Being a graphic designer brings with it the obsession with all things type, whether it be an irrational love of the ampersand (&) or an undying love for old printing presses and with the love of the latter, comes the lust for wood type. And my mother, as wonderful as she is, indulges my love of all things font related because she at heart is just as smitten with the written word as I am. So it's thanks to her that these 5 beauties sit upon my mantle, showing off the wear and tear of years of hard work. And also thanks to Preserve Cottage, an Etsy shop that specializes in "Vintage Letterpress Kitchenwares Homewares and Sundries." And with that, my heart is happy.
With Valentine's Day only a month away, its time to start thinking about what you want to get your loved one! I wanted to share with you something I've created—at first for myself—but am now selling in my Etsy shop! It would make a perfect gift for yourself as a keepsake or for the one you love. In particular, this is so perfect for your spouse—and I say spouse, because I sell a piece of art in my Etsy shop that is so very perfect for all the newlyweds and those closer to that golden anniversary! But its so versatile that it can be created for anyone, customized to you! Let's get on with it, shall we? I love typography and the recent trend in these past several years of stacked type. So, a few years ago, I took my wedding vows (which my husband wrote!) and turned them into a print I could frame around my house to break up the photos, and add some meaningful art. I just loved how it came out! And since I loved mine so much I thought maybe others would like the idea too so I started gifting them