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brooklyn social cards


when it came time to start thinking about design season this past march i panicked when i realized that i still didn’t have any business cards to take with me. even though i’ve been working on d*s for close to four years now, i tend to be a pretty all-digital girl so i’ve been resisting the idea of business cards for some time. but with the big trade shows coming up and larger companies to deal with (last year many of them wouldn’t let me have a press kit without a card) it was becoming more of a necessity. so, business cards were a must for me this year and designers rebecca kutys and breck hostetter really came through for me in a pinch.


rebecca (who you may know from her beautiful work with moontree letterpress) was part of the brooklyn flea and after talking one weekend she filled me in on the new company called brooklyn social cards that she and breck hostetter of sesame letterpress were forming. their new joint venture was to be all about beautiful, easy-to-order cards produced by two veteran letterpress printers. both based in brooklyn, breck and rebecca decided to create a template library of simple, chic card designs that could be customized with personal information and the client’s choice of paper and ink color. i chose to go the custom route (which is available for an additional fee) and use a lace image with sunshine yellow writing- and i absolutely loved the results.


rebecca and breck are now accepting orders through the brooklyn social cards website- click here to check out their full template options. also, brooklyn social cards will be at the brooklyn renegade craft festival- click here for times and directions.


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Lauren

these are beautiful! they capture the essence of what we know about your tastes…

mister

wowie… letterpress social calling cards make a huge impact

Kimberly Lewis

I really wish that I didn’t have 500 business cards lying around and had more money because these are lovely!

solaana

Sold. Utterly sold. Those are so gorgeous, I wish I had thought of them myself.

Elena

Beautiful cards!!! I love the yellow! It’s very bright and happy, while remaining elegant and sophisticated. Can I ask what font your name is in? It’s very feminine and refined. :)

Erika

WOW! what a good idea! they look awesome Grace – kudos sesame letterpress for coming up with such a great concept and such an easy way to buy them

Steph

Beautiful cards, they make a great first impression. Love the yellow color you chose!

grace

elena

the name font is “feel script” at veer.com :)

i used it on d*s whenever i do guides or something special with it’s own logo, etc.

grace

cake.

this are so beautiful, it makes me wish that i have something to promote!

jenrc

I sometimes long for the days when visitors to homes would leave calling cards for the lady of the house. In the digital age it seems more apropos than ever to have such cards to convey personal information–whether you have a business/service or not. How many slips of paper have we all lost with someone’s email or cell number? Would we lose such a beautiful card as Grace’s? I think not!

Sarah

Grace,
They are fantastic, I have been working on my own and letterpress is such a great idea. I have worked with Breck before and she is fantastic!!

Kadeedy

I especially love that they are Brooklyn girls…I just started my own hand-printed wallpaper biz here in Bklyn, and I have such a blast meeting entrepreneurs around here. There’s a great “we’re all in it together” attitude.

ebrown

Love. These cards are wonderful. I

do love my moo cards, though; they’re not as fabulous but they are bits of my own photographs…and what I can justify at this time…

Dolce Chic

Now that I’m going to be creating note cards/post cards with my photos I’ve been looking to order business cards. These are unbelievably gorgeous!!!

Betsy

The impact these cards have on so many sensory levels is superb! I would have loved to have had these with me at an event I attended last night at a historically-significant venue. They would have been a perfect complement!

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