Thursday, September 30, 2010

More News Today!

I'm honored to be interviewed on Mohawk Paper's awesome Felt & Wire blog today, talking about the Feedback Loop notebooks. The post is here. You can also read more fascinating interviews with the other participants here. A very talented group, to say the least!

Transformation Complete.

(Pretend that was said in a robot voice.)

The Petite Press is now Inkello Letterpress! I needed a more unique name, and one that allows for growth. Imagine "ink" and "yellow" smooshed together, and that's what you get!

So, come on in to the new shop. There are a few new things, as well as some old favorites. (Many things will have the old name on the back for awhile, but I'll begin using the new name from now on.)

Now, away from this computer and back to the printing press!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Big Changes

Big changes are coming very soon... a new name and new look for The Petite Press.

Please stay tuned!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

"Feedback Loop" Notebooks

Today is the day! As some of you know, I spent a couple of intense weeks over the summer making some special notebooks for a special cause. Well, they're being unveiled today on the Felt & Wire website as part of the Mohawk "Feedback Loop" Notebook Project. Twenty-five designer/printers were each asked to create 50 limited edition notebooks to raise funds for the Design Ignites Change program which helps high school students connect with mentors in the graphic arts industry and address social issues.

This was a dream project for me. The only constraints we had were to make the notebooks 6" x 8" with 64 pages each. Other than that, the sky was the limit. The kind folks at Mohawk sent each designer a swatchbook for their "Loop" line of papers and told us we could pick anything we wanted. Ooh, what to choose, what to choose?!

I went with a beautiful combination of mango and cypress double-thick covers for the outside of the notebooks, and a smooth, bright white text weight paper for the pages. I choose a repeating pattern of four-pointed black and silver stars (think "Catch a Falling Star"), and they sank deeply into the super thick covers with the letterpress printing technique. My final product is available here at this link.

There are so many fantastic designs in the bunch... it's fun to see what direction the other designers took, and what we had in common. I want one of each!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Look Book from Poppytalk Handmade

Busy, busy here! But I wanted to share the new look book from Jan at Poppytalk Handmade for this month's market, "Mixed Tape." There's just a lot of really cool stuff in it — so many great ideas and talented creators. Enjoy!