While the price of Thornwillow Press' hand-bound, limited edition letterpress printed books—meant to last more than a lifetime—can reach a couple thousand dollars, you can still get a taste of the brand's dedication to quality and design through their paper stationery. The Newburgh, New York-based book makers have just announced their 2014 spring collection so we're swapping out our Profuse Thank You cards for their new gold Jumping Frog and copper Bicycle cards. The engraved motifs atop each heavyweight card are simple, freeing the sender to choose and focus on what they want to write. With motifs for any occasion, mood and age, no matter which you choose, these cards are certain to make you reach for a pen more often in lieu of typing out a quick email or text.
Thornwillow Press' boxed card sets, which include 10 flat cards and 10 tissue-lined envelopes, start at $45; the Jumping Frog and Bicycle cards are $55. Be sure to browse their other offerings, especially their books—from Lewis Caroll's 1871 poem "The Walrus and the Carpenter" to their most recent addition to Thornwillow's American Presidency Series, "Nine Lives of Theodore Roosevelt" (each copy bound by hand in green Moroccan goatskin) by Pulitzer Prizer winner Edmund Morris. If you want peruse some of their goods in person, visit their secret shop at the St Regis Hotel in NYC as well as Washington DC.
Photos by Nara Shin