Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Colossal Clean Up

This is my imaginary book cover for a kids comic book titled Colossal Clean Up - How one squid rid the sea of plastic waste.

Right that's enough on squids for the moment.
Time to move onto something else


Saturday, 25 March 2017

Colossal letterpress print

Late last year I was working on project that required me to do some research into vintage graphic design. I spent many days looking at posters, match boxes, stamps, packaging, and book covers (which I especially enjoyed!). This is where the inspiration for this print, it's colours and theme came from - adventures and tales of mystical creatures from the sea.

It features a colossal squid as well as 5 colossal colours! If you know anything about letterpress you'll appreciate that getting this many colours to register, on a manually operated antique printing press, is an adventure in itself.

I hope you love it and can appreciate the effort, time, and love that went into this one.
Its available from my ETSY store.

I have another colossal idea I'm currently working on as an extension from this print.
Look out for my next post to find out what it is.


Tuesday, 12 April 2016

New letterpress greeting cards 2016

It has been a crazy, and full on start to the year of me. I'm not fortunate enough to be able to work on The Little Paper House Press full time yet, so other priorities have made it a slow start here at The Little Paper House Press HQ.

I always like to start the new year with new cards, but inspiration came late this year, probably because I had my fingers in too many pies. Once the dust settled though, the ideas just kept coming and they haven't stopped!

Most of the inspiration for these new cards came from the illustrations in my sketch book. I'm extremely proud of these new designs and of the quality of our printing.

These new cards are all available to buy now via our etsy store.
 More new designs will be added in the next couple of months, so please be sure to come back soon!

LPHP Happy Birthday Sing-a-long greeting card $6 AUD

LPHP I love you greeting card $6 AUD

LPHP Thank you so much! greeting card $6 AUD

Sunday, 15 November 2015

Sydney ETSY handmade market 2015

We are kicking off the start of our Christmas markets with an appearance at the Sydney ESTY Made Local Market, 28th November 10-5 Seymour Centre Chippendale.
We will be selling our new Christmas range inspired by my collection of vintage metal plates, as well as our ever popular Christmas beetles, Christmas bush, and Christmas bells Australian range of cards and gift tags.

Look for us under our spanking new stand, in the shape of a little house.

You can check the complete line-up here.
(I'm personally looking forward to getting my hands on a Bill Murray pin by Amy Blue Illustration!)

Hope to see you amongst many of our most inspiring makers, creators and shakers.
Keep it local this Christmas.

Friday, 7 August 2015

Adventure and Explore letterpress notebooks

We've added some new notebooks to our range of products!
Adventure and Explore The Sea, and The Woods.

These A6 notebooks feature original illustrations that I drew, on the front and back, printed in two colours onto a beautiful stone coloured FSC card stock, and then finished off with rounded corners. Inside you will find 40 cream coloured, blank pages, in 80 gsm

They are light, compact making it easy to pop into a pocket or handbag.

We loved the design of these so much, we also printed them as greeting cards, making them a really cute card and gift package!

Available now via our online store 

The Little Paper House Press Adventure and Explore The Sea notebook

The Little Paper House Press Adventure and Explore The Sea greeting card

The Little Paper House Press Adventure and Explore The Woods greeting card

The Little Paper House Press Adventure and Explore The Woods notebook

The Little Paper House Press Adventure and Explore The Woods notebook

Thursday, 26 March 2015

Drawn to walk

Early this year I decided  I wanted to get fit. My gym membership wasn't going to do. It had remained unused for the last six years, and looking into the future I couldn't see that changing.  A dear friend had reminded me of how I loved to walk. A pleasure I had forgotten all about with the trivial nature of life, so I finally cancelled my gym membership, and started to walk around my local neighbourhood instead. What started as a way of getting fit without timetables, a car journey or fees, has also turned out to be a wonderful journey of discovery, and an unexpected source of inspiration.

I record this journey in the pages of my sketch book, images of which I post on my instagram feed.

The pictures below are an insight into the homes I draw inspiration from.
This is the story so far...


Thursday, 26 February 2015

New year. New cards. New format.

Its out with the old and in with the new!

We have revamped the format of our cards. All new designs will now be produced in a larger rectangular format (148x105mm folded), starting with these four new designs!

Available now via our on line store, or if you like to stroll the high streets, you can visit Pipstars or Blackbird Corner if you live in NSW, Australia.



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