Starshaped Press.

Starshaped Press is a design and letterpress studio located in Chicago’s Ravenswood neighborhood. The inherent charm of this method lies in the imperfections and hand-printed nature of each piece. At Starshaped Press, stationery, concert posters, invitations and business cards are custom-designed for each client and all projects are printed on antique presses using metal & wood typefaces, most of which are 50 to 100 years old. Here are some sweet examples.



Here are some cute things from Seraph stationary in Utah. Their site is being updated, so there’s not tons of information but enough. I especially love the Word card and Drink Me glass. Enjoy!


Rosebud Design Studio.

Rosebud Design Studio brings attention to detail, wit, whimsy, and class back into correspondence. They appreciate intricate and ornate decorative elements and beauty for its own sake — elegant but never stuffy. I’m digging this calendar and gift tags. I really like the old-fashioned quality the type technique exhibits.


Two Paperdolls.

I’ve talked about Louella before and mentioned that Two Paperdolls is their sister company. The ambience of their studio says a lot about Two Paperdolls and how they go about their work. They really seem to shine when given permission to go outside the lines of traditional design. They’ve even managed to squeeze in some work for Anthropologie, Nicole Miller and Vespa in between creating amazing designs for invitations and social events. Here are a few of their fantastic invitations to check out.


Olive & Page.

I’m new to Olive & Page’s letterpress paper goods, but they have some really cute cards and gift tags. Not to mention a pretty homepage!

Here are a few of my favorites from their site.


Paper Monkey Press.

Being a graphic designer I really appreciate a well thought out business card. I love seeing something that makes me wish I had created it myself. These are the things that you tend to save and tuck away in an Idea File or inthe back of your mind (or if you’re me, both).

That’s exactly how i felt when I saw this business card for Laura Suzanne Foote by Paper Monkey Press. It’s beautiful and ingenious. Mission accomplished.



Essimar (at Etsy) had some of the most adorable “mini” cards – the Pink Citrus Mini Card set to be exact. Two mini cards (2.5 x 4″) and two mini envelopes for $6.50. All silk-screened and printed by hand. Reminds me of summery goodness!

I’m also really into the Tea Chat cards. Get a set of four in peach, lilac, pink and white with matching envelopes for $12.


Blackbird Press.

I love the Etsy Shop, I just say it enough times. I wish I could have an entire day just to look through the site – and since I’m wishing here, I’d also like enough money to purchase every single thing that I want. Thanks.

Today’s find is Blackbird Press. Here are the pieces that jumped out at me. The notecards are $10 for four and the stationary is $25 for ten. I love the delicate quality of the small initial in the center of all that space.


Linda & Harriet.

Linda & Harriett letterpressed notecards and hand-stamped invitations will remind you of your grandmother’s quilt, your mother’s kitchen towels or your favorite children’s book. They are the designs of Liz Coulson Libré and inspired by her mother’s taste for the beautiful, the practical and the whimsical.

I’m especially into these tags. Why aren’t more tags available anywhere? I can think of about a million things I could use them for!