Two new books include spotlights on Lunalux. Our little shoppe is featured in the second edition of eat.shop twin cities, a guide to the best local shops and restaurants in Minneapolis and St. Paul. You’ll also find a few photos of our work in Impressive: Printmaking, Letterpress & Graphic Design, an overview of contemporary design in letterpress and screen printing. Lunalux was included in the original edition of eat.shop twin cities (published in 2007), and we are honored to have made the cut the second time around. Once again, the editorial staff did a top-notch job selecting the most interesting Minnesota-grown shops and eateries. The design of the book, the artistic photos of all the businesses, and even the quality of the paper it’s printed on, all help make this the most irresistible local guide, great for natives and newcomers alike. The book is available in the Lunalux studio store, along with eat.shop guides for many other major U.S. cities.
Impressive is more of a coffee table book, bursting with letterpress- and screen-printed eye candy. Designers from all over the world are included in the tome, with a focus on Europe and North America. The styles vary from crusty wood-type posters to polished business collateral to dreamy arty prints. The 200+ pages of images are studded with interviews with innovative printers (including Ben Levitz of Minneapolis’ own Studio On Fire). We particularly love the text-based posters of Douglas Wilson, and everything from Mike Burton (“The Cranky Pressman”). One of our thank-you cards is featured on page 15, while page 98 is devoted to a series of wood-type ice cream signs we printed for Izzy’s Ice Cream in St. Paul. We’re not carrying this book in our shoppe, but you should be able to find it at a giant bookstore near you.
Click on the images below for larger views of Lunalux pages in these books.
Stationery Saturday has been fun. But I was thinking, what it’s lacking is… drinks. Drinks would make it perfect. That’s where Emily from eat.shop guides comes in. She’s co-hosting this weekend’s Stationery Saturday. While I print note-cards, she’ll be pouring champagne and selling all the eat.shop guides (click here to read about the Twin Cities edition, or visit www.eatshopguides.com for a full list of their publications). We’ll also have coffee and sweets, and Christmas carols on the radio, so we hope you’ll stop by to enjoy the festivities and do a little last-minute shopping (and don’t forget holiday cards and ’09 datebooks and calendars, we have those too!). We’re excited about the cards we’ll be creating this weekend, they’re pre-printed with a mod pattern and ready to be personalized with the first-and-last-name of your choice! 10 cards letterpress-printed while you wait for $29, what a deal! We’ll be celebrating in the store from 11a.m. to 6p.m., check out our Stationery Saturday page for complete details.