We collected 23 different postcards from around the world. When all 23 come together, it creates an amazing set that shows the diversity of the design and paper.
For the love of all things paper and print, this special collection from Legion Paper was the promotional gift at the National Stationery Show. The well-known paper merchant organizes a scavenger hunt with a different theme each year. You swear it can’t get any better, but here we were with the 2015 theme – postcards – and we were left drooling once again.
Design and printing of “Hello From Near & Far” was a team effort. Each designer/printer created a postcard representing where they are from, using their own lives, senses of humor and unique aesthetic styles as inspiration.
The wrap and bellyband that held the postcards looked and felt like a silk sari. The shimmering blue color with gold astrological illustration was royally sumptuous. While most of the 4 x 6 cards were letterpress printed, there are wonderful examples of offset printing, digital printing, foil stamping, and embossing as well.
Farewell Paperie’s “smart snark” (Greetings from Sunny Seattle) had us chuckling as did the homage to Pittsburgh, PA from Sapling Press. The gold foil stamping atop Dark Grey ColorPlan was stunning (Bespoke Letterpress Australia). Flywheel Press produced a nostalgic card with an unusual combo of red letterpress printing (the word San Francisco in slab type) combined with a halftone of the Golden Gate Bridge. Igloo Letterpress did the honors on a Corkskin substrate. Honestly, we loved them ALL.
Design & Printer Credits: Flywheel Press, Farewell Paperie, Power and Light Press, Albertine Press, Sapling Press, Life is Funny press, Haute Papier, Lady Pilot Letterpress, Blackbird Letterpress, Gilah Press, Smudge Ink, Bespoke Press, Igloo Press, Bruno Press, Iron Curtain Press, Maginating, Pistachio Press, The Nic Studio, A Favorite, Sugarcube Press, May Day, Page Stationery, Paper Boat Studio
Papers: All from Legion Paper – Colorplan Sorbet Yellow 270 gsm, Stardream Quartz 285 gsm, Coventry Vellum 320 gsm, Pescia Grey 300 gsm, Arturo Soft White 600 gsm, Neenah Crane’s Lettra Pearl White 220 lb. Cover, Plike Navy Blue 330 gsm, Savoy Natural 184 lb. Cover, Rives BFK Tan 280 gsm, Somerset Textured Radiant White 500 gsm, Colorplan Dark Grey 540 gsm, CorkSkin Dark Brown 175 gsm, Lanaquarelle 300 lb. Cover, Colorplan Park Green 270 gsm, Sirio Ultra Black 680 gsm, Legion Bamboo 530 gsm, Wild White 850 gsm, Legion Bamboo Digital White 265 gsm, Mohawk Strathmore Pure Cotton Softwhite 600 gsm, Rising Museum Board White 4-ply, Johannot White 240 gsm, Stonehenge Polar White 250 gsm, Curious Metallics Galvanized 300 gsm, Box printed on Curious Cosmic Blue Planet 360 gsm