Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Cutie Pie Company

Based out of Bronx New York, Milly handcrafts her items with great care, from the printing to the packaging. She exposes her screens on the gocco, and either pulls the prints by hand or print them with the gocco machine. Most of her designs are either illustrated by hand or culled from vintage sources.
She sells gift tags, cards, prints and original art in her shop. Her work is a good mix of vintage and modern. I love her silhouettes! Very sweet!
*Did you know? According to Wikipedia...
The word silhouette is an eponym of Etienne de Silhouette, a French finance minister who in 1759 was forced by France's severe credit crisis during the Seven Years War to impose severe economic demands upon the French people, particularly the wealthy. Because de Silhouette enjoyed making cut paper portraits, his name became synonymous with these portraits and with anything done or made cheaply. Prior to the advent of photography, silhouette profiles cut from black card were the cheapest way of recording a person's appearance.
I just thought that was so interesting that I’d share!
Click on the post title to view her shop!


Amie McCracken said...

That is a really fun fact! And really sad that we put so much store into silhouettes...Love her "never forget you're a lady" prints!

PaperdayStudio aka Katie Stephenson said...

Yep, she's a star!!

TheFancyLamb said...

Wow, Cutiepie has a lovely shop! Thank you for sharing!