Begin It

Fold-over Greeting Card – Set of 12
“A Glad New Year”
Printed in winter, 2015

In 1786 at the age of 37, German writer Johann Wolfgang von Goethe voluntarily abandoned an established career as a writer to drench himself in a multi-year immersion of 16th-century Italian art. Along the way, he embellishing on his grand adventure through journaling and writing letters to friends. Years later they were published in a book called Italian Journey.

In 2015 I abandoned a long career in graphic design to chase a passion project about the “genius, power and magic” of artistic printing. Artships Press is my “Italian Journey” through the decorative art and craft aesthetic of the 20th-century. 

Greeting card design with a crescent moon on the front that reads “January 1, 2016, A Glad New Year.”Letterpress print of a poem by German writer Johann Wolfgang von Goethe about beginning dreams.Inside greeting card quote by German writer Johann Wolfgang von Goethe about beginning dreams.

A two-sided card featuring dramatic contrasts and a peek-a-boo liner that’s decoratively wrapped with red satin ribbon. Produced with photopolymer plates and put to rest on European mold made cotton paper.

Imperfectly handmade and 100% human-powered on a C&P Platen Press at Kiss The Paper in Hamilton, Canada.

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