My stamp arrived today! Along with a set of blank recycled cards. They are hand-cut with rounded corners using a traditional guillotine. Manufactured from 75% UK post consumer waste and 25% dung from the Sri Lankan elephant. The dung is collected, cleaned up and turned into pulp. The card itself it treated using non-chlorine methods to remove all bacteria, and is manufactured using the heritage steam-driven Fourdrinier machine, the worlds first mechanised paper-making machine dating back to 1895. Time to get stamping!
I think this upcoming short film from Disney will be magical. :) I love the poster and its mood. :)
Plot outline from Paperman’s Facebook Page: Introducing a groundbreaking technique that seamlessly merges computer-generated and hand-drawn animation techniques, first-time director John Kahrs takes the art of animation in a bold new direction with “Paperman.” Using a minimalist black-and-white style, the short follows the story of a lonely young man in mid-century New York City, whose destiny takes an unexpected turn after a chance meeting with a beautiful woman on his morning commute. Convinced the girl of his dreams is gone forever, he gets a second chance when he spots her in a skyscraper window across the avenue from his office. With only his heart, imagination and a stack of papers to get her attention, his efforts are no match for what the fates have in store for him. Created by a small, innovative team working at Walt Disney Animation Studios, “Paperman” pushes the animation medium in an exciting new direction.