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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.

Weddingpalooza Part 3: Cassie and Aaron

Sep.30, 2014
categories: community, events, Friends

Love has really been in the air this Summer. Our third wedding feature is a double whammy of sorts in which two Eggpressers got married TO EACHOTHER. Aww...Our dear resident sweethearts Cassie and Aaron tied the knot in a very sweet, very them, wedding and party, followed by a great Hawaiian honeymoon. Read on for details...

Where/how did you get engaged?

For Thanksgiving last year, Aaron and I decided to rent a cabin, just the two of us, on Mt. Hood. We spent one of the days hiking around Trillium Lake which was totally frozen over and magical. We didn't realize that the park was closed and we were not supposed to be hiking there during the off season (which explains why we were pretty much the only people around). We stopped along the way to rest and after some time I asked Aaron if he was ready to continue the hike and he said "No..." and then dropped on one knee, fished a box from his jacket and proposed. It was a total, and very pleasant, surprise.

Can you tell us about your invites and anything about the design process?

We knew that we wanted to design the suite ourselves and involve a hand drawn element. After a couple months of back a forth and not feeling solid on what we were working on, I drew a tiny, rough sketch of some flowers on a piece of scrap paper. One night I came home to find that Aaron had scanned in the sketch, added type, and turned it into the invite. And with all the elements from earlier design ideas, we had plenty to pull from for signage throughout the event so all those rough drafts came into use.

Was there a theme to your wedding?

I guess I would say the theme was "personal" which seems obvious for a wedding but truly, almost every single element of the wedding had a hand-in from a good friend or family member and the love really showed. The decorations, music, drinks, flowers, photography and officiation were all done by friends. We have a talented group of people in our lives and we feel very lucky!

What was the location?

Our ceremony was held outdoors at the lovely Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden and the reception was also outdoors at our home in southeast Portland. PDX represent!

And the bride wore?

I had been struggling to find a dress so my good friend Kara hooked me up with a brilliant designer and seamstress, Diane Brush, who custom made my dress. It's a two piece dress inspired by the Cortana wedding collection. The top is halter style with an open back and made out of a super soft linen. The skirt is lined with 4 layers of thin soft cotton and two layers of tulle. It also has pockets where I stored my handkerchief, vows, and my hands when there wasn't a frozen margarita in them. I wore Loeffler Randall, metallic gold, gladiator style sandals that have this really great scallop along the straps.

What was the most exciting part of the wedding?

That's a tough one but I think our favorite part of the wedding was the spontaneous basement reunion show our friends put on at the end of the evening. It made all that beer and red wine on the carpet totally worth it.

Schoolhouse Electric's 10 Year Party

Jun.24, 2013
categories: community, events

A great big congratulations is in order to our friends at Schoolhouse Electric on their 10th anniversary! We were so happy to celebrate with them at an old-fashioned BBQ picnic on the front loading dock. There was lots of good food (Salt & Straw ice cream!) and cute kids, as well as new puppy on the block, the Boston Terrier "Blue". Oh and gorgeous flowers by Anna Mara, of course!

Schoolhouse Electric has come a long way in 10 years and we are so excited to see what they have up their sleeve for the next decade. You can check out founder and owner, Brian Faherty, speaking at this year's TEDxPortland event here.

Egg Press is Hiring!

Apr.29, 2013
categories: community, studio

We're growing here and looking for a traffic and project coordinator to help in our custom printing department. This is a full-time position and you can read all about the job listing here.

Egg Press + Schoolhouse Electric Sample Sale

Apr.18, 2013
categories: community, events

We are so excited to be joining forces with our friends at Schoolhouse Electric for our first ever joint sample sale. We will have loads of cards for $1 and Schoolhouse Electric will be selling off floor models and accessories at great prices.

When: April 26-27 (10-6), April 28 (11-4)
Where: Schoolhouse Electric, 2181 NW Nicolai St, Portland OR

And for our friends who aren't in Portland, don't despair, you can get in on the fun too! We will be launching an online sample sale tomorrow at eggpress.com. The online sale will run through the 26th.

Egg Press elective!

Apr.19, 2012

We do all we can to support local schools and have been wanting to teach classes to young artists for years. An opportunity to partner with local public school, the Metropolitan Learning Center (MLC) presented itself recently and we jumped at the chance to participate. The class is a seven-week elective in letterpress printing and screenprinting where students (ranging in age from 12-14) get to learn about the business, technique, and art behind Egg Press. We keep it fun by mixing talks and training with hands-on activities to let the kids get their hands inky. We are excited to share our love of printing and to see what these young talents produce in the coming weeks!

If you are in Portland this coming Monday 4/23, all proceeds from our sample sale (all letterpress cards are $1!!) benefit MLC.

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