Paramount Theatre Collaboration

paramountengraving2 We've recently had the honor of collaborating on a line of exclusive new products with the historic Paramount Theatre. When STG Presents approached us to collaborate, the answer was a resounding "Yes!" How could we resist such a fun local collaboration?

Seattle Theatre Group is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit arts organization that owns and operates the historic Paramount Theatre, and operates the historic Moore and Neptune theaters in Seattle. Their mission is to make diverse performing arts and education an integral part of our region’s rich cultural identity while keeping these three landmark venues alive and vibrant. Since 1928, Washington residents and visitors have been entertained at Seattle’s magnificent Paramount Theatre. Millions have delighted in The Theatre’s architectural majesty, viewed countless films, and enjoyed thousands of performers from all corners of the globe. We are indeed honored!

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This beautiful art card features a wood engraving by Carl Montford and hand-set vintage lead type. We are so thankful that Carl was willing to work with us on this project! I've been learning wood engraving for some time now, but I'm still a student. Carl is the master! This card was (carefully!) printed on our platen press in the C&Co. studio. It is perfect for sending, gifting and framing. Its A7 size is easy to frame in any standard 5" x 7" frame.

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I'm obsessed with vintage marquee signs, so I proposed this series of marquee-themed cards to STG. There are four marquee cards with messages (Thank You, Happy Birthday, Congrats and Greetings From Seattle), and a boxed set of blank cards that include a red gel pen for filling in your own marquee message! Some special messages are too big for a card, they need a whole marquee sign! (My favorite suggestions: "Congrats on starring in your first broadway show!" or "Will you marry me?" or "You are the best mom in the world for taking me to see a show at the Paramount, seriously.")

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The series was designed by me (Sara) and printed with photopolymer plates in our C&Co. studio. Both the engraving card and the marquee series will be available exclusively at the Paramount starting this broadway season with The Book of Mormon (this week). Go get tickets and take home a letterpress souvenir soon!

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We've been so blown away by our first few local collaborations: Seattle Seed Company, Treehouse Point, and now The Paramount - that we're now actively pursuing more collaborations of a similar nature! Do you own or work for a local company that wants to produce exciting letterpress stationery products? Shoot us an e-mail: hello@constellationco.com.

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