It’s time for another Paper Muse series post, highlighting fabulous and inspirational people and shops that are leaders in the stationery industry! Today, we’re profiling some great pals: Carrie Gifford and Hal Mertz of Red Cap Cards. A husband-and-wife team, this Los Angeles duo curates a variety of talented illustrators into one large collection of designs that make up Red Cap Cards. From Jon Klassen to Christian Robinson, Yelena Bryksenkova, Lesley Barnes and many, many more, Red Cap Cards stocks the hottest illustrators in the art world today. Read more about their life and business below. Thank you so much, Carrie & Hal!
Crazy days at the National Stationery Show in New York City this week! We wanted to bring all of you, attendees and absentees alike, a pictorial of our booth, plus little peeks at some friends and lovely booths around the exposition.
Our booth was a floral explosion: flower bombing and watercolor mischief encouraged. Turns out you don’t need paint to make watercolor washes – flowers work too! Besides showing off our style, we had the opportunity to hob-knob with many brilliant greeting card and stationery designers, fans, retailers and paper enthusiasts. We are pleased as punch with the outcome and can’t wait to browse Instagram to see more of the #NSS2015 photos. In the meantime, here are some of our booth, plus snapshots we borrowed of other fun exhibitors at the show. Be sure to click on their Instagram accounts to see more. Thank you, New York!
Did you know that before they were household names, Robert Indiana, Joseph Cornell, and Andy Warhol all designed holiday cards for MoMA? In fact, Robert Indiana’s LOVE graphic was first conceived as a MoMA card. Begun in 1954, MoMA’s annual line of award-winning holiday greetings has been a cherished tradition that has helped establish up-and-coming artists and designers. We’ve been so privileged to be making cards for the program for over 10 years. Fun fact: the paper engineering experiments done for MoMA over the years also came in handy in conceiving and designing Razzle-Dazzle Ruby, Masha’s first pop-up book. Today, for our second Paper Muse installment, we’re lucky to feature Karen Hernandez, current Product Development and Art Reproductions manager at MoMA; read on for an insider’s peek behind the curtain at the revered institution.
We’re starting a brand new series here on masha.com – Paper Muse, to spotlight people and shops we love to work with in the stationery industry! Today we’re so excited to chat with Eliza Brown, Retail Manager of The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. This beautiful museum makes us feel like kids in a candy store for two big reasons. First, picture books is a major enduring love (something we very much share with Eliza) and influence on Masha’s art and this place exhibits original works from the very best. Second, the founder – the great Eric Carle wrote a beautiful endorsement on Masha’s first pop-up picture book Razzle-Dazzle Ruby – a dream come true! Read on for a glimpse of what it takes to run a well-curated shop and what’s coming up next in this magical place.
We were honored to be interviewed by the lovely Ecka and Pecka blog! Read about how to take advantage of an impressive collection of pajamas and other vital skills here.