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Friday, August 20, 2010

Friday Friends - Dusty Divas - Red Letter Studio

Hello lovely Friday !

With pleasure I introduce a new Friday Friend - Samone - the Dusty Diva behind Red Letter Studio

I was incredibly lucky to win a Red Letter Studio prize pack a little while back and was so impressed with the goodies I received !

I ordered some more of the cute snail mail labels though as seem to be using them up quickly and they add that really personal touch to letters and parcels.
In fact I am pleased to say that they are travelling more than me, having been used on post to the USA, Russian Federation, United Kingdom plus several Australian states including Western Australia, NSW, Victoria and Queensland!

Now it's time for you to settle in with a cuppa and read through Samone's story - enjoy !

The Story of Red Letter Studio

My name is Samone and I am the chick behind Red Letter Studio.

I started RLS about two years ago, and it just kind of developed from my love of design and typography. I've been a Graphic Designer for over 10 years and I have a day job in cross-media marketing which keeps me on my toes!

Red Letter Studio designs stationery and invitations, and creates custom design solutions for your event or business,

including logos and brochures and the like.

We like to do everything by hand, using earth-friendly materials, and create stuff that really speaks to its user and viewer, and is unique and individual!

Not only does Red Letter Studio create specialised stationery and design to suit our clients, but we have a pretty unique style too.

We also like to illustrate, so often our stuff includes original artworks too.

I love interpreting a client's brief and creating art that hopefully visualises exactly what they were trying to describe to me in their brief! My aesthetic is best described as Hand-drawn, almost vintage-style illustrative style, with contemporary type and often bold colouring.

We use quality recycled materials, like post-consumer recycled paper, envelopes and card, and we are really conscious of our waste too!

I like to keep every last little scrap of everything and re-use what I can.

I live in Melbourne, I got married earlier this year and I have to say that being a Mrs now is pretty damn cool. I love my family and friends and try and make as much time as possible for them, but I do love being so busy and working lots too! Down time includes going for a run, watching an arty film, reading Frankie mag or listening to some tunes.

Here is where you can find more Red Letter Studio goodness - and I can personally vouch for the craftmanship and quality of these gorgeous products !

website: www.redletterstudio.com.au

blog: www.redletterstudiomelbourne.blogspot.com

facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Melbourne-Australia/RedLetterStudio/118034061554415

Made It: www.madeit.com.au/redletterstudio

Etsy: www.redletterstudio.etsy.com


  1. I love everything I see here Samone. I have always loved typography since I was a kid with a typography book you used to trace over, long before computers! Congrats on winning these lovely things Samara!

  2. Absolutely love it, thank you Samone for creating such gorgeous stationary!
    And thanks Samara for featuring RLS!!!