I'm about to blow your mind. Ready? Magazines, newspaper, book pages, sheet music, and maps are all just-- wait for it-- paper. So are envelopes, gift tags, party decorations, and a billon other things you buy. Boom. That info probably just rocked your world, so I'll give you a second to compose yourself.
Welcome back. Now, what does that core-shaking information mean to you? Well, if you have an address, you have a million magazines and catalogs addressed to "Resident" laying around; if you have a Kindle or a library card, you have a million books on your shelf that you're not reading; and if you have a cell phone or a computer, your car's full of maps that you're not using for navigation.
So, if you're still paying for envelopes, gift tags, and those other things, do you know what paper you're using too much of? Money. Because money's made of paper and because you can (easily) make the aforementioned items by yourself-- for free.
I don't know how the Soon advertising agency made these ridiculously awesome paper bugs, but I do know how to make those other things and I'll show you how to DIY and show you who will DIFY in this week's blog.
Before we start talking about what we can do with recycled paper, let's check out what the pros at Durido can make on recycled paper. The savvy duo behind Durido had been illustrating and designing for clients for 10 years before breaking free to start their own company, and their experience comes across loud and clear in their creatively colorful and delightfully doodled artwork.
Durido turns their original designs and graphics into wall art and calendars, and then prints them onto FSC certified, 100% recycled paper. The nature-loving pair want their work to reflect their positive vibe, and I'd say they nailed it because both their art and their prices ($18- $23 for art and calendars) make me smile.
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