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Posted Date: 10/11/2011

Art Before (& During) Function

By Dorothy Creamer, Editor-in-Chief

Perhaps it’s the allure of having something custom-made that drives the surge in popularity of hand-drawn or painted styles. In a digital age where so much art can be reproduced through computer programs, it’s a refreshing trend to see that hand-made illustrations still are a strong niche for sales in stationery.
 

 
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Shira Leuchter offers this invitation and reply card that are reproduced from the artist’s hand-painted illustrations. The cards measure 5” x 7” and are printed on eco-friendly paper. Matching reply cards, map cards, menus and the like are also available. For more information, visit www.shiraleuchter.com.
 









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The signature style of Rifle Paper Company has established designer Anna Bond as one of the freshest designers today. The Hanging Garden Notepad is filled with hand-painted florals sure to brighten any desk. The pad includes 85 tear-off sheets and retails for $8. For more information, visit www.riflepaperco.com.
 
 










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The Thank You Zinnias notecards from Dear Hancock feature yellow and orange zinnias in a glass jar. The A2 size cards retail for $4. For more information, visit www.dearhancock.com.
 













K-B_Pirate_BirthdayCard.jpgKate & Birdie Paper Co. hits the high seas of style with the little pirate birthday card. It is hand-illustrated and printed on recycled stock made with wind power using vegetable-based inks.  Paired with a 100% recycled brown bag envelope and enclosed in biodegradable cello wrap.  The suggested retail is $4.50. For more information, visit www.kateandbirdie.com.
 
 






 
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Natalie Wargin offers the Black Bear Climbing card. The A2 card is available as a counter card or boxed. The suggested retail for one is $1.75. It can be blank or greeted. For more information, visit www.nataliewargin.com.
 











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Tamagrams’ distinct style on an array of notecards including the Rose and Vine Baby Carriage card. The cards retail for $3.50. For more information, visit www.tamagrams.com.
 
 
 

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