Last May I started my dream internship at Olive Route Press, and last week it came to a quiet end. Over the past year I have learned so much from VSM about letterpress printing and design, how to run a small business, and how to nourish career choices that are personally fulfilling as well as economically viable. With her help I further specified my goals as an artist, leaning more toward illustration and collaboration. Thanks, Via! On my last day, she greeted me with a gorgeous bouquet wrapped in this great vividly patterned paper:
I then proceeded to work my butt off all day printing personal collateral - notecards, stationery, and oversized business cards - featuring the handwritten name of my blog (homage to my favorite inspirational quote by modern dance choreographer Martha Graham) letterpressed in a dusky gold ink. Since I plan to pair these with some quirky yet soulful Nick Bantock-esque envelopes I discovered at Paper Source, I stuck to neutral papers: a textured off-white for the square cards and letterhead, recycled cardstock and thick ivory for business cards.
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|Surprise! This one has an orange interior, sweeeeeeet!|
|This should last me awhile!|