|An envelope, printed by the CBA!|
|Envelopes, ready to be stuffed!|
|That blank is ready to be filled with your name|
These beautiful, hand-designed and hand-printed invitations are just one of the many ways the Center for Book Arts uses our space. Though we're mostly known for our classes and exhibitions, the Center's talented staff are always producing work for you, our readers, students, supporters, and members, every day. These envelopes and invitations are just a part of that. We believe in the artistry of typefaces and hand-printing, and just as we are always encouraging our artists, we are also here, doing the same.
What I love about these envelopes is that each one is unique; unlike the machines that mass-produce cards now, the Center sticks to the personal, hands-on technique. Like the books, posters, and cards our artists make, there is something extra beautiful about them being designed, formatted, inked, and pressed, here in our own studio.
Members and benefactors, expect one of these to appear in your mailbox soon (they should be going out sometime next week). If you are not a member and would like to become one (for a hand-made invitation, who wouldn't? You can almost smell the ink drying...) visit us online at www.centerforbookarts.org, call us at 212-481-0295, or stop by at 28 W 27th Street, 3rd Floor. Keep your eyes open for more information on our website, and mark your calendars for Wednesday, April 4th, 2012! It's going to be a lovely time for a wonderful cause, and your support will allow us to continue to encourage and teach the production of hand-printed things, to provide classes and studio rentals for book and letterpress artists, and to keep designing, printing, binding, and creating. Thank you!
Have any stories about your favorite part of the Center? Want to give us suggestions or comments? Comment on this post, email us at email@example.com, visit us on Facebook (/centerforbookarts) or follow us on Twitter (@center4bookarts). Can't wait to see you there!