Monday, December 28, 2009
Until then, have a fantastic New Year and I'll see you in 2010 for the relaunch of Poppy Letterpress!
Monday, December 21, 2009
Friday, December 18, 2009
Nothing says Summer like a big sunflower. This huge flower brings me joy every time I look out my kitchen window since it opened yesterday. I'm also quite proud that I managed to not only grow something that flowers so spectacularly, but also beat the little beetles that were determined to eat the whole plant. This flower marks my victory :)
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Recently we worked with Kloe and Julian on their fun 3-colour invitations and envelopes. Most designs that we work on are one or two colour, but I must say that extra third colour really gives a design a bit of 'oomph'.
Monday, December 7, 2009
Saturday, December 5, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Sunday afternoon I took my little family over to Barton, where we attended the studio warming of the new home of Fusion Photography. Both Adrian and I were deeply envious of Ben's new studio -- me for the sleek white furniture, Adrian for the drool-worthy monitor and projection unit. If you happen to be getting married in the Canberra region, I highly recommend you check out Ben's exceptional work.
Sunday, October 18, 2009
I found Paper Boat Press the other day and just loved their cute ceramic wares. This little tag caught my interest, and I couldn't help but get one for my office.
Saturday, October 17, 2009
Monday, October 12, 2009
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Friday, July 31, 2009
Finally I can announce what we've been up to! For the past couple of months we've been working with the lovely Naomi Murrell to produce these gorgeous greeting cards. Naomi is one very talented lady residing in Adelaide. Her work includes wooden and perspex jewellery, screen prints, and canvas bags and cushions. We're excited that these new letterpress cards are part of her debut collection, A Little Love, which is featuring at the Life Instyle trade show this and next week.
I didn't get the chance to photograph all of the final printed cards together before they were shipped away, but the stack was quite big compared to what we're used to! 1,250 cards in all, it was quite a process to print them on Collie - especially at 38 weeks pregnant, and then again with a newborn baby!
As much as I absolutely love designing and printing wedding stationery, printing a wholesale job was a refreshing change in the studio, and we're looking forward to many more.
Monday, July 13, 2009
Monday, July 6, 2009
Friday, July 3, 2009
Monday, May 4, 2009
After vowing I wouldn't keep printing in the last few weeks of my pregnancy, here I am, still going at 37.5 weeks! But at least it's on a big job that I really love looking at. Can't show you what it is just yet, but stay tuned! Hopefully I'll have time to upload the finished photos before bub arrives.
I also have a lot of photos to post of weddings that we've been printing lately. Eessu's a printing champion and has been such a great help in the studio.
So the studio is officially closed now until 6 July. We'll be checking emails a few times a week and supplying quotes. Please understand that it may take a couple of days for us to get back to you though!
I'd like to say a HUGE thankyou to all the beautiful clients that we've had in the past couple of months. You've all be so wonderful to work with, and very understanding when it's come to me needing a couple of extra days to print than normal.
Also, stay tuned - we've got a lot of exciting new developments planned for when we reopen the studio and I can't wait to share them with you!!
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
We've had a busy few days printing proofs for current orders. Here's a sneak peak into one of them - wedding invites for Sharlene and Alex, who you may remember we worked with last year to produce their Save the Date cards. We've custom mixed the colours to match the table runners. Can't wait to have these invites printed, they're going to be quite stunning.
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Especially if it's Pantone Violet. I'm normally very clean with my inks, but violet just gets everywhere. It took me over an hour to realise that I'd stood in a little violet blob, and then proceeded to walk it all around the studio, in the office, and in my kitchen. Being 31 weeks pregnant, I have trouble reaching my toes (*cough* more like my knees...) so Adrian was on the scene on all fours with a turps rag.
A tiny blob of violet can spread out to cover a quarter of a studio's cement floor when turps is applied. But let's just say that's arty, and that the studio's floor now looks a little more creative.
Monday, March 16, 2009
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
The course runs Wed-Fri this week, all day, so please accept my apologies for being late to respond to emails and phonecalls during this time (but it'll be worth it!).
Friday, February 27, 2009
Here at Poppy we think that there's nothing more special than having your stationery custom designed and printed just for your big event. Well, perhaps the only thing that could top that is to have a custom illustration as part of your design.
I've been illustrating and painting my entire life, and I'm just so happy now to have a job that lets me do it every day! And I've been watching Eessu's talent for art develop for the past 14 or so years (her drawing skills are far better than mine!), and you can bet that I'll be encouraging her to use these skills at Poppy Letterpress.
We've been working on designs for some baby announcement cards for an expectant couple, and have had the pleasure of developing a couple of illustrations for them to consider using on the cards. We started with a galah, but he didn't quite fit right, so we then spent some time on a Palm Cockatoo. I just love him, he looks so cheeky.
The original illustration is quite large and detailed and too good to just use only once, so we've decided to produce a short edition of prints. I'll be framing the first one off the press to put in our new baby's room. More details to come.
Thursday, February 12, 2009
I recently worked with two dear friends of mine on their engagement invitation postcards. Being the creative folk that they are, Claire and Adam designed and screenprinted a tree graphic on the front of the card, then had Poppy print the details on the back with the press.
I'd love to do more collaborations like this. I find that letterpress can look incredibly effective when combined with other types of printing. And it's quite easy to match the ink colours as well.
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Monday, February 9, 2009
Sunday, February 8, 2009
Eessu has been one of my dearest friends since we were kids, and she's got to be the most creative person I've ever met. Sporting a visual arts degree in printmaking, Eessu will be here helping me print while I'm pregnant (and hopefully for much longer!). This means that we won't have to shut up shop for the last months of my pregnancy, and we can still offer full service to all clients. It will also give me more time to work on exciting new designs.
We've been doing a little training in the studio, and Eessu completed her first print run today: black peony notecards.
Keep your eye on this girl, she's going to be printing up a storm!