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Guess who’s been letterpressing again?

“Madness can be a medicine for the modern world, whose side effects offer a boost to our psychological immune system to help fight the existential crisis of a normal life.”
(paraphrased from Hannibal, Season 1, Episode 11: Rôti)

Paraphrasing, typesetting, printing and photography by Peter Stuart Lakanen

kickstarter.com
THE ORCHID GARDEN supernatural horror fantasy art 1919-1921
This book collects eerie and creepy artworks from the legendary THE ORCHID GARDEN, the FIRST supernatural fantasy magazine (1919-1921).

You’ve probably heard of Der Orchideengarten, the legendary German supernatural horror magazine published from January 1919 until November 1921. Though its literary content has been widely reprinted, the artwork—which ranges from medieval etchings to occult woodblocks to expressionist visions—has gone largely undocumented. Hence this Kickstarter campaign from @centuryguild.

The artworks balance the romantic and the gothic with hyper-elegant sophistication. The examples below only begin to convey the magazine’s incredible production values. Our friends at Century Guild are lavishing that same attention to detail on their reproductions.

Pledge rewards include hand-pressed letterpress cards, books, and even a dedication. And, of course, gemütlichkeit.

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etsyfindoftheday | wedding week 2016 | 6.18.16

theme: modern, minimalist wedding finds
more letterpress-style cards by inhauspress

oh, i just loved that champagne card so much i just HAD to show off a few more styles from inhauspress. way to fit in with EFOTD’s theme today ;)

Black Friday Sales and Deals

Just like last year, this year’s black Friday coupons post is a mixed bag of big box retailers and independent makers. Wishing y’all a lovely holiday season, despite all odds!

Upto 25% off on selected lines and upto 30% off on bags.

My picks ✶ Baxtor Dome Backpack ✶ Teal Faux Fur Tippet ✶ Indian Paisley Blanket Scarf ✶ Moon Long Pendant Necklace ✶



40% off on everything and free shipping.

My picks ✶ Velvet Catsuit ✶ Suede Knee High Boot  ✶  Ribbed Sweater Dress  ✶ Flat Over Knee Boot  ✶



30% off sitewide with code THANKFUL30 (US only)

20% off sitewide with code GOGOGO (Rest of the world) 

My picks ✶ ASOS Curve Wool Trench  ✶ Alice & You Velvet Playsuit ✶  ABE Wide Fit Leather Boots ✶ ASOS Curve Jumpsuit With Bell Sleeves ✶



50% off sitewide with code AVTHANKS. 30% extra off on clearance. All tall boots $29.99. 

My picks ✶ Hooded Peacoat ✶  Sofie Colorblock Knee High Boot  ✶ Crochet Bell Sleeve Dress  ✶ Gavin Lace Front Tall Boot  ✶



30% off sitewide with code BLACKFRIDAY starting midnight.

My picks ✶ Scandinavian Christmas Star Necklace  ✶  Saguaro Cactus Statement Necklace ✶ Scandinavian Christmas Reindeer Necklace ✶ Scandinavian Christmas Bird Brooch ✶



30% off with code F6P8 and free shipping and returns.

My picks ✶ Curve and Flare Dress  ✶ Amelie Dress  ✶  Moleskin Duffle Coat ✶ Susannah Lace Dress ✶



50% off everything (except sale items) with code FRIYAY50 until 11/25 at 3 AM EST.

My picks ✶ Woven Printed Midi Dress  ✶ Black Lace Bralet ✶  Pink Velvet Bralet ✶ Ruffle Shift Dress ✶

Up to 45% off on most items and free embossing until Monday midnight.

My picks ✶  Full Pint Satchel in Stormy Sea ✶  Brit Luxe Croc Shoulder Bag in Vintage Red ✶  Full Pint Satchel in Chintz Rose ✶  Milkman Shoulder Bag in Rust



Everything $20 or less sitewide.

My picks ✶ Slub Knit Sweater  Sequin Top  ✶  Floral Strappy Blouse  ✶ Red Tulle Midi Skirt  ✶



20% off sitewide with code BLACKFRI starting 5pm Thursday 24th November and ending 10am Monday 28th November (GMT)

My picks ✶ Queen Bee Citrine and Gemstone Necklace  ✶ Red Dwarf Pink Druzy Ring  ✶ Perfect Alignment Solar System Necklace  ✶ Lupus Wolf Constellation Necklace ✶



50% off entire purchase with code FRENZY

My picks ✶ Studio Velvet Fit and Flare Dress  ✶ Studio Velvet Capelet  ✶ Bow Neck Fit and Flare Shirt Dress  ✶  Studio Pleated Velvet Mock Neck Dress  ✶



30% off everything with code TREAT30

My picks ✶ Checked Shift Dress  ✶ Velvet Trench  ✶ Tan Contrast Pleated Skirt  ✶ Contrast Cape  



Extra 50% off sale items with code OHMYGOBBLE 

My picks ✶ Faux Suede Shorts  ✶ Lace Maxi Skirt  ✶ Fringed Faux Suede Skirt  ✶  Crochet Lace Up Dress  



50% off everything through the weekend with code XMAS50

My picks ✶ Mink Lace Midi Dress  ✶ Navy Lace Jumpsuit  ✶ Navy Lace Shirt Dress  ✶ Black Mini Fringe Top and Skirt ✶


15% off everything with code BLACKFRIDAY15 + Up to 40% off selected items.

