Hi! I'm Ruth, Owner/Designer of Concertina Press and I create unique stationery using vintage nautical imagery.
I majored in Studio Art in college, specializing in the esoteric art of bookbinding, and after school I worked in a scientific library where I discovered a treasure trove of gorgeous antique scientific illustrations. Can you imagine my delight at opening an old journal from 1875 titled "Zoologische Abhandlungen" and seeing these gorgeous old pictures of fish and animals for the first time? There are so many gorgeous old scientific illustrations languishing inside of scientific journals, I knew I had to figure out some way to showcase them.
After working in the library I worked in a stationery shop, and while I was there I learned all about stationery and invitation design, and in the spring of 2011when that shop…
- Born on March 22
- Joined February 1, 2011