Truth and Lies: A Poster Series by Justin Barber

truth and lies posters

Little white lies turned into sixteen different minimalist graphic art posters by Justin Barber. Read more

A Radical Resource For Lovers of Letterpress. A New Site, The Beauty Of Letterpress, Is the First Of Its Kind.


Whether you are looking to get ideas, inspiration or actual facts about paper and types of letterpressing, the newly launched website, the Beauty of Letterpress, is eye candy and education for anyone who appreciates the art of letterpress design. Wedding invitations, business cards, promotional pieces and more artfully debossed into fine paper stock that beg not only to be seen, but to be touched.

It’s a website that celebrates letterpress printing and its creators with the first virtual, community-based gallery of modern letterpress samples and resources, brought to you be Neenah paper.


above: Coasters such as these by 2 Hat Design populate the site

The Beauty of Letterpress site includes their first of monthly issues, a gallery to which anyone can submit their work, a list of printers, the history of letterpress, and several other resources.


above: The site has many Wedding invitations and Save The Date cards like this one to inspire

The gallery presents letterpress work from notable letterpress printers, designers, and artisans from around the country including Rohner Letterpress, Studio on Fire, Two Paperdolls, and Mama’s Sauce. Projects include all the necessary info for you including: Paper, Paper Weight, Paper Color, Inks, Printer and the Artist/Agency.

The site features selections from a new curator each month like this first one by Jennifer James of twopaperdolls.com:

Letterpress history, context, educational information, community connections and a list of letterpress printers round out the site.


above: beautiful notecards like this one are all over the site

Letterpress printing continues its renaissance in the digital age because of its extraordinary beauty and tactility. “When art or type is pressed into sumptuous paper, it creates a physical impression that simply begs to be touched,” said Tom Wright, senior director of advertising and design for Neenah Paper. “ We believe the extraordinary, communicative power of letterpress printing and the community of people who make it happen deserve a special place— The Beauty of Letterpress celebrates and honors the modernity of this 500-year old craft.”


above: The site is a great place for the newly engaged to get ideas for their wedding invitations like the fun one shown above


above: plentiful creative and unique business cards, like this one above for Rabbit Hole, can be found on the site

While developing this virtual letterpress home for the 21 st century, the creators could not help but consider the physical move of Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum (woodtype.org) the landmark institution preserving the rich history and assets of letterpress dating to the birth of letterpress in the 15th century.

The Beauty of Letterpress launches with a Neenah Paper, Inc. initiative to help raise $30,000 in funds for the Museum’s move through matching donations and gifts of limited edition prints to designers, letterpress printers and admirers of this craft.

In addition to featuring the work of artists, The Beauty of Letterpress highlights CRANE Papers and Neenah Paper and offers paper samples, videos and many community resources. Letterpress printers, designers, lovers and aficionados are invited to submit work to The Beauty of Letterpress, subscribe to the RSS to see new work in real-time, and join its dedicated online communities on Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter, @BoLetterPress.

The Beauty Of Letterpress

The Beauty of Letterpress is a sister site to The Beauty of Engraving launched by Neenah Paper last year. Both initiatives were developed in partnership with Two Paperdolls and feature CRANE® Papers. CRANE’S LETTRA® Papers, CRANE’S CREST® Papers and CRANE’S BOND® Papers are marketed and sold by Neenah Paper.

The Wes Anderson Alphabet by Hexagonall. 18 Minimalist Posters Based On Cool and Quirky Characters From Wes Anderson’s Films.

Wes Anderson Alphabet Posters

Characters from Wes Anderson movies serve as inspiration for Alphabet posters in a minimalist meets Saul Bass style by Madrid designer and Illustrator Hexagonall. Read more

Artists Design 16 Special Movie Posters You Can Tear-Off and Take-Away For The Man With The Iron Fists.

Artist designed posters for Quentin Tarantino's The Man with the Iron Fists

In this unique promotion, fans get to have the opportunity to take home a piece of the upcoming new film presented by Quentin Tarantino and the first directed by RZA. Graphic artists from around the world have united to create a unique 16-piece tear-off and take-away outdoor poster series that promotes the new action-adventure movie, The Man With the Iron Fists. Read more

35 Graphic Design Posters by Vahram Muratyan Compare Paris With New York.

paris vs new york posters

Art Director and Graphic Designer Vahram Muratyan compares Paris to New York with a series of beautifully designed graphic art posters. Read more

Alexander Girard PLYprints. Classic Graphic Art Goes Green.

Alexander Girard Plyprints

For the first time since 1972 Alexander Girard’s iconic graphics are now available as wall art, screened onto 14″x14″ panels of Columbia’s formaldehyde-free maple faced hardwood plywood. Read more

Kubrick Remasters: Graphic Art Posters Inspired By Stanley Kubrick.

Posters Inspired By Stanley Kubrick

It’s a Stanley Kubrick day today on the blog. If you didn’t read the post prior to this one on the amazing retrospective of the legendary director’s work, please do. It’s what inspired this post of the fabulous graphic artwork of Nick McLellan. Read more

Those Crazy Leaf Carvings; What, How & Where To Buy Or Create Custom Ones.

all about leaf art

In the past year, several sites (Treehugger, Toxel and Neatorama to name a few) have shown images of the asian art of leaf carving and more recently the Gblog from Gessato via lost at e minor, posted about the leaves again which got me wondering if you could have custom images made (the answer is yes, as you will see later in this post). Read more