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Jan.12, 2015
news

Looking back, 2014 was a very busy year for Egg Press. It was our 15th anniversary and we had fun getting nostalgic and rereleasing some blasts from the past. We launched a little letter writing campaign called WRITE_ON with Hello!Lucky expecting to write a good handful of letters (turned out to be 781!) and give away some free cards to others to join us (turned out to be 8,000 cards!). And we launched a new line that we'd been working on for a very long time, something very close to our hearts, called Social Preparedness Kit.

Born out of our mission to help people keep in touch, the line includes a collection of tools that our designers Tess and Kara have found missing in the marketplace. Anecdotally we've loved hearing about how people have been using the new products and we're really grateful for the attention we've gotten in the press. It was a thrill to be included in our magazine crush, Sweet Paul, and to finish the year with a cover on Stationery Trends. Ending the year on such a high note has us especially excited to share with you the NEW Social Preparedness collection which we will be unveiling at the NY Now Gift Show later this month and launching soon on our website.

For this second launch the two main things our designers were inspired by were textiles and interesting formats. I asked Kara to give us the lowdown on some of these new products...

When we were thinking about the zipper pouches for SPK, we talked a lot about new sizes we’d like to see. We decided to add the document size – it’s weirdly an old school size, but also relevant for today. We realized that it fits standard file folders as well as Tess’s laptop computer. Tess made a prototype to test and used it as a clutch. She got tons of compliments around town – it sealed the deal. 


 
The write-on-velopes were partially inspired by self mailers from the 1970’s, partially by our die-cutting capabilities, and largely by the idea that you don’t need separate pieces to mail a letter – making it an easy format to take on the go. 

 
We loved thinking about what to put on the note pads - - we thought that dream day vs. to do might compel us and others to think about our day differently and perhaps to do a better job of merging the two.

 

Dec.5, 2014
Friends, studio

We were very sad to say goodbye to LONGTIME Egg Press employee and beloved pal Jayson Wynkoop this Summer--he'd been here for 13 years! To honor his tenure we dedicated a press to him, effectionately christened "Koop". Jayson was by recently for the unveiling including a ribbon cutting and some champagne toasts. He sure is missed...

Some memories!

- I have vivid memories of Jayson jamming out to Talking Heads while printing.

-I love his swagger and his dry sense of humor!

- A black hoodie comes to mind.

- He's a great problem solver. When I ran into a problem while printing, Jayson was my go-to! He loved to help solve the problem and ultimately relieve the frustration.

-Jayson Wynkoop is my favorite dancer. He sets the bar. He's got rhythm and terrific moves mixed with a little herky jerky. When a good song came on in the print room you'd typically find him doing the Running Man. He's also got a terrific hip hop Charleston.

-I'll always remember him for his mad movie-making skills.
 




Dec.1, 2014
studio

We like to send cards to our friends and customers and it was all hands on deck last week as we worked on signing cards. For this year's exclusive Egg Press card we brought a little elf back from the depths of the archives and gave him a quirky new mint green color and a festive message. Working on Christmas cards as a group really makes it fun, especially when there are treats on hand, and thanks to Adi who carries a wireless speaker in her car, we even had Christmas carols. Are you getting into the spirit?

 

Nov.24, 2014
collaboration

Man egreeting cards have come a loooong way in recent years! We are so happy to be able to offer digital cards now with the best in the business, Paperless Post. Check out their site to see the 40 (!!) new Egg Press designs. And in case you didn't already know, they also offer digitally printed paper cards--creating and sending personalized invites couldn't be easier and is a great option when you're on a budget. We hope the designs will inspire you to host more get togethers whether formal or spontaneous.





 

Oct.27, 2014

It's Halloween week so I thought it would be fun to highlight some different ways our Mask Posters can be used. First up is this recent discovery--they make a super fun gift card or topper. My one year old just received this gift and it's so cute that I don't think I'm gonna let him open it until he's 18.

Ashley Muir Bruhn of Hither and Thither recently shared this photo on Instagram. She said: such a fun addition to the room. It's tempting to use it as a mask (because he'd have so much fun with it), but I'd be sad to lose the print!

Kara has created a fun atmosphere in her guest room using the trio of prints. And I have them in my hallway. I guess my personal interior design style could be described as Halloween (I have an orange house and a yellow fireplace and an orange couch) so these prints are perfect for me. I love passing these guys in my entryway every day.


 

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