The newest, long-awaited issue of Bright Lite magazine has finally arrived in the mailbox! This month, Bright Lite features four amazing and talented female Red Cap artists in their colorful and gorgeous, matte pages, as they discuss art, life, and mental health. If you haven’t taken a look inside this treasure trove–definitely get to your newsstand quickly!! Bright Lite is an independent magazine created for girls, ages 10 – 16, and we are so inspired by the the magazine’s mission. Here’s a bit about them straight from the source:
“Every issue, we strive to give young girls a place to express their experiences and reflections on a central theme. We, at Bright Lite, strongly believe that it is never too early to start communicating and connecting with one another.
Our bi-annual magazine will be a collection of submissions from girls all over the world, including photos, interviews, articles, recipes, crafts, journals, music and advice curated just for them.
Bright Lite is a safe space for you, me and everyone else. This is a place where you can express your thoughts, feelings and everything in between. We’re kind of like a giant shared journal.”
This month, the central theme is HEALTH. We had the pleasure of interviewing Kate Pugsley, Bodil Jane, Krista Perry, and Dinara Mirtalipova to discuss how art helps to center their lives and work as women and artists. Definitely pick up Issue 8 and check out the interviews, plus so so much more, like an amazing coloring page by Krista Perry, recipes, comics, articles and more. ALSO, make sure to take a peek at their super-cool website which has fun quizzes, horoscopes, stories and articles that are so fun and inspiring for young girls.
Thank you so much, Bright Lite, for including us in this issue. You are a sparkling gem!! See below for some pictures of this amazing new issue:
Today: two amazing honors/projects that we recently learned about and are so excited to share! Two of our artists: Becca Stadtlander and Bodil Jane have announced some amazing news on their Instagrams, and we couldn’t wait to hop on this blog and shout it from the rooftops!
First up, Red Cap artist, Becca Stadtlander has won the Golden Kite Award for her illustration work in the picture book, Made By Hand: A Crafts Sampler, written by Carole Lexa Schaefer–“A beautiful, one-of-a-kind volume invites readers to marvel at the time, effort, and care that went into creating handmade toys, tools, and treasures of the past.” –SCBWI
The Golden Kites are the first children’s literary award judged by a jury of peers. The awards recognize excellence in children’s literature in six categories: Young Reader and Middle Grade Fiction, Young Adult Fiction, Non-Fiction for Younger Readers, Non-Fiction for Older Readers, Picture Book Illustration, and Picture Book Text.
Congratulations, Becca!! We love you!
Next up, Red Cap Cards artist Bodil Jane is gearing up for a fantastic event at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, coming up on January 25th, 2019. Bodil created the gorgeous illustration (above) inspired by the collection of the Van Gogh Museum and Van Gogh’s obsession with Japan. During the event, ‘Vincent on Friday & Bodil Jane’, you can win the signed print and enjoy music and workshops that are curated by Bodil Jane.
We are dying to go, but send ourselves in spirit! Amazing work, Bodil! And if you’re in Amsterdam–make sure to make it to this gem. See below for Bodil’s statement from her Instagram:
“My illustration for @vangoghmuseum inspired by the collection and Van Gogh’s obsession with Japan 🇯🇵🌻 Japanese art was hidden from Westeners for many years. Overseas trade only got underway when Japan was opened up to the world in 1859. Oriental art and household goods flooded into Europe. Vincent actually never went to Japan, but he was in love with Japanese print making. It was one of his main sources of inspiration and he became an enthusiastic collector. Nowadays Vincent’s work is famous around the world and also in Japan. My illustration is an ode to his work and depicts a Van Gogh collector in Japan. You can win this print with the drawing competition on 25 January 2019 in the museum. More info in my previous post or link in bio (Dutch). Hopefully the print will be available in my online shop later! ✨#vangoghmuseum #vincentopvrijdag”
Here come the holidays! We were so happy to see that our gold foil holiday cards by Anke Weckmann were featured on one of our favorite blogs this week. Thanks so much to Papercrave for a special post on these lovelies, which we adore in all of their glittery goodness.
Click over to Papercrave to read the entire post, and make sure to browse while you’re there–their taste is impeccable!
We are elated to be featured on the amazing Oh So Beautiful Paper‘s “Behind the Stationery” Series this week. Carrie and Hal are sharing their trade secrets over on the Oh So Beautiful Paper blog, explaining everything from the origin story of Red Cap, the company’s creative process, and what it takes to make a piece of art work into a physical product. Also, we’re offering our first sneak peek of the brand new collection of gift wrap, notebooks, and cards that will be debuting at this month’s NY NOW Show at the Crow & Canary booth. Click over to Oh So Beautiful Paper to view a snippet of the collection and read our story. And stay tuned for more photos our new products, here.
