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So, have any of you heard about Postscript? Neither had I until a few days ago.

Two words: Letterpressed. Postcards.

Not sure there is a more ultimate combination.

After my grandmother passed, I inherited my grandfather's trunk from his travels in the Navy and he had stacks and stacks of letterpressed postcards—I treasure their art, their penmanship, even their stamps. I have often considered letterpressed postcards "extinct" because although letterpress has made its comeback, it's usually reserved for fine art pieces, posters, wedding stationery—you know, the things that, to most, are more permanent than a postcard.

But, I'm totallllly stoked that companies like Postscript are bringing back the idea of quality postcards that can be sent, displayed as art and then kept forever so that your grandchildren can discover them in your trunk after you are no longer.

Jared and Rachel Rippy, the creative minds and hands behind Postcript, like postcards . . . a lot. And in their own words: "Making them is kind of a natural course for us and it's nice to be able to connect people with their community, friends, and family in a fun hand crafted way."

The postcards created by Jared and Rachel, a husband and wife design duo in Denver, Colorado, aren't typical. Their inaugural series for Denver streets takes a fun look into the history and meaning behind the names of streets. Series one (above) takes on the literal history behind the naming process of Wazee, Wadsworth, Ogden, Lafayette, and Broadway with a conceptual Art Deco era motif.

Their second street series interprets Otis, York, Pontiac, Colfax, and Bannock into creatures depicting certain characteristics of the area they abide and the meaning of the names:

I think The Otis and The York are my favorites. It's kind of impossible for me to choose only one, though. The good news: more streets are in the works so keep an eye out for those and other series as well.

Lastly, one of my favorite things about Postscript is the creators are sure to make it known that all of their postcards are crafted with love, and don't we all need a little more of that?

 

Additional info: All postcards are printed by Denver's Banshee Press, owned and operated by Britt Madden, and are available for purchase at postscriptpost.com.

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