Ink Meets Paper
June 22, 8:00am - 9:30am EDT. Hosted at Redux Contemporary Art Center
part of a series on Craft
About the speaker
At INK MEETS PAPER, we like words. Even moreso, we like handwritten words: a note cherished because of the sender’s loopy handwriting, because of the thoughtful sentiment, because someone took the time to address and mail that note. Handwritten communication is one of the most authentic interactions you can share with someone, and we’re passionate about creating products to celebrate and uphold the beauty of the handwritten and the handcrafted.
Creatives and makers at heart, we’re Allison and Jamie Nadeau, the owners of INK MEETS PAPER. We’re passionate about producing thoughtful, deliberate products that help to spread more love in the world.
INK MEETS PAPER initially started as a side/hobby project back in 2006 with custom stationery and invitations for friends and family. Along with a move to Charleston, SC and corporate jobs as an editor and interaction designer, we discovered a love for the craft of letterpress printing in 2008 with a printmaking class at a local art studio. After spending so much time behind the screen, it was refreshing to be so hands-on and involved in the physical process of creating a printed piece. That same year, we purchased a 1,000+ pound Chandler & Price printing press (made in 1923). With quality craftsmanship and attention to detail, the INK MEETS PAPER® greeting card line launched in 2010.
Since then we’ve designed, printed, and shipped tens of thousands of cards from our Park Circle studio, and we’re constantly humbled that people choose our products to share love.
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REDUX CONTEMPORARY ART CENTER is a nonprofit organization committed to fostering creativity and the cultivation of contemporary art through diverse exhibitions, subsidized studio space for visual artists, meaningful education programs, and a multidisciplinary approach to the dialogue between artists and their audiences.