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The Ladies of Letterpress: News + A New Book Release

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The Ladies of Letterpress is an international community of letterpress printers and print enthusiasts. Founded in 2009 by Jessica White and Ksenyia Thomas, LoLP’s mission is to promote the art and craft of letterpress printing and to encourage the voice and creative vision of women printers. (Membership is open to both men and women.) The organization allows members to share advice, resources and inspiration – and aims to help members become self-sustaining printers. Furthermore »

What’s old is new: Introducing four Heritage Colors in the newly redesigned Strathmore Swatchbook

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We’re celebrating the 75th anniversary of Strathmore Writing Papers, and the 10th anniversary as steward of the legendary Strathmore brand.

To honor the longstanding heritage of the brand, we’ve introduced four new colors to the Strathmore line within the new Strathmore swatchbook.

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The Artwork of Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum

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Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum at Quinnipiac University, located in Hamden, Connecticut, holds the world’s largest collection of paintings, sculptures, and other visual media relating to Ireland’s Famine (1845-52), and is the only museum of its kind.

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To Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness

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This Fourth of July holiday, you can celebrate patriotism by wearing red, white + blue, attending parades and fireworks displays, singing The Star Spangled Banner, or by reflecting on the words and wisdom of past U.S. Presidents.

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Memorable Father’s Day Gifts

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The U.S Census Bureau estimates there are 70.1 million fathers in the United States. With Father’s Day nearing, we thought we’d share our favorite paper-related gift ideas for the favorite Dads in your life.

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The Craft of Wood Engraving

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Wood engraving is one of the earliest forms of illustration for books and newspapers. Prior to the invention of modern day photography and printing technology, an artist would painstakingly engrave an image by hand-cutting detailed grooves into a wood block, add ink, and gently apply pressure to achieve a printed image.

Over time, the process of printing has become much more efficient with the development of new technologies, yet for many, the process of wood engraving has endured as a creative form and artistic endeavor. 

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