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kamkam – xyz note

I’ve been noticing a lot of non-square grid note/sketchbooks lately.  Check out the XYZ Note by KAMKAM and get your isometrics-on.

Sub-Studio SALE!

Hey, peeps! As most of you already know from previous posts, Sean and I are having a baby in February. In order to prepare for the baby’s imminent arrival (we live and work out of a 400-square foot apartment), we are having a year-end sale! Most of our cards, journals and some prints are on sale for up to 50% off! Help us clear out our apartment, and get some cute, hand-printed papergoods to boot! You can find all of our goods in our online shop.

Happy holidays! Thank you for your support over the years! We’re looking forward to 2011!

Sub-Studio 2010 Gift Guide: White

Ben Javens

You probably know Ben Javens mainly for his rather awesome illustration skills, but he recently came out with a new line of pillows – called Face It. Each one is screenprinted by hand and comes in blue or red. Also pretty awesome are his button sets – I love how he incorporated the illustration of the button into the packaging.

Crossbird 2010 Calendar

I want this calendar. It was designed and Gocco printed by Felix Wong aka Crossbird in a limited edition of 80 calendars. The illustrations are beautiful, and the use of the white ink on colored paper creates a very subtle graphic. Even better, all of the proceeds after the production costs go to aid World Relief.

Via Notcot.

Sub-Studio 2010 Pocket Calendar

We’re excited to have designed our first-ever calendar! Our 2010 pocket calendar takes traditional fortune cookie proverbs and updates them with a modern design. There are 24 different proverbs (okay, some of them are more like random sayings) to help guide you through the next year:

Don’t panic.
Wherever you go, go with all your heart.
The smallest deed is better than the biggest intention.
Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without.
The only reason you die is because you live.
Take the chance while you still have the choice.
The only thing you truly own is your time.
Be brave enough to live creatively.
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
Impossible is a word only to be found in the dictionary of fools.
Keep true to the dreams of your youth.
The beginning of wisdom is to desire it.
Always begin with an end in mind.
The eyes believe themselves; the ears believe other people.
Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so shall you become.
Pick a path with heart.
Take a chance in the near future.
Change your luck today.
Rest is a good thing, but boredom is its brother.
Let the spirit of adventure set the tone.
Dare to dream, hope, believe, seek, feel, find, and love.
Be mischievous and you will not be lonesome.
Originality overcomes everything.
Good luck is the result of good planning.

If you’re feeling lucky, let us pick one out of a hat for you, and see what arrives in the mail. Or, if you want to make your own luck, you can choose your own proverb. We recommend the hat, it’s a lucky hat.

Each calendar is 2.25″ wide and 3.75″ tall, and will fit inside your wallet, moleskine, purse or pocket – making it easy to carry around for whenever you need it. The calendars have been laminated for durability. Only $4 when we choose for you, $5 when you choose your own.

Renegade Craft Fair – Nate Duval, Tugboat Printshop, Product Superior & Rubina

And last but not least, there were a lot of great prints being sold at Renegade:

Nate Duval.

Tugboat Printshop.


Product Superior.

Renegade Craft Fair – Miss Natalie & Sycamore Street Press

Miss Natalie was a new discovery for me. I really like their hand burned and painted eggs and apples. The eggs are more decoration, but the apples provide little storage spaces for your trinkets…Also thought the regret-filled postcards were pretty funny.

Sycamore Street Press was there, too – they always have gorgeous letterpress goods.

Renegade Craft Fair – Enormous Champion

More Enormous Champion love…Their work is so great!

Renegade Craft Fair – Chez Sucre Chez & Something’s Hiding in Here

I braved the heat yesterday to go and check out Renegade Craft Fair – it was sweltering, but because it was in McCarren park this year instead of in the pool, it was so much more bearable…But, enough of my complaining…I thought that RCF was pretty decent this year. I was going to post all of my finds in this one post, but rather than make you scroll forever, I’ll split it all up over the next few days.

Embroidery was definitely a predominate theme this year, and one of my favorites was Chez Sucre Chez, who had a nice range of work on display. Also – check out the little denture soaps. Funny!

Also always a pleasure – Something’s Hiding in Here, who always put so much thought into their presentation. They just came out with a new chalkboard calendar, which I think is genius!