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And The Oscar Goes To... Nine Awesome (and Official) Academy Award Evites!

Planning on throwing an Oscar Party? Got you miniature statuettes? Your ballots? Your deli platter and your booze? What about the invites?

I always designed my own in the past, but with this wonderful new and well-designed online collection, I don't have to. And neither do you. Ranging from Pop Art to the Golden Age of Hollywood, these nine new invitations and matching envelopes were designed for Evite's new premium site by the actual designer of the Academy Award winners' envelopes.

Marc Friedland, the designer of the Academy Award winners’ envelope has designed the first-ever collection of Academy sanctioned invitations for Oscar Sunday viewing parties, which is now immediately available to download exclusively on Evite's new premium site, Postmark.

The nine unique premium Oscar party invitation designs are being made available online complimentary for party hosts to personalize and have digitally delivered as a way for Friedland and Evite to announce their association and preview Evite’s new premium site Evite Postmark

The Oscar Collection by Marc Friedland has something for everyone, from classic golden age of Hollywood to modern, fun takes on Oscar as well. There’s the nod to glitz and glam (complete with “Swarovski studded Oscar,” shown below) to mid-60’s inspired chic. Each design begins as an individually hand-crafted original, and then is magically transformed to be digitally delivered on Evite Postmark, making this the online debut of Friedland’s high-end signature craftsmanship work.

Each invitation in the collection has a matching designed envelope, custom stamp, and features the never before available Oscar statuette, use of Academy archival photos and images, and the use the of the “official” Academy Awards title.

“Partnering with Marc and The Academy to launch Evite Postmark in time for the biggest celebration in Hollywood not only perfectly captures Evite Postmark’s spirit, but it presents a huge opportunity to capture the imaginations of customers looking for new and fun ways to bring the Academy Awards into their own homes,” said Mr. Woolley.

Last year Friedland introduced the first-ever envelopes and announcement cards bearing the names of the winners for the telecast. It was the first time the Academy had a specially-designed envelope and card to announce the Oscar recipients. Friedland will be recreating them again for this year and next for the 85th annual broadcast. He will also be writing a blog titled “Oscar Party Confidential” offering party tips (complete with free downloadable Oscar Bingo cards for everyone to play at home) and suggestions for as well as

“In 2011 when I designed the first Academy Award winners' envelope, I wanted to create a modern icon imbued with a rich air of luxury, reminiscent of the glamorous golden age of Hollywood,” said Friedland. “And while it was only touched by a handful of winners—yet seen by millions—I wanted to see how I could make this piece of Oscar history part of the tradition of Oscar Party Sunday. With the support of both the Academy and Evite Postmark, this collection was designed to inspire those who love to celebrate the Oscars by way of a really fun, personal experience.”

Evite Postmark and Friedland are planning to roll out the full line of invitation and correspondence categories later this spring after more than a year in development. Evite Postmark is a premium online service featuring stylish invitations and correspondence for life’s special occasions. Reminiscent of traditional fine stationery, Evite Postmark offers its users a wide range of high-quality custom and personalized designs on a user-friendly, advertising-free interface, providing them with a modern way to stay in touch without sacrificing taste or etiquette.

Direct links to Evite Postmark will also be available at and

Friedland is a Los Angeles-based custom invitation designer creating stationery arts for high-end clients. This year marks the 25th anniversary of his namesake business along with Creative Intelligence, his experiential branding agency counterpart.

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2011 will be presented on Sunday, February 26, 2012, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and televised live on the ABC Television Network beginning at 4 p.m. PT/ 7 p.m. ET. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 200 countries worldwide.

Write Design: Clever Pencil Sets From Paper Pastries

above: the Chef's Pencil Set has basic cooking definitions printed on No.2 pencils

Paper Pastries is a Los Angeles-based greeting card and stationery company run by Margaret Haas. The site and her accompanying etsy store offer custom invitations, announcements, and calligraphy.

Amongst her clever and cute stationery items, she also offers five fun and original pencil sets which make great and affordable gifts.

Know It All Pencil Set:

Set of 6 pencils: 

PI is 3.14159265358979323846 Gray pencil with red writing 

H20 BOILING POINT 100C 212F Pastel Blue pencil with orange writing 

I BEFORE E EXCEPT AFTER C Yellow pencil with green writing 

1920 WOMEN'S SUFFRAGE Red pencil with dark blue writing 

Primary Colors-Red, Yellow, Blue 

No. 2 pencils
Comes in a 5 x 8 muslin bag. 
"Know-it-all pencil set" is stamped in brown on bag.

