Friday, November 2, 2012

Friday Favorite--Sweet Harvey

I LOVE letterpress printing.  I have first-hand experience with this wonderful printmaking technique, having studied it while in college.  There is something so magical about printmaking that is just too hard to explain.  Maybe it's the reverse image.  Maybe it's the smell of the ink.  Maybe it's the texture of the paper.  I'm not sure.  Maybe it's all of the above and then some.  I just love it.  And I am always drawn to work of letterpress printers.  Today I am going to draw you to a little shop called Sweet Harvey.

Brandi of Sweet Harvey describes her work as 'simple, modern, fresh, and whimsical'.  Yes, yes, yes, and yes.  She creates an original image, and then hand-prints her wonderful designs on either papergoods by letterpress printing, or on fabrics by screen printing.  She has so many fabulous designs I didn't know what to choose to represent here.  You MUST go to her shop and look around.  I simply cannot do her work justice by picking 5 or 6 pieces for this post. 

Retro Flower Letterpress Greeting Card Set: Folded Greetings, Leaf Pattern, Hello Typography, Camel Tan Taupe Beige Khaki -3 pack (GRH01)
Flower Garden Letterpress Greeting Card - Thank You Note Cards - Rust Orange, Aqua Blue, Spring, Retro - 3 Pack (GTY03)
My Own World: Letterpress Nursery Decor - Typography Art Print, Wall Art, Purple Green (PEW3)
Retro Couple Letterpress Greeting Card - Anniversary Card, Valentines Day, Wedding - Aqua Blue, Brown (ED04)
Fox Note Card Set - Fox Letterpress Stationery Set - Laying Fox, Autumn, Fall, Red, Rust Orange - 10 pack (NLF1)
Peacock Tea Towel: Screenprint Flour Sack Towel - Bird, Feather, Geometric - Red, Rust Orange, Autumn, Fall, Rustic Farmhouse (TT04)
Don't you just love Brandi's simple, clean style?  I do!  I hope you will visit Sweet Harvey.  I'm sure you will find a fabulous gift for someone on your holiday shopping list this year!
Have a great weekend!


  1. Thank you for sharing Brandi's work with us. I do love her simple, clean style! New favorite!

    Wishing you a great weekend too!

    1. I'm glad you like Brandi's work. Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Lisa - thank you so much for the wonderful feature! Letterpress has truly been a gift for me. My style is quite simple so which allows the printing to shine and also gives my simple designs a little more punch. I truly can't take all of the credit as my press is an amazing one so she does most of the work!

    xoxo - Brandi

    1. It was my honor to feature your wonderful work! I think I read you print on a Vandercook. What a lucky girl you are to own one! I'm familiar with those presses and they are great! I haven't printed in years, and I miss it! Hope your holiday season is very successful!