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You + Me =
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In honor of today's tender holiday, we have an announcement: We recently designed and produced new additions to our "You & Me" collection, and now they're available to you!

In addition to our original 11x18 print, we now offer two 8x10 prints: on 100% recycled chipboard or Crane's fluorescent white 100% cotton Lettra. We're also excited to announce a 5x7 greeting card version!

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We've had lots of requests for a mailable card version, and we're thrilled to finally offer it.

These prints and card are available for wholesale purchase as well. If you're interested in carrying them in your store, e-mail us (wholesale AT constellationco.com) and we will send you our most recent catalog.

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Some history: I designed the first (and very limited) edition of "You & Me" for a local art show with a love letters theme soon after Brad and I got married. During the design process, I tried for days to think of the right words to say. It was quite a challenge. How does one put into words the kind of love that I've found with my Brad? That long-awaited, unexpected, best friend-become-spouse, always and forever love? After lots of failed flowery attempts - lots of silly, ridiculous tries at cleverness... this simple list is what I came up with. And two years later, those words are even more tried and true today than they were then.

Today, I'm humbled and happy to share that in these last 2 years, hundreds of people have used my words to share love with their someone. This is the epitome of success for me - that my heartfelt words have been shared and cherished - used to bring people closer together. I started this company and continue to work hard to grow it because I love what I do. I believe in the power of the written & printed word in people's lives. Today, and want to give my thanks to everyone who has purchased one of these prints. Thanks for sharing your life with us - we've loved sharing our life with you.

One last thing: I want to thank my sweet Brad for his love, support, and encouragement these last few years. He makes all of this possible, and inspires me to keep going. Babe: You (still!) are patient with me, encourage me, amaze me, mean the world to me, complete me, always impress me, take care of me, surprise me, are home to me, and I adore you.

Wayzgoose 2010
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Last weekend, we had the great fortune of participating in the School of Visual Concepts' Letterpress Wayzgoose! Wayzgoose was traditionally a day given by a master printer to his workmen each year on or about St. Bartholomew's Day, August 24th.

This day marked the end of summer and the point at which the season of working by candlelight began. (Think tiny pieces of lead and no light...) Ironically enough, this week got dark and rainy - fall has been ushered in, and it came riding a steamroller.

The festivities included an equipment swap, a letterpress marketplace, shop tours, printing demos, and the Steamroller Smackdown! The smackdown consisted of several teams (made up of some of the best design firms & organizations in the city), a 2 ton steamroller, and giant linoleum carvings.

We shared a booth with the lovely Rebecca Mullins of Myrtle Alley Press, and Bethany Sahlberg of Sugabug. Here are some photos of our booth & smackdown poster - we had a blast!

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Our faithful Kelsey tabletop press printed tiny keepsakes for visitors to the booth.

SVC all decked out in posters: ours? Luddites Unite!

SVC all decked out in posters: ours? Luddites Unite!

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We printed a keepsake of our Luddites Unite poster, along with an explanation of the concept. Thanks to everyone who came out, it was a great day!