My intention was just to browse in my favorite neighborhood card shop, but when I found these beautiful letterpress notecards made by Boston-based shop Albertine Press, all bets were off. I love how Shelley Barandes‘ pen and ink designs look to be just that: pen and ink. In fact, every stroke is imprinted in a sturdy card stock using a letterpress machine. The result is gorgeous—and so unique!
Her city-specific designs cover places ranging from Brooklyn and Boston to Paris and Venice. I love how she details the subtle landmarks that locals know (like the NYC water towers, pictured above).
Even cooler: April marks National Letter Writing month. Aren’t these the perfect “just because” notes to send to family and friends? I bought Paris and Brooklyn and have big plans to send a few handwritten letters out this week!
Which city would you send? Browse the full shop here.