One of the few perks of being housebound for long periods of time is that you get far more excited about new releases then ever before. So I am especially loving this sweet social distancing trio from Dahlia Press. Like most of her work, Stephanie infused these with a beautiful and honest simplicity that feels most timely (and timeless). Best of all, they are available in two ways, with a portion of both proceeds benefiting The American Red Cross.
You can download them here for $2 a pop (with you supplying the paper, printer and stamp) or you can buy the letterpressed versions here, here and here for $5.50. This Seattle maker is still shipping orders — possibly with a day or two lag, so sit tight — and offering 10% off each order with the code SMALLBIZ.
Meanwhile Elum and Andrea of Liss of Hannah Handmade have suspended normal operations to become mask makers. Andrea has partnered with partnered with the UIC College of Architecture, Design and the Arts, and Chicago Shakespeare Theater to make masks for Chicago hospitals, while in San Diego, Elum’s disposable face masks and KN95 respirator masks are available for purchase by police forces and hospitals.
If you have released any new designs or offerings, or are doing anything to help out, give me a shout at sarah@thepaperchronicles. And please stay well everyone!