Saturday, October 31, 2009

Northern Owl by ESEF handmade wallets

Genuine leather wallets- Handmade and stamped with real leaves.  Only 15 made. If you are interested, please email

Wednesday, October 21, 2009


Northern Owl / MUM handmade cds sold out at the somerville concert. Next stop... Pennsylvania!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009


Handmade northern owl shirts. All of our shirts are hand dyed, painted, etc. Everything is handmade! Real leaves from all over are used to make each shirt. Every shirt is special. 
Send me an email and I can make one for you. 

hand dyed and stamped mini tour flyer

MUM "sing along to songs you don't know"

Starting October 21, 2009 Mum will be on their USA / CANADA tour. You should  get to the show early if you want to get your hands on one of these because the band is limiting 5-10 per concert. Dont forget to sign our Northern Owl guest book with a feather and ink! 

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Northern Owl

Mum Process/Progress

More Riff Cannon projects

Riff Cannon just received their art work from Santos so I experimented on some new packaging. This is only a sample.

Friday, July 3, 2009

My Latest Project

This is only a sample. Final production could look totally different. Please keep checking the blog for updated photos. 

This Batillus sample is a handmade book using heavy white card stock paper for the cover, recycled paper for the pages, and black hemp rope to tie it all together.  Reverse abstract stamp using painted dead grass for the cover art. Torn black card stock added for texture and shape. Batillus is stamped with black ink. More photos will be posted once production starts. 
Limited 50 to 100 at most. 

Sunday, June 21, 2009


Boston band "Riff Cannon" is doing a 3 day mini tour this coming weekend.  We did a limited run of 25 cds for the tour. All Hand cut card stock with embossed mountain and text. The mountain stamp is drawn and cut prior to emboss printing. These cds will only be available on tour. 

Mum - "Sing along to songs you don't know"

Here is the album art work for the limited edition handmade release as well as the normal release which was created by another artist. 

This record is scheduled to be released late August of 2009. 

Project MUM!

Icelandic band Mum has asked us to start working on handmade cd packaging for their upcoming album "Sing along to songs you don't know" 

I decided to go with an old book theme. Each book is handmade using super heavy card stock, hemp rope, recycled paper, natural cotton fabric, and best of all, each has a very woodsy scent! 

Mum's original (non handmade) release uses a glowing candle for the art work so I wanted to incorporate this into this packaging. I carved the candle design by hand using a rubber block and carving knives. I am very happy with the end results. 

I also handmade slip covers for the book using natural cotton. 
Here are some photos of the entire layout before the glowing candle stamp was cut and printed.