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A Letterpress Legacy with Lucky Duck Press

Sep 9, 2010

by Tara Young

 

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Patrick Barrett of Lucky Duck Press inherited his antique foot-powered letterpress from the family business. His great-grandfather started The Sterling Press back in 1901, first printing paper goods and then moving on to cloth tapes. Patrick grew up watching his dad work the manual presses but didn’t express interest until many years later, after studying theater in college.

In 2000 Patrick decided to save some of the old letterpress gear from Sterling’s basement. He started his own venture, Lucky Duck, and has been making a go of it ever since. Letterpress was always a creative side project but last winter, after losing his theater design job of ten years, Patrick decided to devote himself full time to printing. Lucky Duck has been growing in leaps and bounds ever since, and Patrick feels enthusiastic about contributing to the family legacy in his own way.

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Patrick’s workhorse press is a Golding Pearl old style #3 from the late nineteenth century, and it’s a beaut. It’s still in terrific condition and cranking out excellent quality, if slightly imperfect, letterpress paper goods over a century after his great-grandfather purchased it. Patrick loves the physicality of letterpress products — that the letters make contact with the paper and that each item is hand-fed through the press, one at a time.

Working by hand allows Patrick to feel like he’s putting artistry back into paper goods, the way they used to back in his great-grandfather’s day.

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Enter our Lucky Duck Letterpress Sweepstakes! Comment below to enter to win a set of 50 letterpress business cards. On Tuesday, September 7, 2010 at 5 p.m. ET we will pick at random one commenter. (We apologize in advance that this sweepstakes is only open to U.S. folks over 18. Void where prohibited. Download a PDF of the full Rules and Regulations.)

Update: Congratulations to Rebekah of Yourmomdesigns, winner of the Lucky Duck Letterpress Sweepstakes!

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621 comments

  • gumbygirl

    gumbygirl said 7 years ago

    Long live the Press!!!

  • KettleConfections

    KettleConfections said 7 years ago

    We love receiving letter print cards by snail mail, they are always beautifully crafted and have a human touch that is lacking with common digital prints.

  • 1secretgarden1

    1secretgarden1 said 7 years ago

    It is so wonderful to see a business handed down! I'd hate to see the art of the letterpress totally replaced by the computer! Keep up the printmaking!

  • LeafandInk

    LeafandInk said 7 years ago

    Just L-O-V-E the look of letterpress! Personal fav would have to be the Brooklyn Bridge 'embossed'. All their work is sooo empressive! Lisa LeafandInk.com

  • FruitsOFtheBLooM

    FruitsOFtheBLooM said 7 years ago

    I adore anything letterpress! How wonderful that this is your family heritage and you're keeping it alive.

  • aLeigh32569

    aLeigh32569 said 7 years ago

    SWEEEEEEEEEeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeT!

  • tstepien

    tstepien said 7 years ago

    Love the note cards!

  • rockthepolkadot

    rockthepolkadot said 7 years ago

    lucky duck! beautiful.

  • kkkkatie

    kkkkatie said 7 years ago

    lovely!

  • saracox

    saracox said 7 years ago

    letterpress is the bestest!

  • SewnNatural

    SewnNatural said 7 years ago

    letterpress has a textural, classic quality that is incredible. it is artisanal & timeless. i've peeked in his shop for a long while now - so happy to see him featured here. congrats!

  • FiorellaJewelry

    FiorellaJewelry said 7 years ago

    I love the classic beauty and simplicity of your work.

  • specimenboxshop

    specimenboxshop said 7 years ago

    Wonderful!!!

  • bakedbyjoanna

    bakedbyjoanna said 7 years ago

    I love letterpress!

  • VivaGailBeads

    VivaGailBeads said 7 years ago

    love it!

  • redbirdink

    redbirdink said 7 years ago

    What a cute little press! Great story!!

  • ConjuredMemories

    ConjuredMemories said 7 years ago

    Press on my friend! Love this "old time" press stuff.

  • rubyvictoria

    rubyvictoria said 7 years ago

    damn wish we lived in the US it would be lovely to win something from a fellow letterpress printer

  • buysomelove

    buysomelove said 7 years ago

    OMG. I have always loved creations that were born through using a Letterpress. Great story! Thanks for sharing.

  • peaseblossomstudio

    peaseblossomstudio said 7 years ago

    I've been an admirer of Lucky Duck for a while now. Very nice!

  • candacejean

    candacejean said 7 years ago

    I swoon over the beautiful art of handcrafted letterpressed goods! Such class. :) I love that Patrick has his great-grandfather's press. I have a little 3x5 Kelsey that's aching to be used again; someday I swear it! Thanks so much for the opportunity to win such a generous giveaway! Amazing work Lucky Duck; thank you for sharing it and tenderly keeping your old girl Pearl going.

  • ranyart

    ranyart said 7 years ago

    Beautiful. I love the dancing wedding invitations!

  • sherrytruitt

    sherrytruitt said 7 years ago

    Beautiful work, from a beautiful press. Continued success to you. xoSherry

  • Eurekame

    Eurekame said 7 years ago

    This great! I have had Lucky Duck in my favorites forever, why...they have VERY good prices. Just waiting till I have the extra $ to buy something!

  • paulthea

    paulthea said 7 years ago

    What a magnificent and dying art. Yeah for the letterpress! Thank you for this generous give away. Thea pmtmd@cox.net

  • marvelousa

    marvelousa said 7 years ago

    LOVE.

  • dollfacejewels

    dollfacejewels said 7 years ago

    I love this story!

  • dollfacejewels

    dollfacejewels said 7 years ago

    I love this story!

  • recycledideas

    recycledideas said 7 years ago

    Letterpress is beautiful. The physicality of it.... :)

  • editionbw

    editionbw said 7 years ago

    ......telegram....... Long Live Letterpress!

  • gypseatree

    gypseatree said 7 years ago

    Wonderful feature! I have been hoping to take some classes in Letterpress. So beautiful.

  • JBPacrat

    JBPacrat said 7 years ago

    Technology is great but the charm of a hand fed letter press is truly special. Great feature.

  • gardenrows

    gardenrows said 7 years ago

    Letterpress is far more challenging and freustrating than people think!

  • uncorked

    uncorked said 7 years ago

    I love Patrick's story and his shop- wonderful feature!

  • mossylanestudio

    mossylanestudio said 7 years ago

    These are timeless treasures. Love the images and font ;-)

  • BlindTigerFlasks

    BlindTigerFlasks said 7 years ago

    What a beautiful art! Thank you for keeping it alive! Cheers!

  • tippleandsnack

    tippleandsnack said 7 years ago

    I'm a long time admirer of Lucky Duck Press. Patrick has my dream job!

  • sonyarasi

    sonyarasi said 7 years ago

    Wonderful story and love the images!

  • MJSGems

    MJSGems said 7 years ago

    I have never watched a letter press in operation before, so cool! I so enjoy antique items. I like the notecards!!.

  • polkadotmagpie

    polkadotmagpie said 7 years ago

    That just made my day! I would love one of those old presses! Are they for sale? Patrick...I'm serious! It would go well with my Conrad etching press. I could almost smell the Graphic Chemical ink! I think I'll go watch the video again. :-)

  • BarkingSandsVintage

    BarkingSandsVintage said 7 years ago

    I bought my Etsy business cards from Patrick--they are fabulous, I get tons of compliments on them. Kudos to you!

  • jennabanena

    jennabanena said 7 years ago

    This is so fantastic!

  • DrizzlyDayDesignCo

    DrizzlyDayDesignCo said 7 years ago

    What a great tradition to carry on! Hand-fed pressing is a practice in Zen and patience. There is no trick to do it faster, you just have to do it right. I love the indents! Fantastic craft. Way to keep it alive!

  • kharmon

    kharmon said 7 years ago

    I love the look of letterpress cards!

  • vitamini

    vitamini said 7 years ago

    Very cool. Letterpress is such a beautiful art. Thanks for sharing!

  • LuRuUniques

    LuRuUniques said 7 years ago

    Wonderful, Thanks for sharing.

  • NativeSky

    NativeSky said 7 years ago

    Absolutely beautiful work!

  • ParadiseBodyShop

    ParadiseBodyShop said 7 years ago

    I've admired letterpressed items for so long. They're always beautiful, quality pieces. Great to see you're keeping the family tradition!

  • yourmomdesigns

    yourmomdesigns said 7 years ago

    definitely a lucky duck to make have such a beautiful heirloom.

  • notionbyleandra

    notionbyleandra said 7 years ago

    YOu are a Lucky Duck!! ☺

  • Zipper8Design

    Zipper8Design said 7 years ago

    beautiful, and i LOVE brooklyn themed things!

  • Juanitas

    Juanitas said 7 years ago

    This is something I've always wanted to learn. I love the history behind it! Thank you for a great article!

  • TwoBearsOneHeart

    TwoBearsOneHeart said 7 years ago

    I really want to buy one!

  • hbrianne

    hbrianne said 7 years ago

    Oh, I love letterpress!

  • knitfitt

    knitfitt said 7 years ago

    I'm hoping to take a letterpress class this winter. I love the look and feel of items made this way. Thanks for the story.

  • missive

    missive said 7 years ago

    Such a charming story! I had a printer in the family as well, so maybe it just stays in your blood! :)

  • bhangtiez

    bhangtiez said 7 years ago

    Really cool....& always lovely to see the old skool ways still being used...

  • thelittlemarket

    thelittlemarket said 7 years ago

    I love everything letterpress!!! Wonderful...wonderful article!

  • suhita

    suhita said 7 years ago

    Letterpress Business cards- now that's exactly what I want!!!! http://makingamess.wordpress.com/

  • violi

    violi said 7 years ago

    So cool and kitsch!

  • CaitieMae22

    CaitieMae22 said 7 years ago

    Beautiful work!!

  • wiccked

    wiccked said 7 years ago

    oh no! those lottery rules are so annoying! I adore letterpress :)

  • pinksweetie

    pinksweetie said 7 years ago

    I use an etching press myself, and always wanted to try a letter press. The texture is good enough to eat!

  • GriffinMade

    GriffinMade said 7 years ago

    Great letterpress and designs. And it's a third generation business! Awesome.

  • bluebird63

    bluebird63 said 7 years ago

    This is a lovely video , thank you ...:) And the press makes a very soothing sound, gently used as it is by its owner. I love the idea of connection through that beautiful machine ...

  • Texangypsy

    Texangypsy said 7 years ago

    absolutely beautiful.

  • paintsquare

    paintsquare said 7 years ago

    Great work. Cool story.

  • makingthishome

    makingthishome said 7 years ago

    I love the idea of following a family art! What a great post.

  • debdeanart

    debdeanart said 7 years ago

    Very classy,,,very chic.....best of luck!!!!