New York Pencil Set

The greatest pencil set on earth for the greatest city on earth, 
representing all boroughs:
Set of 6 pencils, comes in a 5 x 8 muslin bag. 
"New York pencil set" and the skyline is stamped in black on bag.
No. 2 pencils

Chef's Pencil Set:

If you ever need a quick reminder of what that term means, just check your pencil! 
Perfect for the chef, or aspiring cook in your life.
Comes in a 5 x 8 muslin bag. 
"Chef's pencil set" is stamped in green on bag.
no. 2 pencils

Make a Point Pencil Set:

Inspired by leather bound book collections.
Set of 6 pencils, 2 of each:
Noteworthy- gold writing on burgundy pencil

Get the lead out- gold writing on blue pencil

Do the write thing- gold writing on a brown pencil.
No. 2 pencils
Comes in a 5 x 8 muslin bag. 
"Make A Point pencil set" is stamped in blue on bag.

Enamored Pencil Set:

Perfect to give away to family, friends & sweethearts- and still keep one for yourself.
Set of 6 pencils, 2 of each:
Xoxoxox- red writing on light pink pencil 

You're just my type- white writing on a red pencil 

Blue without you- red writing on a light blue pencil
No. 2 pencils
Comes in a 5 x 8 muslin bag. 
"Enamored pencil set" is stamped in red on bag.

Paper Pastries, Confections For Your Correspondence

Each set is $10.00 and you can purchase them here along with other items by Paper Pastries.

Elephant Poo Paper Products For You!

While surfing the net, I found this unusual product via one of my favorite sites, Notcot.

Paper products actually made from Elephant Poo. That's right...Efelump Dung Journals and Notecards.

How do they do it?

The making of paper starts with the collection and processing of the dung pulp. Elephant dung is typically full of short to medium grained fibrous materials from the elephants diet which when processed makes excellent paper:

• We collect naturally dried elephant dung from elephant conservation parks and bring it back to our paper-making factory.

• We then pre-rinse the elephant dung with water, leaving only the fibrous materials from the grasses, bamboo & fruits they've eaten.

• Afterwards, we place the fibers into a giant pot of boiling water to ensure the fibers are super clean. After this thorough cleaning, any color that we may want to add can be added.

• Natural fibers from banana trees & pineapples are added to the dung mixture so the paper will be thicker & stronger.

• Once this is all mixed together, we separate the moist fibers into small “cakes' or “wafers” of about 300-400 grams each.
• The cakes are spread evenly over a mesh-bottomed tray measuring about 60cm by 90cm.

• The tray is leaned up against a tree, angled toward the sun and allowed to dry naturally for a few hours.

• Once dry, we peel the sheet of paper from the mesh tray and start making Poo Poo Paper products.

This is how we made the hand made paper stationary and our how to make recycled paper process!

above: Journals

above: Notecards

A Brief History Of The Elephant:
The elephant can be traced back 26 million years when there were many species that had similar characteristics as today's elephants. Today, only two living species remain: the African Elephant and the Asian Elephant.

Elephants have been used in various capacities by humans over the years. They wee used in the military and for heavy labor, such as uprooting trees and moving logs. They have also played a strong role in religion: a white elephant is considered holy in Thailand ; Ganesh, the Hindu God of wisdom, has an elephant's head.

Today, elephants are facing numerous threats: the disappearance of natural habitats due to human activity, and poaching for their ivory tusks, meats and hides, to name a few. Many experts believe there is little future for the elephant outside protected areas.

Elephants used to exist in great numbers across Africa and parts of Asia but today these gentle giants are endangered. Rampant ivory poaching from 1979-89 more than halved Africa 's wild elephant populations from 1.4 million to a mere 600,000. Today, numbers may be as low as 400,000. In Asia , it is estimated that no more than 40,000 Asian elephants remain in the wild.

above: Stationery

The answers to commonly asked questions:

Question #1: Do your products smell?

This is by far the most asked question we receive! Our products do not smell at all...not like poo anyways! Our products smell like normal stationery type products although we have been experiementing with adding some nice aromas to our poo papers. We've had requests from cinnamon, lemon and coffee scented papers......we're working in this!!!!!

Our products don't smell because we allow the fresh elephant poo poo to completely dry up first then we thoroughly rinse and wash the elephant dung and all we're really left with are the fibres from the vegetation that the elephant didn't digest. That stuff doesn't stink!

Question #2: How many journals can you make from an average piece of elephant poo?

We can make about 25 large sheets of paper from a single piece (or turd) of elephant poo poo!!! That translates into about 10 standard sized journals including the front and back covers! Neat, huh!?!?!?

Question #3: Do you have other types of products?

Currently, we have over 150 unique items in our collection. Most of those items you cannot see on our website and need to go to the stores that carry our products for you to purchase. These products also include picture frames, photo albums, book marks, small storage boxes for keepsakes, gift bags and wine bags in addition to the many styles of journals, noteboxes, greeting cards etc. that we make and sell. We have many new products coming down the chute over the next few months and into 2007 so check back here regularly!

Get it here. Your source for hand made paper stationary.

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