Editors' Picks: Pressbound

Call me a late bloomer, but I just recently discovered the greatness that is Etsy’s Shop Local option. I was so excited by my “find” that I immediately emailed a fellow Bostonista scribe, who directed me to Pressbound, a shop stocked with letterpress cards, calendars, and journals in a variety of vintage-y, Polish-inspired designs (think: art deco flowers, playful fairy tale characters, and graphic birds). Everything is handmade using a combination of digital and block prints. Melissa Gruntkosky, the shop’s owner, is a freelance graphic designer and adjunct Emerson professor who teaches desktop publishing and design to grad students. Passing notes in class never looked so sophisticated.