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BIG WHEEL PRESS

2020 CATALOG OF LETTERPRESS CARDS, NOTEBOOKS, & STATIONERY


Karen Battles for Big Wheel Press

Twenty five years ago there were very few greeting card publishers creating fine letterpress cards or social stationery.

SAILING BOAT BD-17

LITTLE STARFISH BD-13

BLUE SHELL BD-03

LOBSTER BD-12

SKI JUMP BD-33

I can’t believe I forgot... DRAGONFLY BD-07

CAMERA BD-05

ANCHOR BD-01

ELEPHANT BD-30

WAGON BD-23

SAIL BOATS BD-16

BIKE BD-02

TROWELL BD-21

EIFFEL TOWER BD-08

y HEART BD-11

Congratulations FISHING FLY BD-09

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WEDDING CAKE BD-32

CLEF BD-06

LADDER TO STAR BD-12

Congratulations

CHAMPAGNE BD-31

Cards in this series are 3 1/2” x 4 7/8” (4-Bar) and are available as single cards or in boxed sets of six cards. Add -BOX to SKU for sets.

Karen Battles and her husband, James Shanley, brought a line of exquisite letterpress stationery to the market in 1995. The simple, understated designs were all printed on vintage letterpress equipment. Unlike today, when they went to trade shows to promote their line, they found that much of their time was spent educating buyers about modern letterpress printing. B Designs was shuttered in 2013, After a number of customer requests, we decided to bring back some of Karen’s designs. We welcome Karen to the Big Wheel Press family. We are happy to introduce her designs to a new card writing generation.


BOAT BAG BD-04

With Sympathy

AIRPLANE BD-34

With Sympathy

AUTUMN BD-24

TIDE BD-20

BLEEDING HEART BD-25

TYPEWRITER BD-22

PEN BD-15

FLOWERING NEST BD-10

Karen Battles for Big Wheel Press

SAND DOLLAR BD-18

New Notecards from

Big Wheel Press

With Sympathy WILD FLOWER BD-29

With Deepest Sympathy with sympathy RIVER BEND BD-28

EVERGREEN BD-26

Are you a loyal fan of B Designs and miss a favorite notecard image or format? Send us your suggestions and we will add them to our wish list of designs.

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Big Wheel Press Vintage Travel Postcards

Greetings from Turners Falls

USA travel postcards from Big Wheel Press. We’ve taken images from vintage postcards and turned them into A2 sized letterpress fold-over greeting cards. Choose your town, state, region or landmark from our collection of antique cards. Free letterpress imprinting of your message inside or greeting on the cover (25 piece minimum and a 50 character maximum). Choose from our in stock greetings found here or on our website. Printed on beautiful cover stock with a handmade feel.

Having fun without you!

PROVINCETOWN BWP-RGC14

TURNERS FALLS BWP-RGC43

Greetings from Chicago

Greetings from Utah

Greetings from Philadelphia

Time for a road trip! HERMOSA BEACH BWP-RGC84

CHICAGO BUSY PERSON BWP-RGC200

UTAH SALT FLATS BWP-RGC57

Greetings from Cape Cod

LOWER EAST SIDE BWP-RGC83

ORLEANS CAPE COD BWP-RGC12

BROAD STREET PHILLY BWP-RGC80

Greetings from Boston

LOST ON THE BEACH BWP-RGC21

SWAN BOATS BOSTON BWP-RGC81

Greetings from New Mexico T

Greetings from the third coast!

4 SCENIC NORTHWEST BWP-RGC82

CHICAGO SKYLINE BWP-RGC201

ISLANDS MAP BWP-RGC05

WESTERN COWBOY BWP-RGC15


PEN-02

CUSTOM PENNANTS ARE AVAILABLE WITH YOUR MESSAGE WITH A MINIMUM ORDER OF 24 PIECES. CUSTOM FOIL PENNANTS HAVE A 48 PIECE MINIMUM.

PEN-09

PEN-07

BIRTHDAY POP-OUT GLASSES POC-01

PEN-10

PEN-04

PEN-01

PEN-03

Our pop-out glasses are the newest addition to our collection of pop-out cards. Your custom message can be added in ink or foil. Glasses and message pop out and can become a party favor. Printed on extra stiff cover stock.

Pop-out Greeting Cards

PEN-05

Our Pennant cards are made with recycled cover stock and fitted with real metal grommets. They are printed or foil stamped on one of our antique cast iron and steel presses.

