Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Magpie Press

These letterpress prints have been around for a little while now, but I thought they deserved a mention here at The Little Paper House Press blog as they are beautifully printed, wonderfully illustrated and to my eyes so very inspiring.

Magpie Press based in Auckland New Zealand printed the cards below for the very talented Bec Wheeler.

How You Began (If You Where A Mountain) is a series of 5 cards (115mm x 75mm), with envelope, and they illustrate a love story between a hill and a mountain.  Bec Wheeler says that she gets a lot of the inspiration for her art work from the textures and patterns that surround her natural environment in New Zealand, making letterpress, with its tactile nature, the perfect printing solution for these cards!

Magpie Press don't disclose the paper stock, type of plates or inks used, but who cares!
They are beautiful, and go a long way in spreading the letterpress love around :)

How You Began (If You Were A Mountain).
Cards 1 – 5 illustrated by Bec Wheeler.
Printed by Magpie Press, Auckland NZ. Photos B.Wheeler.

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