Valentines Day is all about sharing the love! So is Red Cap Cards, for that matter, so with Valentine's Day fast approaching, we wanted to do a little pictorial show of a few of our favorite cards from pals of ours (plus a couple of our own!). From Egg Press to Mr. Boddington's Studio and more, make sure you take a gander at our chums. Grab one or two for your sweetheart, or even send one our way…our address is right here, we'll be expecting a few Valentines, kids!
You're So Gouda to Me from Egg Press
Love Potion by Chris Sasaki
Pink Leggies from Mr. Boddington's Studio
Happy Valentines Day Copper Foil Card from Sycamore Street Press
You're Brilliant from Fugu Fugu Press
Be Mine Balloon by Josie Portillo
Happy New Year, and what's better for the new year than new card designs? We have a special sneak peek treat for you…we recently had a winter press check to gaze at the brand new designs that we have coming up.
Behold, our brand new Pantone line of cards, plus new designs (offset AND foil!) from old favorites Sarah Burwash, Becca Stadtlander, Yelena Bryksenkova, Lizzy Stewart, Nicholas John Frith and Blanca Gomez. The photos here don't even do the vibrant, beautiful colors justice. You have to see them to believe them! Plus, a new line by James Gulliver Hancock. Check it out…and get excited! We are!
First up, we are adoring this Christmasy print by Anke Weckmann, available through her Society 6 shop. Little Santas pattern pillow? Print? Rug? T-shirt? Check, check, check and check. The wide-eyed cat gets us every time.
Next, this is our kind of gold card. Take a look at Meg Hunt's creative project with American Express that re-envisions the famous bank cards in a variety of jungle-like scenes. Click over to her blog for more details about the collaboration project and images of her sketching process. Which one would you choose? (Interest rates not a factor, of course!)
Also, you can view all cards by Anke, Lizzy and Meg at our Artist Shop page on our website. Enjoy, and great work, ladies!
I'll trade my Sugar Babies for your Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. No?? Come onnnn. Are you as excited for Halloween as we are? You might be able to SPOT us as a family of Cheetahs! Awesome costumes aside, this is one of our favorite, unexpected occasions to send a quick card and we've rounded up a few of our favorites for the holiday. Say BOO! to someone you love. Click on the byline to grab your cards online. Trick or treat!
Halloween Masks from Egg Press
Black Cat from Egg Press
Boo from Mr. Boddington's Studio
I Want My Mummy from Mr. Boddington's Studio
Halloween Kids by Kelsey Garrity-Riley
Trick or Treat by Carrie Gifford
Also, don't forget to check out our Halloween Cards on
Trick or treat! Don't you just love Halloween? Sweet treats and even sweeter greetings! We put together a little collection of some of our favorite festive cards–some new, some old. Enjoy–and have a Happy (and safe) Halloween!
Clockwise from top left:
1. Love the book too! Bunicula from Dear Hancock, $4.50
2. One of our favorites from our own Red Cap collection, by Blanca Gómez: Halloween Witch, $3.95
3. Happy Halloween masks! A letterpressed greeting by Egg Press, $5
4. The cutest spider you will ever meet (for real). Sally Spider from Night Owl Goods, on sale for $3
5. An elegant fright. Love this gold foil, letterpressed skull by Sugar Paper, $5.50
6. Last but not least, Hey Pumpkin! Orange foil-stamped greeting from The Social Type, $4.50
We didn't get a chance to be physically present at the National Stationery Show this past weekend, but our cards were in attendance and accounted for at the Crow & Canary Booth! (Thank you, Carina!) However, through the magic of technology, we've rounded up some of our favorite booths and lines that you should definitely check out! Click their links below to head over to company's Instagram and click follow–we promise you won't regret it. Thanks to all who visited our card lines in NYC!
Crow & Canary
Snow & Graham
Yellow Owl Workshop
Sycamore Street Press
One Canoe Two
Images as linked above.
That's right! Father's Day is this Sunday, the 16th of June, and there is no better time to write your favorite Dad a note telling him how special he is. We've picked out a few of our favorite Father's Day cards from the Red Cap collection and some special pals of ours! Whatever you do for the holiday, make sure the father in your life knows how much you appreciate him with a sweet note–and we hear chocolate chip cookies are a hit too!
Daddy Bear by Chris Sasaki
Catch a Ride With Father by Mr. Boddington's Studio
Dad Town by Egg Press
You're My Anchor from Sugar Paper
Dad by Kate Hindley
Father's Day Bear by Fugu Fugu Press