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New Dear Hancock Cards at Anthropologie

Behind the Scenes  Dear Hancock retailers

A new batch of cards are now available at Anthropologie. Go check them out at a Anthropologie store near you!



Custom Desk for Dad

Behind the Scenes

My Dad’s Birthday is coming up so we painted him this desk. He is one serious fisherman/businessman.



The National Stationery Show-Recap

Behind the Scenes  national stationery show

Now that the National Stationery show has come and gone and we have had some time to catch up on some correspondence and filling orders we wanted to share some images and details from the show. I will start off with a few of our challenges.

Frames 1-2- Our flooring was lost somewhere between California and NY. Thank goodness for the CB2 in Soho! They were super helpful and we purchased their FLOR tiles in Charcoal Grey. (Some pics of E schlepping bags to the subway).  E tells me after the show that my anniversary present was in the box with the flooring! I will let you know if it ever turns up..of course his plan of surprising me at the show is enough of a present for me. On the upswing we saw Jim Jarmusch on the way back.

Frame 3- Our next challenge occurred when we arrived at the Javit’s center the booth behind us was encroaching 2ft into our booth and we were not able to put our walls up. We let the professionals handle it. GLM and Manny Stone were really great and totally know what they are doing…thanks again to Aaron and Lloyd! From here things got better.. our logo that we  had made in LA and took on the plane with us went up with no problem.

Frame 4- We didn’t perform any preliminary layout before the show and taped up our designs and moved them around until we liked the arrangement. The installation was pretty time consuming because of all of the measuring and leveling of over 80 products, but we were happy in the end with the museum inspired exhibition layout.

Frame 5- The union guys were our comic relief and couldn’t understand why a woman they were helping earlier was angry because her whites didn’t match.. I can relate to both sides of that coin.

In the end our hard work paid off and we had a great show. There are many benefits to doing a show like this, but for me I really valued the opinions and insight that store owners, reps and our peers offered to us about our work. A sincere thanks to everyone that helped us with advice, who came by to say hi or sent people our way. We really enjoyed meeting everyone and we are looking forward to next year.

Also we just added new retailers to our retailer’s page. If you do not see a store near you please check back as we will be adding new shops to the list!

Oh! And we updated our press page.




Invitation to The National Stationery Show 2011

Behind the Scenes  national stationery show

We featured our work table and our booth model in the hand painted invitation that we sent out this year. We are growing our mailing list so please send us an email hello{at} if you would like to receive invitations from us in the future! We are leaving for The National Stationery Show in a few days and we have been working around the clock. We can’t wait to share 25 new designs that we are debuting at the show and two of our designs are finalists in The Best New Product Competition.

Please visit us at Booth # 1934!



What’s New In The Studio?

Behind the Scenes  new work

I thought I would share studio peeks on a somewhat regular basis. This may include, but not be limited to new designs,  parts of paintings or actual studio happenings, but whatever form it takes I thought it would be nice to post about what we are up to.

We are preparing for the National Stationery Show in NY as first time exhibitors and we are very excited to debut our NEW Stationery, Cards and Prints. We had heard from customers that they were framing our stationery so we are happy to be able to offer select illustrations as larger prints. We are also creating 25 new paintings that we are translating into cards and stationery!  We have been working around the clock and we are very excited for the show and to launch our new designs.

What are you working on? We would love to know..