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Shop Hunting Tuesdays - 12/11/2013

Ello There   |   http://etsy.com/shop/ElloThere

Seth Lucas started the shop in between semesters in the Fall of 2008 when he was tired of his job. Since then it grew and grew, and by the time we graduated it became full time jobs for both of us, something we never expected at first.

We have been doing wedding invitations since then, and just recently added in prints and stationery. We create pieces that are personal to us. We love to travel, (we take a ton of road trips), we collect records, we do photography as well, so a lot of our work reflects that.

As of now we are located in Brooklyn but we never stay in one place too long. Since graduating we have traveled Europe, lived in Seattle, Indianapolis, and now Brooklyn. We’re not sure what the future holds or where we will be next, but we know we will always spend our time creating.

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13 Nov

Shop Hunting Tuesdays: The Weekend Press

Oakland Illustrated   |   Support on Kickstarter

The Weekend Press is an Oakland-based letterpress printing and design studio that brings together the quality and craft of a fine printer with the charm and aesthetic of a modern designer. It’s a studio where local Bay Area artists, illustrators, and designers can collaborate with us to realize their art as printed editions or beautifully finished client pieces.

TWP is embarking on its first adventure: an ode to Oakland in 10 limited-run prints from 10 incredible Bay Area artists. They’ve teamed up with 10 talented designers and friends for their very first collaboration: Oakland Illustrated, a letterpress tribute to the city they call home. Each three-color print features a different experience in Oakland, printed with love in their studio on premium cotton paper.

Now, they have the amazing artwork and a trusty press — but they still need the funds for the official print run. Successfully funding this project means that they’ll be able to produce the project in a cost-effective way and smooth out any bumps that occur during the process.

As their thank you for your love and support, these prints will only be available through Kickstarter — you’ll be among the few lucky people to own this first edition print set.

So if you know someone else who loves letterpress as much as you do, feel free to share this project with them!

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30 Oct

Shop Hunting Tuesdays:  United Pixelworkers  |   visit shop

United Pixelworkers was born of a simple idea: people in our industry are very proud of what they do, but they’re also proud of where they live. What if we gave designers and developers a way to represent both at once?

United Pixelworkers always deserved to be more than just a t-shirt storefront, and we’re starting to make good on that promise. Stay tuned. United Pixelworkers has reached a size and popularity we never thought possible. We’ve sold thousands of t-shirts to pixelworkers all around the world, made countless good friends, and amassed a huge and loyal following.

*Each Tuesday TDB presents you one awesome (design) shop / brand / product. All kinds of shops / products / brands are welcome (clothing, prints, furniture and more) - do not hesitate to share it if you own one! (email)*

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22 Oct

Shop Hunting Tuesdays: Alice Mongkongllite


Alice Mongkongllite   |   http://alicemakesthings.tumblr.com

I’m Alice, a freelance illustrator and graphic designer from sunny California. I graduated from UCLA in 2010 with a B.A. in Design | Media Arts. After college, I worked as a graphic designer for Oskoui + Oskoui, Inc., an advertising agency in Downtown Los Angeles. I left the company after two years to co-found Chin and Cheeks with my boyfriend. We make mobile games that we think are awesome to play. On the side, I love to illustrate and make random vector things.






Alice created this awesome vintage-inspired Pokemon travel posters which you can purchase here: littlepxlposters.storenvy.com + you can buy some of her other (pretty cool) illustrated posters too.




*Each Tuesday TDB presents you one cool (design) shop / brand that we find all over the internet. We’ll be featuring all kinds of shops (clothing, prints, furniture and more) and if you own one and you think we should check it out, let us know! (email)*

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3 Jul