Meet Michael McGettigan and Nestor Torres, founders of Publetters. The name suggests exactly what one might think: letter writing while enjoying a pint (or two). Here, the two share their thoughts on a certain cherished letter to a Philadelphia policeman, bi-lingual correspondence and the wonderful moment that is “the turn.”
Organizers Michael and Nestor. Photo courtesy of Maria Pouchnikova.
When did your interest in the epistolary world begin?
Michael: Oh, we’ve written letters since grade school in my family—not a lot, but regularly. In the past ten years, as email has become just like another task, letters have become special again for me and for the people I write to. Continue reading
While the National Stationery Show is certainly a time for us to show off our new collections as well as old favorites, we also love admiring the wonderfully creative work of our peers and — since they come from all over the world — meeting them in person.
Which is why we were thrilled take part in the 8th Annual Paper Party, which was generously hosted by Oh So Beautiful Paper and Delphine Press.
The party is a chance for stationers, designers, press operators and press to mingle, sip & nibble, and — of course — talk paper. The party was a-hoppin, so unfortunately we couldn’t speak with everyone, but we did get to chat with the lovely folks from The Happy Envelope, Southern Living, Stationery HQ and Mr. Boddington’s Studio.
We must say, it’s quite fun exchanging ooh’s & ahh’s over business cards, sharing favorite design finds from the day and now having a stationery stop in pretty much every city we’ve ever wanted to visit. And what else is fun?
Receiving the Best. Gift Bag. Ever. (We saved the Crane & Co. goodies for the other guests.)
It was the perfect end to a great show. See you all next year!
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A picture of our Limited Edition print & National Stationery Show invitation
After two days of drilling, assembling, hanging and placing…
It was finally time for some admiring. The 2012 National Stationery Show kicked off today, and New York City’s Javits Center was abuzz with all things paper.
Last week, we had the pleasure of being invited to be part of the Lenox Wedding Planner Tour.
Our mission, should we have chosen to accept it (which we did, of course): Provide the invitations that would serve as the inspiration for the Design Challenge.
The challenge: Choose one of our wedding invitations and design a dinner table around it.
The planners were spread out among several properties (the Appletree Inn, Winthrop Estate, Seven Hills Inn, Gateways Inn, Rookwood Inn and Garden Gables Inn) around Lenox, Massachusetts, which is nestled in the heart of the Berkshires.
We were asked to hold court over the Winthrop Estate designers: Annie Lee from Daughter of Design, Krista Njapa of C&G Weddings and Ariella Chezar of Ariella Flowers. Below are a few photos that show off the Crane & Co. invitations they chose on the tables they beautifully designed.