Vintage Inspired Prints Bring a Holiday Feel to Every Home

Operating from the San Francisco Bay area, Paper Parasol Press create hand-crafted art prints and paper goods. Believing that old-fashioned writing makes for the best correspondence Paper Parasol Press focus on modern designs, with a touch of vintage style. For today’s post I wanted to share a few images from their travel-themed map series. The collection provides an illustrated taster of American states, their landmarks and what makes them great.

Inspired by vintage tea towels and souvenir plates, the prints are a stylish alternative to mass produced, disposable souvenir gifts. Each letterpress print is hand-pulled on a vintage Vandercook #3 proof press from the 1950’s. Using 3 colour letterpress, the designs are printed on a crisp white heavyweight board. The cotton paper stock is specifically made for letterpress, highlighting the texture created by the traditional print process.

I love the sweet, clean graphics and soft colour palette of this map series and think they would be a bright, affordable way to brighten any home. They also make a great gift idea for fans of travel, Americana, or those simply wishing to remember a special trip.



Featured Letterpress Art Prints measure 8″ x 10″ and retail at $28.00. To see the full range, stock or purchase from the collection please visit the Paper Parasol Press Etsy Shop.

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