  • FrenchLogic

    FrenchLogic said 7 years ago

    I love the sounds of the old machines...whir and click.... whir and click... comforting. Beautiful cards too!

  • Josina1

    Josina1 said 7 years ago

    This story was great. I love that he found something he so enjoys that was right in front of him. It just seems so right!

  • OldBook

    OldBook said 7 years ago

    I have always loved the letterpress - there is nothing like the feel of a well crafted design. Thanks for keeping it alive!

  • SassySashadoxie

    SassySashadoxie said 7 years ago

    Cool, you are bringing back an art that is somewhat dying out with the modern technology.

  • GloryBDesign

    GloryBDesign said 7 years ago

    Letter press items have such a proper, dignified aire. Keep up the great work, Patrick! Keep this craft alive!

  • allisonstrine

    allisonstrine said 7 years ago

    Very cool story!

  • FavreBijoux

    FavreBijoux said 7 years ago

    I'm a HUGE fan of Letterpress. Thanks for featuring this shop!

  • Parachute425

    Parachute425 said 7 years ago

    I'm sure your grandfather would be very proud! Continued success to you, LuckyDuck.

  • sarahfinabeads

    sarahfinabeads said 7 years ago

    wonderful tradition, thanks for sharing! Cheers, Lucky Duck!

  • magykshop

    magykshop said 7 years ago

    The telegram is so cool! Thanks for sharing this wonderful story :)

  • TazioDesigns

    TazioDesigns said 7 years ago

    I was just telling my boyfriend today how much I love the look of letter pressing vs. standard printing. It's so beautiful.

  • bagsandmore

    bagsandmore said 7 years ago

    Thanks for keeping the presses going!

  • sbmathieu

    sbmathieu said 7 years ago

    I love the sounds and movement of the antique foot-powered letterpress! Thanks for posting!

  • parelle

    parelle said 7 years ago

    An excellent name for a company (I've a particular affection for ducks!)

  • KMalinka

    KMalinka said 7 years ago

    Interesting!

  • AlpineGypsy

    AlpineGypsy said 7 years ago

    Oh gosh....I just LOVE old presses! I own my father's hand-forged etching press, and it's sitting quite lonely in the basement right now...hehe....I have to get it going one of these days. :^) So lovely that Lucky Duck is printing with a family heirloom~ FANTASTIC! Thanks for the great article. ♥ Heidi ♥

  • ByAdelaideandHarry

    ByAdelaideandHarry said 7 years ago

    I like the rhythmic sound of the press as it works. Also nice to see a type tray being used for storing letters instead of knick knacks :)

  • Mclovebuddy

    Mclovebuddy said 7 years ago

    i love letterpresses, so tactile. thanks for the article!

  • LoveYouSo

    LoveYouSo said 7 years ago

    Beautiful nostalgic work!

  • lostisme

    lostisme said 7 years ago

    There's definitely something special about letters that are actual objects, not just characters on a screen.

  • peeperz

    peeperz said 7 years ago

    Beautiful! I love how they have such simple, classic beauty.

  • CandyAppleCrafts

    CandyAppleCrafts said 7 years ago

    Letterpress has this great vintage look that I love. Maybe someday I'll get to try it myself. His work is so pretty! Keep up the great work. :)

  • GreenBohemia

    GreenBohemia said 7 years ago

    Thank you for keeping your art alive! Your work is beautiful & so inspiring!

  • twoshortgirls

    twoshortgirls said 7 years ago

    thank you thank you thank you for showcasing such a beautiful craft!

  • happygocrafty

    happygocrafty said 7 years ago

    Oh that letterpress! I love the heft and character. Did you see the heart-shaped cutout in the foot pedal? MMM.

  • VelveteenHabbit

    VelveteenHabbit said 7 years ago

    Beautiful! I love the way graphics press into the paper creating depth and dimension that no amount of pixels can imitate-purely an art

  • shaivite

    shaivite said 7 years ago

    Nice story. Love letterpress. Thanks for the chance to win!

  • shaivite

    shaivite said 7 years ago

    Nice story. Love letterpress. Thanks for the chance to win.

  • visionquest

    visionquest said 7 years ago

    as much as i love letterpress, i loved this story more. really neat to see HOW it's done, too. thanks!

  • sellita

    sellita said 7 years ago

    letterpress is love.

  • whitehousecreates

    whitehousecreates said 7 years ago

    I'm a letterpress junkie. Nicely done!

  • whitehousecreates

    whitehousecreates said 7 years ago

    I'm a letterpress junkie. Nicely done!

  • noentusuke1

    noentusuke1 said 7 years ago

    I love things like this- making things the "old fashioned" way, from start to finish, is truly my passion and I am glad there are many others out there who have that same passion, in one way or another. thanks so much for the opportunity!

  • whitechihuahua

    whitechihuahua said 7 years ago

    so awesome. lucky duck is a lovely shop. love it.

  • brianslittlegirl

    brianslittlegirl said 7 years ago

    absolutely fantastic! I love letter press and being able to do it on such a wonderful piece of family history is amazing!

  • AthenaCreates

    AthenaCreates said 7 years ago

    I love the personal history in this story. Just amazing.

  • kellenamo

    kellenamo said 7 years ago

    This brings back such treasured memories ... my great-grandfather had a printing company, too. I remember the sounds and smells, being fascinated with the process, the paper - all those colors and textures! I can't tell you how many times I've wished it was still in our family. Thank you for carrying on the art and craft of this beautiful tradition.

  • TerrySigns

    TerrySigns said 7 years ago

    This is just fabulous! Way to keep the tradition. I am practicing my lettering and pin striping skills so I have my father's knowledge in signs. He still hand paints signs, no computers.

  • loadedhipspress

    loadedhipspress said 7 years ago

    That's a Golding? Wow, beautiful and amazing condition. Your family must be proud to have the tradition continued.

  • CassiopiasCreations

    CassiopiasCreations said 7 years ago

    Absolutely beautiful work & what a great heirloom to create such memorable designs. I LOVE the bridesmade cards! Thank you for sharing...

  • plasticmule

    plasticmule said 7 years ago

    Just found out I come from a long line of letterpress printers. Never would've even known to ask until I watched the video.

  • Horticopia

    Horticopia said 7 years ago

    Fantabulous!! Nice to see an artist at work :)

  • AngeniArtStudio

    AngeniArtStudio said 7 years ago

    What a fascinating history and legacy that's being carried on. And a beautiful product, of course!

  • jelts

    jelts said 7 years ago

    It's wonderful that you have a beautiful working letterpress just waiting for you in the basement! Thanks for continuing in this tradition and for making it a work of art!

  • SatinandBirch

    SatinandBirch said 7 years ago

    I can't imagine what it must be like to follow in your Grandfathers and Fathers footsteps, how fortunate you are. I too am a letterpress junkie, Etsy has some of the best. Thank you so much for sharing this story with us!

  • HandcraftedorVintage

    HandcraftedorVintage said 7 years ago

    I love the classic beauty of letterpress! The quality of these items proof to me that the use of modern technique's not always create better products.

  • Vanessa Admin

    Vanessa said 7 years ago

    Dang, imagine finding your great-grandfather's letterpress in your basement!

  • rolanddesigns

    rolanddesigns said 7 years ago

    it is important to keep up the old skills before thry all die out...

  • lkcDesign

    lkcDesign said 7 years ago

    Wonderful work...takes me back (and perhaps dates me a little, too) but my first job included printing on a Kluge letterpress, prayer cards were short run, hand-fed jobs I often did...ah the memories...watch those fingers! Laura :)

  • ikabags

    ikabags said 7 years ago

    Great story !

  • AlphabetCityStudio

    AlphabetCityStudio said 7 years ago

    Yay! A video to tell a great story and to show the work!

  • AlphabetCityStudio

    AlphabetCityStudio said 7 years ago

    Yay! A video to tell a great story and to show the work!

  • fingerstaches

    fingerstaches said 7 years ago

    Neat!

  • WigArcher

    WigArcher said 7 years ago

    That's a great story! The outcome of Patrick's work is fabulous. I relate to this story because, such as Patrick, I use some of my grandfather's tools in my shop.

  • OriginalMischief

    OriginalMischief said 7 years ago

    I love the look on Patrick's face when using the letterpress... serene, calm and focused. Letterpress is such a tactile medium... so worthy of the time is takes.

  • route17west

    route17west said 7 years ago

    I love it when people preserve the past and use antique tools to master their craft.

  • kittikittd

    kittikittd said 7 years ago

    What an incredibly cool tradition to keep alive! Patrick's works of art are incredible! Thank you for sharing his story.

  • The3toad

    The3toad said 7 years ago

    Congrats, Patrick, on excellent work, your lovely shop, and of course a wonderful press. Lucky Duck indeed! Your fellow Pearl printer, ==Marjorie

  • Cosmicbeatgirl

    Cosmicbeatgirl said 7 years ago

    Beautiful story, and what a Lucky Duck he is to have such a wealth of tools and talent in the family!

  • VeraVague

    VeraVague said 7 years ago

    This is a great article, and a wonderful video article. We're big fans of the old style letter press over here at VeraVague, so it's nice to see things like this spotlighted. Thanks, Etsy, and Thanks Lucky Duck! Good on ya!

  • Arkeeology

    Arkeeology said 7 years ago

    I own a set of the Telegram note cards and they are always a big hit!

  • TheEvesLikeUs

    TheEvesLikeUs said 7 years ago

    The art of letterpress is simply beautiful.

  • SylviaJanssen

    SylviaJanssen said 7 years ago

    I love letterpress! It is so much fun printing on these small boston press!

  • luckigurl

    luckigurl said 7 years ago

    I've always loved letterpress, even before I knew exatly what it was. And those cards are fantastic! Great story, thank you.

  • pouss

    pouss said 7 years ago

    Ooh I love letterpress, I wish I had the space and money for a machine, not only are they beautiful but I love the quality of the prints. One day, one day! Amanda x

  • shellsherree

    shellsherree said 7 years ago

    Such a wonderful story and history behind this. I love it! Just wish I was able to enter ~ bonne chance to all those who can. What a gorgeous prize!!

  • ElizabethOHara

    ElizabethOHara said 7 years ago

    Letterpress is the standard by which printing is measured! What a great video - thank you for sharing. I love letterpress. So classic

  • TartanHearts

    TartanHearts said 7 years ago

    These are gorgeous!

  • sweetjane

    sweetjane said 7 years ago

    I love to see things that are done the old fashioned way! I am so happy you have a product people want to buy! Congradulations!!

  • ornamentalelements

    ornamentalelements said 7 years ago

    My grandfather was a printer. Some of my fondest memories are visiting his print shop and watching the presses. laurie prophater

  • earthpuppy

    earthpuppy said 7 years ago

    I am passionate about letterpress and great design. Lucky you--you have both!

