April 16, 2013

what a full and wonderful weekend we had!

Things have been very busy here at Ink+Smog, we've been working on a lot of new projects, some for the shop and others for custom orders. On saturday we had the opportunity to debut some of our new designs at Eastside Handmade in Highland Park hosted by Shopclass

L-R: Rosemary standing at the Ink+Smog table, our summer edition letterpress ice cream cards, the view from our table at Eastside Handmade.
It was great to meet so many fun and creative people. These kinds of events are a wonderful way to meet up with people we haven't seen in a while like Cathy Callahan from Cathy of California and Stephanie from Ok Universe, to finally meet people we'd only ever met online like Carrie from Anemone LetterpressElinor from Krank Pressand Erin from Cotton & Flax and to meet new people like Crystal from BlendBlend. There was so much great work, and the weather mostly cooperated, we're looking forward to more Eastside Handmade events in the future!

L-R: COVET! one of our favorite pieces in the new collection, the invitation for Kat and Roger at Platform, the collection!
After Eastside Handmade on Saturday, we walked down the street to visit our friends Kat and Roger of K&R. They were launching their new collection at Platform on York Blvd. The collection looks fantastic and we have to say, we are working on making some room in the kitchen cupboards for a piece or two...

L-R: our new Eastside Postcard collection, the Ink+Smog logo rendered in chalk by Robin, our notecard sets.
The rest of the weekend was spent working on a big custom order we're trying to get out by the end of this week. It's been a great project to work on, with many twists and turns. We're looking forward to writing a blog post about it once it's all finished and sent on it's merry way to our customer in France. We also made some time for a much needed catching up session and business consultation with Anne, Rosemary's sister who runs the amazing soap empire Dot&Lil in Montreal.  It was a very full but wonderful weekend. We're working on some really fun projects right now, looking forward to sharing them soon!


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