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As many of you already know, it has become a tradition for us to send out a little New Year’s print each year to some of the designers and clients we work with at Urbanic. Our goal is to make it an inspiration board-worthy print with a positive outlook going into the new year.  (if you’re curious, you can click to see some of our cards from years’ past – 2012, 2013, 2014, & 2015 )

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This year we were inspired by and old fashioned ice cream parlor vibe. We letterpressed our design onto some creamy soft cotton paper & paired it up with a color seam envelope.  As always, we printed a small batch of extras just for you if you’d like one! These little prints are 5×7 and a limited edition, so they are on a first come first serve basis. We’re sending them out complimentary to our followers, just send $2.50 which are our costs on the print + the postage, we’ll put one in the mail your way!   *click here to snag yours*

please note the following…

* these are a limited edition so it’s first come first serve.  1 per customer please
* .50 is included in the price for US residents. If you are international and you would like us to send you one, please email us.




| posted in Around the Shop, Giveaways!, Holidays, Mail is Fun


Happy Holidays everyone!  Things have been nuts around here at the shop lately, and I haven’t had too much time to blog, so I’m posting a few Instagram photos here give you a peek into what’s been going on around here at Urbanic. December has been a whirlwind of glitter, endless gift wrapping jobs, too many treats and festive neighborhood energy! Admittedly we are all a tad exhausted, but ’tis the season right? … for a little bit of stress, some eggnog with rum to take the edge off, and of course making the people in your life feel special to you!  Hope that you are enjoying every nook and cranny of the best parts of the season.




| posted in Around the Shop


Kick off your holiday shopping with us this weekend… starting with Sweet Friday! This is our very own version of black friday — but better. Join us in the shop for our 5th annual as we open early (8AM!) where we’ll be serving mini doughnuts + warm cider. Plus, you’ll save some dough! 15% off all purchases from 8AM–10AM and random giveaways throughout the day.


We participate in Shop Small! Support your local small business this Saturday as you begin checking off your holiday shopping list. We’ll have giveaways, treats and perks throughout the day — 10AM–7PM.


Our shop is located on the BEST street in Los Angeles — Abbot Kinney Blvd! There’s a lot of neighborhood fun ahead including the annual Holiday Stroll. Come visit AKB and all the shops to take advantage of holiday specials. See you there!


| posted in Around the Shop, Events

Gift Wrap Class at Urbanic GIFT WRAP CLASS • NOV 15
Just in time for the holiday season, this class will teach you how to wrap like a pro. We’ll cover the invisible seam technique, the perfect bow, ribbon-pairing, gift toppings and a bounty of guidance & inspiration for all your gift wrapping needs.

This two-hour class includes practice wrap, hands-on instruction, a sheet of designer wrap with coordinating ribbon and time to wrap a small gift (if you’d like to bring one) with the guidance and assistance of two Urbanic gift wrappers.

Space is limited • Get your tickets early
>>>> Snag your spot here! <<<<

PS. Want some inspiration? See our Gift Wrap parties with 100 Layer Cake  here & here


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Urbanic Window Install | by Open For Humans

Recently I had the pleasure of meeting up with Melanie and Todd from Open For Humans. They are a structural branding + experimental design house located in downtown Los Angeles and are amazingly creative.  OFH specializes in collaborations with brands to design spaces and implement artful installations, so when they approached me with the idea to create a window install for Urbanic with bright hued envelopes trickling down like falling confetti  – I knew right away they would be fun to work with!

Urbanic Window | by Open for Humans

We came up with the campaign #SendGoodMail to reflect the thoughtfulness of the hand written letter.  It’s a feel good act both to send and to receive – right?! …   So why not celebrate it!

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I will casually also mention here that Open for Humans is quite skilled at guerrilla marketing!  Together we came up with something that we thought was truly ‘post-worthy’, and I will just end it here by saying that this stencil may or may not have appeared on the sidewalk in front of the shop the middle of the night! 


PS check out what else they do – > here!

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Boardwalk Bike Ride | Urbanic

From time to time I contribute on my friend Nole’s blog, Oh So Beautiful Paper. I was feeling particularly inspired about the idea of boardwalk bike rides this month, since Joshua and I are taking our boys on a little trek to the East Coast next month & will be visiting Ocean City, NJ  –   (the beach city where I vacationed growing up).  I’m sharing the post with you here also with some goodies I picked out from around Urbanic and beyond of some favorite boardwalk inspiredthings.  (just insert the fresh Atlantic ocean breeze).


{1. Garance Doré  2. Salty Road 3. Lark Pres 4. Flakes Paperie 5.Alee+Press 6.Bike bells 7. Quill and Fox 8. Printable Quirks 9. Studio Oh 10. Wayne Pate 11. Thimble Press 12. Aquiesse}



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