Welcome to my studio, I'm Lindsey, Lin for short - the one woman show behind Vialin Design Studio, a graphic design studio and letterpress printery, specializing in personal and social event stationery and other paper goods, located in Los Angeles, California.
Vialin is pronounced [vee-uh] [lin] By definition 'via' means: by a route that touches or passes through. Since every part of the process is touched by me; from designing and illustrating the layouts to hand cutting the paper, mixing the ink and hand printing; every piece is via-lin.
I have always loved sending and receiving mail, which developed into a love for stationery and paper. Being the creative type, I would often find a way to add my own unique touches or personal embellishments to existing cards and paper. This developed into a few different experimental stationery lines of my own. I eventually found letterpress and knew the patterns and precision I created with my graphic illustrations coupled with the handcrafted quality of using a manual press was the perfect combination to execute my clean and minimal design style as well as satisfy the hands on, do-it-yourself approach that I love.
I use rubber based inks on Crane's Lettra 110 lb. 100% cotton paper in pure white for all note cards, invitations, contact cards and 32 lb. weight for personal notepaper and envelopes. Other weights and colours are available upon request.
I take great care in being very precise but keep in mind this is a handmade item so not every piece will be exactly identical. Check out my store where you will find many options of fun readymade note cards or drop me a line on the contact page to inquire about getting a custom design created for a personal project or special event. I'm excited to create some wonderful things that you will love and cherish just as much as I do.