Vertallee Letterpress, Austin, Texas
I have long been an admirer of the art of letterpress. I love the texture of the stock, the indentation where the ink lays and the old art of the process. Lovely, well crafted, raised letters and patterns pressed into thick paper.
In the February~March issue of Victoria magazine there is an article about The Austin Press in San Francisco. The owner, Kimberly explains the process, gives us a short tour of the press room and there are many examples of her exquisite work.
I can get lost in a stationery shop. One that has a fine selection of fountain pens, inks, journals,
wax sealers, cards and catalogs where I can dream up color combinations for notes, calling cards,
and stationery. If you are fortunate to be near a Mrs. John Strong Boutique or one of the many retailers that carry this line ~ take the time to visit~ you will most certainly walk away with a divine wish list.
Just recently I received a lovely note from Patricia at PVE Design~ beautiful letterpress, hefty card stock, enveloped in her signature twin bird motif.
I hope you visit a special stationery shop in your area ~ spend some time to really look, feel, smell the offering it holds. The visit alone is enough to get your creative juices flowing.
The following is a short list of stationers or Letterpress shops that you may find interesting.
~ Papier Gourmet- Portland, Maine
~The Black Pearl Press- Boston, MA
~ Bella Figura- Syracuse, NY