California Letterpress Art Print by Paper Parasol Press

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.

New York Letterpress Art Print by Paper Parasol Press

Detail New York Letterpress Art Print by Paper Parasol Press

Hawaii Letterpress Art Print by Paper Parasol Press

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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