Katie Fischer Design. You can see the calligraphy invitation suite pictured in the magazine’s spread below. It was letterpressed and then each piece hand-painted with a light wash of watercolor by Katie.

Photography: Jillian Mitchell
Event planning: Ang Weddings and Events
Flowers and event design: Saipua
Catering: Great Performances

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resistance calligraphy & indigo watercolor

Posted: April 16th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: calligraphy, paper, paperfinger | 1 Comment »

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For a special client’s birthday dinner, I used resistance fluid to create these watercolor washed place cards on soft Arturo paper. Here’s a video of the indigo watercolor being applied — I found it mesmerizing!

paperfinger calligraphy : watercolor resistance from Bryn Chernoff on Vimeo.