PEN-10

HOO

RAY

HOORAY POP-OUT GLASSES POC-02

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Susa Talan for Big Wheel Press

Welcome Nest- ST17-10

Nature- ST18-05

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Peace Blue- ST17-12

Owl- ST17-14

Slow Fast- STLP-16

Brighten- STLP-07

Celebrate- STLPP-01

Thanks Fish- STLPP-02

Well Timed Hug- ST17-05

Happy & Free- ST17-13

Think About- ST17-11

Stellar (foil)- STLPP-03

Love Bug- ST17-04

Healing Wishes- ST18-08


ST19-03

Birthday Blessings- STLP-01

Birthday Love- ST18-02

Waves

Courage ST19-05 Foil highlights

ST19-02

Birthday Sub- STLP-02

Birthday Yarn- ST18-01

Love More- ST18-09

Walk Beside Me

ST19-06

Blossom- STLP-06

I Like Us- STLP-09

Loss

ST19-01

Susa Talan for Big Wheel Press

Fox Birthday

Journey- STLP-10

Everything Changes- STLP-08

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Susa Talan for Big Wheel Press

Fox Close- ST17-09

Keep Going- STLP-11

Be Good- STLP-03

Bloom- STLP-05

Together- STLP-15

Song- STLP-14

Happy Birthday Sloth ST19-07

Connect Us

ST19-04

Miss You- ST17-08

8 Stellar Birthday- ST17-03

Grateful- ST18-10

Sweet Birthday- ST17-02

Big Hug- STLP-04

B-Day Cactus- ST17-01


Sending Love- MH19-11

Narwhal (foil)- MH18-11

Stellar Girl (foil)- MH18-02

Happy Birthday- MHA-11

Good Match- MH19-10

Magical Unicorn MH19-06

B-Day Balloon- MH18-01

Bike Merci- MHA-03

One of a Kind- MH17-12

Molly Hatch for Big Wheel Press

Tiger- MH18-09

9 Eat Dessert First MH19-09

Warmest Wishes MH17-23

The Sweetest MH19-03

Hello Friend- MHA-01

Sympathy- MH18-04


Molly Hatch for Big Wheel Press

Bird (foil)- MH17-13

Slothsome BD MH19-04

Classic Dad MH19-02

Dad Stacks Up MH19-07

Well Done (foil)- MH17-27

You Are A Star- MHC-05

Welcome Sweetie- MH17-06

Little One (foil)- MH17-07

Good Day Hen- MHA-04

Thank You Bird (foil)- MH17-26

The Best (foil)- MH17-11

Be Brave- MHC-01

Birthday Queen (foil)- MH17-24

Hello Snail (foil)- MH17-03

Gratitude (foil)- MH17-10

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Anchor- MHN-02

Great Pair MH19-01

Welcome- MHN-03

Mushroom- MHP-04

You Did It MH19-11

Molly Hatch for Big Wheel Press

Hello Bird (foil)- MH17-14

Happy Day Whale (foil) (8”X10”)- MHP-17WHALE

11 Gratitude (foil)- MH17-09

Happy Day (foil)- MHN-04

Thinking of You- MHA-09

One of a Kind- MHA-10

Exploring- MHC-03


Molly Hatch for Big Wheel Press

Keep On- MHS-04

Better Together- MHS-01

Happy Birthday- MH17-02

Soar Above- MHS-06 Keep On Swimmers (8”X10”)- MHP-17SWIM

Hooray- MHS-03

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Welcome Turtle MH19-05

Mother’s Day- MH18-10

Cup of Tea- MHT-01

The Best- MHT-04

Little Things- MHT-03


DO

I sing the body electric, The armies of those I love engirth me and I engirth them, They will not let me off till I go with them, respond to them, And discorrupt them, and charge them full with the charge of the soul.

ANYTHING, BUT LET IT PRODUCE JOY

Camerado, I give you my hand! I give you my love more precious than money, I give you myself before preaching or law will you give me yourself? will you come travel with me? Shall we stick by each other as long as we live?

Walt Whitman The Body Electric

We don't read and write poetry because it's cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. So medicine, law, business, engineering... these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love... these are what we stay alive for. Walt Whitman Leaves of Grass

Big Wheel Press

Peace is always beautiful.

Song of the Open Road Walt Whitman

Peace BWP-NE41

Joy BWP-NE51

Body Electric BWP-NE45

Camerado BWP-NE44

Leaves Of Grass BWP-NE42

I am as bad as the worst, but, thank God, I am as good as the best. Walt Whitman

Either define the moment or the moment will define you.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg WM-05

Lupita Nyong’o WM-04

Define the Moment BWP-NE43

Good As The Best BWP-NE46

There is a change coming I think in the lives of girls and women. Yes. But it is up to us to make it come. Alice Munro

The question is not what you look at but how you look & whether you see. Henry David Thoreau August 5, 1851

Ann Richards WM-06

Eleanor Roosevelt WM-03 Alice Munro- BWP-NE15

Thoreau- BWP-NE02

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Emma J. McGowan for Big Wheel Press

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Apple of My Eye EM20-01

You’ve Got This EM20-02

True Love- EM18-02

Stay Strong EM19-01

Feet on the Ground- EM18-05

Blueberry Pie EM20-03

Dog Love EM20-04

Happy Pig EM19-06

Noughts & Kisses- EM17-02

Glitter- EM18-06

Rooting for You EM20-05

Sushi Love EM20-06

Year of the Dog- EM18-01

Good Luck Cat- EM17-04

Halloween- EM18-03


SCRUB UNDER RUNNING WATER

OYSTERS THEY SHOULD BE TIGHTLY CLOSED

OYSTER KNIFE THE BEST ONES HAVE A SHORT BLADE & FINGER GUARD

CLOTH

OR

TOWEL

OR IF YOU’RE REALLY TAKING THIS SERIOUSLY...

