On January 3, 2007, Napping Cat Press was officially born In Buffalo, NY. In the spring of the same year, http://www.nappingcatpress.com/ went online, featuring a full display of woodcut prints created between February 2002 and early 2007, a five year body of work that had netted several awards.
However, Napping Cat Press itself was created with the sole intent of turning art into commodity, the commodity being original, hand-printed greeting cards. The journey has been long, the obstacles at times seemingly insurmountable. But now, nearly two and a half years after the concept struck me in the middle of the night, Napping Cat Press is approaching the unvailing of a new generation of stationery gifting.
Yes, "Stationery Gifting". Copyright 2009, Jeff Dean. All Rights Reserved. (Aww, but you can use it.)
So, as we approach the culmination of more than two years of designing and planning, hemming and hawing, you are cordially invited to check in to this blog to get behind-the scenes of the designs, inspirations and work that is driving Napping Cat Press.