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Thornwillow Press Correspondence Cards
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...
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Letterpress Matchboxes
Sarah and William Allardice, the print-happy duo at A Fine Matchbox Co., use their vintage windmill press to create an array of intriguing and special matchboxes, which encase their signature sturdy, blue-tipped, extra-long safety matches. Who has...
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The Airship
Bridging futurist design, letterpress technique and augmented reality, "The Airship" is a new graphic novel from Todd Thyberg. The writer, illustrator and publisher is also the founder of Angel Bomb Design + Letterpress, and has put his array of...
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A Slow Walk
Specializing in the unconventional and often overlooked, NYC's Boo-Hooray Gallery and 6 Decades Books present "A Slow Walk," a solo exhibit of illustrator Jason Polan. Opening today, 5 October, the show centers on a new, previously unseen letterpress...
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Out of Print
Most of us can relate to the feeling of walking away from a heavy web browsing session feeling dazed, empty-headed, and no better informed than when we sat down. Addressing the paradox of information overload, three London-based designers—...
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Poster II, The Hustler
According to multidisciplinary designer Joey Roth, a hustler is someone who creates something from inspiration, mediated by an uncompromising picture of reality, then launches it with precision into the world. To illustrate this archetype and the...
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Stukenborg Press
Based out Detroit's "Ponyride" studios, Brian Christopher Baker and his company, Stukenborg Press, are at the forefront of the ongoing letterpress resurgence. His prints embrace non-traditional materials—specifically, geometrical arrangements...
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Nicely Noted
Nostalgia for snail mail and an appreciation for contemporary design (and convenience) unite in Nicely Noted, a subscription service that delivers three handpicked letterpress cards each month. Founder Perry Nelson brings her eye for design to...
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Echoes of the Future
As food, clothing and home goods have skewed toward an old-timey vibe with a focus on handmade, locally crafted wares, so too has graphic design turned back the clock to the pre-digital age. Gestalten's latest release, Echoes of the Future, profiles...
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Code Cards
While class="none" might be the favorite snippet of HTML at the Cool Hunting office, user experience designer Matt Raw takes the humor behind web development languages to new heights with his cheeky set of letterpress Code Cards. Raw created three...
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Astier de Villatte
It took a recent visit to one of our favorite Paris shops to realize that despite using their products all the time we've never written about them. Astier de Villatte is a 15 year old lifestyle powerhouse founded by Benoît Astier de Villatte...
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Hour of Nine
While the enduring appeal of letterpress lends itself well to fussy scrolls and flourishes, the recent revival has led many designers to contrast the preciousness of the form with more contemporary images. Taking an elegantly adorable approach...
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Rogue Chocolatier
At a mere 24-years-old, Colin Gasko is fervently bringing the fine art of bean-to-bar chocolate making to the Midwest. Over the past few years, the Minneapolis-based Rogue Chocolatier has experimented with techniques and flavors for a well-crafted...
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Letterheady
Before email signatures and customized Twitter themes, people wanting to make an impression with correspondence turned to the gloriously idiosyncratic and oft-outrageous personal insignia stamped onto letters. Letterheady, a new website from writer...
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You and Me, The Royal We
Given the state of the world, we could all do with some levity. That's where You and Me, The Royal We comes in. Conceived by Brooklyn studio mates Oliver Jeffers, Mac Premo and Aaron Ruff of Digby and Iona (which we featured here), the recently-launched...
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Stank Sentiments for Sweethearts Valentine's Cards
Shirking typical Hallmark sentiments, Stank Sentiments for Sweethearts offers a different kind of nostalgia with a series of alternative boldface (and type) messages that borrow from rap lyrics to woo the one who makes your knees go week. We have...
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Pancake & Franks Limited Edition Prints
by Stephanie Miles With a signature style she calls "urbane and metropolitan," designer Stacy Pancake skillfully combines her finely-wrought illustrations with cheerful colors and whimsical designs for a colorful collection of limited edition prints...
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Eight Thank You Cards
Expressing appreciation for those who celebrated the season of giving makes a great way to begin the new year. We highlighted some of our favorite ways to say thanks here. From affectionate to witty, each card channels sincere sentiments of gratitude...
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Cool Hunting's Best of the Web Round-Up
by Miriam Brafman 1. Undercover SS10 Check out this series of mostly black-and-white stunning images from the Japanese high fashion brand's lookbook.via Scoute 2. Rebranding Playboy For a school project, MFA student Alex Cornell explains his process...
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Journal of Popular Noise Special Edition Giveaway
Our favorite ode to weird music and the singular satisfaction of printed artifacts, the Journal of Popular Noise's latest issue recently launched. Produced in limited editions of hand-folded, letter-press printed copies, the semi-annual audio...