Surrounded by what we love on a daily basis — our traditional letterpresses, old wood type cabinets, art & design, beautiful paper and vintage furniture — we are delighted to celebrate Palettera’s first birthday!
What a dream come true 🙂 One year ago today, Palettera opened her doors to the community, as Unionville/Markham’s leading graphic design and stationery studio. Our unique gallery-style storefront of vintage furniture vignettes and made-in-house stationery goods offer an artistic experience for our clients, friends, and neighbors. In our branding of black, white and gold, we elude to the fascinating history of pressing ink onto paper, which to us, is as precious as gold. We specialize in custom-illustrated letterpress, boxed and lucite stationery for a discerning clientele who demand originality, excellence in craftsmanship and dedication to beauty. As visual storytellers, we created meaningful and beautiful work for over 200 clients this past year. What an honour and privilege. Thank you so much for believing in us and trusting us.
In this past year of hard work, Palettera’s couture stationery has been published and recognized in several magazines, blogs and newspapers: Weddingbells, Wedluxe magazine, Style Me Pretty, Grace Ormonde Wedding Style and Today’s Bride. We were also honoured to receive a “best of 2010” award for stationery design from Wedluxe magazine, putting us in the top tier in Canada. We want to take this opportunity to thank our supporters. Thank you for taking the time to notice the quality and creative flair that we strive for in our work. Many of our clients and industry colleagues have complimented our website and the design that echoes the format of a newspaper, and the deliberate use of different fonts (serifs, sans serif and script/calligraphic) to create a stunning visual space online. We really appreciate that YOU appreciate our designs — not only the work on its own, but also its position within graphic design and cultural production in Canada. We pledge to always produce works of art that are thorough, interesting and stunning. We are passionate and serious about raising the bar in Canadian graphic and stationery design. We also really appreciate our colleagues who sometimes offer critique to help us better our work, and lend a helping hand! You know who you are!
Because it has been EXTREMELY busy the past 2 months, we have a long list of topics and photos that we want to share our on blog, which will be uploaded as soon as possible. We will also be throwing a cozy 1st BIRTHDAY PARTY for Palettera in April! So stay tuned! Throughout the month of April, when you walk into our studio to purchase any greeting card (letterpress, handmade, digital or from our reclaimed correspondence line), receive a free letterpress printed bookmark with your initials!
Cheers to a great first year & many more to come.
Thank you so much for giving us the opportunity to dream and tell your story through our design and artwork!
PRIVATE PARTY TO FOLLOW. Details to come!