  • filofashion

    filofashion said 7 years ago

    Great article !!Congrats :))

  • okitokki

    okitokki said 7 years ago

    Beautiful! You really are lucky to inherit something as great as a letterpress!

  • StarRedesigns

    StarRedesigns said 7 years ago

    Wow, what lovely work!! I am actually in need of some business cards and would absolutely LOVE to showcase these handmade letterpress ones!!!

  • inthewineroom

    inthewineroom said 7 years ago

    Long live the letterpress and how wonderful to have that family connection! I'm quite sure your great grandfather is right there with you in spirit.

  • cubits

    cubits said 7 years ago

    These are just gorgeous!

  • dharma8designs

    dharma8designs said 7 years ago

    His designs look so...alive! I want to buy them to just keep, touch, collect, and maybe, just maybe, give to some lucky duck!

  • nonchalantpeach

    nonchalantpeach said 7 years ago

    Great looking work! I just taught myself to letterpress last year and I haven't stopped yet. It's addicting!

  • mandymoomoo

    mandymoomoo said 7 years ago

    What I wouldn't give for a press...

  • CrystalEvent

    CrystalEvent said 7 years ago

    I love letterpress! I've searched for new business cards and I think I've settled on the letterpress kind! :)

  • dandelionlady

    dandelionlady said 7 years ago

    Wonderful work! I have been falling in love with the idea of an old press, it's so inspiring to see work made with one.

  • Onestonenewyork

    Onestonenewyork said 7 years ago

    Great story, thank you

  • Zinci

    Zinci said 7 years ago

    Your work looks lovely! I love letterpress and SOO wanted it for our wedding invitations, but unfortunately the budget wasn't there. I keep looking/hoping to pick up an old press somewhere and am glad you've kept your family's press "Alive and Pressing"!

  • busterandboo

    busterandboo said 7 years ago

    How cool that Lucky Duck uses this antique to create such fabulous things! Absolutely love the look, and am keeping some fingers crossed. Thanks!

  • whiteweddingaffair

    whiteweddingaffair said 7 years ago

    Beautiful! Letterpress is just classic. It's just inspiring to have something so simple and it be so beautiful.

  • Squier

    Squier said 7 years ago

    That's awesome As a graphic designer, I have always loved the old fashioned style of letterpress printing. So happy to see you are keeping your great-grandfather's press still printing.

  • SimpleJoysPaperie

    SimpleJoysPaperie said 7 years ago

    I love this article and the fact that you are carrying on your family business.

  • thecottagemarket

    thecottagemarket said 7 years ago

    letterpress is always amazing! the brooklyn bridge knocks my socks off! thanks for sharing!

  • TasteeTomato

    TasteeTomato said 7 years ago

    Wonderful. It's great to keep up a family business while bringing into the new century.

  • jucylife

    jucylife said 7 years ago

    gorgeous! i love the family history!

  • tskmstr

    tskmstr said 7 years ago

    Beautiful papers! I love the old telegraph cards!

  • ExQuisiteInVitation

    ExQuisiteInVitation said 7 years ago

    Such an opportunity for lovely paper! Keeping art and skill sets in the family is so important...you can't learn this stuff in school. Good Luck! Lucky Duck...

  • angrsand

    angrsand said 7 years ago

    I love that he's using the same equipment his great-grandfather used... love the connection!

  • thehappyhoarder

    thehappyhoarder said 7 years ago

    I'm so glad that Patrick resurrected this old press and can make a living in his great-grandfather's footsteps. It looks like such a calm process, unlike the frenzied operations of modern printing. The finished product looks beautiful and personal - the product of human hands.

  • designlab443

    designlab443 said 7 years ago

    I love using old machinery. I just rehabbed a 1941 singer sewing machine and I love sewing on it! It mades me happy to bring it back to life again!

  • lyraluthuen

    lyraluthuen said 7 years ago

    What a fantastic legacy! Letterpress is one of the most beautiful machinery still in use in my humble opinion, and everything about the process is just completely mesmerizing.

  • skilldoll

    skilldoll said 7 years ago

    beautiful!

  • historicalproducts

    historicalproducts said 7 years ago

    how lovely :)

  • DyeSmithy

    DyeSmithy said 7 years ago

    As a quilt maker I can understand the satisfaction of producing something useful in the old way. Even the imperfections add to the appeal. What a wonderful way to honor his family, and what a wonderful legacy they left.

  • jeanetteroseharris

    jeanetteroseharris said 7 years ago

    That press is beautiful, and I love the antique feel of his prints!

  • happyacornvintage

    happyacornvintage said 7 years ago

    golly gee what a blessing it would be to recieve a special edition of letterpress business cares from thee

  • BettyBee

    BettyBee said 7 years ago

    I love the idea of a family trade, handed down through the generations! And I love LuckyDuck products, even if I'm only an admirer. Keep up the great work!

  • crounsen

    crounsen said 7 years ago

    These items are really remarkable. Thanks for bringing this shop to our attention. Now I feel the need for those telegraph cards.

  • TimesWeShare

    TimesWeShare said 7 years ago

    Beautiful, simple, classic!! Those are the words that descrbie the workmanship and love put into each card. Your cards make a statement without even trying. Keep on pressing =)

  • petitepoche

    petitepoche said 7 years ago

    Having never done any letterpress printing myself, it is always so interesting to read about the process. And I love the face that he is using a family owned press.

  • pocketsize

    pocketsize said 7 years ago

    You do beautiful work! I love to see older arts and trades being practiced and preserved.

  • jenniferpgh

    jenniferpgh said 7 years ago

    These are beautiful! I hope I win :-)

  • annekelly84

    annekelly84 said 7 years ago

    I have a deep crush on all things letterpress. Want to take classes but they are hard to find! I hope I win!

  • jenniferpatin

    jenniferpatin said 7 years ago

    Love it!

  • joelnchristine

    joelnchristine said 7 years ago

    Love that you fo this all by hand, what an art!

  • melfrench

    melfrench said 7 years ago

    I love anything that has the feel of something that is a century or more old. Even if it was made yesterday!

  • paperfacets

    paperfacets said 7 years ago

    Sublime. Good Luck with Lucky Duck and your letterpress endeavors.

  • smallpackagess

    smallpackagess said 7 years ago

    I love letterpress! it's so tactile, personal & professional. beautiful work!

  • CheeryOne

    CheeryOne said 7 years ago

    It's so fascinating to watch the press work! So cool.

  • vocedicarta

    vocedicarta said 7 years ago

    Such lovely pieces made even more special by the fact that they are a continuation of a family business!

  • lumacdonald

    lumacdonald said 7 years ago

    gorgeous work! i love it.

  • LemonBall

    LemonBall said 7 years ago

    I was just thinking I need some new business cards. These would be perfect.

  • MegsDolls

    MegsDolls said 7 years ago

    So beautiful!

  • Zadyball

    Zadyball said 7 years ago

    Awesome!

  • folkandfiber

    folkandfiber said 7 years ago

    I love seeing folks keep the history of a business alive and to use the machinery of his ancestors is really wonderful. Tech isn't everything - this cannot be duplicated on a scanner! Keep pressing on!

  • indigofury

    indigofury said 7 years ago

    I would LOVE to get cards like these, even if I don't win them for free. :)

  • RageHaus

    RageHaus said 7 years ago

    Lovely work! I dream of moving on from screen printing to letterpress someday.

  • krismazy

    krismazy said 7 years ago

    I love the look of hand-made. These are beautiful!

  • debhillart

    debhillart said 7 years ago

    Really enjoyed this.

  • dirtygirlclean

    dirtygirlclean said 7 years ago

    I love letterpress! Gorgeous cards!

  • tinasquirrel

    tinasquirrel said 7 years ago

    I love letterpress. I keep looking for local workshops to learn more about it, but have struck out. I'll just keep looking!

  • tmzct

    tmzct said 7 years ago

    Long live letterpress printing! Love it!

  • arisaema

    arisaema said 7 years ago

    Beautiful letterpress. So distinctive!

  • starlingpress

    starlingpress said 7 years ago

    Lovely.

  • Crybabe

    Crybabe said 7 years ago

    Wow, what a treasure, and in the basement too! Gorgeous work!

  • sharons316

    sharons316 said 7 years ago

    How beautiful! I want some! <3

  • mkf112

    mkf112 said 7 years ago

    amazing. I am always so impressed when someone takes on an older art form like this. and the fact that it was handed down from family makes it even more special.

  • paramountvintage

    paramountvintage said 7 years ago

    such an art!

  • carlamaria

    carlamaria said 7 years ago

    Beautiful! I want some!! Good luck with your business.

  • caiteANDkelly

    caiteANDkelly said 7 years ago

    so classy and beautiful. i love this.

  • JaniceCordeiro

    JaniceCordeiro said 7 years ago

    I am an Ex print shop owner. Great article.

  • youluckypeople

    youluckypeople said 7 years ago

    Absolutely Wonderful stuff!!!!

  • WaxPhilosophical

    WaxPhilosophical said 7 years ago

    Really beautiful! I love the telegram!

  • PjLand

    PjLand said 7 years ago

    I am so in love with the LetterPress and now the original really captures my heart!

  • WaxPhilosophical

    WaxPhilosophical said 7 years ago

    These are beautiful! I especially love the telegram!

  • elizabethandhomer

    elizabethandhomer said 7 years ago

    Oooh, pick me! I could really use some new letterpressed bc's.

  • strawberryluna

    strawberryluna said 7 years ago

    Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!! Letterpress! From one printmaker to another, cheers!

  • DuckDuckDino

    DuckDuckDino said 7 years ago

    How fantastic to be working with something that's been in the family so long.

  • wesellusedgods

    wesellusedgods said 7 years ago

    YOU ROCK LUCKY DUCK!!! The Urban Archaeologists at WE SELL USED GODS Dig Your Work

  • AntoinettesWhims

    AntoinettesWhims said 7 years ago

    This article brought back fond memories of my own press which I gave up when I got married for lack of room. Mine was a Kelsey hand press. This article brought back to mind vividly the {smell} of the inks, the old wooden type trays, the lead type and the cleaners for the rollers all wrapped up it one scent which is the print shop. I am so pleased to see others enjoying the art of hand set type, both in the process and the end result.

  • JustAHappyShopper

    JustAHappyShopper said 7 years ago

    Ooh, gorgeous!

  • GardenOfSypria

    GardenOfSypria said 7 years ago

    Such beautiful designs, I am so envious!!

  • hudsonhawke

    hudsonhawke said 7 years ago

    Wonderful feature! And 'debossing' is a personal favorite of mine.

  • Sypria

    Sypria said 7 years ago

    So pretty!

  • wiseimpressions

    wiseimpressions said 7 years ago

    This is such an inspiration ~ something old still being used to create beautiful things for now and in the future.

