Design is the Key and Interview

April 30th, 2010

I completely adore these hand-crafted mixed media cards by Kanella seen on Graphic Exchange. Inspired by the story of Ariadne, a princess of divine beauty, the embossed cards are woven with a yellow thread to reveal a secret message. DESIGN is the KEY to the PATH towards the SUN. Both beautifully simplistic and graphically bold, this series truly embodies the power of great design.

Speaking of great design and hand-crafted work, Danni at Oh, Hello Friend is hosting Letterpress Week and has a pretty impressive line up of features, giveaways and interviews including one with yours truly. Definitely stop by when you get a chance and get ready for a ton of inspiration!

12 Responses to “Design is the Key and Interview”

  1. Victoria R Says:

    Those cards are pretty creative, I love that not only they look pretty but also must be cool to hold them because of all the textures!

    Very cool!

  2. Kitty Says:

    How pretty! I love that they come together so beautifully.

  3. Renee Says:

    Those are truly beautiful!

  4. danni h. Says:

    thank you for the message friend! loved your fabulous feature too! have a lovely weekend! xo.

  5. danni h. Says:

    thank you for the mention friend! loved your fabulous feature too! have a lovely weekend! xo.

  6. Stephanie H. Says:

    Great interview at Oh, Hello Friend. I’ve been following your blog for a long time now and love to hear how people got their start. My office actually has 3 (or more?) letterpresses, I’ve always wanted to have plates made and create some work on them, but I’ve never found the time. I know it feels like cheating not hand-setting all the type, but we have to reasonable about time these days!

    Keep up the great work!

  7. and flowers pick themselves Says:

    these are fantastic. i love that shade of yellow. thanks for sharing.

    xo Alison

  8. Lilia Says:

    Love the color and texture of these cards and the idea of the “path towards the sun” is really interesting.

  9. Sandy Says:

    wow, these cards are stunning!! love the detail and the fun yellow stitching! loved reading your feature on oh, hello friend too! =)

  10. minitoko Says:

    amazing work ! good for inspiration ! thank you for sharing !

  11. Rena Says:

    What a great concept – I love the mixed media use!

  12. evie s. Says:

    It’s not everyday something like this catches my eye and makes me stop in my tracks…but these did just that! Just stunning!