Here are a few pictures from our newest addition to the alphabet series. We’re now experimenting with adding color into the cards by introducing the letter as a signature color for the graphic on the page. This peacock was hand drawn in our sketchbook and then directly translated into the letterpress. We tried to get as much texture in the drawing as we could to emphasize all the beautiful textures in these majestic animals.
Here’s the second in our series of alphabet cards (the first was F is for…). We were inspired to draw carousel horses because I grew up in a small town that was known as the carousel capitol. We had 6 functioning carousels from the 1920s that a local family donated for a town revitalization effort. I’ve always been drawn to these wooden creatures and admired their poise, movement, strength, and delicacy.
H is for (carousel) horse, hoof, hair, happiness! We love the whimsical character of these cards and would love your input for future letters!