Announcing our 2018 Calendar!
Each year, we strive to perfect our calendar so customers can use the calendar for a variety of tasks. Our 2018 Calendar is our favorite calendar so far for several reasons. First, we kept the (approximately) 6×8 inch size. This calendar size fits nicely inside of the A5 size journals that are now popular for journaling, including the very popular Bullet Journal or BuJo for those in the know. In addition, the 2018 Calendar looks spectacular in a frame due to the wider borders to accommodate a mat. Finally, we enlarged the size of the letters and numerals in the calendar itself for even better reading. This improvement gives the calendar a bolder look that is complimented nicely with a modern calligraphy font.
Take a look:
Here is the 2018 Calendar styled as a framed calendar:
Finally, take a look at the detail of the letterpress print technique. You cannot download this texture to a printer!
You can pick one up in our online shop HERE.
Greetings and Happy New Year!
Just in time for all of the lovers, Team BLD has been hard at work making new Valentine’s Day cards. We have a very romantic and traditional offering, and we added TWO cards that are design-neutral and perfect for the guys to send to their favorite snuggle bunny. Check them out below
Don’t worry, last year’s Typography Valentine’s Day Card is still in stock. Get it here.
The new cards…
Love Cards – Love Note Card
This card has a very romantic, vintage look and feel thanks to the textured stock and classic red ink. Minimal and to the point…the best way to convey your message of love.
Next up, our decidedly masculine-esque cards. For the guys – and gals – that like to tell it like it is, this is the series of cards you have been waiting for this season. With tact, brevity, and love you can convey your feelings to the one you love…not to mention style with these bright, light humor letterpress cards. What is more romantic than the truth?
Holiday ‘Lovin Valentine’s Day Card
Love and the expression of love is what Valentine’s Day is all about. So, move things along towards the horizontal refreshments with this lovingly funny Valentine’s Day letterpress card.
It’s All About Sex Valentine’s Day Card
For those of you fed up with your loved one thinking Valentine’s Day is NOT about sex, this is your card. The handwritten font lends itself to the heartfelt message to drop the pretense and start warming the sheets.
We had time for a vacation last week and took a trip to the beautiful Pacific Northwest. My favorite part…our daytrip to Vancouver, B.C.
Lions Gate Bridge (aka First Narrows Bridge), Stanley Park, Vancouver
A-mazing Laughter by sculptor Yue Minjun, downtown Vancouver
On the water
This time of year for a designer means gearing up for the fall and winter seasons. That means long hours at the computer, working with vendors and suppliers, and a stiff back and neck.
So, this weekend I decided to “splurge” and cook brunch. When thinking about my brunch menu, I FINALLY remembered how much I love french toast. Even though it is one of my favorite breakfast/brunch foods, I rarely make it because I simply do not think to make it. I know, it’s weird. But, I remembered today.
I am always looking to repurpose items I have in my home. Since I am no longer chained to a 9-to-5 day job, I do not have to make a lunch each day and have little use for things like this…
But, the Wonder Sandwich container makes a great “bowl” to soak up the egg mixture for french toast.
Umm, umm, good. Bet I remember to make french toast more often now!
The owner of Twin2u2 Designs (who is also my big sister) contacted me this week about designing a free gift/giveaway for customers at craft shows. Jan creates one-of-a-kind greetings cards and other fine paper goods.
We came up with the idea to re-purpose her business card design and create a business card coaster.
The design looks stunning on the coaster stock. The thick stock (80 pt) made the butterfly image pop and the rich purple color makes the coaster stand out.
If you have a need for an extra special card or gift for an important person or event in your life, contact Jan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are you in need of some custom letterpress design and/or print services? Submit your request here for a quote.