Campbell Raw Press

Brooklyn-based husband and wife team Maggie Campbell and Matt Raw have been churning out gorgeous letterpress creations for just a few years but have already become favorites of ours.  Maggie's been studying bookbinding for over 15 years but only recently took her gig full time.

Their recently created 2011 calendars are gorgeous.  Of the one shown to the right, they say:  

From the binding, to the handwritten lettering, to the intricate vine drawings in the background, this was a labor of love, from start to finish. Each calendar is covered with Japanese silkscreened paper (a.k.a. chiyogami) and bound by hand in a Coptic stitch (knotted, visible stitching that lies flat when open) with waxed chocolate brown Irish linen thread. 

With one month per page, 2 blank pages follow every 2 months (perfect for making notes of birthdays, holidays, appointments, etc.). The background of the pages features different sections of a drawing of Maggie's: a delicate and intricate layered pattern of vines, printed in two soft tones of yellow-y, spring green. The handwritten months are laid over the green background in a chocolate brown ink, and the entire piece was letterpress printed by hand on heavy, soft white [Legion] bamboo stock.