Betty Turbo

Betty Turbo Original Illustrations and Cards

Oh hey, it’s me!  Your friend Betty Turbo. My life as a Maker of Things began in a family of very artistic grizzly bears in the snowy wilds of Alaska. I earned a BFA in photography from RIT, and then moved to Nashville to get down and dirty with the type spirits of the universe at Hatch Show Print. After letterpress heaven and a stint as a professional cake decorator, I now focus full-time on art shenanigans from my headquarters in Oregon. All those adventures have been blended up into the milkshake of radness you now recognize as the world of Betty Turbo. Known best for hand lettering, portraits, and food imagery, my personal campaign for joy and tasty things is spread through original art, greeting cards, plush sculptures, home décor items, and clothing featuring my illustrations. I aim to make my whole life as yummy and colorful as my art, and vice versa!

Ink Bomb

Ink Bomb Hand-screened Journals

As a kid I was given a Moleskine as a present and was instantly in awe. I loved everything about this simple little book. The look, the feel, so empty, yet so full of potential. A blank beautiful canvas. It felt less like a journal, and more like an invitation, an invitation to create. I wasn’t sure if I would ever get another one, so for years I hesitated to use it. I eventually became brave enough to make the first mark on that ‘clean slate’. The thoughts, ideas, poems, and drawings poured out of me like water from a broken main. Ever since I’ve not only enjoyed filling up my journals, but I also have had a burning curiosity as to what others do between the covers of their journals; what poetry is written, what doodles are drawn, portraits sketched, problems solved. As I carefully package the Moleskines to send to my customers, I wonder…what will fill these pages?
To provide you with more background allow me to introduce myself; I’m Josh Mondie, entrepreneur, stagehand, investor and the creative soul behind Ink Bomb. As you might’ve guessed, the idea was sparked by a life long appreciation of art and creativity in its various and never-ending forms. I tend to express my creativity through graphic design and print-making, specifically screen prints on Moleskine journals. While I’m content working with the materials of the masters, ie., Van Gogh, Picasso, and Hemingway, in the future I intend to develop a more eco-friendly journal, using all recycled materials. My customers will tell you that my journals are special, they are shown the utmost care from the point of arrival in my hands, to arrival in theirs.  During the printing process, my 19th floor condo is transformed into a full fledged art studio, each room utilized for either graphic design, burning screens, color mixing, printing, cleaning screens, packaging, etc. I do all of the work myself, from concept to delivery. Each print is unique, and individually printed by hand, which means no two journals will ever be the same. Buy confidently, know that you’re getting a truly one-of-a-kind piece, soon to be filled with your unique thoughts, drawings and solutions. I hope you enjoy your end of the process as much as I’ve enjoyed my end of it!

The Little Illustrator

The Little Illustrator

My name is Jen, and I am the illustrator and owner of The Little Illustrator. I have always had a love and passion for art, especially illustration and painting. I opened my shop back in 2008 with honestly not much direction or really any idea what I was doing. At that time, I was a hair stylist, and had a little girl to support, so I had pretty much put any ideas of having any kind of art career to the side.

Almost 6 years and four babies later, I’m now a mom to five children, four of which are four years old and younger! My little business is better than I could have ever dreamed it would be. It gives me a creative outlet that I had missed so desperately before, and it allows me to be home with my babies. It’s my dream job for sure!!

I LOVE that my art makes people smile and brightens their day. That alone is why I love what I do. Making the world a happier place one illustration and card at a time.

Paper Parasol Press

Paper Parasol Press

Paper Parasol Press was born in 2009, but started a few years prior at the start of a long distance relationship. What started as a correspondence between Chicago, Illinois, and St. Pete, Florida, turned into a full time business. As fate would have it, Chicago became home. In 2012, Paper Parasol Press moved to the San Francisco Bay Area. We now call California our home, but we remain inspired by our Midwest roots and true to the colors and energy of the West Coast. Our cards and limited edition prints can be found in small metropolitan boutiques around the country. We combine inspiration from our Midwest and European roots with American Folk Art and a dash of California cool. We believe in illustration, sketchbooks, travel, and combining our love for traditional letterpress with modern technology.

Paper and envelopes are made with 100% renewable energy. All cards are designed and printed in the USA.

Starshaped Press

Starshaped Press Letterpress Stationery & Paper Goods

Since 1999 we’ve stayed true to the original craft of letterpress, disregarding the naysayers that claim antique metal and wood type is too limiting for quality design. As an old fashioned shop with solid presswork and hard working midwestern gumption, we buck popular trends in modern, ‘couture’ printing. We are proudly one of the very few shops in the country working to preserve, promote and print entirely like it’s 1929. We don’t just photograph great type, we use it!

“Printing like it’s 1929 since 1999”