2009 Calendar Round-Up

I love, love, love calendars. Last year, calendars were my main holiday present for office colleagues, and I think I ended up with no less than 4 different calendars just for myself.

My favorite calendar from last year was this letterpressed and screenprinted calendar from ilee:


Trust me when I say that these pictures don’t do this calendar anything close to justice — they’re really just beautiful in person. The new 2009 edition will be available in late September, and I can’t wait to order mine!

Several of these were gifted to colleagues and family:


letterpress calendar from jhiner1978


offset calendar from happify


offset calendar from creative thursday

Other amazing calendars available include:


This very cool (even if it isn’t, strictly speaking, paper) wood calendar from night owl paper goods


This slightly spooky letterpress calendar from lizard press


This fun and vintage-inspired letterpress calendar from YeeHaw


This eco-chic calendar by artist Cat Seto via See Jane Work


This truly lovely four seasons letterpress calendar from elum designs

Many of the 2009 calendars aren’t yet available, so I’ll continue to feature some of my favorites as they get released over the next few weeks.

Pistachio Press

Adorable greeting cards from Rachael at Pistachio Press — these have been in my favorites for a while now:

You can find these lovelies in the Pistachio Press Etsy store, along with these:

and these…

…and these:

I also popped over to Rachael’s blog and saw this lovely custom wedding invitation design:

Great work Rachael!

{image credits: pistachio press}

Our Wedding Invitations — Cricket Press

For my first content post, I figured I’d start with the amazing invitations designed and printed for my own wedding by Cricket Press!  We worked with Brian and Sara Turner at Cricket Press to create an invitation suite featuring a letterpressed A7-size main invitation and a separate fold-out information package with itinerary, accommodation and attire information, directions, and perforated rsvp postcard, with a hand-drawn graphic serving as the “cover” for the fold-out package.  Cricket Press also does custom screenprinted posters as a wonderful alternative to a traditional wedding invitation.

vintage-travel-blue-brown-letterpress-wedding-invitations

One of the strengths of Cricket Press is their use of illustration in the design process, which gives their invitations a slightly quirky and whimsical feel – perfect for an informal wedding. Here are some of my favorite invitations from the Cricket Press custom portfolio:

starry-night-letterpress-wedding-invitations

screen-printed-wedding-invitations-blue-moon

screen-printed-fishing-wedding-invitations

letterpress-wedding-invitations-script

letterpress-wedding-invitations-flowerpot

fall-tree-letterpress-wedding-invitations

dogwood-woodcut-wedding-invitations

bird-screen-printed-wedding-invitations

Check out lots more right here!
{all images via the Cricket Press website}

hello!

Hi Everyone! My name is Nole, and I love paper. I might even go so far as to say I have an addiction to paper, but I don’t see that as a bad thing.

I’ve always had a fondness for paper and design, but this fondness reached new heights during our wedding planning process as we researched letterpress and design options for our wedding invitations.  But now that the wedding has passed, I still can’t shake my small obsession with all the amazing paper out there. 

So, I’m hoping this blog will serve as a showcase for some of the really amazing designs and paper products out there — invitations, greeting cards, stationery, and others — as well as some of my favorite sources of design inspiration.

I hope you enjoy the blog!