New! Letterpress journals & notecards from Chronicle Books, Boxcar Press and Mohawk

From the Masako Kubo collection

At Mohawk, we’ve long been fans of letterpress. Our fine papers practically beg to be pressed on a Heidelberg or Vandercook, and many designers and letterpress printers choose Mohawk for the beautiful, lush, tactile qualities of our fine papers.

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From the Briefly Noted collection

As much as we love letterpress, we also cherish collaboration. A forward-thinking group, we’re always looking to create exciting new partnerships, opportunities and projects. So imagine our delight when we were presented with an opportunity to collaborate with some of our favorites: Boxcar Press and Chronicle Books.

In conjunction with these two incredible companies, we are thrilled to announce a new line of letterpress journals and notecards.

From the Klas Fahlén collection

From the Klas Fahlén collection

These beautifully illustrated journals and notecards were created by talented designers including Klas Fahlén, Masako Kubo and Michael Carabetta.  Each collection is made in New York State – made with Mohawk paper (Cohoes, NY) and hand printed by the talented print professionals at Boxcar Press (Syracuse, NY).

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The Masako Kubo collection features notecards and journals designed by the artist who studied illustration in England and is now based in Tokyo, Japan. These delicate, earthy designs are elegantly inspired by nature and are sure to invoke a case of spring fever.

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The Klas Fahlén collection features notecards and matching journals featuring bold colors and whimsical designs. The Stockholm-based illustrator is known for his sophisticated drawings which have appeared in New York magazine, Monocle, and in partnership with world renowned brands including Veuve Clicquot, and Kate Spade, among others.

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The Briefly Noted collection features black and white typographical designs infused with bold pops of color. Michael Carabetta, creative director at Chronicle Books and a passionate advocate for artists, developed this collection to serve as an attractive, gender-neutral, all occasion line.

The 5 ½” x  8 ½” letterpressed journals are packaged in sets of two. Each features a letterpressed cover (2 designs) on Mohawk Via Felt Bright White 110# Cover, with 64 pages of unlined Mohawk Britehue 60T colored paper.

The letterpressed notecards are packaged in sets of 10 folded cards (2 designs) on Mohawk Via Felt Bright White 110# Cover, with 10 complementary colored envelopes (Mohawk Britehue 60T).

Here’s a quick behind-the-scenes look at the letterpress printing process at Boxcar Press. Notice the pride in the details and the true craftsmanship and dedication that Harrold Kyle and his team at Boxcar Press proudly display in this video.

These beautiful new products are proudly made in New York State, and are now available through Chronicle Books.  Hurry and place your order while they last!

ENTER TO WIN a set of journals and matching notecards by commenting below. Tell us your favorite set and why! We’ll be giving away one set from each artist all this week – enter until Thursday 3/27 at 3pm EST.

Stay tuned for an interview with illustrator Klas Fahlen and more giveaways on our social media channels later this week!

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Comments (22)

  1. Posted by Arsenio on 03.25.14 at 10:13 am

    I think all of them are great, but I rather like Klas Fahlén collection ;-)

  2. Posted by Christina on 03.25.14 at 10:43 am

    I love the briefly noted and masako kubo collections. They are the perfect cards to follow up after an interview to help leave a lasting impression. Pun intended.

  3. Posted by Betsy on 03.25.14 at 10:57 am

    I love LOVE the Masako Kubo collection. If these cards can’t get my dear sister to write back to me, I don’t know what will!

  4. Posted by BEE EASTMAN on 03.25.14 at 11:06 am

    SNAILMAIL MAKES ME FEEL GOOD TO SEND AND LOOK AT ~ I’D LOVE TO PULL OUT OF MY POCKETBOOK A JOURNAL FROM The Klas Fahlén collection OR SEND A NOTE TO A FRIEND USING THIS Klas Fahlén collection.xo Bee

  5. Posted by Allison on 03.25.14 at 1:39 pm

    I love the Briefly Notes ETC ETC one – that is exactly what I use these size notebooks for.

  6. Posted by gale zucker on 03.25.14 at 2:11 pm

    Love these (love all letterpress but these are spectacular), My faves are the Klas Fehlen thank you notes in red white and blue. Love them.

  7. Posted by Tracy on 03.25.14 at 6:27 pm

    Love the Klas Fahlén collection. So graphic and bold.

  8. Posted by Leora on 03.25.14 at 6:42 pm

    I love the Briefly Noted collection for the bold typography and choice of color. What great sets all, though! Fabulous collaborations!

  9. Posted by Christina on 03.25.14 at 8:53 pm

    I almost wrote briefly noted, but I’m going with Masako Kubo.

    They’re all lovely.

  10. Posted by Paul Rozewski Jr on 03.25.14 at 9:19 pm

    The Klas Fahlen collection is awesome. Captures my personality and whimsy with its use of bright, bold color on the inside and fun design on the outside!

  11. Posted by Allyson on 03.26.14 at 8:00 am

    Totally loving the Klas Fahlén collection! Well done all around guys.

  12. Posted by Mike on 03.26.14 at 10:43 am

    I like the Briefly Noted collection – simple, intriguing and a retro feel!

  13. Posted by Grace on 03.26.14 at 11:47 am

    When it comes to inspiration, design is everything. The Masako Kubo collection reminds me of everything I love about spring—warmth, beauty, and happiness. For me, this season has always been a time to start fresh and reconnect, and I can think of no better way to do that than by sending loved ones a personal, handwritten message on one of these cards. It could just be a simple ‘hello’—but the design and quality of the card makes even that simple greeting feel intimate and special.

  14. Posted by Mapi on 03.27.14 at 11:10 am

    The Masako Kubo collection is my favorite!
    I love how they play with the 2 ink design and the way they mix it up in the leaves. It would be an adorable thank you note for my wedding guests! <3

  15. Posted by stephanie on 03.27.14 at 12:18 pm

    Briefly Noted is lovely and my fave!

  16. Posted by Awinton on 03.27.14 at 2:44 pm

    I love the Klas Fahlen! So retro but so fresh.

  17. Posted by Brooke Takhar on 03.27.14 at 2:49 pm

    Oh the Klas Fahlen collection makes me so happy!

  18. Posted by Linda on 03.27.14 at 5:43 pm

    Masako Kubo collection – Florals are my huge weakness while I love the combination of a loud color paired with a neutral. Exhibits spring and summer vibes

  19. Posted by Ambrosia on 03.27.14 at 7:00 pm

    I really hope I didn’t miss this! I love the Klas Fahlen! It’s got a vintage twist that I adore.

  20. Posted by Chris Medley on 03.27.14 at 9:05 pm

    I love Klas Fahlén. It reminds of 60s cartoons. So much fun.

  21. Posted by Natalie Semczuk on 03.28.14 at 9:06 am

    Hi All – winners have been chosen by a random number generator and notified. Thanks!

  22. Posted by PS on 03.28.14 at 12:28 pm

    Briefly Noted of course as my initials are PS and how could I resist!

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