Category Archives: Graphic Design

Of Note Stationers

We love these minimalist letterpress cards created by a Boston-based paper goods company, Of Note Stationers. The co-founders behind this brand is Kate the director of communications, sales and marketing and Isabel, the creative director and designer. We learn a little bit more about them in an interview with Lithe Collective blog:

“We like to say that Of Note Stationers was born out of our desire to slow down. In slowing down we learned what we deemed most important: appreciating the moment and cherishing and deepening relationships. Letter writing is the perfect way for us to focus on all three of these things. And that is how our line of meaningful correspondence cards came to be.”

 “We are perpetually inspired by the world around us and the interactions with the people in our lives. The sayings on our cards come from moments we personally want to preserve in writing and thoughts we want to prompt ourselves to share with others so as to be sure not to leave things unsaid. We are drawn to thoughtful, kind, and grateful mind-spaces for inspiration.”

You can follow the stationers at their website, Facebook and Instagram.  Some of their items are available here on Etsy.

Images: Courtesy of Of Note Stationers.

Clairice Gifford

Clairice Gifford is a designer and illustrator based in Salt Lake City, Utah. Her focus is in graphic design, surface pattern, lettering and illustration. Her work is influenced by her Swedish heritage, bright colors, travel and typography. In a Spoonflower blog she writes this about her work:

“I always start my designs with sketches in my notebook, but since I’m a graphic designer, most things eventually end up on the computer.”

The artist can be found on her website, Instagram, Behance and Dribble. She has an Etsy shop, Nifty Swank but she is currently on a short hiatus.

Images: Courtesy of Clairice Gifford.

Oeda Letterpress

We are loving these simple and delicate stationery designs created by Oeda Letterpress, a small print shop located in Osaka, Japan. It was initially operated by two persons, a pressman and a designer. Together they produce letter sets, postcards, washi tapes and textiles. The graphic designer works freelance under her studio name, Forest Design.

You can view more of the work on their website, Facebook and Instagram.

Images: Courtesy of Oeda Letterpress.