AN OYSTER GLOVE HINGE

TURN & SLIDE

THEN LEAVE YOUR OYSTERS IN THE REFRIDGERATOR TO RELAX FOR A WHILE * * A RELAXED OYSTER IS EASIER TO OPEN

WRAP YOUR OYSTER IN THE CLOTH LAY IT ON A WORK SURFACE WITH THE HINGE EXPOSED

TURN THE BLADE JUST ENOUGH TO KEEP THE SHELL OPEN & THEN SLIDE IT ALONG FROM THE HINGE TO THE ROUND END, TO SEVER THE MUSCLE THAT HOLDS THE SHELL CLOSED. NOW JUST LIFT OFF THE TOP!

Cheers- EM17-11

Tulip Birthday EM19-02

Cup of Tea- EM17-13

Welcome (foil)- EM18-09

Me & You- EM17-10

Hello Phones- EM17-07

INSERT THE TIP OF THE KNIFE INTO THE HINGE

FLAT SIDE

DON’T PUSH TOO FAR OR YOU’LL DAMAGE THE FLESH

ROUNDED SIDE KEEP YOUR OYSTERS THIS WAY UP TO RETAIN ANY LIQUID THAT MIGHT SPILL OUT

GENTLY LEVER THE KNIFE UP AND DOWN UNTIL THE FLAT TOP OF THE SHELL IS RELEASED

SERVE IMMEDIATELY

Emma J. McGowan for Big Wheel Press

YOU WILL NEED

ON A PLATTER OF ICE WITH LEMON WEDGES & HOT SAUCE, OR DRIZZLE WITH FINELY DICED SHALLOTS IN WHITE VINEGAR. ENJOY!

How to Shuck an Oyster BWPB-SHUCK

Hello Phones- EM17-07

What’s Up Fish- EM17-09

Zinnas Birthday EM17-2HBD

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Big Wheel Press Mini-Gift Cards

Let’s Pop Some Corks PMC-06

PMC-02

BWM-12

PMC-04

Hay Birthday PMC-03

PMC-05

PMC-01

BWM-10

Let’s Pop Some Corks BWPG-08

SMC-01

SMC-02

a

BWPG-04

You BWPG-12

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BWPG-02

BWM-02

BWPG-03

BWM-01

BWPG-01

congrats BWPG-11

BWPG-07


Have Fun. Julia Child

Warm Wishes EMMC-01

Joy EMMC-04

BWM-03 (foil)

Big Wheel Press Mini-Gift Cards

Mini Cards come with a origami style folding envelope sized to fit a credit card sized gift card.

Made by me Eat, Drink And Be Married

for you.

Merry + Bright EMMC-03

Seasons Greetings EMMC-02

BWM-06 (foil)

Printed on extra heavy stock

With Sympathy

BWM-16 (foil)

Be Fearless

Congratulations

Julia Child

Mini-Pop Congratulations BDM-01

Wildflower Sympathy BDM-02

BWM-04 (foil)

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Big Wheel Press

KalsarikännitCard.pdf

1

6/11/18

10:17 AM

oh, sorry... no netflix and chill for me.

I am not lucky.

It’s going to be a kalsarikännit * weekend.

You know what I am? I am smart, I am talented... and I work really, really hard.

The bowl might be empty, but your heart will always be full of happy memories

Well, butter my butt and call me a biscuit.

so sorry for your loss.

happy birthday (re)sister

Don’t call me lucky. Call me a badass.

Shonda Rhimes *kalsarikännit...popular phrase used in Finland for drinking alone, at home, in your underwear, with no intention of going out.

Kalsarikannit BWP-NE20

Shonda Rhimes- BWP-NE19

Call Me A Biscuit- BWP-NE10

if your back is against the wall, turn around and write on it

I’M NOT YOUR MAGICAL UNICORN, OR YOUR IMAGINARY FRIEND. AND DON’T EVEN THINK ABOUT RHYMING MY NAME WITH MAMA OR PAJAMA. I SPIT.

The only real stumbling block is fear of failure. In cooking you've got to have a what-the-hell attitude.

I AM A BADASS.

Spray Can- BWP-LJ02

Julia Child- BWP-NE17

Don't Spoil A Good Story By Telling The Truth. Fancy a shuck?

