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Monthly Archives: November 2011

Artists We Admire :: Dana Tanamachi

Wow! Look at this! Dana Tanamachi is a graphic designer and custom chalk letterer living in Brooklyn, New York. She specializes in large scale installation pieces, ones that make a statement, and that people can really interact with and enjoy. Just chalk! Drawn on the wall, by hand!

Her way with lettering is amazing. She’s available for custom lettering on chalkboards, walls, etc. Awesome, I’m sold.

Check out this time lapse video of Dana working her magic…

:: Carrie ::

Holiday Barnwarming Market 2011

It’s that time of year again! The Holiday season is upon us. Come out to the barn for a day of local arts and handmade holiday shopping!

You’ll get to shop with some of our area’s best artisans! What better way to support your community than by giving unique handmade gifts? We hand-select local artisans to give you the best of the best when it comes to creativity and quality.


When: November 26th 2011(Saturday) from 9am-5 p.m.

Where: Shryock’s Big Red Barn (home of the Corn Maze) just 10 minutes East of Columbia. Click here for directions.

Come finish (or start) your holiday shopping with fantastic local artists!



Branching Out

We have some exciting news to share! 1canoe2 holiday card templates are now available on!

Last spring at the National Stationery Show in NYC we met some of the folks from Mpix, which is a really great website for custom cards, prints, calendars and all sorts of stuff. The funny part is that the company is based right here in our own hometown. What are the chances that we’d both have to travel to the big city to find one another? Well, that’s what happened. They asked us to do some design work for their holiday line, which we were thrilled to do!

There are around 25 of our designs to choose from, and you provide the photos to insert into the templates. In order to see all of the options you will need to set up an account and login to their site, which is super simple. Mpix is fantastic! We highly recommend their products, they do great work.

And, that’s not all! We were also asked to create some simple design elements for their new letterpressed line of custom cards, save the dates, etc. These items are available through Miller’s Professional Imaging, another division of the same company.

We love these! Very classy. Such a great way to incorporate your own family photos with the luxurious feel of letterpress!



:: Carrie ::