speechless and truly humbled! that about sums it up for me. now let me sum it up for you. here is a little background story. i started this event 5 years ago with the idea of giving love back to my community. nothing more, nothing less, no strings attached. during the event, participants attend an open house where they compose original love notes on antique typewriters. each note is left with a recipient’s address and hand-delivered by volunteers on valentine’s day. it started small, the first year i ended filling 90ish bottles that weekend and set out to deliver them myself that valentine’s day. it was so much fun, i could not wait until next year to do it all over again, but even bigger and better. now fast forward 5 years later and oh my, how has it grown. it has grown so much that i am branching out with my […]
taryn and jon from 10/11 news stopped by yesterday to film a segment for the first anniversary of their show! why you ask? did you know that paper is the first year anniversary gift. we thought it fitting to honor them with a hand set print commemorating the success. but it was not that easy, taryn had to pull the print herself! after a few times practicing she was good to go live. you can watch the video right here! it has been fun playing around with all the new type and cuts we picked up a few months back. we are still finding interesting fonts and old advertising cuts. in the coming months we will be hosting print sessions where you can come in on saturday and for a small fee have access to all the type and a few proofing presses. stay tuned for details.
What an amazing success! With all the help from the sponsors and volunteers we were able to hand deliver close to 300 bottles and an additional 60 delivered by the person that typed them. We had channel 8 and 10/11 both cover the event. Drive by South street and see all the names on the window and stop in to read the Book of Love! Here is a video that The Leekers put together of the event. Aburey and Josh donated they time taking mini poliroids to include with the bottles of love. More pictures and stories coming soon.
I can not believe how quick time has passed! We are gearing up for our favorite time of the year, Valentine’s Day! You know what that means… Love On The Run!!! What is this you ask? Well here are the details… Is this era of Facebook, Twitter, computer generated greeting cards, and cell phone texts, we are giving lovers a chance to say “Happy Valentine’s Day” with old-school methods and delivered in an unforgettable way! We invite anyone to stop by Porridge Papers Friday, Saturday or Sunday to type up a note on our antique typewriters. Then they are rolled up and placed in small bottles which are put into handmade paper bags embedded with wildflower seeds. They are then delivered FREE of charge on Valentine’s Day within Lincoln city limits. The hour of events are – Friday, February 11th, 5-9 p.m. Hors D’oeuvres & live music Saturday, February 12th, 10 […]
for the last week we have been neglecting our blog, instead we have been wrapping up last minute projects and spending time with our families. we hope that you are all enjoying the end of a wonderful year. 2009 was filled with many ups and downs for all of us! here at porridge papers we were blessed with lots of work, new clients and exciting projects. we made new friends, celebrated our 16th year in business, finished up our largest order to date (2 million pieces of plantable paper),re branded ourself with a new logo followed by updating our websites, expanding our studio, re painting our building (inside and out), buying a 10lb hollander beater and so much more. all in all i say it was one of the busiest years to date! for those of you that were apart of it, i want to say thanks! thanks so much for keeping my dream alive. with […]
you know the holidays are coming when we have piles of paper in both the bindery and the print studio. sheets of handmade paper that have just been peeled. paper that is getting trimmed down. paper that is being printed. paper that is being die cut. boxes being shipped out day after day. yes the holidays are upon us. one more week of tight deadlines and then it is smooth sailing till the end of the year. that also means one more year that went by without us sending out a holiday card! we have thought about a january card but with our luck we might be better off with a may day card! i hope your holiday season is shaping up to be an enjoyable one. remember to take time for your self and remember the little things.
here is a new piece we just finished! it was a long time in the making but i think it was well worth the wait. what better way to promote your company or event that you are going green then to use plantable paper for your packaging! this bamboo plate was wrapped with our handmade paper embedded with lettuce and tomato seeds. the paper was printed on our 100 year old letterpress in 3 colors.
i couldn’t help but post this! paper can be used for so many things and here is an example that i would have never have thought of. everybody with an iphone or for that matter a phone that would fit should make one of these out of handmade paper. Julien Madérou has designed a paper iPhone dock that you can download and make yourself! http://www.dessinemoiunobjet.com via design-milk.com
after months in the making we finally mailed the save the dates! although there may be a few stragglers to go, there out there! And whats this for? porridge papers is turning 16 years old this october! in honor of that feat of accomplishment we are having a super sweet sixteen party in all the bling bling that it should be. happy hour around 4pm with beer, wine and tasty treats followed by more beer, wine, food and cake! we will have live music doing covers from the years 1993 (think proclaimers, rod stewart, meat loaf and kris kross to name a few). oh and i cant forget about the great swag bag we are trying to put together! its going to be a blast! so if your going to be in town and you want to come, drop us an email telling us whay and we will get you […]
well this will have been the most time consuming save the date we have ever done! of course it is for us so that means we must make it as imposible to produce as we can. 2 color letterpress with an overlay of glitter on one of the passes plus rounded corners with glitter edging! did we mention that it is oversized on our ultra thick handmade paper and matched with a envelope that has a liner inserted into it. we would like to send a big shout out to richelle of girl metro for the design! so you ask, why? why are we doing this? well in october porridge papers will be 16 years old and we thought what a great reason to throw a sweet 16 birthday bash! there will be more detials in the coming months. also if your interested in coming drop us a line and […]