Saturn Press is a two person card company on Swans Island, Maine. They have no website or web-store. The only way to get these beautiful cards is through their old fashioned catalogue or if you are lucky your local bookstore or museum might carry them. All the prints are done the old fashioned way from beginning to end, from a pencil drawing to a color reduction print, printed on a press nearly 100 years old. Computers are not used in the process at all.
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
These "New Year" cards are from Soviet Russia circa the late 1950's and early 60's. It was (and still is) popular in Russia to appropriate western images and ideas about Christmas to New Years because religious holidays were not permitted in the USSR and New Years was the only holiday not associated with communist ideology. The card's space and satellite imagery coincide with the launch of Sputnik in 1957. I love the one where grandfather frost has horses AND a spaceship.
Posted by adam at 6:43 PM
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Saturday, December 11, 2010
Friday, December 10, 2010
Just added to the online store are some great new one-of-a-kind items: pillows, sachets, stockings, ornaments, coin purses, mapcases and zippered pouches. Each piece is handmade here in Portland Maine and are very limited, check them out in our new Holiday section here. Also if you haven't yet make sure you check out our online Advent Calendar for returning favorites at great prices. If you have any questions about sizing, availability, shipping, etc please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted by justin at 10:23 AM
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Monday, December 6, 2010
Bookplates are one of the earliest examples in which a form of branding which is/was serving the practical purpose of claiming ownership over one's library, evolved into it's own artform. I love the limitations of the bookplate (size, text, personal message) and how these "rules" free the artists and designers who create bookplates. Check out Mussolini's bookplate above, creepy.
Posted by adam at 5:35 PM
Saturday, December 4, 2010
As part of our online advent calender at roguesgallery.com we're offering you free shipping on your order. Please enter the code mentioned on the site when you're checking out. Also check out the new Daily Dish t-shirt colors and tote bag that are up for grabs here
Posted by justin at 4:37 PM
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Today is the launch of our online Advent Calender. We're going to be re-issuing old classics, offering great sales, free shipping, some awesome new winter jackets, special edition t-shirts, Christmas stockings, more. We are able to expedite shipping for the holidays, for questions call: 207-773-4900 x 13 or email email@example.com.
Posted by justin at 10:15 AM
Monday, November 29, 2010
Saturday, November 27, 2010
Along with our sale going on down here at 41 Wharf St. (through today and tomorrow) we are also serving up free samples of ROOT with warm Ricker Hill apple cider (Turner Maine). This combination is one of those things that tastes a bit too good, so good that one could drink a lot of it very fast very early in the day, so get down here and save us from ourselves.
Posted by adam at 1:16 PM
Monday, November 22, 2010
We're having a sale this Friday, you know the day everyone calls 'Black Friday'. We're not afraid of November 26th so why call it something it's not. Come visit and get a winter coat or a handmade patchwork Christmas stocking or balsam fir filled sachet, we'll be here all weekend Friday 11-9, Saturday 11-8 Sunday 11-7.
Posted by justin at 12:16 PM
Saturday, November 20, 2010
These beautifully designed Russian matchboxes (1950's-1960's) were born out of the same minds that produced the propaganda of Stalin and Lenin's USSR. The techniques and palate of the iconic posters of communist ideals, workers utopia, and the dictators themselves spilled over into all disciplines of design of the period and continued for decades. This way of marketing and illustrating gave rise to the corporate branding and identity of today (not to mention the last 50 years). Steven Heller has a great book out on this subject called Iron Fists.
These images were found on Maraid Design's Flicker
Posted by adam at 1:04 PM