Printed matter: Dusen Dusen designs a range of greeting cards for Paperless Post
The bold, eye-catching prints of textile designer Ellen Van Dusen have been warmly embraced by stylish creative types ever since she launched her line, Dusen Dusen, in 2010. As of this week, those same colourful prints and patterns are now available in stationery form, thanks to the latest limited edition collection from Paperless Post.
‘[We have] always sought out best-in-class collaborators. With our new "Spotlight" series, we wanted to focus on specialty designers and emerging artists who might seem like unlikely stationery partners,’ says the company’s CEO and co-founder James Hirschfeld. ‘"Spotlight: Dusen Dusen for Paperless Post" has a great energy about it – Ellen’s bright, graphic prints are all about colour and movement, so they’re really the perfect basis for a collection of party invitations.’
The ten available designs have been carefully edited and feature some of Dusen Dusen’s most popular prints, such as the simplistic, yet cheerful ‘Fruits’ pattern, and the more boisterous ‘Objects’ design, which brings life to the capsule range’s envelope liners. Van Dusen has also created new designs for her first foray into stationery. Inspired by rooftop parties and late night dancing, the festive collection is vibrant and playful to truly emphasise that point.
‘I have thought about making stationery before, but never really pulled the trigger,’ says Van Dusen. ‘The project was an opportunity for me to explore the prints in a new context, work smaller and collaborate with a great group of designers. Each print we landed on is really fun and bright; a party on a card.’