  • ThisWordsForYou

    ThisWordsForYou said 7 years ago

    I love these designs. Wish I could get my hands on some!

  • SuePsales

    SuePsales said 7 years ago

    Ah! The circle of Life, how wonderful that you get to work with this treasured family gem.

  • irhett

    irhett said 7 years ago

    Beautiful work! Thank you for helping to keep Letterpress an unlost art.

  • BareTree

    BareTree said 7 years ago

    mmm i dig letterpress

  • TechnoChic

    TechnoChic said 7 years ago

    Your business cards make me want to touch them! Laser printers have nothing on them! What cool stuff :o)

  • jrmahon

    jrmahon said 7 years ago

    Wonderful, wonderful, so classy!

  • emilysmwl

    emilysmwl said 7 years ago

    Letterpress cards are such a lovely way to make an impression on new clients or old friends. Keep up the good work!

  • qipapers

    qipapers said 7 years ago

    Lovely stuff, I used to do letter press back in college, you are so right about the type having a special quality because of the physicality of the process. Long live Lucky Duck!

  • litlpainter

    litlpainter said 7 years ago

    I love his designs... they're just gorgeous!

  • orangesugar

    orangesugar said 7 years ago

    I wish I had someone to inherit a letterpress from. Very cool.

  • eemama

    eemama said 7 years ago

    Am 1000% smitten by the beauty and weight of each character of a letterpress design (and the fact that you're keeping an art once thought to be dead- alive! To heck with laser printers and computers; heirloom letterpresses rock!)

  • MommaOwlsNest

    MommaOwlsNest said 7 years ago

    I love stuff like this! Keep up the great work! I hate how computers and printers are taking over everything.

  • shanij

    shanij said 7 years ago

    Love what your creating!

  • kriskay

    kriskay said 7 years ago

    So Cool!! I love the simple elegance of the old style printing. What a legacy to not only be doing the trade of his great-grandfather, but to be actually using the original equipment!

  • societynotes

    societynotes said 7 years ago

    Hey Studio Neighbor! Just met you the other day - thanks again for helping with lifting the cutter - Lovely Press!!

  • kawaiipiepie

    kawaiipiepie said 7 years ago

    Wow amazing machine and beautiful prints :3

  • gypsiedoodle

    gypsiedoodle said 7 years ago

    It's awesome that something from 1901 is still functioning and producing. I often wonder about our current throw-away society...what of ours will last more than 100 years?

  • WinkArtisans

    WinkArtisans said 7 years ago

    oh a letterpress, so classic and elegant!

  • NatanyaElka

    NatanyaElka said 7 years ago

    I *love* the process of letterpress... When I was in college, I was fortunate enough to have the use of one of these great older machines. They are really worth their weight in gold, and then some! It's really inspirational that you are continuing a trade and a family tradition at the same time. Many *blessings*

  • mlamancusa

    mlamancusa said 7 years ago

    This is a beautiful craft. I wish I were skilled enough to do something like this. Absolutely beautiful!!

  • yourdemitasse

    yourdemitasse said 7 years ago

    yes, please!

  • EmoSeal

    EmoSeal said 7 years ago

    So awesome...I wish things were still made to last as long as that press.

  • SlyWitch

    SlyWitch said 7 years ago

    I have worked with an older press but it was electric. It had many problems. I greatly admire this man for the man for working with the older press. The setting of the type is something I have done and to me is alot of fun. Kudos!

  • lisakpenning

    lisakpenning said 7 years ago

    I love letterpress. I regret not doing more printmaking in college. glad to know he can make a living at it. I know theatres were hard hit last year (like everything). My husband is a theatre professional too. Good luck Patrick!

  • SilverCoastSeaGlass

    SilverCoastSeaGlass said 7 years ago

    Me LikeY! What an awesome vintage feel! I was just listening to Sam Wyly's "1,000 Dollars & an Idea" where he talks about telegrams - if you don't know Sam Wyly - do you know Michael's craft store? Great book.

  • seacucumbermama

    seacucumbermama said 7 years ago

    Lovely work!

  • fastsoftpress

    fastsoftpress said 7 years ago

    Am such a huge fan of letterpress and I love how your carrying on your families tradition of printing. Great work!

  • theatreofdreams

    theatreofdreams said 7 years ago

    What beautiful work and great name too!!

  • anddonn

    anddonn said 7 years ago

    i love letterpress cards! adding to favorites...

  • mrsevesullivan

    mrsevesullivan said 7 years ago

    So cool. I love anything hand-done.

  • ootch

    ootch said 7 years ago

    The look and feel of the letterpress has always been a favorite of mine and an art form I've always dreamed of learning. Beautiful work. I wish you nothing but success!

  • HopscotchDandelions

    HopscotchDandelions said 7 years ago

    Cool- I'd love to work with a letterpress

  • TheRangyThistle

    TheRangyThistle said 7 years ago

    the look is so charming. I admire the "telegrams" pictured and the business cards.

  • chenyenwen

    chenyenwen said 7 years ago

    This video reminded me the printing factory my father used to have. I was very amazed by every opening and closing when I was little. Every blank sheet of paper went into the magic machine came out with a surprise every time... that was my memory. I'm very touched when I see this type of machine still exist and in use. Thank you for the wonderful video!!!

  • ecouturejewels

    ecouturejewels said 7 years ago

    Oh these cards are just fantastic!! What a beautiful story and family legacy.

  • espoirvert

    espoirvert said 7 years ago

    There's such an elegant simplicity to these prints. Lovely. :)

  • Waterrose

    Waterrose said 7 years ago

    I love letterpress. The texture the varying weight of ink.... When I lived in Ohio I had the opportunity to spend time in a shop with these wonderful typesetters and loved every moment!

  • thevintagecup

    thevintagecup said 7 years ago

    fab! thanks for sharing your craft!

  • ssander1

    ssander1 said 7 years ago

    I love the business cards! Very classy.

  • seasideCandy

    seasideCandy said 7 years ago

    I still remember my Girl Scout field trip to a 'real' (think 1958) printshop. I actually like the smell the best!

  • Marisha

    Marisha said 7 years ago

    LOVE letterpress. Your work is beautiful! I really want to learn how to use one. Thanks.

  • DahliaBloom

    DahliaBloom said 7 years ago

    Lovely.

  • dragonflyinkdesigns

    dragonflyinkdesigns said 7 years ago

    I am a graphic designer and just LOVE the embossed old style feeling of letter press! I think it brings a level of quality that offset printing can NEVer live up to! Beautiful work guys! Glad I came across this blog post! Kelly

  • unclemexico

    unclemexico said 7 years ago

    awesome!

  • galeriaVarte

    galeriaVarte said 7 years ago

    beautiful!

  • TropicalGarden

    TropicalGarden said 7 years ago

    Lovely & beautiful!

  • threemilesdwn

    threemilesdwn said 7 years ago

    um, yes please!

  • vberry

    vberry said 7 years ago

    Just gorgeous!

  • cutiecakepatisserie

    cutiecakepatisserie said 7 years ago

    Oh, how lovely! I'm always intruded by good business card design. :)

  • REtroCYCLEd

    REtroCYCLEd said 7 years ago

    I love that they are using an heirloom. What a neat connection to the past!

  • ROCIOFUEYO

    ROCIOFUEYO said 7 years ago

    Love it! I would love to have some of those beautiful works! Congratulations for the good job!

  • ktdickson82

    ktdickson82 said 7 years ago

    love love the bridesmaids cards! precious.

  • dbummy

    dbummy said 7 years ago

    Love it - How wonderful to keep the tradition moving forward.

  • cristina

    cristina said 7 years ago

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  • denasaper

    denasaper said 7 years ago

    Gorgeous business cards that are sure to have an impact on anyone who receives one!

  • ablack429

    ablack429 said 7 years ago

    Love letterpress! His work is stunning!

  • ponypaintings

    ponypaintings said 7 years ago

    I love letterpress!

  • raphaelsmuse

    raphaelsmuse said 7 years ago

    Looove the history, and love the creations. Beautiful work!

  • RoseWoolls

    RoseWoolls said 7 years ago

    OH this is all so lovely, and man, do I love papergoods!!

  • kbranham

    kbranham said 7 years ago

    Love the look of letterpress printing and I love the story and the history behind The Lucky Duck! I can't wait to see more of your work.

  • gallogirlphotos

    gallogirlphotos said 7 years ago

    beautiful work! loved the interesting video - so glad people keep this unique tradition alive. thanks for the opportunity!

  • lofteddesigns

    lofteddesigns said 7 years ago

    LOVE LOVE LOVE these classic cards! Keep the art of letterpress alive. :)

  • candykisscouture

    candykisscouture said 7 years ago

    These are really sweet I never saw anything like it. I guess I live in a cave hahaha

  • Tuscanycreative

    Tuscanycreative said 7 years ago

    Very Cool!

  • mtnlaurelarts

    mtnlaurelarts said 7 years ago

    soo pretty. I am such a sucker for rounded edges on things haha

  • possumgully

    possumgully said 7 years ago

    very nice...quality, character, and old world integrity! do you also make small artist books/ zines?

  • BeckyBaldwin

    BeckyBaldwin said 7 years ago

    I love when things are done the old fashion way. This is way cool.

  • marlono

    marlono said 7 years ago

    These are SO pretty! I love that the art hasn't died in this digital age!

  • kerning

    kerning said 7 years ago

    i love these! they could be really beautiful, unique wedding invitations!

  • VintageSams

    VintageSams said 7 years ago

    How utterly charming!

  • haleysmith

    haleysmith said 7 years ago

    Love your work! Letterpress is amazingly classic and timeless!

  • VintageSams

    VintageSams said 7 years ago

    How utterly charming!

  • possumgully

    possumgully said 7 years ago

    very nice...quality, character, and old world integrity! 'Lucky Duck' maybe your the 'sign' that we should move back to NY ;)

  • hotterfasterbetter

    hotterfasterbetter said 7 years ago

    Love the physicality of the process!

  • juni

    juni said 7 years ago

    I'm very tactile. I need to touch everything. Letterpress fulfills that need, along with being lovely. :)

  • AjonesBU

    AjonesBU said 7 years ago

    What beautiful work!

  • catedesco

    catedesco said 7 years ago

    Absolutely gorgeous work!

  • AgnesinWonderland

    AgnesinWonderland said 7 years ago

    Beautiful work. I love letterpress!

  • olliegraphic

    olliegraphic said 7 years ago

    Love letterpress. Crossing my fingers!

  • Trappedinabelljar

    Trappedinabelljar said 7 years ago

    Very Beautiful Presses! Good Luck everyone!

  • bookwright

    bookwright said 7 years ago

    Great cards!

  • victoriastreasure

    victoriastreasure said 7 years ago

    Very pretty. I love them!

  • victoriastreasure

    victoriastreasure said 7 years ago

    Very pretty. I love them!

