It's Greek to Me – The Badge for STMT X Greece
When you’re in Greece, surrounded by so much history, the Acropolis, the Parthenon, Plaka… you can’t help but want to take a piece of history home with you. It’s a reason why souvenirs exist. Tacky and mass produced or something sacred and rare – people are drawn to ‘em because souvenirs stamp a moment in time. They freeze that moment yet keep that moment-turned-memory alive forever.
We brought back vintage metal letterpress blocks of the Greek alphabet for the STMT Kit X Greece badge. For a hot second, we questioned our decision. Do we really wanna add that much weight to our luggage? The blocks weigh a ton. But we’re type junkies. We geek down about all things typography. Didn’t matter that we wouldn’t be able to use them for their original purpose – we were drawn to them. A piece of history that still has purpose, at least to us. And it didn’t matter that we don’t know the Greek alphabet. Sometimes you don’t need to read the language to understand its culture.
The letterpress blocks inspired us to play with type. We broke out neon liptastic labels and rubber stamps and got to work dollin’ up the notebooks. The notebooks were awesome without our custom labels but c’mon… they are SO MUCH MORE RAD rockin’ Homer quotes!
(The STMT Kit X Greece pictured above includes bonus items. Want extra goods in your next STMT Kit? Post a picture of your STMT Kit!)