Category Archives: Small Business

Moontree Press

MoontreePressThought we would start off the New Year with something green as shown in these letterpress cards and tags from Moontree Press. This small letterpress studio is located in Durham, Pennsylvania presided over by Rebecca Kutys, designer, printer and horticulturist. We love her green images as well as her production core value:

“Minimizing environmental impact is a core value here, and we take great care to keep our carbon footprint minimal.  Year by year, we are increasing our commitment to eco-friendly methods of production.  With platemaker, guillotine cutter, presses and supporting equipment fully on site, we have eliminated emissions from outsourcing any phase of production.  Following production, all letterpress plates and paper scraps are recycled.”

“Our in-house paper stock is made from 100% recycled, acid-free rag cotton.  This stock is tree-free.  Any scraps left over from production are saved for year-end holiday tag printing.  And scraps less than 1″ are shredded and composted.”

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Images: Courtesy of Moontree Press.

Ava & Yves

Ava&YvesAva & Yves brand is the creation of German graphic designer, Geraldine Koppmann Ribbrock. The label was launched in 2013 developing primarily stationery and paper goods. Today her illustrations and designs has been produced into a wider range of product to include porcelain, textiles and wool. We are particularly fond of their seasonal wrapping paper. You can follow them on their website and here on Facebook. Their products are available  at handmade product marketplace, Dawanda.

Images: Courtesy of Ava & Yves.


LemonniAnnie Chen is the freelance graphic designer behind the shop and brand, Lemonni. The Vancouver-based studio produces handcrafted home decor and personal accessories embellished with colorful and whimsical patterns inspired by nature, animals and travel.

Images: Courtesy of Lemonni.

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