Thursday, November 17, 2011

New Designs on

Jilly Jack Designs for A Fresh Bunch has two more designs available on in their personal stationery/thank you card category. We are so excited to share these new designs with you. The first is Belle Salutations and the second is Scooter notes. It was super fun to design these, I hop you enjoy them. By the way, personalized stationery makes for great holiday gifts! ;-)

Take care,

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Jilly Jack Designs is in the Fall issue of "Stationery Trends" magazine

We are so honored to be included in the Fall issue of "Stationery Trends" magazine in their story featuring stationery for the four bs, brides, babies, birthdays, Bar and Bat Mitzvahs. The photo featuring some of our new Wedded Bliss Album line of letterpress wedding invitation suites also appears on their web site. Thanks to all at Stationery Trends for their continued support!

Also in this issue is a great designer profile on Kseniya Thomas who runs the letterpress shop, Thomas-Printers and is also co-founder of Ladies of Letterpress with Jessica White of Heroes & Criminals Press.

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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Jilly Jack Designs loves the we ♥ letterpress kickstarter project

Help support we ♥ letterpress as they organize an international letterpress exhibition in collaboration with Zygote Press in Cleveland, Ohio USA from 20 April to 19 May 2012.
Check out the video to find out more.

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Friday, September 2, 2011

Jilly Jack Designs Holiday Card on

Jilly Jack Designs is so excited to have a holiday card selected to be sold on as part of the creative group A Fresh Bunch. We have been licensing our artwork through A Fresh Bunch for about a year now and have had some great opportunities come our way. So for all the early birds, please stop by and pick up our photo card at this link. Happy holidays!

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Friday, June 10, 2011

Jilly Jack Designs are Fresh!

We are thrilled to let our retailers know that A Fresh Bunch has officially launched Fresh Art Fast. It's live and ready for you to take it for a spin! Check out the demo video below.

These tools are REVOLUTIONARY because:
- they connect retailers directly to suppliers
- they streamline the costly and time consuming proofing process
- they increase order accuracy because there is less transferring of information from place to place

These tools are The Future of Retail because:
- they improve retailer margins by giving retailers access to actual production costs
- they give retailers flexibility in how items are produced - in store on desk top printers or through a professional production partner
- they require no special software and a minimal investment of $12.99 per month

 Wouldn't you rather order this way than filling out tedious fax forms?  Or submitting an order electronically but then having to wait days for a proof?

Jilly Jack Designs is so proud to be a part of this revolution in the stationery industry. Here are a couple of our designs for Fresh Art Fast. The first is a fun shower invitation featuring a recipe card and the second is a beach themed save the date.

I would love for you to give Fresh Art Fast a whirl! It's truly a win-win situation.

Take care,

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Jilly Jack is Back in the House

Literally and figuratively! I've been absent from my blog, working diligently towards the National Stationery Show. It's been quite a whirl wind affair, to say the least! Now that I'm back, it's time to do follow-ups with retailers and media alike. No rest for the weary and the crazy ;-)

I met some amazing folks during the show. I find most stationery designers to be really helpful and friendly. I don't think you'd find that to be the case at most trade shows. I brought my hubby, Dave, along for the ride for the first time. He was a real trooper! He says he has a new found appreciation for what I do. He endured sore feet and expensive cab rides. He was my unofficial twitter jockey at the show and was thrilled to be retweeted by industry pros! Plus he got to watch a taping of Letterman, so not bad for a week in NYC.

We had some amazing food as well. We stayed a block away from Hell's Kitchen and had two amazing meals there. The first was at the Thai restaurant called Room Service at 690 9th Avenue. The decor was just as the amazing at the food. The pomegranate mojito wasn't bad either! The other great meal we had was at the Eatery on 9th and 53rd. The food, company and service was exceptional. Our favorite dessert was the cupcakes my cousin Tyler brought us from Billy's Bakery. Thanks Ty! He brought us 4 and we each had one, the maids either ate or tossed the other 2. I hope they ate them, so at least some one got to enjoy them. They were boxed and in a bag on the desk, not sure what was up with that!

