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Handcrafted cards convince people to send messages the old-fashioned way
Letterpress and handmade cards and papers are on the increase with artisan-created, art-related sidelines.
Saturn Press, of Swan's Island, Maine, specializes in cards, stationery, albums and bookplates featuring hand-set letterpress type, high-quality materials and distinctive graphic style. Card and note lines include nature and animal-centered series--Menagerie (colorful 1923 illustrations by C.B. Falls), the Kennel Club (with brass dog tags), Cats (1932 illustrations by Zhenya Gay), Birds (realistic 1922 depictions by Elizabeth Colborne), Up-country Sketches (images and lore from quirky sources) and the Great Outdoors (reminiscent of 1930s WPA poster art); Artist's Series (a mix of diverse styles) and Shakespeare (1903s woodcuts for six of the bard's …