Ladies & gentlemen: once more we invite you to come to the annual Christmas Open Studios at Cockpit Arts; where we and over 100 other designer / makers will be welcoming the public into our workspaces, a perfect opportunity to meet independent craftspeople and buy direct from them in time for Christmas. We’re at the Holborn site which will be open on the following times and dates:
24th of November – 27th of November
Thurs 6 – 9pm, Fri, Sat & Sun 11am – 6pm
Cockpit Yard, Northington St, London, WC1N 2NP
Tubes: Holborn, Chancery Lane & Russell Square
Entry: £5 (includes free entry to Deptford site Open Studios)
Additionally, we’ve just launched three new designs for our range of personalised stationery sets: Ellipses, Blackfist and Radio, available as notelets on 300gsm card stock or notepaper on 100gsm paper stock. Like our existing personalised sets, you simply choose the style and stock you prefer, then add in the details you’d like to have printed followed by the colour of your choice. We’ll send a confirmation mock-up and once signed off, we’ll print up your stationery and send it out.
They’re available on our Etsy store now and can be printed in time for Christmas, plus if you’re after something a little more bespoke, just send us an email and we’re always happy to quote for custom jobs.
We are pleased to announce that we have now properly launched our Personalised Letterpress Stationery sets which we previewed at the last Open Studios at Christmas. Up until now, we have produced fully bespoke stationery for a number of businesses and individuals but we wanted to offer a more straightforward option to customers who may not want a fully bespoke service or the minimum quantities required for us to produce a design, but still would like to have their own personalised note paper or notelets.
So we have started off by creating six listings on our Etsy site; separating the options by three typefaces and two formats initially, plus there are two layouts and twelve colours to choose from as well.
To order, we’ve made it as simple as possible; just select from the various options, add in the name and address you’d like us to compose and you can pay for it securely through Paypal or any standard debit / credit card. We’ll then email you a digital proof to confirm the details. Once we’ve received confirmation, we’ll compose the type, print your stationery and send it out, wrapped in sturdy buff paper with a custom gift tag to match.
Ultimately we will be adding more designs, layouts and typefaces to the range but we’re starting off with these. If you are looking for something a bit more special; a different paper stock perhaps, some ornamentation, two colour printing, a different layout, different typeface, etc, then just send us an email and we’d be happy to discuss a bespoke job.
Links to the listings are below:
Personalised Letterpress Paper Stationery Set – Rockwell 12pt
PersonalisedLetterpress Paper Stationery Set – Times 12pt
Personalised Letterpress Paper Stationery Set – Univers 12pt
Personalised Letterpress Notelet Stationery Set – Rockwell 12pt
Personalised Letterpress Notelet Stationery Set – Times 12pt
Personalised Letterpress Notelet Stationery Set – Univers 12pt
When we’re not working on our own products we also produce a lot of business and personal stationery. We recently finished a commission for Pied à Terre, in Charlotte Street, London. Designing and printing their new menu holders to match the redecorated restaurant interior, in a deep burgundy 300gsm card stock, with a debossed, bronze logo on the cover and die-cut tabs on the inside to hold the daily menu.
We then went on to produce matching business cards for the owner as well as the restaurant manager, in both 300gsm and 540gsm weight stocks, with metallic bronze printed logos and custom mixed burgundy ink for the details set in Caslon.
If you are interested in bespoke, business or personal stationery then just email us at: info@sortdesign, and we’re always happy to discuss commissioning.
As we’re getting towards the Christmas season, we thought it’s time to start the gift giving a little early! We’ve teamed up with 4 other makers from Cockpit Arts to run a competition via our Instagram feeds on the theme of our favourite stationery items: be it your well loved notebook, perfect pen, doodle-covered sketchbook, or stylish 80s filofax. Whatever it is, just snap a photo of it and you can be in with a chance to win a stash of stationery worth over £100 and 2 VIP tickets to the upcoming Cockpit Arts Christmas Open Studios – where you can visit the prize givers in their workspaces.
How to enter:
1. Just take a picture of your favourite item of stationery, whatever it may be.
2. Follow us on Instagram and upload your image with the tag #stationerystars
After two weeks we will choose the best photo from all the images submitted to the Instagram feeds of each of the five makers. The winner will be notified and you can collect your stash from us personally at Open Studios.
The competition will run from Thursday the 14th of November and the winner will be announced on Thursday the 27th of November – when the competition closes.
A full list of the prizes on offer:
• Hand Printed Allotment Fancier’s Stationery Set from SORT Design
• London, New York & Paris City Clips + 3 Postcardens from Another Studio
• Ceramic Notepad from YOYO Ceramics
• *Exclusive* Hand Printed Pencil Case and Notebook from Fanny Shorter
• A Collection of Beautiful Blooms Stationery from Charlotte Day
• VIP Tickets for you & a friend to Holborn Open Studios
We’ll be posting more information about the upcoming Open Studios and the other designers in the coming weeks so keep your eyes peeled and good luck!