Red Wing Blackbird

Saturn Press

The Good Supply Pemaquid Midcoast Artisan Store Letterpress Card Saturn Press Made in Maine USA Red Wing Blackbird
  • The Good Supply Pemaquid Midcoast Artisan Store Letterpress Card Saturn Press Made in Maine USA Red Wing Blackbird
  • The Good Supply Pemaquid Midcoast Artisan Store Letterpress Card Saturn Press Made in Maine USA Red Wing Blackbird
  • $3.50

Friends came into our barn and were so excited to see a "ditch bird" celebrated in this way. They viewed it as an aesthetic victory for the underdog.

Not knowing much about Red Wing Blackbirds, the interaction prompted some research, and it's true that these birds are common. Being common, however, doesn't have to make something less beautiful in the eyes of the masses.

Margaret Whittemore (1897-1983) is credited with the image, and it's clear she thought the Red Wing Blackbird has merit. The artist studied graphic arts at the Art Institue of Chicago and Taos Art Colony in New Mexico, which accounts for the simple yet intriguing composition of this unique design.

- Measures 5" x 7"
- Blank inside
- Recycled paper
- Envelope included

Saturn Press is an eco-concious company based on Swan's Island off the Maine coast. A married couple works together to make this international business happen. (Jane Goodrich creates the designs, James vanPernis runs the company's 4 antique printing presses, and a sweet gal named Kathy who used to answer the phone recently retired.)

Using an old-fashioned letterpress technique, paper sourced from a sustainable family-run mill, and a love for what they do, Saturn Press creates striking cards that will make a lasting impression no matter who the recipient.

Some folks love the vivid colors and unique images so much they request cards without envelopes to frame and hang them as wall art.

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