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WITH A NUTCRACKER A HAMMER OR ANYTHING HANDY

SEPARATE THE TAILPIECE

BEND BACK UNTIL IT CRACKS

Isabella Stewart Gardner

UNHINGE THE BACK

Isabella S.G.- BWP-NE18 Foil Frame

OPEN THE BODY

CRACK IT SIDEWAYS. THERE IS GOOD MEAT IN THIS SECTION TOO

Pizza- BWP-LJ03

USE A FORK

BREAK THE FLIPPERS OFF THE TAILPIECE

I love you so much, I’d eat a gluten free slice with you

The lifestyle you ordered is currently out of stock

CRACK EACH CLAW

THE "TOMALLEY" OR LIVER, A DELICACY TO MANY LOBSTER EATERS, WILL TURN GREEN WHEN BOILED

Shuck BWP-N18

Marilyn Monroe BWP-LJ11

Llama- BWP-LJ12

FIRST TWIST OFF THE CLAWS

I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best.

Happy Birthday- BWP-LJ06

Marilyn Monroe

JUST LIKE YOU!

JULIA CHILD

Empty Bowl BWP-LJ15

TO PUSH THE MEAT OUT OF THE BODY

THE SMALL CLAWS ARE EXCELLENT EATING. SUCK THE MEAT OUT

Lobster BWP-N02

DON’T WORRY YOU ARE ALWAYS WELCOME AT THE SKATE PARK (CONGRATS ON YOUR GRADUATION)

Skateboard- BWP-LJ05

Like You Better- BWP-NE11


Big Wheel Press

ATTENTION!

WeLL, I don't know, but I've bEEn told You never slow down, you never grow old TOM PETTY

Birthday- BWP-C03

Tom Petty- BWP-NE06

Bon Appetite PSD17-04

Happy Birthday- EB18-02

Girl Power- EB18-03

Bon Jour PSD17-06

Whales PSD17-01

Always By Your Side- EB17-08

Feminist AF- EB18-07

attention!

Thank You- BWP-C02

ATTENTION!

19 Fill-In- BWP-C05

Birthday Sails PSD17-02

Bravo PSD17-05

Sister Friend- EB17-01

Sisters Before Misters-EB17-06


Big Wheel Press

I’m just doing what I wanted to do and what feels right and not settling for bullshit and it worked.

O Cannabis! O Cannabis!

Hold me, love me, please me, tease me Till I can't, till I can't, can't take no more

We stand on guard for thee! ode to Janis Joplin

Janis Joplin- BWP-NE16

Illustration of cannabis by Matthaeus Lobelius (circa 1581)

Cannabis Birthday- BWP-4201

Illustration of cannabis by Matthaeus Lobelius (circa 1581)

Oh, Cannabis- BWP-4203

*Al Green, Take me to the river

Hold Me BWP-LJ16

Be Fearless- BWPC-05

Parents know how to push your buttons because, hey! they sewed them on. Camryn Manheim

Make Art BWPC-38

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Be Kind BWPC-39

Moon (foil)- BWPC-34F

Bike (foil)- BWPC-35F

Button- BWP-NE09

Screw Cancer- BWPC-02

Be Married (foil)- BWPC23F

Happy Birthday Piglet- BWPC-11

You Have to be... BWP-LJ17

Happy Birthday- BWPC-15

Cam


Big Wheel Press

If

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Katharine Hepburn

AUDREY HEPBURN

Extraordinary

make l

ut me. I’ll witho co rt

me

BWP-RC08

Happy girls BWP-RC15A

you at five o

if you are sad add more lipstick and attack

Obey- BWP-RC02 and

to ove

I would be lost without you

Bon Anniversaire- BWP-RC10

I’m l k. if ate sta ’clo

Einstein Bike BWP-NE31

COCO CHANEL

AUDREY HEPBURN

TALLULAH BANKHEAD

Compass (foil)- BWPC-32F

Lipstick- BWP-RC05

A sense of freedom is always stylish COCO CHANEL

Campsite (foil)- BWP-C06 Campsite (8”X10”)- BWPB-CAMPSITE

Stylish- BWP-RC06

Birthday Mistake- BWP-RC13

it was a million

tiny little things that,

when you added them all up, they meant we were supposed to be together..

Start without Me BWP-RC19

Never Regret- BWP-RC17

In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different.

sleepless in seattle.

COCO CHANEL

It Was A Million- BWP-RC09

Irreplaceable- BWP-RC03

.GEORGIA O’KEEFE

Nicest Thoughts- BWP-RC18

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Big Wheel Press

Greetings from ANN ARBOR

Rock

you’re the only one who can be you.

OK, one more time

happy BIRTHDAY neighbor

Paper

it’s your birthday!

Scissors

I’m supposed to let you win.

Fairmount Park BWP-RGC125

Next stop... DURHAM

Durham NC BWP-RGC127

Everybody ought to have a lower East Side in their life. Irving Berlin

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Ann Arbor BWP-RGC128

We love vintage maps and so do our stockists. We offer images of many of the towns where we sell our cards. We can create a card for your town with a minimum order of 25 cards. Posters and gift wrap of map images are available on our website.