All is good. I hope you are all doing well too! I will leave you with a few pics of the two new product lines we launched at the show. Our custom everyday stationery album and our custom wedding letterpress album.

Take care,

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Letterpress Stop Motion Animation

If you love typography and letterpress you will love this stop motion animation by Lynn Kiang. It was a collaborative effort with Sara Raffo and Gregory Geiger.  Lynn Kiang is currently studying at the Rhode Island Institute of Design.

Take care!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Jilly Jack in Stationery Trends Magazine

I have a thing for magazines, ask my husband! Most of my magazines are for pure pleasure, but Stationery Trends magazine, even though it's a trade magazine is great to read for business and pleasure. I was so thrilled when mine arrived Friday and I discovered Jilly Jack Designs was included in the publication! Our new letterpress coasters were included along with our custom birthday invitations for A Fresh Bunch. How lucky can one girl get? Thanks for letting me toot my own horn a bit!

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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Jilly Jack's Typography Tuesday

Hello friends! Here is my font find for Typography Tuesday. Sketchetik is designed by Ossi Gustafson and published by Hiekka Graphics. It's a sort of sketch version of Helvetica. It reminds me back in the day when we had to hand letter our type, you know before computers. Well maybe you don't. Anyway, I really enjoy this face and I thought you might too.

Another thing I recently discovered, now you have the "option" to buy two separate licenses, one for print and one for web use of a font. Is this new or have I been living under a rock? Why not just have one license and charge appropriately? Chances are if I print it, I'll post it too. What are your thoughts on this?

Take care,

Friday, January 7, 2011

Jane Austen, Go Figure!

I admit it, I'm a total Jane Austen geek! I was surfing and found this hilarious Jane Austen action figure. It's on the Archie McPhee web site. I just think action figure and Jane Austen are so incongruous that it's awesome. For all you Seth Godin fans they have an action figure of him as well, along with action figures from a Crazy Cat Lady to Bach. This site is basically an online gag gift store, with a taste for anything bacon flavored and mustached. So head on over for a chuckle.

Hope you have a great weekend!

Take care,

Images ©Archie McPhee

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Bright Color Palette for the New Year

I'm feeling optimistic today. It's snowing, windy and gray, so instead of creating a color palette of soft grey hues, I've gone the opposite route. Here are eight bright and cheery colors to start off the new year with vigor and energy. Take that winter!

Just wondering if colors affect you the same way they do me? Let me know what your favorite colors are and why. I'd love to hear from you.

Take care,

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Jilly Jack's Etsy Picks

Today I'd like to introduce you to the very charming work of artist Cori Dantini. I just stumbled upon her work on and I find it magical. Please take a minute to give it a peek here. I love her use of color, line and texture. She has a blog where you can find out more about her. Makes me want to paint. Love it!

Take care,

image is ©coridantini2010

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Jilly Jack's Typography Tuesday

I wanted to share this font that I just saw on, It's called Rooney. It's designed and published by Jan Fromm. I love it because it feels friendly to me. It's a serif that doesn't feel too formal, it has weight and presence. It comes in six weights, I prefer the light, medium and bold. I plan to add Rooney to my font collection asap!

What are your thoughts on the face, love it, hate it? I'd love to know.

Take care,

main part of image from gallery

Monday, January 3, 2011

"Little Book of Letterpress"

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday and that 2011 will be a stellar year for everyone!

I was fortunate enough to receive this lovely little book for Christmas, Thanks Dave and Jack! I love it! "The Little Book of Lettepress" is written by Charlotte Rivers with a foreword by Yee-Haw Industries and published by Chronicle Books. It gives a quick history of letterpress and its mechanics, with the main body of the book serving as a portfolio of all the current artists in letterpress printing. It's a virtual who's who of all things letterpress. Each page is filled with color photos of projects and brief descriptions of the process and paper used. If you are a letterpress junkie like I am, you'll love this book as well. You can find it on

Please feel free to share what your favorite gift was!

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