Seattle x Off You Go Paper Co.

So a few weeks ago we told you about our recent launch into the Seattle market…and hinted that there was another Seattle stocklist on the way.

Today we are beyond thrilled to be adding Silberman Brown to the list of Off You Go Paper Co. Retailersfullsizerender

In addition to being a genuinely awesome human (the kind that you just feel akin to as soon as you meet) new owner Terry Hoover, has fantastic knowledge and experience as a stationer, and I am deeply flattered that he chose Off You Go Paper Co. as a product line for his lux shop located at the entryway to the tony Fairmont Olympic Hotel in downtown Seattle.

 

We’ll be keeping great company with lines like Kate Spade, Vera Wang and Crane & Co.

Thank you Terry, and thank you Seattle for being so welcoming!  I can’t imagine a better group of business people with which to Launch Off You Go Paper Co. in the US market.

In addition to growing at what seems like lightening speed (yay!) I am also excited to announce that we will be adding 4 new designs to our card catalogue this week and three new art prints in the coming weeks. 

Please stay tuned,  and if you get a chance, pop into Silberman Brown and say hello!

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Off You Go Paper Co.

 

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Restocked at Delish General Store

I spy 7 of the 11 Off You Go Paper Co. designs currently in stock on the card wall at Delish General Store on Granville Island.  Have you been to this amazing market store?  It’s tucked around the corner behind Rogers Chocolates and is, arguably, the coolest spot on the island.  Look at all those amazing cards!

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We’re keeping good company on the card wall at Delish General Store

 

In the meanwhile, we’re working on retail locations on Main Street, West Vancouver and Kitsilano.   If you are interested in carrying Off You Go Paper Co. product in your brick and mortar store, please send us an email at brit@offyougopaperco.com

now back to the hustle,

Cheers, Brittanny

New Designs & 2016 Wholesale Catalogue week!

Hey everyone!

I’ve been decidedly absent from the blog as of late. But not without good reason.  I’ve been working on expanding the paper line and building our 2016 wholesale catalogue.  It’s been a lot of work producing the art, sourcing the perfect papers, printers, graphic designer to build the catalogue all while tending to my flu riddled children.

But a little hustle goes a long way, the kids are starting to feel better and I am so pleased to be bringing these products to market next week.  I’m super excited to share some sneak peeks with you here and will continue to add new stockists was the prints and cards arrive in shops.  If you’re interested in receiving a wholesale catalogue, please contact me at brit@offyougopaperco.com

In the meanwhile, check out these new cards designs and tell us which one is your favourite!

 

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A few of the proofs that will be coming off the press this week.  I’ll post these and more in the shop over the next couple of days so please stay tuned.

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A  couple of page samples from our 2016 catalogue which features almost 60 products.  Thanks Designer Megan!

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Click here for a better look at all we have to offer at the Off You Go Paper Co.

Cheers,

Brittanny

Find Off You Go Paper Co. on Granville Island

It’s Official!

I’m so excited to announce that Off You Go Paper Co. cards are now available at Delish General Store on Granville Island.

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Pop into this great shop for these and so many more amazing finds. Or check out their instagram feed here

Off You Go Paper Co. is now wholesaling to retail locations around Vancouver so stay tuned for more announcements as our stockist grows.   Can’t wait? Then check out the full inventory of prints, cards and home decore items available from Off You Go Paper Co. here.

Thanks  to Delish General Store owner Tamara for including us in your awesome shop!

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Get Carded this Holiday

Holiday cards are launching this week, along with several other greeting card designs.  I’m so excited to be (finally) launching this component of the Off You Go Paper Co. brand.  Our greeting cards feature original Off You Go designs, hand painted with love.  This picture was snapped as I was putting together the original work that would become our Petal Pusher Print & Merci Card.  

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Designs are printed on 100% cotton watercolour paper, ensuring that the card maintains the lux look and feel of the original.  Cards measure 4×5.5 inches and are paired with premium envelopes.

Here is a little diddy I cooked up because, sometimes you need to show a little love with your thanks

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And, of course, the holiday season is upon us, so, in the spirit of Merry and Bright…

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Click on over to the Off Yo Go Paper Co. Shop & check out our other designs.  As always, I would love your feedback on any and all.

xob

Fall Collection: New Prints, Cards & Paper

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It’s been a crazy busy fall at Off You Go.  This business is getting busy, and I am so grateful for the support!  Thank you!

In between processing new orders and managing social media, I have, in fact, found my way to creating.  There are several new works up in the shop now that I am super excited about…This bright blue number is one of them.  Please visit the site to check out what’s new.  You’ll notice I have added to the black & white collection as well and have added the first of a series of nudes…

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Side note: Those birds are super curious!

Greeting cards are coming soon!

I just received my first print run of my first card design and I have to confess…I’m super excited about it.  Art prints re where the core of my paper business lives and I am so excited to be painting on a smaller scale and bringing my art to a new medium.  I’m currently sourcing high quality envelopes, and as soon as I land on that, I will be launching them on the site & stocking them in local retailers.

Notes on Paper

A few weeks ago I received a criticism of my work.  Which I appreciate because understanding art and creativity involves getting everyone’s opinion and knowing how it affects them.  This particular critic, did not have many nice things to say, but only one of the points stung…he (or she) accused me of using photocopy paper!  ACCCKK!  I will not tolerate it 🙂 Just kidding, but it did give me the idea that I should share a little about the paper choices I make outer here at Off You Go and how they impact the final product.

In defence of copy paper, many of the worlds largest moments have been recorded, printed, created and shared on copy paper.  J.K. Rowling printed her manuscripts on it, leaders of countries use it to draft laws and my kids print their homework on it. Copy paper is, in fact, the stuff of everyday operations around the world, but I do not use it for my art or prints.

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I paint my watercolours on heavy weight, cotton rag, because I love the way the paint folds over itself, the way the absorption rate works with colour overlays and the depth of texture. I also love the way it works with my brushes and that it will hold onto brush strokes. I use a lot of water when I paint the washes and the heavy weight paper is block moulded so it doesn’t warp.

When I paint with India Ink, I use the same heavy paper as with watercolours, but with graphite, charcoal & pencil, I use a smoother art paper with a brighter finish that lends itself to blending and smudging and letting the light through in darker areas. When I make my prints, and now cards, I want them to look as much as possible like the original — scanning and paper choice make all the difference here.

I use a professional scanner to create my digital images, then have them professionally printed on Epson Hot Press Bright Fine Art Paper. This paper is heavyweight, archival, and lightly textured so your print looks as much as possible like the original.  You can actually see and feel the quality of this paper, even from behind a glass frame. Using this paper cuts deep into my business margins, but it is very worth it to be sending out a product that meets the highest standards of quality possible.

Thanks for checking in,

xob