These 6 Illustrators Are Making LITERALLY Adorable Stationery

by Becky Brown

Texting may be the most common form of communication, but handwritten cards have not lost their place. In fact, stationery is becoming increasingly modern and very chic. Who doesn’t love hand drawn illustration of crowns, cities and mermaids? Ditch the mainstream cards at the drug store and pick up a whimsical, and perhaps custom card for your besties from these vendors at the BUST Craftacular Spring! April 23rd in Brooklyn!

Woven Ink

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“Stationery for the modern girl”

Stephanie and Kyera met in their Drawing 101 class at Parsons and brought their talent together to create gorgeous stationery inspired by best looks, runway and street style. They aim to “bring back the lost art of using pen and paper to share notes of love and gratitude.”

Carrier Pigeon

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Which magazine is entirely a work of art (aside from BUST, duh)? Carrier Pigeon is an artist-run magazine of illustrated fiction and fine art. Published four times per year, it brings together writers, artists and designers to curate a unique piece of art while maintaining loyalty to the artist’s vision.

Little Ideas Studios

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Two Lower East Side moms, brought together by the friendship of their kids, discovered a passion for “creating whimsical stories on paper,” “rich with the magic of childhood.” Embellished by hand, Little Ideas Studios has something for everyone, whether you love mermaids, carnivals, princess or rock stars. They also create custom banners for special occasions. Check them out!

Sea Heart City Press

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Named for her love of the ocean and the city, founder of Sea Heart City Press Meredith Akery is bringing her charming cards from Washington D.C. to Brooklyn. Akery began her career in statonery after taking her first letterpress class in 2011, and has since created fun and funny text-based prints. What better card is there for your mom this Mother’s Day than one that reads, “Mom, you dropped your hat,” with a beautiful crown beneath it!?

She Sings We Dance
“Hand-painted art for the quirky heart”

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She Sings We Dance is a one-woman shop in Brooklyn, founded by artist Jackie Bragale. She brings style to your home in the form of rustic chalkboard plaques made from wood that ask, “Why fit in when you were born to stand out?” Indeed, Jackie!

Little Paper Warriors 

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These beautiful, hand silk-screened cards were inspired by Shanghai and New York, cities where illustrator Sophie Reid has lived. Her love of infographics and Chinese paper cutting have translated beautifully to her statonery of patterns and “little warriors.”

All of these vendors and more will be at our BUST Craftacular Spring! in Brooklyn, Saturday, April 23rd! Texts are fleeting. Pour out your love for your mom’s hat, your thoughts on last week’s party, or demand more pics of your friend’s baby with a card.  See you there! 

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