traditional dingbat

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I have this amazing book, by Clarence P Horeuning (sp?) that I love to draw from on occasion. Although I did have a heck of a time trying to track it down…it has since been a great resource for vintage letterpress/ad cuts. Published in the late 1800s, then again in the 30s and again in the 50s. I’m not sure what my edition is but it’s OLD, I think 1934. It has all these amazing illustrations/cuts that I’ve started to scan in and archive in my “to use someday” file. There’s also a sister companion with Victorian type, initial caps and letter-forms that are incredible. Like hundreds of pages. Enter Karen. She is a lovely sister and is ordering a set of notes for someone special in her family (sibling). She wanted oak tress, and I thought “YES! finally I get to …

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CYBER MONDAY! Get 10% off all personalized orders and FREE INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING on all orders today only (11/30/09)! Here’s a sample of a 10% discounted product and it’s time for the 12 days of holiday gifts round-up. If you want to give letterpress goods this holiday season, I’ll be helping you out with suggestions from the shop in all different price ranges. To start, these aren’t anything new for you but here’s another set of Traditional Dingbat A6 notes. These shipped out last week and are a gift from one friend to another. I love these notes because you can customize with your choice of Goudy or Helvetica¬† Neue for typeface, select your ink/envelope color, and choose between almost 100 different dingbats to make it truly unique. Letterpress printed on Lettra 110# paper and paired with un-printed envelopes, I think they are …

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Here are more Traditional Dingbat notes I shipped out a little while ago. With three more orders of these going through the studio this week, this is climbing the charts as my hottest personalized item, and has the quickest personalization turnaround of 8-10 business days (from approval of proof). I like these because the gift giver chose a dingbat that she wanted to double as an ampersand. If you check out the listing you can see other images of Traditional Dingbat in the thumbnails and customize yours with typeface (Goudy or Helvetica Neue), dingbat, and ink/envelope color. For +$15 I’ll print your envelopes too! The listing is for a set of 25, however I can do 50, 75 or 100 if you’d like. Get your order in before the holiday schedule gets too tight!

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You may have remembered this giveaway a few months back or these I did for my dad. Colleen, the winner, chose this great crown for her dingbat and I am FINALLY getting around to posting the photos from her set of 25 Traditional Dingbat that she won. These were a hit last year during the holidays – shameless I know to even be mentioning the holidays – but I’m already starting to fill up my press schedule for custom gifts! To order some for you or as a gift you can click on to check out the full listing.

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So I’ve done the Traditional Dingbat for many female friends here, and here, but had yet to show how it could be applied for guys too! Enter, my dad – in another life he should have been a graphic designer or architect. But instead he is a really fabulous attorney. I know, you all are cringing right now, but I have to say, having one for a dad has been a valuable asset to my business! Since he’s always helping me out along the way with contracts, suing people (just kidding), and the never-ending legal advice I solicit from him – for his birthday I wanted to make him some cards. How about a little Frank Lloyd Wright, dad? For even more photos, you can check out the flickr feed too.

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For my 200th post I’m offering something special to those who have made this blog fun for me! I’ve been printing a ton of these lately and wanted to offer a lovely set of 25 as a giveaway opportunity to all you great readers! Below are some that were recently shipped, you can see more photos on the flickr feed. To enter, you need to comment on this post which dingbat you want (click here and check out the thumbs in the store listing to pick one) and for an extra entry, tweet with a tiny URL back to this post. Humor me – I like to see what people pick to go with their names! The GOODS: If you win you’ll get a lovely set of 25 personalized (one-line name/one-color ink) letterpress Traditional Dingbat A6 Notes with printed envelopes. Size: 4.5×6″ …

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