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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…

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  • Born on March 22
  • Joined February 1, 2011

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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 closed, I took the leap to start my own line, Concertina Press, combining my love of antique nautical illustrations and stationery. So far it's been wonderful and is absolutely the best job I've ever had.

• Blog: http://ConcertinaPress.blogspot.com
• Facebook: http://www.Facebook.com/ConcertinaPress
• Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/RuthBleakley
• Pinterest: http://www.Pinterest.com/RuthBleakley

If you are interested in carrying my cards wholesale, please contact me using the link at left.

-----Want to learn more about bookbinding?-----

My other specialty is binding books by hand using traditional techniques to create colorful journals, photo albums and guest books. You can learn more by visiting my blog, or my etsy shop.

http://ruthbleakley.etsy.com
www.RuthBleakley.com

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