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Our Love of Typography and Vulgar Language

DYP Postcards

You may think that we just slap a load of cheek on a card and that’s it.  But there’s a method and a passion behind what we do.  Typography, design and a love of linguistics is what makes us tick.

Founder, owner, and head-honcho Bec has a longstanding interest in print.  Typography has been her thing for a long time. DYP started out as a Letterpress printing studio, using mainly vintage wood type. The artwork created for all our products is based on a 1940s wooden type from Germany.  And Bec’s more than a bit nerdy about paper.  Oh yes, it has to be the right paper, not just any old card stock!

Typography Typography typography

Our cards and prints are inspired by the centuries-old craft of letterpress printing.  We love the beautify qualities of that traditional print.

typographySo, you may focus on the cheeky message, but we’ve spent hours selecting the right paper, and the right printer.  We’ve designed unique and individual fonts.  We’ve spent time getting the layout just right.  We’ve chosen the colours carefully.  Add luxury, traditional crafts, and a hefty dose of rude and what you get is DYP.  We love what we do!





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Happy New Year! A new Store and blog!

Hello and Happy New Year!

I hope you had a good holidays and Father Christmas brought you lots of lovely things, time spent with friends and family was wonderful and you’re still ongoing with the New Year resolutions! I was very lucky and received lots of new letterpress, paper and gorgeous stationery. Also some vouchers for Hobbycraft and a local craft shop. So I felt very spoilt and also incredibly excited to get back to the studio.

I closed the studio the week before Christmas and though my intention was to reopen on the 3rd of January, the dreaded sickness bug appeared and so our house was stricken. So I lost last week making and doing, which was quite frustrating but also a blessing as it meant I finally got around to sorting out my online store.

Having never created a store I found it quite overwhelming with the choices of templates available. I use a wordpress template for the blog but we ended up settling on Big Cartel as a store front system. It is more design centric and the community is based around creative sellers too. My only requisite was that it was user friendly and the backend was straight forward and didn’t involve any programming. I also thought it was time to overhaul the blog look as well and so the past week has been a frenzy of tweaking, font sampling and photograph taking.

I’ve included a variety of stationery on the online store that I print and usually sell at craft fairs, with the exception of the Valentines cards, which are new for me altogether. I very much love the idea of printing onto paper and sending notelets to people and though I love cards, the notelets are a nostalgic throwback to my childhood. I also like the size of them too.

So we’re here, the store is ready to go live and you can access it from the menu on the left. As an introductory offer, there is 10% off of the store on all items for 1 week only. Just enter the code OPENINGOFFER when promted.Also keep checking back as I’ll be updating the store weekly to include new products. I tend to change what I’m printing quite quickly so once it’s gone, it’s gone!

Thank you for your support and I hope you enjoy!


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Oranges and Lemons

I have found a lovely website that sells some exquisite prints. New North Prints are based in Hoxton in London and if you get a chance check out their most excellent website. I happened to have found them whilst looking for another site called Herb Lester Associates who specialise in map making. I love their design style and felt it would be rude not purchase a map or two!

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