I am truly speechless and honored to announce that we’ve finally released our West Heritage x Share Studios collaboration. Paired with our U.S. Mail Clutch, Stephanie of Share Studios has created a collection of handmade paper stationary. Additionally, she’s included one hand-churned curly maple pen per set made from wood, inherited from her grandfather who, alongside his brothers, owned a family business of blueberry farming and logging for firewood after they returned home from the war.
Created completely by hand, we’re unbelievably excited to share our collection with you, so that you can too share your own story.
I created a series of unique handmade papers for the book that would contain a text I wrote about my grandmother’s skin and thoughts on aging. Each book in this series holds the identical text; each is unique because of its variety of skin-like papers, that suggest skin’s wondrous wrinkled surface.
"This project is a homage to the tv series we couldn’t stay away from in recent times: Breaking Bad, Dexter, Lost, Mad Men and Homeland.
The collection consists of five thematic posters based on typographical cuts of paper and cardboard. We tried to represent the spirit of each series by pointing out the most important statements and situate them in their typical ambience using characteristic elements and moods.”
Bandiz design studio is based in Madrid, Spain. This studio is focused on graphic design, photography, print design and art direction.
Vally Nomidou (Greek) - The exhibition, entitled Let It Bleed, is a series of life-size sculptures, as well as a series of fragments, such as heads or hands, all made of paper. Sculptures: Paper, Paperboard, Newspapers, Paper Towels, Handmade Paper, Other Found Materials
Buffalo, New York-based paper artist Maude White painstakingly hand-cuts exquisite depictions of animals (particularly birds), people, leaves and other subjects. Each piece requires thousands of precise, tiny cuts, and some of them contain even more delicate images hidden within the larger designs.
"I have great respect for paper. When I cut, the thin membranous material reveals its strength to me. No matter how small my cuts the paper holds. There is a certain comfort in that, a comfort I enjoy. I feel that there are very few things in the world as reliable and constant as paper. Paper is everywhere and it has been telling stories for centuries. By respecting and honoring paper for what it is, and not considering it a stepping-stone to something greater, I feel like I am communicating some of the pleasure it brings to me. I am not creating for Art’s sake. I am creating for Paper’s sake, to make visible the stories that every piece of paper attempts to communicate to us."