If there was ever a time to boil up some grits it is now.

Rock, Paper, Scissors BWP-NE14

IT'S GREEK TO ME "Nay, an I tell you that, Ill ne'er look you i' the face again: but those that understood him smiled at one another and shook their heads; but, for mine own part, it was Greek to me." WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE JULIUS CAESAR, ACT I, SCENE II

HB Neighbor BWP-NE23

Don’t Cry BWP-NE24

LOVE IS BLIND "But love is blind, and lovers cannot see the pretty follies that themselves commit, for if they could Cupid himself would blush to see me thus transformèd to a boy." THE MERCHANT OF VENICE, ACT II, SCENE VI

Scrabble Congrats BWP-NE32 Greek to Me BWP-NE102

Love is Blind BWP-NE103

#StopPretendingHashtagsAreTheSameAsDoingSomething

Shonda Rhimes

They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.

My garden is riotous, unholy deliriously glorius! I wish you were here. Isabella Stewart Gardner

Tayari Jones Andy Warhol

Lower East Side BWP-RGC126

Grits BWP-NE98

Shonda Hashtag BWP-NE99

Andy Warhol- BWP-NE07

Riotous Garden BWP-NE34


EmmaValentineHeart.pdf

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8/7/19

3:57 PM

Would you be my… Valentine? BWP-NE26

True Love- EM18-02

Flipping Valentine- EM17-01

Hygge Valentine EM19-05 T

ress fine p eel p

Mr. Rogers- BWP-NE08

m big wh s .co

Noughts & Kisses- EM17-02

ers www rint

wh e e l p r e s .b i g

Scramble Birthday BWP-NE36

Scramble Love BWP-NE33

Scramble Be Mine BWP-NE28

Scramble Every Day BWP-NE26

Be My Valentine? Heart Doilie (foil)- BWPC-37 Silver Foil on Red duplex stock

Great Pair (foil)- MH18-07

Fish- MH18-08

Big Wheel Press Holiday Cards

It’s you I like, It’s not the things you wear, It’s not the way you do your hair, But it’s you I like The way you are right now,

Love you so much PSD17-07

Be My Valentine- BWPC-50 Real Flannel Insert

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Big Wheel Press Holiday Cards

Holiday Cards

are available in boxed sets of six of a style. Molly Hatch holiday ornament cards are in sets of six with two of each design.

Snow Days EM19-03

Hygge Christmas EM19-04 Gold foil

Peace & Joy- ST17-07

Custom imprinting available on all holiday cards.

C’est Noel- MH17-21

Very Merry- ST18-04

HO :) BWP-H03

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Holiday Bear Ornament Pop-out Card- MHH-01

Happy Holidays- ST17-06

Yo, you did say you wanted these jawns? Philly Christmas BWP-MC01

Holiday Whale Ornament Pop-out Card- MHH-06

Holiday Moose Ornament Pop-out Card- MHH-02

Joyeux Noel (foil)- MH17-22

Fa La La (foil)- EM17-05


Cannabis Christmas Card.pdf

1

9/6/18

1:29 PM

Another Christmas has come and gone and I didn’t get a single pair. People will insist on giving me books.

Holiday Lights EM20-07

Illustration of cannabis by Matthaeus Lobelius (circa 1581)

Mellow Christmas BWP-4202

J.K. Rowling

Peace and Ease- ST18-07

Kiss me mistletoe- EM17-06

Never Enough Socks BWP-H05

Often when you think you’re at the end of something, you’re at the beginning of something else. happy new year neighbor

Shana Tovah! Happy New Year!

Festival of Lights- STLPJ-05

Big Wheel Press Holiday Cards

One can never have enough socks.

Shana Tovah BWP-J01

Light- STLPJ-02

New Year Neighbor BWP-NE22

Happy Vegetarian Passover!

I CAN’T COOK A THANKSGIVING DINNER.

s h card and

ALL I CAN MAKE IS COLD CEREAL AND MAYBE TOAST.

ted in the prin

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www.bigwheelpress.com www.susatalan.com

CHARLIE BROWN

2-42C

I think everybody should be nice to everybody. Andy Warhol Pop-out plant based shank bone for your Passover Seder Plate!

