BRYLO is a creative studio based in Longmont, Colorado. We like to keep things modern and minimal around here. We specialize in letterpress greeting cards and artful wedding paper and styling. The name BRYLO is derived from a combination of the last names of Chaz's Great Nana and the woman who she loved. BRY = Bryant and LO = Lloyd. There are currently 4 antique letterpresses in the studio, the two largest of which are from 1889 (“Miss Wyoming”) and 1926 (“Matisse”).
Chaz is the owner + creative director (yes, that's her full name and no, she's not a guy). Max is everyone's favorite, awkwardly tall and goofy studio pup (#maxthepony).
THE CARD LINE
In May of 2016, the card line launched at the National Stationery Show in New York. Currently our cards are available at shops throughout the US, you can find a list of our awesome stockists here. Own a store? Let us know if you'd like a catalog or some samples and we would be thrilled to send a little something your way!
All BRYLO greeting cards are printed on extra thick, bright white, tree free, 100% cotton, US made paper. We only print on the high quality stuff, this enables that deep, beautiful impression letterpress is known and loved for. All cards are flat, not folded and come with an envelope.
INSPIRATION FOR THE CARDS
The interaction of plants (and all their wild, unpredictable shapes) with man-made elements and architectural forms serve as the primary inspiration behind BRYLO card designs. I try not to draw anything too literally because anyone can draw a plant (and many can do it better than I can!). It's the unexpected, juxtaposed perspective I'm trying to convey rather than a specific object.
WEDDING PAPER + STYLING
Before the cards, there were wedding invitations. Wedding invitations are one of our favorite types of projects because they're how we got started. Chaz used to curate at a working letterpress museum in college, where she taught others how to use the antique presses. Friends started asking about wedding invitations, and the rest is history. Check out our wedding-focused Instagram account @brylo_wed.
All non-product photos are by the crazy-talented Alison Emerick, you can see more of her work here.