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Hello!Lucky and Egg Press Pen Pal Giveaway

Aug.19, 2013

We're hosting a fun Giveaway in honor of our friendship with fellow letterpress company Hello!Lucky and to get people thinking about how fun old-school letter-writing can be.

Grand Prize:

Hello!Lucky and Egg Press will be your pen pal for a year. You'll receive fun mail every other month which might include things like cards (big surprise, right?), recipes, chocolates, pens, seeds, etc. There’s no obligation to write back, though we’d love to get a chance to know you!

Second Prize:

A year's worth of cards. 12 from Hello!Lucky and 12 from Egg Press.

Third Prize:

4-5 of our founder's favorite pens. And believe me, these ladies know pens!

How to Enter:

Leave a comment below or on the Hello!Lucky Blog telling us your dream pen pal. It can be anyone, living or dead. Jack Kérouac, your Grandma, a Buddhist monk.

For an additional entry, post a mail-themed photo on Instagram tagging us at @helloluckycards and @eggpress and using hashtag #LetterpressMailLove.

The last day to enter is August 29th.

Egg Press + Blue Sky Notebooks at Target

Aug.25, 2015
categories: collaboration, Friends

We recently had the opportunity of working again with Blue Sky to create a line of notebooks for Target stores. We put a lot of thought into the details and how to make these both useful and pretty. Though they're not letterpress we're so happy to be able to incorporate gold foil and allover patterns--themes we continue to have fun with in our main line.

The large Big Ideas and Calico journals sell for $6.99 and the small Notes Trio sells for $4.99. Keep your eyes peeled for more Egg Press + Blue Sky designs at your local Target!

A custom deck inspired by the Eames House of Cards

Mar.24, 2015

We recently had the opportunity to work on a really fun and creative custom job for Karen who commisioned an Eames-inpsired House of Cards style deck for her husband's 50th birthday. Read on for details from Karen about this amazing project and gift. We hope it will inspire you as much as it did us!

“Eventually everything connects – people, ideas, objects.  The quality of the connections is the key to quality per se.”
-Charles Eames

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John turned 50 on October 10.  I wanted to commemorate the milestone and honor him at the same time.  I hoped to design something that was personal, relevant to his interests and allowed his friends/family (near and far)  to express their wishes, thoughts and memories.
 

I started by thinking that 50 was really John's mid-century, which was relevant because he has always been drawn to mid-century design and, in particular, to the work of Ray and Charles Eames.  I remembered a fund development project that I had been involved with that used the idea of the iconic Eames House of Cards in a similar way. John and I had used the Eames cards to build "houses" with our sons when they were younger and had always enjoyed the connection between the unique nature of the individual cards and the texture that they brought to a single structure, once the cards were combined.

It was a perfect way to allow for the individual contributors to John's birthday project to express themselves in an authentic and unique way, but also combine their efforts to create a vibrant and beautiful structure.  Each card representing a part of John's life separately, but being an integral part of the whole.  (I've attached the letter of introduction/explanation that I sent out with the cards - which might do a better job of explaining my thinking - I hope anyway).

I commissioned the custom deck because I didn't have the skills to create what I envisioned in my head.  I contacted my friend and graphic designer, Carey Portzline, and pleaded for help.  She graciously agreed to help me and suggested that we connect with Egg Press (ALWAYS my favorite card "shop") to see what was possible.  We decided to create 4 different card designs, each  with a common birthday "stamp" on the reverse side.  The rest of the card diversity was to come from the creativity of our friends and family.  It was a crazy fun project.  Everyone was really respectful of the purpose and goal of the project, and seemed genuinely invested in making the idea into an even better reality.  I was ecstatic with the outcome.  The cards were exactly what I had envisioned - better even.

 

When the cards were returned, I was overwhelmed.  Each one was unique and told a different story.  I had a box made (by MADE, Inc) so that we could store the cards once the structure came down and that is how  I presented it to John.  His response was layered.  Surprise (which is huge because very little surprises him), appreciation for the beauty of the cards and the box, wonder and gratitude for all of the people who had taken part in honoring him, and celebrating his mid-century.  We also had a lot of fun combining all of the cards into a single "house", which we did in several different combinations.

All in all, it was perfect.
 

Egg Press + Paperless Post

Nov.24, 2014
categories: 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.





 

Egg Press + Schoolhouse Electric Desk Set

May.14, 2014
categories: collaboration

Schoolhouse Electric has just unveiled their newest collection which includes the Golden Arrow Stationery Set, an exclusive Egg Press design. We always love working with our neighbors and were excited when they approached us to design a traditionally inspired desk set that would elevate the act of letter-writing to something really special. For inspiration we looked to old-school business collateral, fancy type, and vintage signage. We also had fun using our new foil stamping capabilities to add a subtle but beautiful touch of gold.

Egg Press Social Preparedness Kits at Target

Mar.18, 2014
categories: collaboration

Avoid the spanks, send a thanks! Egg Press has designed a series of cards promoting "social preparedness" for Target. These fun budget options in signature Egg Press prints are sold in packs of 10 for $4.99 and make a perfect gift for young people, grads-to-be, or anyone who wants to be prepared for letter writing. In stores now!

 

FOOD 52 / Provisions holiday market

Nov.29, 2013
categories: collaboration, Friends

What we wouldn't give to be in NYC the weekend of December 6-8th for what sounds to us like the best shopping experience ever! Exclusive artisan items for the kitchen, pantry and home, workshops on flower arranging alongside a variety of chefs with Kitchensurfing who will be serving breakfast lunch and dinner. Definitely our kind of party. If you'll be in NYC, mark your calendars. If not, be sure to visit them online and have a peek at the coasters we developed with them in mind.

Find more details for the Provisions Holiday Market here.

COLE HAAN & FRIENDS

Nov.25, 2013

We took a field trip to our local Cole Haan store over the weekend to see their new holiday offerings. The store looked amazing, the staff was lovely and there were many drool-worthy new bags and boots that had us rethinking our gift lists. This year for the holidays they've introduced Cole Haan & Friends, a grouping of products complementary to their line from like-minded companies. ….and (drum roll please…) we are thrilled to be included! Our set of exclusive cards for Cole Haan & Friends is both letterpress printed and foil stamped in our NW Portland studio. See the full offerings here, and the boxed set of greetings we designed for Cole Haan here.

P.s. We love this illustration of Tess by Lauren Tamaki for Cole Haan & Friends

Egg Press for Schoolhouse Electric

Sep.23, 2013
categories: collaboration

Did you get something beautiful and inspiring in the mail this weekend? My brand-spanking new Schoolhouse Electric catalog arrived just in time for the autumnal equinox which suddenly has me in a cooking and cozying mood. The styling and merchandising is top-notch and my wishlist is long. We are so honored to have several Egg Press for Schoolhouse Electric styles included.

Shown above are the the wool Herringbone Rug (also in black), the hand silk-screened linen Egg Press Arrow Napkins (also in grey), the Dot Print Sheet Set (in grey or yellow), and the Anchor Tray which is made in Sweden out of birchwood and is dishwasher safe. Cool!

New Egg Press Jungle Prints at Land of Nod

Jul.16, 2013
categories: collaboration

We always LOVE creating things for the cool kid's emporium Land of Nod and are happy to introduce our latest series of jungle prints that are perfect for kid's rooms and nurseries. They also make a great baby shower gift!

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