{paper artwork – letterpress animal portrait prints}

These letterpress animal portraits from Old School Stationers were among my favorites from the NSS last month – the expressions on each animal just make me smile:




Each print is hand drawn before being color separated and letterpress printed, measures approximately 8" x 8," and comes mounted on a wood frame ready to hang.  I love the entire series, but I think my favorites are the pig and the goat.  Check out more over on the Old School Stationers website and etsy store.

{images via Old School Stationers}

{small stump + studio choo}

Small Stump is holding a Big June Sale, and included are a bunch of beautiful silkscreened and gocco'd art prints…




… and this super-fun party banner:


Plus they have some very cool folk-inspired linen tea-towels that are definitely worth checking out.  To peruse the sale, just head on over to the small stump + studio choo shop right here!

{images via small stump}

Illustration + Hand Lettering by Kristine Lombardi

When illustrator Kristine Lombardi sent over a few photos from her portfolio, I literally almost fell out of my chair – I love her work that much!  Kristine has worked mostly on editorial and publishing assignments but says that she's recently been doing lots of work for weddings, including hand-drawn and lettered maps, invitations, announcements, and other invitation elements. 

Here are a few examples of Kristine's work:

Kristine Lombardi hand lettering

Kristine Lombardi Florida Map

Kristine Lombardi cafe illustration
Kristine Lombardi Berkshires Map
Kristine Lombardi cakeman illustration

So, so lovely – from the maps to the ee cummings poem, I just love each piece.  Kristine also has an absolutely adorable website, which you can check out – along with the rest of her portfolio – right here!

{images via Kristine Lombardi, thanks Kristine!}

{jim datz posters + illustrations}

I absolutely adore these New York-themed posters designed by Jim Datz, which Three Potato Four recent added to their store collection:




I did some investigating to see if there were any other versions of the poster available, and found Jim Datz's impressive design portfolio instead:




His portfolio is full of fun illustrations (like the ones above), business collateral, and print design. Check it out on his website, neither fish nor fowl.


{images via Three Potato Four and neither fish nor fowl}

{paper artwork – bittersugar}

I'm a huge fan of the combination of letterpress + hand drawn illustrations – and these days I'm particularly fond of these letterpress prints over at bittersugar:

I think the bridge print is my favorite.  Check the rest out in the bittersugar etsy shop right here!

{images via bittersugar}