Recently admired: this year’s holiday collection of botanical prints from veteran designer and budding horticulturalist Rebecca Kutys of Moontree Letterpress.
During the past decade, Rebecca has received much attention for her simple, yet elegant, letterpress designs, made by hand in her small studio in rural Bucks County, Pennsylvania. More recently the designer has been working towards her certificate in horticulture from nearby Barnes Arboretum, an experience which has informed her latest collection of botanicals. True to her naturalist’s training, each Moontree Letterpress piece is eco-friendly and “tree-free,” printed on studio-made, 100 percent recycled, rag cotton paper.
Above: Moontree’s Hand Gathered Fern Wreath, Holiday Card comes blank inside, but can be customized with a personal note. Custom envelopes with pre-printed, return address are also available; $18 for a set of six.
Above: Art and organizer in one, Rebecca’s 2018 Letterpress Leaves Calendar features nine original leaf designs; $20. A 12-Page 2018 Leaf Identification Calendar, which features one month per page, is also available; $30.
Above: Inspired by vintage leaf pressings from the Yale Center for British Art, Rare Books and Manuscripts Department, Moontree’s Pressed Plants Notecards are perfect for the holidays and beyond; $15 for six.
Above: Auld Lang Syne Leaf, Holiday Card features an elegant leaf traced with the words to the traditional New Year’s Eve song; $18 for a set of 6.
Above: Designed in celebration of the famous naturalist’s 200th birthday, Thoreau’s Journal Illustrations Notecards are based on the author’s own sketches, part of the permanent collection at the Morgan Library and Museum in New York City; $15 for a pack of six. Also available in a Box of 30 Thoreau Cards; $75.
Above: Moontree’s Wooden Box of Fern Notecards pictures specimens gathered from the Fern Collection at the Barnes Arboretum, presented in a handmade box that is ideal for future seed storage; $75.
Above: The perfect gift for the gardeners, Moontree’s Letterpress Wood Type Print with Garden Quote features a quote by Audrey Hepburn, herself a garden enthusiast; $20.
See Moontree Letterpress’s entire collection here.
Looking for more botanical prints and cards for the holidays? See:
- Botanical Art: Portraits of Houseplants from Dutch Painter Maaike Koster
- Vegetables as Art: Block Prints Inspired by the Chino Farm
- Favorite Botanical Illustrations: Our 10 Best Sources for Vintage and New