Like many of my fellow Power Animals, I love stationery and even worked in a stationery store in high school. I’ll never forget my time at Siegel’s Stationery in Summit, NJ! Now, I love browsing card shops and picking out clever, pretty, or just plain well-designed cards for friends’ birthdays, engagements, and other important events. A new shop – Papel – recently opened near my apartment in Cobble Hill. It was here that I first discovered the brilliant, funny, and frank greeting cards created by Zeichen Press. I’ve already got a good friend and PA reader in mind for this gem:
Zeichen Press is Fran Shea, Jen Shea, and an old-school letterpress in Minneapolis, MN. Their cards are printed on 100% recycled (30% post-consumer waste) or 100% tree-free cotton paper developed especially for letterpress printing. So, besides being refreshingly honest and smartly designed, Zeichen Press cards are environmentally friendly.