  • HeartFelted

    HeartFelted said 7 years ago

    these are so lovely!

  • Sukouts

    Sukouts said 7 years ago

    These are beautiful. I would love a set!

  • Bigbearswife

    Bigbearswife said 7 years ago

    these look amazing!! i love the letterpress!

  • emilyadi

    emilyadi said 7 years ago

    Beautiful!

  • artistLB

    artistLB said 7 years ago

    It's wonderful to see old time styles like this coming back in the design world :) from a designer's perspective at least! Simply beautiful!

  • blueberryshoes

    blueberryshoes said 7 years ago

    meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

  • jesibes

    jesibes said 7 years ago

    So lovely!

  • SevsOnlyGirl

    SevsOnlyGirl said 7 years ago

    Such beautiful work! Why don't people use calling cards anymore - these would be lovely!

  • GirlGoneLoopy

    GirlGoneLoopy said 7 years ago

    I managed a custom stationery store for three years and that job is what introduced me to the letterpress process. It is by far and away my favorite printing style. It has such a distinct quality and feel, there is nothing else like it. Love.Love.Love.

  • Jslot360

    Jslot360 said 7 years ago

    Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous.... I am crossing my fingers that maybe I will have a little bit of luck. ;)

  • LakeEerieSpookies

    LakeEerieSpookies said 7 years ago

    would love to see my shop name in vintage letter press....LOVE it!

  • sharons316

    sharons316 said 7 years ago

    I wanna be a winner.... pick me! :)

  • Chelsea25th

    Chelsea25th said 7 years ago

    Nice!

  • amberperrodin

    amberperrodin said 7 years ago

    HOLY letterpress. I WANT some of these!! Stunning work.

  • vintagescissors

    vintagescissors said 7 years ago

    letterpress is such an amazing art form. wishing patrick great success in his letterpress endeavor!!

  • aBreathofFrenchair

    aBreathofFrenchair said 7 years ago

    Impressive!

  • seeyoubeyou

    seeyoubeyou said 7 years ago

    love it!! i hope i win!!

  • bevgail

    bevgail said 7 years ago

    Beautiful cards and wishing luck to all contestants.that said, pick me!!!

  • kittycrossbones

    kittycrossbones said 7 years ago

    Awesome work! Keep up the excellent job! :)

  • briar

    briar said 7 years ago

    Beautiful work!

  • whiletheyplay

    whiletheyplay said 7 years ago

    They are gorgeous! What a lovely way to represent your small business. I would LOVE a set for mine!

  • bridgetgaer

    bridgetgaer said 7 years ago

    lovely!!

  • LetterPictures

    LetterPictures said 7 years ago

    Really lovely, and such a neat way to carry on a legacy!

  • SoyManyCandles

    SoyManyCandles said 7 years ago

    Amazing and beautiful work!!

  • crystalbat

    crystalbat said 7 years ago

    love the decorative lettering on the notecards! i would give anything to inherit a press!

  • longreddress

    longreddress said 7 years ago

    Such wonderful work! Will be sharing with my friends.

  • SerenaZuo

    SerenaZuo said 7 years ago

    So beautiful!

  • jlb12382

    jlb12382 said 7 years ago

    Oooh, these are gorgeous!

  • Idiotgirl

    Idiotgirl said 7 years ago

    SOOOO beautiful! I love that you are following in your Great-Grandfathers letterpress business! You do beautiful, classic work. Congrats!

  • sosueme2000

    sosueme2000 said 7 years ago

    these are amazing!!!! i'd cherish the win.

  • dahliasoleil

    dahliasoleil said 7 years ago

    Preserving the art of hand made.Love it.

  • PlayinHookyDesigns

    PlayinHookyDesigns said 7 years ago

    Very cool! It would be great to have some unique business cards like that!

  • WestoverDesigns

    WestoverDesigns said 7 years ago

    This is such a beautiful artform. Thanks for sharing!

  • OverTheLuna

    OverTheLuna said 7 years ago

    These are awesome. Love letterpress...we are thinking about getting a letterpress someday (it is our dream)! Your prints are beautiful : )

  • paintsandscraps

    paintsandscraps said 7 years ago

    I love your work, it is very unique!

  • inthenameofscience

    inthenameofscience said 7 years ago

    Oh, these are beautiful! I would love to win some!

  • spluloacle

    spluloacle said 7 years ago

    This is awesome. :)

  • fionadesigns

    fionadesigns said 7 years ago

    these are so stunning - would love to win!

  • MissWinter

    MissWinter said 7 years ago

    Beautiful work!

  • AliKatDesign

    AliKatDesign said 7 years ago

    Love how letterpress printed materials make me feel. They bring back memories of the good old days when things were much simpler and quality was more important than speed.

  • earthmama9009

    earthmama9009 said 7 years ago

    Wow! That is so awesome.

  • gloriadc

    gloriadc said 7 years ago

    love.Love.LOVE!

  • melmcwhorter

    melmcwhorter said 7 years ago

    Kudos to Patrick & Lucky Duck ~ beautiful!

  • KrystleSue

    KrystleSue said 7 years ago

    very cool, and very lovely style!

  • figtwig

    figtwig said 7 years ago

    Viva la letterpress!

  • Missniecie

    Missniecie said 7 years ago

    They add a luxury of touch that today's business cards lack...

  • LeRoys

    LeRoys said 7 years ago

    These are fantastic! Now I want a letterpress! Hey, I can dream, right? :)

  • melberrykin

    melberrykin said 7 years ago

    Absolutely Beautiful! I would LOVE to have some of my very own! ;)

  • OneofaKindbyCyn

    OneofaKindbyCyn said 7 years ago

    Love that you are keeping an art from the past yet updating it for today!

  • scribbleandscript

    scribbleandscript said 7 years ago

    Letterpress makes me oh so very happy.

  • ginnymae

    ginnymae said 7 years ago

    Wow, just beautiful work. Love the look and feel. Would love to have some for my shop!

  • littlefrogjewelry

    littlefrogjewelry said 7 years ago

    I love the look of the bussiness cards!!!!!

  • tinaprigge

    tinaprigge said 7 years ago

    I think This is the greatest,,,, I would love to win these,,

  • lollidreams

    lollidreams said 7 years ago

    I love Letterpress printing. I would LOVE to win this. Thank you for the contest!

  • jungatheart

    jungatheart said 7 years ago

    Delightful!!! Your work is so pretty and delicate.

  • trishairene

    trishairene said 7 years ago

    This looks great! I'd love to win this too!

  • meganrose4

    meganrose4 said 7 years ago

    Letterpress business cards! The perfect small business accessory!!!! Fingers crossed.

  • ItsMeAmberE

    ItsMeAmberE said 7 years ago

    Letterpress, I loooove letterpress...

  • MichelleEliseQuilts

    MichelleEliseQuilts said 7 years ago

    Beautiful! I hope I'm a Lucky Duck!

  • timcanny

    timcanny said 7 years ago

    It is this kind of hands-on, manual communications technology that will help save the human race once the robots take over. They just can't understand analog! That didn't sound crazy, did it?

  • chrissysparks

    chrissysparks said 7 years ago

    Would love to win this, soooo cool!!

  • ElisabethSpace

    ElisabethSpace said 7 years ago

    Love the name "Lucky Duck" and the beautiful and tactile creations coming from withing.

  • gordonstillman

    gordonstillman said 7 years ago

    I want to learn how to use a letterpress because I love the look. And it actually looks kind of therapeutic when you are pressing from your video.

  • OnePinkBrick

    OnePinkBrick said 7 years ago

    I LOVE paper and this makes it so much better!

  • kelzabel

    kelzabel said 7 years ago

    love this! keep up the great work!

  • foresmewlas

    foresmewlas said 7 years ago

    Another wonderful find on Etsy! I'm going to order new business cards for my daughter!

  • historicgems

    historicgems said 7 years ago

    I want in! :)

  • snickerdoodlestudio

    snickerdoodlestudio said 7 years ago

    Beautiful work and a lovely story behind it!

  • mintconspiracy

    mintconspiracy said 7 years ago

    Oh gosh, I love the letterpress look. So classy!

  • leanderhero

    leanderhero said 7 years ago

    Oh, wow, I'd love to win this contest! I love snail mail, and anything that has a personal touch like this is amazing. :)

  • knitandwit

    knitandwit said 7 years ago

    These are so beautiful.

  • klr1014

    klr1014 said 7 years ago

    love this, what fabulous work!

  • bunnywithatoolbelt

    bunnywithatoolbelt said 7 years ago

    I was lucky enough to go to a college with a letterpress and got to play around with it for a term--loved it! Thanks for sharing your beautiful work.

  • Paxsona

    Paxsona said 7 years ago

    absolutely lovely!

  • BarbaraEll

    BarbaraEll said 7 years ago

    Letterpress work is so tactile and simply lovely.

  • ladybearcrafts

    ladybearcrafts said 7 years ago

    Oh my! I have been wanting to get my business cards letterpressed but I just cant afford it right now. I would love to get a letterpress and learn to do it myself someday!

  • ReganDaniels

    ReganDaniels said 7 years ago

    love this work! new fave!

  • auldlangdesign

    auldlangdesign said 7 years ago

    I love the texture of letterpressing, especially in hand-made business applications! :)

  • NicoleReneeHein

    NicoleReneeHein said 7 years ago

    BEAUTIFUL Work! I LOVE the look and feel of letterpress. Great Quality and process!

  • glistenimages

    glistenimages said 7 years ago

    Gorgeous!

  • ShadySideFarm

    ShadySideFarm said 7 years ago

    I love the letterpressed items I've seen on etsy and elsewhere. Thanks for this generous giveaway, Lucky Duck!

  • yoopermommie

    yoopermommie said 7 years ago

    BEAUTIFUL!! :)

  • summertimeu79

    summertimeu79 said 7 years ago

    what a treat :)

  • peasbeads

    peasbeads said 7 years ago

    very cool,I love the vintage letterpress!

  • ForgetMeNotEcoGifts

    ForgetMeNotEcoGifts said 7 years ago

    These are lovely! I do all of my sewing on my grandmother's 1938 Singer sewing machine, so I know what a wonderful feeling it is to keep a family heirloom alive and working and to share it's products with the world. i LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!! Awesome contest, too! : )

  • littlefeets

    littlefeets said 7 years ago

    These are beautiful!

  • throwingmuse

    throwingmuse said 7 years ago

    Love it! Thanks for keeping the tradition going.

  • yarnovermovement

    yarnovermovement said 7 years ago

    love it!

  • DearOhDeer

    DearOhDeer said 7 years ago

    These are great, I need business cards!!! me m em e!

  • AandJaccessories

    AandJaccessories said 7 years ago

    I love Lucky Duck! The business cards would be great

  • perryfamilyaz

    perryfamilyaz said 7 years ago

    Love letterpress! Great stuff!

