Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Lovely lettering

To celebrate a love of vintage typography, we've compiled a few of our favourite retro signs collected over the years. Even the simplest of typographic design looks lovely when such craftsmanship had gone into the design. Inspired by the simplistic designs of the past is a recent notecard design with a pop of colour found when the envelope is opened.

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

For the love of letterpress

Letterpress is a form of printing that was developed in the mid-15th century in which a reversed, raised surface was covered with ink and then pressed into a sheet of paper to obtain a positive right-reading image. Letters and images were set by hand and the result of this workmanship left an impression into the paper, giving a wonderful visual definition to the artwork. Letterpress became nearly obsolete with the need for a quicker method of printing, but is currently seeing a revival in the printing world as it evokes a quality and craftsmanship that is not often found in other printing methods today. R+J adores letterpressing just about any invitation or notecard as we believe the lovely texture it creates adds to the modern-vintage look we strive to achieve.

Friday, 20 August 2010

One stop shop

R+J have recently launched a boutique on the wonderfully stylish website mydeco.com. Have a look around the site for some interior design inspiration and of course some fabulous notecards!

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Sail away

After a recent trip to Nantucket, R+J is feeling the lure of all things nautical. From a chic nautical stripe to that perfect shade of blue, the nautical look conjures up the feeling of a perfect summer afternoon on the water. Nautical notecards are now up on the site and are the perfect bit of summer to send to a friend.

Wednesday, 11 August 2010

Why, thank you very much

Using the bespoke pattern created for their wedding as a background, this thank you card was created to feature a photograph of the beautiful bride and groom. The envelope was hand-lined with a gold colour matching the pattern. The photo was slotted into the front of the card which allows the receiver to keep the photo as a momento. Sure to bring back memories of the happy day!

Monday, 9 August 2010

Ruling the Kingdom

This is Your Kingdom is a wonderful new site celebrating all things British made, grown and loved. Their motto is to 'Live and Love Local' and keeps us up to date on what's cool and what's happening around the UK. We are oh-so-excited to be featured in the London section! Check out our feature here...http://www.thisisyourkingdom.co.uk

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Scenes from the Market

R+J have spent a few wonderful Saturdays at Portobello Market recently. We've met some lovely people and the sunny London weather didn't hurt either! For those who couldn't make it down to the Market, have a peek at a few snaps below.