Given the choice, I’ll take a few hours on my letterpress over days on the very best computers with the best digital suites that money can buy.

Here’s a new greetings card design made using a Bodoni font. The colour is a blend of red with gold to give an antiquated feel to the use of a very old word. One of the customers in the bookshop told me about this word and though I can find no trace of it being used elsewhere, I thought it so beautiful that I thought it would be fun to bring it back into use somehow.

Quaintrelle (probably nicked from the French): a woman who emphasises a life of passion, expressed with personal style, leisurely pastimes, charm, conversation and the cultivation of life’s pleasures…