In Books!

July 27, 2010 by · 6 Comments 

Impressive & eat.shop twin cities (volume two)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.

The Perfect Saturday

December 16, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

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.

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  • Chank! fonts
    our favorite modern typographer

  • PocketCalculatorShow.com
    Electronics from the 1970s and 1980s. Includes Nerd Watch Museum and Ghetto Blaster Hall of Fame.

  • Pop Fizz Daily
    tips on cool Twin Cities stuff, delivered daily to your emial

  • An American Time Capsule
    printed ephemera collection from Library of Congress

  • Briar Press
    comprehensive online directory for everything letterpress

  • Women Printers
    Women have been involved in printing and the making of books ever since these crafts were first developed.

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Custom Designs

Lunalux has been creating custom-designed, letterpress-printed paper goods for over fifteen years. Invitations, stationery, calling cards, announcements and more are printed with great care on vintage printing presses in our Minneapolis studio.

Wedding invitations set the tone for your celebration, and help guests plan for your special day. We can also work with you on save-the-date announcements, thank-you notes, placecards, favors and programs.

The irresistible feel of letterpress-printed business stationery demonstrates to new and prospective contacts your commitment to quality, craftsmanship and style.

Personal stationery & calling cards should reflect your unique style. With a wide range of papers, fonts, graphics and ink colors for you to choose from, we will customized paper goods that suit you to a T.

Letterpress-printed announcements and invitations are an impressive way to mark other milestones as well, such as new babies, new homes, anniversaries, or graduation.

Lunalux letterpress-printed calling cards, stationery, greeting cards, fill-in invitations & other unique paper products are sold in stationery and gift boutiques around the United States.

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