We leave for New York today, and we're so excited about the show! We'll make new relationships with buyers, reconnect with old friends, and see all the beautiful paper we can handle. Will you be at the show? Come say hello! (We'll have lots of free goodies to share.) Here's our official release:
Constellation & Co., a Seattle letterpress stationery company, will be exhibiting for the first time at signature mix. The signature mix market, in NYC May 18-21, 2014 brings together a group of trade shows in the Javits Center: The National Stationery Show, Gift>it, C&LA and #fresh. Constellation & Co. will be exhibiting at The National Stationery Show, in the Ladies of Letterpress booth #2463-7.
Founded in 2009 by husband and wife team Brad and Sara McNally, Constellation & Co. has several years of client work and wholesale experience under their belt, and has set out to make 2014 their major trade show debut. In addition to their Ladies of Letterpress partnership, Constellation & Co. will also be joining sixty-three Etsy Wholesale sellers in Etsy Wholesale’s signature mix partnership.
All of Constellation & Co.’s stationery products are printed on antique hand-fed and treadle-operated printing presses in their historic Pioneer Square studio. They use traditional print methods, hand setting wood and lead type one letter at a time. Their new line includes boxed and single greeting cards, postcards, mini cards, art prints, and blank books. The line includes two local collaborations, including a series of vegetable cards that enclose a package of organic seeds from Seattle Seed Co. and a series of cards and blank books featuring Treehouse Point’s handcrafted treehouses (of Animal Planet’s Treehouse Masters fame). Many of the pieces in C&Co.’s new line feature one of Sara’s hand-carved wood engravings. Dating back to the 15th century, wood engraving is the perfect historic complement to hand-set type and letterpress printing.
Sara and Brad, Constellation & Co.’s founders, moved to Seattle in 2009 after graduating from the Ringling College of Art & Design with a pair of graphic design degrees. For their work in C&Co., Sara is the owner/operator, designer and letterpress printer, and Brad takes care of the web & tech side of things. For more information, to place an order, or for additional press information, visit C&Co. at the National Stationery Show in booth #2463-7 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.