We were honored when approached by Shinola Detroit for a beautifully conceived project, consistent with the American craftsmanship for which they have become known. The project involved a monogrammed set for each letter of the alphabet using 5 unique vintage fonts. "Hand printed in Michigan, USA" in our studio by craftsman John Sanders, the note cards were printed on 140# Sweet Tooth White paper and the packaging was printed on 100# Kraft, both made by French Paper in Niles, Michigan, making the sets a 100% Made-in-Michigan printed product. Each set includes 5 matching envelopes.
Decades-old wood fonts which our company founders, the original Utley Brothers, made a part of their collection were put to use as five different font drawers were selected for the monogrammed sets. Printed in black ink, the dinged-up and imperfect wood fonts show their quarks and imperfections on each piece...and the beauty of letterpress. The inside of the folded card is blank to allow for that most-perfect hand-written message. The back of the note card is blind embossed with the now iconic branding of "Shinola Detroit".
The end product is one of beauty and craftsmanship - one in which we are proud; even before it was shipped to Shinola stores around the world. This beautifully crafted monogrammed stationery set truly lives up to Shinola's motto "Where American is Made".