I’ve always found it a little surprising that letterpress stationery was so hard to come by in Paris. While you can find options for good quality customizable wedding invitations in any number of papeteries around Paris, the hip and stylish contemporary letterpress suites that are on today’s American bridal and social scene just haven’t been on the radar in France. Until now.
Paper + Cup Design, a New York-based stationery and graphic design company, is headed by husband and wife team, Minhee and Thomas Cho. Paper + Cup specializes in letterpress invitations, note cards, journals and gift tags, with products sold through their design studio, online shop, as well as in over 250 stores across the U.S. When their designer, Sarah, decided to move back to her native Paris, they jumped at the opportunity to go global—and had her bring the innovative, modern, vintage-esque designs of Paper + Cup with her. Minhee says, “We get inquiries on a regular basis from International brides as well as for many destination weddings. Our brides shared with us that there were limited stationers with the aesthetic that they are wanting from where they live. So this idea to go abroad has been stewing in our hearts for a long time. So when we met Sarah, it was as if fate had intervened. She’s our authentic ‘French touch’ and the reason why we are able to open up shop in Paris.”