  • scoplen

    scoplen said 7 years ago

    Beautifully classic! Me want win!!

  • heatherbenjudah

    heatherbenjudah said 7 years ago

    Beautiful, and what a fun contest!

  • scoplen

    scoplen said 7 years ago

    Beautifully classic! Me want win!!

  • megart

    megart said 7 years ago

    beautiful stuff! thanks for the chance to win!

  • MiaJ

    MiaJ said 7 years ago

    Lucky Duck is awesome! Letterpress will never die. It's too gorgeous.

  • TwigsForPearls

    TwigsForPearls said 7 years ago

    soooooo beaaaauuutifuuuulllll!

  • 4u2ccrafts

    4u2ccrafts said 7 years ago

    That is a beautiful!

  • lydiajoybryant

    lydiajoybryant said 7 years ago

    I would LOVE to win these beautiful handmade cards!!

  • scmorabe

    scmorabe said 7 years ago

    Would love ti send one to my pen pal. The while reason I have a penal is to emphasize how important it is to send written word. I love to write and send people letters and thoughts on paper. I think these would make a great addition to my collection of writing papers.

  • jennafurelise

    jennafurelise said 7 years ago

    so personal&sooo classy!...love your shop!...

  • dynamicduo

    dynamicduo said 7 years ago

    I would LOVE those handmade cards, they are stellar!

  • femmeducherche

    femmeducherche said 7 years ago

    What an absolutely lovely idea! these cards are beautiful and timeless. Thank you, Etsy, for the contest and thank YOU, Patrick for your gorgeous products!

  • lydiajoybryant

    lydiajoybryant said 7 years ago

    I would LOVE to win these beautiful handmade cards!!

  • ImSoVintage

    ImSoVintage said 7 years ago

    wonderful stuff 8-)

  • BrownAndLavender

    BrownAndLavender said 7 years ago

    Oh. I. Want!!! I've been looking for some letter press business cards for a while. This is gorgeous.

  • RetroAnimals

    RetroAnimals said 7 years ago

    What a great idea! These are so classy and cool! I love the letter press look of these!

  • Zipper8Design

    Zipper8Design said 7 years ago

    wonderful, amazing old press, and awesome name!!

  • LifeofLeoDesigns

    LifeofLeoDesigns said 7 years ago

    Letterpress is becoming mainstream again thanks to wonderful press businesses like LDP. I try to encourage my clients to consider letterpress when it can enhance the designs we are working on.

  • IvyRoad

    IvyRoad said 7 years ago

    Great work; love the shops name- Lucky Duck Press!

  • 5gardenias

    5gardenias said 7 years ago

    i'm here and i'm loving your letter press-- hope i'm a lucky duck and win the set!! i love the embossed cards-- fabulous work!!

  • Branraybro

    Branraybro said 7 years ago

    I would be honored to pass this cards out!!

  • art2theextreme

    art2theextreme said 7 years ago

    I love this shop and the article is refreshing to know this art is coming back! Thank you so much for sharing! I saw this through Facebook!

  • Dee875

    Dee875 said 7 years ago

    nothing like letter press, i want me some now now now :)

  • EtherealEarth

    EtherealEarth said 7 years ago

    I've been looking for some great business cards. These are truly one of a kind. Beautiful!!

  • ArtasObject

    ArtasObject said 7 years ago

    How lovely! The winner (pick me!!) will be very lucky indeed.

  • weatheredsilo

    weatheredsilo said 7 years ago

    Congratulations Patrick for reviving this artisan craft and carrying on your family's legacy. There is immense beauty in handmade objects! I'm just getting my shop ready and would be honored to have a set of Lucky Duck Press business cards to hand out. Thanks Tara + Etsy for showcasing this craft. Cheers, Mandy

  • TeKayR

    TeKayR said 7 years ago

    And they say things never last! Well here is a terrific example of heritage, longevity, consistancy and passion for such beautiful artistry and the "machines" and people who bring it life!! Excellent!!

  • arielms

    arielms said 7 years ago

    lovely!

  • WordsArt

    WordsArt said 7 years ago

    beautiful....would love to win.

  • Rebeblue

    Rebeblue said 7 years ago

    Luv them!

  • beckywaldrop

    beckywaldrop said 7 years ago

    I would love to have some of these cards!!! Fantastic chance..thanks! :)

  • kathiroussel

    kathiroussel said 7 years ago

    wonderful wonderful wonderful-- i'm keeping my fingers crossed--!

  • CBrou325

    CBrou325 said 7 years ago

    It warms my heart that your great grandfather's presses are being used today...and with such love...<3

  • brandiwine610

    brandiwine610 said 7 years ago

    Yes please! ;) My MIL desperately needs some new business cards. I'd love to be able to give her these for her own design biz.

  • cascobaysoap

    cascobaysoap said 7 years ago

    beautiful! :) Shannon www.cascobaysoap.blogspot.com

  • HandwrittenKitchen

    HandwrittenKitchen said 7 years ago

    Very nice. The winner will be fortunate indeed. Best of luck to all.

  • komfykitty

    komfykitty said 7 years ago

    Lovely!

  • LittleLucyGoosey

    LittleLucyGoosey said 7 years ago

    I LOVE letterpress - it makes any note feel special. It's a true art form! Glad to see that Patrick is helping keep it alive.

  • raymed

    raymed said 7 years ago

    These are beautiful!!! I would be honor to have these cards!!

  • ilikeyouasafriend

    ilikeyouasafriend said 7 years ago

    Love these. So perfect!

  • YelleyArt

    YelleyArt said 7 years ago

    The more digital we all become the more we crave the unique beauty of hand made, or in this case foot-powered love... Letterpress is like candy! you just can't wait to get your hands on it! Tottally swoonworthy!

  • troislapinsstudio

    troislapinsstudio said 7 years ago

    la la la... those cards are great!!!

  • yellowanisoptera

    yellowanisoptera said 7 years ago

    your work is absolutely lovely!

  • reeniepooh

    reeniepooh said 7 years ago

    absolutely adorable! Long Live the Letterpress!!!

  • dmariesweetpea

    dmariesweetpea said 7 years ago

    My husband is a computer tech and we bought his business cards from Vistaprint a while back. Bleh. They don't portray at all who he is. Creative, inventive, and sincere.

  • ArtsyMomMN

    ArtsyMomMN said 7 years ago

    Etsy is so great. I love finding artists of all trades here. I am a stay-at-home mom attempting to do freelance graphic design work from home. I would love to have such a classy card! Keep up the great work.

  • FrecklesKelly

    FrecklesKelly said 7 years ago

    Letterpress makes my heart go pitty-pat! If I could possibly fit a monstrous, old, loud machine into my life/home/budget, I would be the happiest girl you've ever heard of :) Just being around the fruits of someone else's beautiful letterpress labour is sweet enough though.

  • hrbarnard

    hrbarnard said 7 years ago

    I love having art in everyday places in my world...long live Lucky Duck!

  • lovinclaydolls

    lovinclaydolls said 7 years ago

    Love keeping history alive! :) Thank you Patrick!

  • LazyTcrochet

    LazyTcrochet said 7 years ago

    Beautiful!

  • oneredhen

    oneredhen said 7 years ago

    So cool, love your stuff!

  • mizd360

    mizd360 said 7 years ago

    I love, love, letterpress! Would love to be able to create these myself. Thanks Patrick!

  • gayleprice

    gayleprice said 7 years ago

    Letterpress is such a wonderful art. Glad to see you've turned lemons into lemonade!

  • tinymarie

    tinymarie said 7 years ago

    yummy, yummy! i love letterpress! beautiful!

  • KiKiBowns

    KiKiBowns said 7 years ago

    Wow! I love stories like this - a re-learning of a lost art, especially in this day and age of all things digital.

  • MimsiesWhimsies

    MimsiesWhimsies said 7 years ago

    I would love to win these. I need some new business cards and these are lovely!

  • ApRi

    ApRi said 7 years ago

    Absolutely wonderful!

  • HaikuSailor

    HaikuSailor said 7 years ago

    These are delicious! The photos are exceptional as well, you can almost feel the texture ~ Would love to have a set of calling cards made for me & my new husband :D

  • cortnitsonis

    cortnitsonis said 7 years ago

    Beautiful cards!

  • TaeFitz

    TaeFitz said 7 years ago

    Great story and beautiful cards.

  • lunaviker

    lunaviker said 7 years ago

    Gorgeous. Letterpress is still my favorite look on paper goods. Wish I could apprentice under Lucky Duck!

  • beatakozlowski

    beatakozlowski said 7 years ago

    I wonder, does letterpressing fall into the greater printmaking genre? I'm tremendously interested in the process, would love some more exposure!

  • classicgirlvintage

    classicgirlvintage said 7 years ago

    Thanks for keeping it alive, Lucky Duck! xoxo~Stephanie

  • roryunraveled

    roryunraveled said 7 years ago

    oooh, i was just shopping around for business cards and didn't even THINK of letterpress! LOVE the idea and would absolutely adore a set of these. thanks for the opportunity!!

  • astellarcreation

    astellarcreation said 7 years ago

    How awesome! My great grandfather had a letterpress machine. I think I still have some paper he made me with my name on it. What a great way to keep the art alive! Wonderful contest... I'd love to win.

  • BackyardBrand

    BackyardBrand said 7 years ago

    Extremely imPRESSive tale. Best of luck to you, Lucky Duck Press. BTW, do you have a print publishing imprint (i.e., are you a book publisher)? Eric Zorn of the Chicago Tribune called my Working Stiff Prayers, "A brilliant advance on haiku" and it has yet to be put in print (tho it is available in a digital form at HarmonicArt on Etsy). Let me know if the print project interests you. Best Regards, The Backyard Harmonica Teacher P.S. Read Zorn's Tribune column at: http://blogs.chicagotribune.com/news_columnists_ezorn/2001/05/17.html

  • PasseNouveauVintage

    PasseNouveauVintage said 7 years ago

    Amazing work! I have been looking for business cards that represent me! It would be awesome to win! Great feature too!

  • Funkifolkart

    Funkifolkart said 7 years ago

    Wonderful story and beautiful work.

  • SimplyDivineDesserts

    SimplyDivineDesserts said 7 years ago

    quack quack! pick me lucky duck!! stunningly beautiful work and a great article.

  • lilhaeru

    lilhaeru said 7 years ago

    So Beautiful! I love using old techniques for modern items. Amazing. Keep it up! xoxox, Kelly

  • LadyKates

    LadyKates said 7 years ago

    I love all things letterpress. Thanks for keeping this art alive:)

  • gbarruk

    gbarruk said 7 years ago

    Love the look of these cards and love that Lucky Duck is keeping this classic form of printing alive.

