Welcome to the brand new Paper Elephant press blog. I have to admit that this has been one of the most daunting things I have ever done. It feels somewhat like going to a party full of beautiful people, all alone with the vague feeling you misunderstood the dress code. But after spending months of writing posts in my head on many a sleepless night (which of course I forgot when I woke in the morning, there was some stellar ideas in there I am sure), I am now sticking my toe in the water. So here goes nothing, time to take a big step forward and bring the water to my knees, at least.
So who are we?
Paper Elephant is a letterpress print and design studio located in the upper Blue Mountains of NSW in Australia. We design custom stationery in all shapes and sizes as well a range of our own letterpress paper goodies. We are husband and wife designers keen to keep the dying art of letterpress printing alive in Australia. With the help of Nellie our trusty 1963 Heidelberg Windmill and Rusty the C&P guillotine the process remains much as it did hundreds of years ago where each colour is hand mixed and printed individually.
We are also parents to three wonderful children, one overly chatty tabby cat and our newest little fur baby, a cheeky cocker spaniel. All of whom will most likely appear here in some way shape or form. We love good food, great wine and beautiful design, and would be happy to share a little of our world with you. So check back soon or stay in touch via our newsletter, twitter, facebook and RSS. We’d love to see you again.
So I guess this is it, time to dive all the way in. Blogosphere here I come…