Whenever we travel to Japan we always bring back a few of these Pochi Bukuro, small envelopes to enclose a token of your gratitude. They come in a wide variety of designs including traditional, seasonal and contemporary. We found these modern designs at Japanese site, Klastyling. We love the simplicity of the designs and felt that this would be a wonderful weekend project. Complete instructions in Japanese can be found here.
Images: Courtesy of Klastyling.
Tokyo Pear is a letterpress studio and shop that got its start in Seattle, Washington and then relocated to Japan in 2007. The brand is owned by Eriko and Darren who decided to introduce independent letterpress to Japan. Their graphics are minimal and show a definite folk art influence. You can follow them on their website and purchase a few of their items on Etsy.
Images: Courtesy of Tokyo Pear.
Daniela Koenn and Marcel Hornung left a hectic agency life to channel their creative talents into
the Berlin-based paper store, “Pleased To Meet You”. Daniela is the talent behind their signature minimal illlustrations. Knowledge of materials and production processes assures their customers that they are receiving high quality products. You can view their work on their website, Instagram and Facebook. They also ship internationally from their online shop.
Images: Courtesy of “Pleased To Meet You.”