Have you ever wondered how those mini documentaries are filmed or what goes into instructional videos? So have we. A few months back we got a call from KBS, a brand agency out of New York, asking if we would be interested in being featured in a mini documentary. Our first thought was: Wow, how exciting! It turns out that Windstream Communications was looking to feature a few locally crafted businesses in their service area. After a few phone calls and email exchanges it was set and dates were picked. We figured no big deal, they would just follow us around and we would still get our work done (or at least that’s what they told us). That’s not what happened at all. Who knew that it would take five takes to cut a small stack of business cards or that we would need to wait to press a stack of […]
I do not know about you but it seems to me this is the longest winter we have had in years! Just as soon as the sun comes out and we get a nice day or two, the weather turns on us, temperatures drop and the coats come back out. Well I decided to do something about it! No more white and off white, lets add color to our lives. These last few weeks and coming weeks have brightened up our days with the blues, greens, purples and so many more! We have really enjoyed the change. After years of talking about creating a new line of papers we have finally decided to start the process and let me tell you, it is not easy. There are so many options and so many colors, where do you begin? Over then next few months we will be working to create our […]
We are currently seeking an enthusiastic and organized individual to join Porridge Papers as a Papermaker. This is a part time position. Making paper is a highly repetitive, labor-intensive process. We are looking for someone who can fit in and is a quick learner. This is a fast paced environment with tight deadlines, so quality and quantity count! Experience is a plus but not required. We will teach you the process of production papermaking, which will include blending, coloring the pulp and forming sheets. You need to be able to take control; stay organized and work well with others as well as by yourself. In addition to the papermaking responsibilities, we need you to be outgoing with customers and help out on occasional Saturday as well as special events. We are looking for a team player. Download our application and drop it off.
It is hard to believe that we are at it again. This is the time of year that we reminisce on years past. The first year…well we had no idea what we were doing or would get ourself into. We had about 4 typewriters and were open to the public during the day, I believe Valentine’s Day was in the middle of the week. To our surprise we had close to 80 people come in and type a love note. I spent the better part of the night on Google Maps plotting the route. The next morning I set of to deliver all of them. It was not until mid afternoon that I had to break to the doctors office to confirm that my wife was pregnant with our 2nd child! Lucky for me my long time friend Kevin steped in and continued to deliver and we finished up around […]
Where has the year gone? It seems that they keep getting shorter and shorter! We just launched our new website which we are very excited about! After doing so I realized that we have not updated our blog since last February! Wow! We need to get much better at that! So as we say goodbye to 2013 one of my New Years Resolutions will be to post more regularly. There will be a lot of new and creative happenings this coming year so stay tuned and in the mean time from all of us to all of you, Happy New Years!
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 […]