A beautifully simple hand printed letterpress card using traditional craft techniques. An exquisite way to send a note, the old fashioned way.
These cards started life as an image posted by Mabel & Co on Instagram at the start of the January 2021 lockdown, asking how everyone was doing. Many people got in touch to say they would like to see them printed as a card which they could send to friends and family to let them know they were thinking of them at such a difficult time. We think this is a lovely idea - a hand written note is a treat to savour in the age of fast paced digital communication.
The card fronts are typeset in British Rail Alphabet, which was designed by Jock Kinneir & Margaret Calvert in 1965 for British Rail, but also used by other Public Sector bodies, such as the NHS.
The cards and boxes are hand letterpress printed on a treadle powered press, built around 1860, and following its restoration, still going strong some 160 years later.
100% recycled card and envelope.
Natural Linseed Oil ink.
Individual card wrapped in plastic free, compostable cellophane.
About Mabel & Co
Working from an old wheelwright's shop, on a tucked away estate in Suffolk, Mabel & Co is a designer maker studio focused on sustainability and traditional craft practices.
Mabel & Co was born from a deep rooted concern about the social and environmental impacts of modern manufacturing, farming and consumer cycle and a belief that with its emphasis on local and natural materials, hand crafted quality and longevity of aesthetics the concept and practice of craft is a viable, if only partial, response.
All Mabel & Co products are fully recyclable or compostable.