Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Peter Pauper Press Review and Giveaway



Hey Neighbors!

It is getting cooler and cooler. I love this type of weather! I found a company called Peter Pauper Press that has Journals, Stationary, Calendars, Organizers, Holiday, etc. They even have a kids section! Peter Pauper Press sent me their Wildflowers Journal. I LOVE it!


Above - Isn't it pretty?!?


Here is a little bit about how Peter Pauper Press was started :

"In 1928, after studying with famed book and type designer Frederic W. Goudy, printer William Edwin Rudge, and Melbert B. Cary, 22-year-old Peter Beilenson set up a small press in the basement of his father’s home in Larchmont, New York, and designed and printed about 200 copies of J. M. Synge’s With Petrarch. The entire print run was purchased by a New York bookseller, and the volume was lauded as one of the American Institute of Graphic Arts’ "50 Books of the Year." This was the auspicious beginning of the Peter Pauper Press.After three years, Thompson left the business, and Peter’s wife, Edna Beilenson, became partner. In 1935, they moved Peter Pauper Press to Mount Vernon, New York, where Peter printed special edition books for publishers such as Random House, New Directions, and the Limited Editions Club.  Peter’s son, Nick, in a 1998 New York Times interview, remembered his father as “a very intense, quiet art designer.” His more extroverted mother enjoyed her involvement in the company’s general operations and sales; in 1968, she was named “Who’s Who of American Women” Outstanding Business Woman of the Year.  From the 1930s through the 1950s, Peter Pauper Press produced handsome, finely bound letterpress volumes of prose and poetry, including works by John Donne (which are thought to have sparked new interest in the Jacobean poet), Shakespeare, Benjamin Franklin, and hundreds more.
The books were sold at “prices even a pauper could afford,” according to Nick, though many included slipcovers, handmade paper, one- or two-color printing, and illustrations, woodcuts, and graphics by some of the 20th century’s most acclaimed artists, including Valenti Angelo, Fritz Kredel, Lynd Ward, Fritz Eichenberg, Raymond Lufkin, and Richard Floethe."

This Wildflower Journal is really nice.

Here is a little bit about the Wildflowers Journal that I received :
With cover art inspired by patterns from nature, this journal invites you to take the straw of your life and spin it into gold. Features silk-screened and embossed leather-like cover material made in Italy. 192 pages. Bookbound, with ribbon bookmark. Measures 6-1/4" wide x 8-1/4" high."

I like this alot. One of my favorite features is that it is bound in Italian-made material that has the look and feel of leather! I LOVE leather! I am using this for a Prayer Journal. It works really great!


Above - Look at how detailed the journal is.





Above - I love the pages. 


Above - Peter Pauper Press really had great gifts!

One of my Neighbors that visits us At the Fence will receive one Wildflowers Journal from Peter Pauper Press!












12 comments:

Renfie said...

I like the Images address book

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allysmama said...

I like the SPARKLY GARDEN STATIONERY SET

Stacy said...

I like the bow wow calendar
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tannawings said...

I love their 2012 CELTIC CALENDAR very pretty!

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theladya said...

I'd also like the BRAINIAC'S GROSS-OUT ACTIVITY BOOK for my son.

Amy W. said...

I like the Nutcracker Ballet Paper Doll set. cwitherstine at zoominternet dot net

CathyH said...

Lark's journal is beautiful too!
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Patty White said...

I love the 2012 Butterflies Moms Weekly Planner!

phoinexpeace@gmail.com said...

I like the 2012 BUTTERFLIES MOM'S WEEKLY PLANNER (18-MONTH CALENDAR)

tarter95 said...

I love the mid sized Music journal.
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nightowl said...

I like the MOZART FOR A MOTHER'S SOUL.

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