My picks ✶ Peep Toe Clogs Orange ✶  Maguba Florence Navy Clogs ✶  Low Wood T Bar Clog Green ✶  Low Peep Toe Antique Gold Clogs



From 11/23-11/27 

20% off no threshold with code FRIDAY20, 30% off orders $100+ with code FRIDAY30, 40% off orders $200+ with code FRIDAY40

From 11/27-11/30

30% off sitewide with code CYBER16

My picks ✶ Greatest Glitz Shift Dress  ✶ Ruby A Line Dress  ✶ Defined to Refine Lace Dress  ✶ Lovely Landscape Coat  ✶



30% off sitewide with code BLACK from 11/24 -11/29.

My picks ✶ Lulu Guinness Mini Lips Bag  ✶ The Cambridge Satchel Co. Saddle Bag  ✶   Grafea Sunny Pom Backpack  ✶   The Cambridge Satchel Co. Barrel Backpack ✶



From 11/24 -11/28 extra 20% off selected sale items. 40% off designer sale.

My picks ✶ Kirby Bootie  ✶ City Chic Black Lace Dress  ✶  Loafer Ballet Flat  ✶ Polka Dot Chambray Shirt ✶



20% off on 11/28 with code CYBER16. Half of all profits go to Planned Parenthood and the Oceti Sakowin camp at Standing Rock.

My picks ✶ Letterpress Thank You Cards  ✶ Warrior Woman Enamel Pin  ✶ Letterpress Christmas Card  ✶ 2017 Calendar Wall Hanging  ✶



50% off on selected 50 items (UK site)

20% off full priced items with code BFRIDAY16 (US site)

My picks ✶  Plus Black Floral Print Shirt Dress  ✶  Rose Gold Block Heel Ankle Boot  ✶ Plus Chunky Knit Cardigan  ✶  Burgundy Cut Out Buckle Boots  ✶   



Get 30% off any order with code SGBlackFriday16 on Friday. Free shipping for orders $100 and above.

My picks ✶ Lucretia Mock Turtleneck Velvet Dress ✶  Isabella Tea Length Lace DressSojourner Wool Duster Coat ✶  Eva Pleather Circle Skirt



Upto 50% off on selected lines.

My picks ✶ Berry Velour Skater Dress  ✶ Joanna Hope Boucle Cape  ✶ Teal Velour Skater Dress  ✶ Gold Ankle Strap Courts EEE Fit  ✶



40% off everything with code THANKS till 11/27.

My picks ✶ Snowflake Over Knee Socks  ✶ Crochet Over Knee Socks  ✶ Reindeer Knee Socks  ✶ Scrunchy Socks in Dark Red  ✶



50% off selected items, 10% extra off sale items, half price delivery on all orders with code HALFPRICE

My picks ✶ White Swiss Dot Top  ✶ Navy Lace Skirt  ✶ Lace Up Ballerina Pump in Wide Fit  ✶ Black Lace Maxi Dress  ✶   

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etsyfindoftheday 3 | 2.1.16

valentines: letterpress bear hug valentine by blackbirdletterpress

customize your cute little ‘bear hug’ valentine with your own attached note, special photo, gift card, or other treat — i just can’t get enough of the adorable red-and-pink letterpressed bear dude!

So, National Letter Writing Month is approaching...

…and we want you, your friends, your family, and everyone else in the world to participate. 

Did you know that you can get a free (yes, FREE, and not the weird free that is actually not free or requires you to give up all your information) Write_On kit to get you started? 

There are 10,000 kits to distribute, so sign up for yours before it’s too late!

Kits include 6 letterpress printed cards from Egg Press and Hello!Lucky with matching envelopes, a sheet of Strathmore writing paper with a matching envelope, a Write_On zine, fun Write_On stickers, and the first 5,000 kits to be claimed will also include a Gelly Roll pen from Sakura of America (note: international kits will not receive the Gelly Roll pen). 

Sign up here.

I am so happy to announce my letterpress stationery is officially on sale today! There are two items, and the above is a set of note cards, which comes in a box (5 of each design) with envelopes made of beautiful Mohawk paper.
These notecards are designed in Tokyo (me illustrating), San Francisco (planning and designing), and hand-printed in New York! We spent a lot of time in every detail, and I really appreciated patience and encouraging attitudes of people at Chronicle Books. The yellow colour was not yellow at first, but we changed the plan in the end and I am now very happy with the result.
The other item will follow soon…
レタープレスの商品が今日発売になりました。封筒付き、箱入りのカードセット。日本ではAmazonから購入できるようです。