Mazel Tov ST18-11

Warm Wishes 2-42C

Vegetarian Passover BWP-H04

HAPPY THANKSGIVING

Warhol Thanksgiving BWP-NE77

Charlie Brown Thanks BWP-NE200

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Big Wheel Press Leetterpress Posters

YOU WILL NEED

TWIST OFF THE CLAWS

FIRST TWIST OFF THE CLAWS

A GLASS OF WATER

THERE IS THIS DIFFERENCE

WITH A NUTCRACKER A HAMMER OR ANYTHING HANDY

THE TAILPIECE

USE A FORK

TO PUSH THE MEAT OUT OF THE BODY

UNHINGE THE BACK

OPEN THE BODY

12 oz lobster meat, cooked & diced 2 tablespoons diced celery 2 tablespoons diced dill pickle 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice Half cup mayonnaise Salt, pepper and Old Bay

Mix the lobster, celery, pickle, and lemon juice. Season to taste with salt, pepper, and Old Bay. Keep chilled until ready to use. Brush butter on each side of bun and griddle until golden brown.

4 New England style hotdog buns 4 tablespoons soft butter

Fill the buns with the lobster mix. Serve immediately!

THE "TOMALLEY" OR LIVER, A DELICACY TO MANY LOBSTER EATERS, WILL TURN GREEN WHEN BOILED

I PREFER BOILED

THE SMALL CLAWS

CRACK IT SIDEWAYS. THERE IS GOOD MEAT IN THIS ARE EXCELLENT SECTION TOO EATING. SUCK THE MEAT OUT

BROILED FOR ME

WE'LL GET OUT AT THE NEXT BUOY

BOTTOM

DON’T DAMAGE IT!

WASH OFF ANY FLESH

LOBSTER ROLL

BREAK THE FLIPPERS OFF

TOP

REMOVE THE STONE

USE THE FORK TO LIFT THE TAIL MEAT SEPARATE THE TAILPIECE

CHANGE THE WATER REGULARLY

THREE TOOTHPICKS

CRACK EACH CLAW

BEND BACK UNTIL IT CRACKS

POSITION IN A SUNNY SPOT

A SOFT AVOCADO

KEEP TRACK OF THE TOP & BOTTOM.. YOU DON’T WANT TO GROW YOUR TREE UPSIDE DOWN!

BREAK OFF THE SMALL CLAWS SUCK THE MEAT OUT

ALTERNATIVELY, WHATEVER YOU DO, DON’T PEEL OFF THE SKIN

INSERT THE TOOTHPICKS

YOU'LL FIND LOTS OF GOOD MEAT IN THE BODY

(THERE IS A LOT OF DEBATE ABOUT THIS). TEST BOTH METHODS & SEE WHICH WORKS BEST FOR YOU

ANGLE THE TOOTHPICKS DOWN SO MOST OF THE BOTTOM IS IMMERSED IN WATER

DON'T MISS

YOU STILL KNOW WHICH IS THE BOTTOM, RIGHT?

THE "TOMALLEY"

Lobster Roll Broadside BWPB-LOB

The question is not what you look at but how you look & whether you see. Henry David Thoreau August 5, 1851

WHEN THE STEM REACHES SIX INCHES, CUT BACK TO THREE INCHES AND LET IT RE-GROW

PLANT YOUR TREE IN YOUR FAVORITE POT

PEEL OFF THE SKIN

CRACK THE CLAWS

CUT BACK

WHEN YOUR AVOCADO TREE REACHES SIX INCHES AGAIN, PINCH OUT THE TOP TWO LEAVES. PLANT IN SOIL LEAVING THE TOP OF THE STONE SHOWING

BEST AVOCADO TOAST FLESH OF ONE RIPE AVOCADO HALF A CLOVE OF GARLIC JUICE OF HALF A LEMON OR LIME DASH OF EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL PINCH OF CHILLI FLAKES PINCH OF ROCK SALT TWIST OF CRACKED BLACK PEPPER HANDFUL FINELY CHOPPED FRESH CILANTRO SLICE OF RYE OR SOURDOUGH TOAST MASH EVERYTHING TOGETHER WITH A FORK, PILE IT ON TO THE TOAST, SERVE & ENJOY WHILE YOU WAIT FOR YOUR TREE TO GROW!

How to Grow an Avocado Broadside BWPB-AVO

MAKE DO AND

MEND

26 Thoreau Broadside BWPB-THOR

Make Do and Mend BWPB-MEND

Campsite Broadside BWPB-CAMPSITE


YOUR MESSAGE EVERYDAY! CHALK BOARD SURFACE cleans WITH A MOIST CLOTH dCHANGE PENCIL WORKS ON PAPER, GLASS, PLASTIC, AND METAL! WWW.BIGWHEELPRESS.COM

Our Chalkbooks (page 29), Chalk Pencils & Chalk Pins are perennial best sellers. Our special blend pencils write on a chalkboard surface, or glass, plastic and metal. They stay on as long as you like and then wipe off with a moist cloth.

Art Supplies & Notebooks

CHALK PIN & PENCIL SET

Molly Hatch “Paint your own Bouquet Card” kit. Includes 3 fold-over watercolor cards, 9 watercolor flowers and 3 envelopes ready to mail. Perfect for markers, watercolors, colored pencils, collage, or pastels. Bulk packs available for store demonstrations.