  • AfroBagLady

    AfroBagLady said 7 years ago

    Beautiful... I would put them in my bag :)

  • NatureLinds

    NatureLinds said 7 years ago

    PRETTY GNARLY!!!!! I totally dig these!

  • fourheartsmomma

    fourheartsmomma said 7 years ago

    Wow... what an awesome giveaway! Beautiful work, even if I don't win I will keep him in mind for my business cards.

  • lilacpopphotography

    lilacpopphotography said 7 years ago

    So awesome. I would love to win the cards!

  • katybowman

    katybowman said 7 years ago

    These cards are so classy! Would love to have a set.

  • TinysnKnots

    TinysnKnots said 7 years ago

    Beautiful Work, Lovely product. I love the Texture, from one texture freak to another. I'm just starting out, so Yes, I would love to win his Cards! Elegant!

  • sweetolivedesigns

    sweetolivedesigns said 7 years ago

    Beautiful work!

  • lilacpopphotography

    lilacpopphotography said 7 years ago

    Awesome! I would love to win the cards!

  • llemmert

    llemmert said 7 years ago

    I'm in the process of opening a stationary store and loved printmaking in college art classes. I really enjoy your products and the loving process behind each printed piece. Thanks for sharing the video!

  • Jennstuartcreations

    Jennstuartcreations said 7 years ago

    Loving all of your work!!!

  • HummingbirdStore

    HummingbirdStore said 7 years ago

    Lovely, lovely, lovely!!! :)

  • Banao

    Banao said 7 years ago

    Heart-Shaped foot pedal= Love

  • inkingviolet

    inkingviolet said 7 years ago

    Fabulous cards!

  • talkingandsleeping

    talkingandsleeping said 7 years ago

    Goodness, I love these. I was just looking at my freebie business cards today and thinking, I need something snazzy! And letterpressed!

  • sarahfinabeads

    sarahfinabeads said 7 years ago

    wonderful!!

  • emwalrath

    emwalrath said 7 years ago

    Love the cards!

  • PearAphenalia

    PearAphenalia said 7 years ago

    Loves this work!

  • fuchsiabuddha

    fuchsiabuddha said 7 years ago

    just bee-u-tee-full!

  • Steph9325

    Steph9325 said 7 years ago

    *LOVE*

  • saltcityspice

    saltcityspice said 7 years ago

    So classy & I love the sense of history behind his work - great featured seller!

  • grandmaspider

    grandmaspider said 7 years ago

    Beautiful work! Sweet Dreams.

  • HollysRainbow

    HollysRainbow said 7 years ago

    Anything that maintains a sense of craftsmanship is beautiful - SO appreciated in this day of free, fast, and easy. Would LOVE to win. Peace~

  • KristaJBrock

    KristaJBrock said 7 years ago

    Simply beautiful... absolutely love letter press. There has to be an amazing connection between you and your grandfather while creating... what inspiration!!

  • ritamade

    ritamade said 7 years ago

    Oh such lovely work! I reeeeeeeeally want to win :)

  • DoodleBugFramesEtc

    DoodleBugFramesEtc said 7 years ago

    I just adore these! They make everything look simply amazing! How great it would be to win these and have my business name displayed in such a unique way! Keep it up! These are fantastic!

  • mamazshanna

    mamazshanna said 7 years ago

    would you be interested in an equipment trade??? ahhh, letterpress.

  • EandBShoppe

    EandBShoppe said 7 years ago

    These are beautiful! Classic and classy.

  • TrustJust

    TrustJust said 7 years ago

    SUch gorgeous work!! Absolutely classic!

  • WickedDeluxe

    WickedDeluxe said 7 years ago

    I love seeing family heirlooms being put to good use. Things just aren't made like they used to be and I have a great love of the old-fashioned, including letterpress.

  • BabyButters

    BabyButters said 7 years ago

    What an absolutely beautiful craft to be preserving. We're so lucky to benefit from Lucky Duck's dedication and talent.

  • shiggy

    shiggy said 7 years ago

    I love letterpress! This is one more thing I want to learn!

  • EZpeasy

    EZpeasy said 7 years ago

    What a great story! I have some of my great grandmother's kitchen gear- every time I use them I feel close to her. I can only imagine how cool working with a family legacy on this scale is like.

  • nikita236

    nikita236 said 7 years ago

    What a great story! And, the product is so unique in this age of technology.

  • MrsSumerix

    MrsSumerix said 7 years ago

    Just what I need to get my shops name out there in a sophisticated and stylish way!

  • zipchan

    zipchan said 7 years ago

    This reminds me of the printmaking class I took during undergrad. :D Nice work!

  • myseagarden

    myseagarden said 7 years ago

    Beautiful!!!!!

  • moriah726

    moriah726 said 7 years ago

    Beautiful letterpressing! So glad to see that this art is not as lost as it often feels.

  • discomedusa

    discomedusa said 7 years ago

    mmmm...letterpress!

  • rachandmart

    rachandmart said 7 years ago

    I love the way letterpress looks! It makes everything look special.

  • theBeadtanicalGarden

    theBeadtanicalGarden said 7 years ago

    I absolutely love hand set type. A number of years ago I created my wedding invitations using the old types set and presses of the Celo Press in Celo, NC. WHile I no longer have access, it's so cool to see your bringing your family history into today.

  • BethJD04

    BethJD04 said 7 years ago

    Great product and great giveaway!

  • RoyaSpirit

    RoyaSpirit said 7 years ago

    Beautiful machinery and craftsmanship, I would love to have a hand-pressed set of cards!

  • seasonables

    seasonables said 7 years ago

    Gorgeous business cards!

  • tammygoodwinphoto

    tammygoodwinphoto said 7 years ago

    These are gorgeous!!! Nice work

  • Jainie

    Jainie said 7 years ago

    Em space.

  • QueInteresante

    QueInteresante said 7 years ago

    Great stuff!

  • widdershins22

    widdershins22 said 7 years ago

    Fantastic! I just love them.

  • HeatherStrickland

    HeatherStrickland said 7 years ago

    They are so lovely!

  • adornativity

    adornativity said 7 years ago

    How lovely that you've reclaimed the tradition that your great-grandfather began. I would be honored to win such a generous prize! Thanks for the opportunity!

  • Zophael

    Zophael said 7 years ago

    Sometimes the best things are those that are made the old-fashioned way.

  • cdjamac

    cdjamac said 7 years ago

    Amazing what treasures still lurk in basements, good job!

  • AnnieTwoBraids

    AnnieTwoBraids said 7 years ago

    Beautiful old world style. These letterpress cards make me happy!

  • bombastitch

    bombastitch said 7 years ago

    Such an amazing press and product! I'm so relieved to see that the newfangled 'computer to plate' hasn't completely destroyed letterpress. :)

  • goldfawn

    goldfawn said 7 years ago

    la-la-la-love lucky duck!

  • tyarkoni

    tyarkoni said 7 years ago

    love to see this traditional art form still rockin it ;)

  • DoktorNix

    DoktorNix said 7 years ago

    All of the press work is positively beautiful. I love to see the continued use of classic machinery and old trades. Especially when it results in such unique products.

  • gigglegerts

    gigglegerts said 7 years ago

    Beautiful cards!

  • keeleybehling

    keeleybehling said 7 years ago

    Wonderful article!

  • nikkithy

    nikkithy said 7 years ago

    love. what i wouldnt do for my own letterpress machine. what a great heritage.

  • miSHOP

    miSHOP said 7 years ago

    Always want some letterpress cards... yours are beautiful!

  • SugarCubeGirl

    SugarCubeGirl said 7 years ago

    I love letterpress work. It's so rich and delicious looking. (Aren't you tempted to just take a big juicy bite out of a letterpress piece? It always makes me think of dessert). For some reason, letterpress says "quality" and "expensive" like nothing else. Thanks for keeping this art from being "lost".

  • sweetsmilesbaby

    sweetsmilesbaby said 7 years ago

    I love letterpress, really beautiful.

  • angiloo

    angiloo said 7 years ago

    Love ... Love ... Love ... I would say you are quite the lucky duck to have had such awesome machine and skill handed down to you. Long Live the Letterpress!

  • IndianSummerGardens

    IndianSummerGardens said 7 years ago

    Your cards are incredible. I'd love to have a set!

  • lelah

    lelah said 7 years ago

    Would love to help my new business take flight using these cards!!

  • intoacloud

    intoacloud said 7 years ago

    Beautiful imperfections make better first impressions.

  • polkadawg

    polkadawg said 7 years ago

    Great story. I love the historic aspect of the family and look of the end product. Isn't this exactly what every hand artist wants--to create long-lasting works of art that will be cherished by generations.

  • NickiC

    NickiC said 7 years ago

    I'd be proud to hand out my business card made by Lucky Duck!

  • txeye4design2

    txeye4design2 said 7 years ago

    Being that I am a graphic design fan and know a little bit about printing, the letter press is definitely one of my favorite ink to paper processes. It is so beautiful, clean and has a great sturdy feel to the paper and a great texture for the fingertips. I sure hope I win a set of these fantastic business cards!

  • MyLovingTree

    MyLovingTree said 7 years ago

    Letterpress is so beautiful, you cannot only see it, but you can feel it with your fingertips. Best wishes to your continued success!

  • janeamberh

    janeamberh said 7 years ago

    Who doesn't love that delicious feeling of running fingertips over debossed letterpress letters? Weighty, classic, and chic!

  • PaintingKity

    PaintingKity said 7 years ago

    That is so interesting. Old things are the best! The cards are beautiful.

  • hsailormoon

    hsailormoon said 7 years ago

    Those cards are beautiful! Especially in how the process is done, it's a work of art. I would be so lucky to get any card like that, I wouldn't want to give them away! ;D

  • hamredesign

    hamredesign said 7 years ago

    Cool! I like these!

  • JDWolfePottery

    JDWolfePottery said 7 years ago

    Wonderful to learn about Lucky Duck Press. Thanks for sharing your story!

  • NellaBlue

    NellaBlue said 7 years ago

    What a wonderful treat - letterpress business cards! Congrats on keeping your grandfather's craft alive in your own way. I would love to win the free set of cards but whoever does is another lucky duck!

  • topaz08

    topaz08 said 7 years ago

    Nice cards!

  • rachpires

    rachpires said 7 years ago

    Beautiful work, amazing story, and a truly creative craft!

  • katievarela

    katievarela said 7 years ago

    Hope I win! :)

  • Kerissa

    Kerissa said 7 years ago

    I super heart letterpress! These are lovely. Thank you!

  • lroot

    lroot said 7 years ago

    An incredible and timeless art! Love it!

  • SouthernHostess

    SouthernHostess said 7 years ago

    What a lovely letterpress! Best of luck to you for continued success =)

  • jillsalp

    jillsalp said 7 years ago

    Love your story, love your work.

