Saturday, September 3, 2011

Tag Team Tompkins

   Diane & Madeline, aka "Tag Team Tompkins", the dynamo mother-and-daughter duo has some fantastic new letterpress prints, hot off the presses of Skylab! They're also featured in the special Halloween issue of Better Homes & Gardens, on newsstands now. Hurry on over to their Etsy shop to get your favorite quotes, immortalized with Diane's cut-paper silhouettes, and Madeline's hand-lettering.
   I just purchased my favorites, the two prints above, and bought frames for them this morning. The printing quality is so high, with a heavy white paper and crisp inks. They look incredible as soon as you pop them in the frame—no mat required! I love how their work is so balanced: lovely, but with teeth—many of the quotes have dark undertones.
   I've been fortunate to know the Tompkins family for many years now; they're my unofficial home-away-from-home here in KC. Great people. So what are you waiting for? Get some prints!
Read about them on Paper Crave
Read their interview on the Neenah Paper Blog
   Madeline graciously surprised me with this print, and although the image features a Scottish Terrier, I'm reasonably sure that she had my Aki in mind when she lettered it. (It's certainly Aki's attitude!)