White BWPN-12 Black BWPN-14 Yellow BWPN-15 Red BWPN-16 Primary Set BWPN-13 Chalk Pin BWPN-11 Chalk Book- BWBLACKN-10 NEW Chalk Pin & Pencil Set BWPN-PINSET

MH-WC02

Twelve 4x6 inch postcards. Handprinted and die-cut on antique presses in the USA.

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Pack of twelve Antique deckle edge postcards imprinted with a vintage postcard addressing area on the back.

BWPPC-1

Yoda Carpenter Pencil BWPN-15 Measure Twice Cut Once

WORK HARD BE KIND

Measure Twice BWPN-18

Work Hard Be Kind BWPN-17

Good Enough for Government Work

Don’t worry about cool, make your own uncool. Sol LeWitt

Good Enough BWPN-16

Sol LeWitt BWPN-20

Any tool is a weapon if you hold it right. Ani DiFranco

My pencil is like a fencer's foil. Andrew Wyeth

Any Tool BWPN-21

Wyeth BWPN-27 The slow overcomes the fast. Lao Tzu

Don’t force it… get a bigger hammer. Don’t force it BWPN-22

Lao Tzu BWPN-24

MAKE ART NOT WAR

Do anything, but let it produce joy. Walt Whitman

Make Art Not War BWPN-23

Walt Whitman BWPN-25

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Pocket Notebooks & Artist Books

24 sheets Strathmore Bond for pen and ink or graphite back cover is blotter paper for cleaning of pen nibs and removing graphite dust from sharpened pencils.

LEFTY A SMARTER PAD 8x5 WC-5X8

10X8 WC-8X10

14X10 WC-10X14

8x5 BWSB-100-1

Cannabis 10X8 BWSB-100-2

14X11 BWSB-100-3

Moon (foil)- BWN-04

Artist’s Pad

Way before Big Wheel Press opened, we were in the business of fine art papers. For 36 years we have been sourcing artist papers from the finest mills in the world. Today we convert these fine stocks into watercolor, drawing, sketch, and multi-media pads at the Big Wheel studios.

Heavy Weight drawing Paper manufactured under strict environmental standards from cannabis fibers.

This year we are introducing our new line of Lefty pads in watercolor, drawing and sketch options. Our Cannabis paper pads are now available in three sizes.

Big Wheel Press Easthampton, Massachusetts www.bigwheelpress.com

We make custom artist books in short runs for museums shops and retail stores. Call or email and we can get a custom pad designed with a custom cover and a paper to meet your customer’s needs. 8x5 BWSB-150-1

Illustration of cannabis by Matthaeus Lobelius (circa 1581)

10X8 BWSB-150-2

14X11 BWSB-150-3

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Compass (foil)- BWN-07

Whisk (foil)- BWN-10

Scissor (foil)- BWN-06

Fork (foil)- BWN-05

Resist (foil)- BWN-11


Pocket Notebooks

PASSPORT

I didn’t vote for him.

Strawberry- MH-01N

Snail- MH-02N

Baroque Garland- MH-05N

Passport BWN-A05

Travel BWN-A04

PASSPORT

I didn’t vote for him.

Anchor- BWN-13

Garden Notes- PS17-03N

Kitchen Notes- PS17-04N

I didn’t vote for him- BWN-23

Heart Glasses BWN-01

Mugs- EM17-03N

Stellar (foil)- ST-02N

CHALKBOOK BWPN-10

Compass BWN-02

Guitar BWN-03

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Rhimes BK01

Jane Austen

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.

Fuller BK06

You’re never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child.

Suess BK07

Here I am not disenfranchised. No barrier of the senses shuts me out from the sweet, gracious discourses of my book friends. They talk to me without embarrassment or awkwardness.

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BRINGS US UNKNOWN FRIENDS

HonorĂŠ Balzac

Tubman BK03

Balzac BK04

Keller BK08

There are perhaps no days of our childhood we lived so fully as those we spent with a favorite book.

Marcel Proust

Harriet Tubman

Austen BK02

Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.

Margaret Fuller

#StopPretendingHashtagsAreTheSameAsDoingSomething

Ginsburg BK05

Dr. Suess

Shonda Rhimes

Have a favorite quote? Our minimum custom order is only 25 pieces.

Reading is the key that opens doors to many good things in life. Reading shaped my dreams, and more reading helped me make my dreams come true.

Helen Keller

Letterpress bookmarks printed on heavy weight recycled cover stock.

Proust BK09


Shipping

Beach Cover?

We use only eco-friendly papers that we source from the finest paper mills in the USA and Europe. Most cards are A2 (4.25 x 5.5 inches). Our ornament cards are A6 (4.5 x 6.25 inches) and our pop-out cards are 9.5” x 4.125”.

Orders are shipped from our studio in Easthampton, Massachusetts. Domestic orders will ship via USPS Priority Mail or UPS Ground, depending on the size and weight of the package. International orders will ship by arrangement. If you would prefer to use your own FedEx or UPS account number, please let us know. Shipping costs are charged at the time of shipment.