  • RtsyFartsy

    RtsyFartsy said 7 years ago

    Beautiful! I love the story behind the business. :)

  • SEOWebDesign

    SEOWebDesign said 7 years ago

    This is a delicious give-away. I love letterpress printing and would be thrilled to win letterpress business cards.

  • tantancharms

    tantancharms said 7 years ago

    Thank you for the contest :)

  • thedizzydragonfly

    thedizzydragonfly said 7 years ago

    Beautiful word!

  • bluejena

    bluejena said 7 years ago

    I love it... so classic and classy.

  • PrimtiveZen

    PrimtiveZen said 7 years ago

    Such great quality ! I would {{LOVE}} to win these cards!

  • mbea

    mbea said 7 years ago

    Beautiful work. I love all things letterpress and would be one LUCKY DUCK to win your contest!

  • vital

    vital said 7 years ago

    one word: Awesome!

  • chachingck

    chachingck said 7 years ago

    You are doing your part to preserve the true printing style. It takes a special person to pedal his way to success! They are truly beautiful and distinguished. Press on!!

  • traceymcdevitt

    traceymcdevitt said 7 years ago

    what a wonderful story about a beautiful family tradition! Keep up the great work - they look fantastic!

  • mssnowflake2004

    mssnowflake2004 said 7 years ago

    Absolutely fabulous business cards! I have been trying to make my own with the help of the computer, and they turn out O.K. but nothing beats a real printed card. Good job Lucky Duck.

  • tarajeane

    tarajeane said 7 years ago

    Gorgeous work, thank you for continuing to show the world the joy of letterpress.

  • oceandazejewelry

    oceandazejewelry said 7 years ago

    Beautiful...Your items are adorable! Such an inspiring story!

  • sweetget

    sweetget said 7 years ago

    Cool!

  • spzink

    spzink said 7 years ago

    I think letterpress business cards convey a sense of quality and attention to detail, even if the recipient doesn't have a clue about letterpress.

  • Picatrix

    Picatrix said 7 years ago

    There is NOTHING like the look and feel of letterpress, materials made with it have personality by showing the 'hand' of the creators - kudos to you for continuing this tradition!

  • LeahCassidy

    LeahCassidy said 7 years ago

    I love that this press is still being used! :) We went to a campground this summer and saw a similar pedal-powered letter press that was past it's prime and NOT being used... it was kinda sad to see :(

  • enoughsaid

    enoughsaid said 7 years ago

    Charming and sophisticated. Just love the shop.

  • welchva

    welchva said 7 years ago

    Beautiful, elegant-I love it!

  • MaisonMorot

    MaisonMorot said 7 years ago

    Thank you for keeping this piece of history alive and running strong. Nothing can replicate the look and feel of letterpress! Love it!

  • czechhaza

    czechhaza said 7 years ago

    Lovely eye candy:-)

  • KatHannah

    KatHannah said 7 years ago

    Stunning products - they just don't make them like that any more. Continued success.

  • DebbysBeads

    DebbysBeads said 7 years ago

    Your products look great!

  • vintagereinvented

    vintagereinvented said 7 years ago

    While in Art School at The Corcoran School of Art, I was an intern at Pyramid Atlantic Center and while there was first introduced to Letterpress. Tedious,precise and clean hands was my first impression. You either loved it or hated it as there were no in between ! It seems a lost art is now having a Resurrection here on Etsy ! Thank you Patrick for bringing the Art back !

  • millieandelsie

    millieandelsie said 7 years ago

    oh, I do love letterpress. I have been aching to take a letterpress course at my nearby arts center. Until then, I'll ogle and admire these!

  • betsyblueberry

    betsyblueberry said 7 years ago

    Oh just so special!

  • thiscosylife

    thiscosylife said 7 years ago

    Love it!

  • mhaeffne

    mhaeffne said 7 years ago

    I just found out today that my school doesn't give their PhD students business cards. Well, if I have the freedom to get my own, better make them good ones!

  • VanTiki

    VanTiki said 7 years ago

    Beautiful work! My fingers are firmly crossed that I'm not too late for the drawing. It is only 9 am here in Hawaii!

  • GretchensCreations

    GretchensCreations said 7 years ago

    Love the look and feel of letterpress, but really loved to learn the history behind Lucky Duck. Thanks so much for sharing the story!

  • Sairberry

    Sairberry said 7 years ago

    My dad has an old Gutenberg press in the garage. Letterpressed art brings back the sounds, smells, and memories :) I love what you do!! Brilliant!

  • traceygarciadesigns

    traceygarciadesigns said 7 years ago

    Letterpressed work is gorgeous, and I think it's marvelous that you are using a press that belonged to your great grandfather! Wonderful story and great shop!

  • artfoodlodging

    artfoodlodging said 7 years ago

    the history behind this press makes it even more special than most.... great story!

  • SophieDiana

    SophieDiana said 7 years ago

    Love this!!! So beautiful!

  • beatknits

    beatknits said 7 years ago

    What beautiful work. I love the connection to the older generations of artisans.

  • MartinandMartin

    MartinandMartin said 7 years ago

    so incredible!

  • dhoulihan

    dhoulihan said 7 years ago

    Meep! I just finished reading the 'Guide to Calling Cards' on the Art of Manliness blog (what? a girl can use this advice too!) and have started shopping for some lovely, quality, vintage-inspired calling cards. I think these are just fantastic!! Quoted: "To the unrefined or unbred, the visiting card is but a trifling and insignificant bit of paper; but to the cultured disciple of social law, it conveys a subtle and unmistakable intelligence. Its texture, style of engraving, and even the hour of leaving it combine to place the stranger, whose name it bears, in a pleasant or a disagreeable attitude even before his manners, conversation, and face have been able to explain his social position."(http://artofmanliness.com/2008/09/07/the-gentlemans-guide-to-the-calling-card/)

  • HollyISexton

    HollyISexton said 7 years ago

    I'm a fiber artist, finishing up my last year at art school and could really use the unique, handmade quality that letterpress would bring to my business cards! Great giveaway!

  • Fangorn81

    Fangorn81 said 7 years ago

    I have been searching for some good business cards for a while now, this would be great!

  • krisluv99

    krisluv99 said 7 years ago

    I love letterpress!

  • ainjylface

    ainjylface said 7 years ago

    Lovely article! I am going to have to add this to my favorites!

  • Mugwort

    Mugwort said 7 years ago

    I have a serious love of collecting unique cards, and letter press is fabulous. Paper goods are just lovely to me. My husband has started his own theatre company and they sorely need their own business cards. I think he's been delaying knowing he would have trouble finding something local and unique. This may inspire him to broaden his horizons!

  • pumpkinbunny

    pumpkinbunny said 7 years ago

    Wonderful story and gorgeous work!!! i heart letterpress!

  • hurricamy

    hurricamy said 7 years ago

    Your work is wonderful. I <3 letterpress!

  • lhwang06

    lhwang06 said 7 years ago

    Wow! Just came across this and they look great! Would totally love these :)

  • Indychelle2004

    Indychelle2004 said 7 years ago

    These are beautiful! I'd love to learn this art.

  • adrianneillustration

    adrianneillustration said 7 years ago

    I LOVE letter press stationary. Wish I had the machine ...and the skill! x

  • karendawn

    karendawn said 7 years ago

    What beautiful work!

  • theartlyons

    theartlyons said 7 years ago

    Love letter press, excellent article, rock on!

  • nectarjewelry

    nectarjewelry said 7 years ago

    letterpress.....*drool*.

  • VenisonDear

    VenisonDear said 7 years ago

    I've been wanting some Letter Press business cards for years!!

  • keb0503

    keb0503 said 7 years ago

    I love me some letter press. Thanks for keeping traditions alive!

  • margueriteandme

    margueriteandme said 7 years ago

    I would LOVE to win a set! Your creations are fabulous!

  • houseofwhimsy

    houseofwhimsy said 7 years ago

    I am so enamored with letterpress-- it's amazingly beautiful and oh so textural.

  • hanesworkshop

    hanesworkshop said 7 years ago

    I just love how handmade stuff looks and feels different. I just got a new job will come in handy : )

  • addjewelry

    addjewelry said 7 years ago

    Beautiful story and cards!

  • devinredmond

    devinredmond said 7 years ago

    it would make my day/week/month/year if i won this...c'mon lucky #605?

  • devinredmond

    devinredmond said 7 years ago

    just in case...did my entry get counted? (i don't see it)

  • Neko2

    Neko2 said 7 years ago

    I would love to find a letterpress. I'm keeping my eyes open... Good luck and continued success.

  • christinwilson28

    christinwilson28 said 7 years ago

    Letterpress is always a classic & beautiful way to create paper goods! Starting my own company & need a gorgeous way to get my contact info out there!

  • rushcreekmosaics

    rushcreekmosaics said 7 years ago

    These cards are so classy and unique ... I am not sure I would want to give any away if I won!! (jk:-) Best of luck with your new shop!

  • Leashah

    Leashah said 7 years ago

    Letterpress is so beautiful. Really impressive, and so classy.

  • pair

    pair said 7 years ago

    Ooohhhh, I have been fascinated with letterpress since I was a little girl. These cards are so delightful! Thanks for introducing me to this artist!

  • amandayaylor

    amandayaylor said 7 years ago

    Awesome! I love the process and the end results you can achieve with the use of the letterpress! I love the history and story behind the work! Beautiful stuff guys!

  • NotYoMommasHandbag

    NotYoMommasHandbag said 7 years ago

    I am in such admiration of anyone who takes over a family business.....really, advice from all sides.....smiles. Thank you for this article!

  • LorietteGrammy

    LorietteGrammy said 7 years ago

    Letterpress if one of my favorite this to collect. My daughter is a graphic designer and she always gets me a calander from a company in Seattle for a Christmas gift, with the exception of this past year and I was so sad. Having business cards that are letter press would be so wonderful for me. I love the work that you have show on your etsy site, it is inspiring to me. Thanks for being so creative.

  • norajane

    norajane said 7 years ago

    Thank you so much for this article. Wonderful.

  • kjmarksjewelry

    kjmarksjewelry said 7 years ago

    I love your creations! I had my wedding invitations made by a letter press maker with a similar story (inherited family business from early 1900s) - very cool!

  • LilBeeDesigns

    LilBeeDesigns said 7 years ago

    I loved this posting. The sense of history and family connection. I loved the rythm of the way it was shot and edited as well. Printmaking is one of the mediums that would love to do more of and I'd like to se more of it.

  • photographybyJB

    photographybyJB said 7 years ago

    oh man, i LOVE this!! great stuff!! and always love a good contest!

  • sewtamz

    sewtamz said 7 years ago

    I love these - they are so classic!

  • toystorynutty

    toystorynutty said 7 years ago

    It's so nice to see that the treasures of old have not been lost or forgotten.

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