Pack of eight note cards with two letterpress owls
This crisp white card is a mini work of art. The two owls have a yin and yang feel to them—one is white, outlined in navy, and one is navy with white detail. As a spirit animal, the owl symbolizes wisdom. Show a meeting of the minds by using this sweet note card to check in with a friend or attach it to a gift.
Letterpress is the use of blocks of moveable letters, symbols and numbers pressed onto paper. It dates back to the mid-15th century, when it was the go-to method of printing books, papers and documents. By the 19th century, speedier, more modern methods replaced letterpress, but it was still widely used into the 20th century, and today, is mostly used by artists. The makers of this tiny, flat note card paid attention to every detail: The corners are softly rounded, the paper is a sturdy 300-gram card stock, and the envelopes have a honeycomb print inside. Sold in a pack of eight, these cards are approximately 2.5” x 3.5”.
Le Typographe, based in Brussels, uses traditional wood and metal printing type and age-proven methods to create modern note cards and notepads. Its letterpress studio, a hub of design and innovation, is filled with 800 drawers of lead letters with which to work, which ensures that each handmade product provides a visual treat to both the sender and receiver. From the printing to the packaging, their handmade collection of paper goods is both functional and beautiful.
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