Thursday, March 4, 2010

letterpress lovin'

Why is it that whenever I see something letterpressed I just go ga-ga? It's something about seeing the clean and fresh lines of a letterform pressed into lushious paper.

You can't help but to be in love with the work of eco-friendly letterpress shop Bella Figura.

These beautiful wedding invitations are from They donate 1% of sales to environmental causes. We print our custom wedding invitations only on 100% cotton (tree-free) paper that's made exclusively for them in a historic European paper mill.

They also use vintage cast-iron presses, the best paper, time, patience, perfection, and a whole lot of love.

Absolutely beautiful...

1 comment:

Bob Atkins said...

Skylab Letterpress uses stock grown and milled from trees grown here in the US, many mills which use Green tech in the production of their papers. Our choice wedding stock is 100% cotton Lettra is made by Crane's, the oldest paper producing company in the United States, which means it doesn't consume any maritime diesel that shipping from any 'historic European paper mill' would require.

While I love the work Bella Figura creates, I just had to point out this marketing discrepancy. :)