I grew up in Los Angeles, right next to Venice Beach. Pretty much all my free time was either in my garage messing around on anything with wheels or riding those wheels to the beach. Life changed when the bike path was built connecting all the beach towns. We rode all the way to Long Beach and up to Malibu on our bikes. Hence, the view of Hermosa Beach. I’m in the lower right hand corner.

Ordering & Payment Orders can be placed by email, phone, & snail mail. When you place your order on our online store (www.bigwheelpress.com) there is a BIG SAVINGS on shipping. Just go to the wholesale section of our website for an invitation. We accept payment by credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover Card). Credit cards are charged at the time of shipment.

Back Orders In the event that an item is back-ordered or discontinued, we will notify you immediately and ship the in-stock items in your order unless you request otherwise. As soon as the item is re-stocked, we will email you with its availability.

Order Minimums Opening order: $150. We have no re-order minimum. Shipping charges do apply.

Returns & Cancellations Cancellations must be made within 48 hours of placing your order. Any cancellations made beyond that time period will incur a 10% restocking fee. We can only accept returns on damaged or defective merchandise. Claims must be made within 5 days of receipt of merchandise. Merchandise must be returned unopened, unused and in its original packaging. Email: sales@bigwheelpress.com Phone: 413. 203. 1700 Our address is: Big Wheel Press One Cottage Street, Building 10 Easthampton, MA 01027 Hours: Monday- Friday, 10 am- 5pm (EST) Visitors are always welcome. Give a call in advance to arrange a tour and see our presses in action.

Our Story Big Wheel Press was founded in a basement in Northampton, Massachusetts in 2008. My first introduction to the world of hand printing was in 1964 when my mom and dad bought me a table top printing press. I immediately started publishing the family newspaper and made greeting cards for every occasion. In later years I worked for a weekly newspaper and finally opened a design studio. Way before the days of Macs, laptops and desktop publishing. People often ask where we got the name for the press...Big Wheel plastic tricycles of course! I have always loved these little bikes with their big front wheels and the power they transmit to their little drivers. When our first press arrived at the studio we had to disassemble it and take it in through a narrow doorway piece by piece. The last piece we brought in was the big iron flywheel. A truely big wheel.

Today you will find my five year old and two year old sons racing after each other around the studio on their big wheel tricycles. The inspiration from our cards comes from the heart and personal experiences of our designers. Every card has a story behind it. I believe that the more heart felt the story, the better the card. We have cards featuring onesies that are inspired by the youngest members of the team. The design for my Louie Award winning “Screw Cancer” card was adapted from a broadside I printed for my sister to hang on her hospital room wall when she was battling breast cancer.

Big Wheel Press facts

Sizes and Paper

If you were to visit Big Wheel Press, and all are welcome, at first glance it looks like a printing museum. When we first started out we had a Chandler & Price Pilot and a #14 Golding Pearl treadle press. Thousands of cards, invitations and coasters were printed on these two loyal machines. Then we added a Vandercook SP-20 proof press and when that broke down in the middle of a huge commission we added another Vandercook. At this point we became the Noah’s Ark of printing equipment, never again would we be caught without a back-up. Every press has a sister press and we stock or source all the parts necessary to keep these babies rolling.

Bill

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg

I would like to be remembered as someone who used whatever talent she had to do her work to the very best of her ability.

More letterpress bookmarks! Printed on heavy weight recycled cover stock harvested from the scraps of our card making. Check out page 30 for the rest of our growing collection. Email us your favorite book quote!

Big Wheel Press www.bigwheelpress.com 413-203-1700 sales@bigwheelpress.com

Alcott BK11

Snicket BK15

HaRry Truman

Not aLl readers are leaders, but aLl leaders are readers.

Suess 2 BK16

Anne Frank

Sagan BK12

Dr. Suess

Carl Sagan

One glance at a book and you hear the voice of another person, perhaps someone dead for one thousand years. To read is to voyage through time.

“No matter who you are, no matter where you live, and no matter how many people are chasing you, what you don’t read is often as important as what you do read.”

This week I’ve been reading a lot and doing little work. That’s the way things ought to be. That’s surely the road to success.

writing is like sex

first you do it for love, then you do it for your friends, and then you do it for money.

Virginia Woolf

Truman BK13

Woolf BK14

Frank BK17

“Reading is the sole means by which we slip, involuntarily, often helplessly, into another’s skin, another’s voice, another’s soul.”

Joyce Carol Oates

Louisa May Alcott

Some books are so familiar that reading them is like being home again.

Lemony Snicket

Ginsburg 2 BK10

Oates BK18

Profile for Lynn Mitchell Group

Big Wheel Press 2020 Complete Catalog  

Big Wheel Press 2020 Complete Catalog  

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