Send Me a Letter: Pancake & Franks

In the age of email, there is something uniquely special about a hand written note sent in the post. There’s a certain romanticism in opening the envelope, uncovering its contents, reading someone’s personal script. One studio adding to the allure of personalized cards, notes, and invitations is Pancake & Franks.

From her boutique San Francisco-based studio, designer Stacy Pancake creates charming, whimsical, and delicately illustrated papery. Her work has a special simplistic sensibility, where vast white space is juxtaposed against bright colors and charming drawings. And her favorite subject to inspire her pencil to paper? Food, of course.

Lime-green avocados, dazzling red cherries, and an understated hotdog are among the foodstuffs that don Pancake & Franks’ greeting cards and invitations giving them a fresh and playful feel. And for a select period, limited edition prints dolled up with kaleidoscopic fruits, vegetables, and other foodstuffs are on offer. To top it all off, Pancake & Franks papery is 100 percent post-consumer recycled paper printed with non-toxic soy-based ink. Now that’s something to write home about.

About the author

Caitlin spends her days scouring the globe for the world’s coolest food finds. She is the founder of online food pop-culture mag, The Urban Grocer, and is a food writer, blogger, producer, television presenter and supper club chef. She lives between Europe and NY with her husband and their dog, Taco.