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I Want My Hat Back at the National Theatre



A bit of exciting news has made its way to us, via the grindstone. According to Red Cap artist, Jon Klassen (himself), the National Theatre in London, UK is working on a musical stage version of I Want My Hat Back!

Red Cap Cards artist, Jon Klassen has a brand new stage production of his childrens book I Want My Hat Back

According to their website, the show will be running from 12 November, 2015 to 2 January, 2016. Tickets are £12 & £15 (£10 under 18yrs). We love their description:

Bear’s hat is gone. He loves his hat. He wants it back.
He asks all of the animals in the forest, but no one has seen it.
WAIT! He has seen it somewhere...
Jon Klassen’s brilliant, witty book was published in 2011, and has fast become a modern children’s classic. I Want My Hat Back now comes to the stage in a joyous new adaptation stuffed with humour, music and surprises.
A treat for everyone aged 3 – 300.

We might just have to take a trip to London for this one. Break a leg, Jon!

View Jon Klassen's designs for Red Cap, here.

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The Graphite Collection



For all of you lovers of Red Cap Cards artist, Jon Klassen's fabulous books like I Want My Hat Back, This is Not My Hat, The Dark, Sam and Dave Dig a Hole, and many more, we've got a special new collection in stock. We're shouting this one from the rooftops, as we didn't want it to be forgotten amongst the glitz of the new gold foil collection. Created using only graphite pencil, the graphite collection by Jon Klassen for Red Cap Cards is elegant, simplistic, and charming.

Check out the collection below or on Jon's shop page on our website. Can't get enough? Click over to our Pinterest and take a look-sy at our Black and White pin board for some graphite and pen-and-ink artsy treats.

The Graphite Collection by Jon Klassen for Red Cap Cards
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Dads & Grads on Paperless Post!



It's that time again! Summer is knocking on our door, which means Father's Day (it's June 21st, people!) and tons of new graduates. Red Cap Cards has teamed up with Paperless Post for all those times that you want to send a card with some digital style. We have many designs to choose from, including some for these very timely occasions! Check out our picks below for a sweet surprise in your loved one's inbox. Don't forget to add a message of love and encouragement in your own words. Words mean the world!
Dads and Grads by Red Cap Cards for Paperless Post
Clockwise from top left: More Than Friends by Jon Klassen (which can totally be used as a Father's Day card!), Daddy Bear by Chris Sasaki, Dad by Kate Hindley, and Under Water Father by Anna Emilia Laitinen.
Dads and Grads by Red Cap Cards for Paperless Post
Clockwise from top left: Congratulations by Meg Hunt, Rooting for You by Nicholas John Frith, Congrats from Above by Jill Labieniec, Nailed It by Nicholas John Frith, and Growing by Blanca Gómez.

Click over to our page on
Paperless Post to see more designs!

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A Night Out: Red Cap's Show, "Greetings and Salutations" at Gallery Nucleus



Don't worry if you missed our big event--we're here with pictures to share! Last Saturday, Red Cap Cards presented our first collaborative show with Gallery Nucleus, entitled "Greetings and Salutations." The exhibition featured original work by Red Cap artists, Jon Klassen (who was amazing and on-hand to sign prints!), Christian Robinson, Becca Stadtlander, Anna Emilia Laitinen, Yelena Bryksenkova and Chris Sasaki. All work is available online for viewing and purchase here.

 Greetings and Salutations: An Exhibition in Collaboration with Red Cap Cards @redcapcards

We also had a blast in the gallery too, with a magnificent photo wall by Lauren Duarte: an animal-filled Woodland Red Cap World, complete with "red cap" props and happy kiddos. Hal's Red Cap Fizz was a party-night hit (and impossible to stop drinking), and--the best part--we were able to say hello to so many old and new friends.

Not only was the art exquisite, but the company was charming, wonderful and oh-so-appreciated. If you weren't able to make it out but you still want to check out the selection, make sure to click over to Gallery Nucleus and check out all of the art work for sale. Plus, if you can't quite make up the coin for an original, there are always prints available by Red Cap's favorite artists. Brand new gold-foiled cards coming soon, as well! In the meantime, you can check out new cards in our shop.

 Greetings and Salutations: An Exhibition in Collaboration with Red Cap Cards @redcapcards


 Greetings and Salutations: An Exhibition in Collaboration with Red Cap Cards @redcapcards


 Greetings and Salutations: An Exhibition in Collaboration with Red Cap Cards @redcapcards


 Greetings and Salutations: An Exhibition in Collaboration with Red Cap Cards @redcapcards


 Greetings and Salutations: An Exhibition in Collaboration with Red Cap Cards @redcapcards


 Greetings and Salutations: An Exhibition in Collaboration with Red Cap Cards @redcapcards


 Greetings and Salutations: An Exhibition in Collaboration with Red Cap Cards @redcapcards


 Greetings and Salutations: An Exhibition in Collaboration with Red Cap Cards @redcapcards

 Greetings and Salutations: An Exhibition in Collaboration with Red Cap Cards @redcapcards


Photos by Red Cap Cards and Gallery Nucleus
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Greeting & Salutations



Have you heard about our upcoming collaboration with Gallery Nucleus? We are so proud to present our showcase entitled, GREETINGS & SALUTATIONS: An Exhibition in collaboration with Red Cap Cards.

Greetings and Salutations: An Exhibition in collaboration with Gallery Nucleus and Red Cap Cards @redcapcards

On display (and for sale too!) from April 25 through May 17 will be original works of both previously released and never before seen designs for Red Cap Cards as well as showcase some personal work from each of the artists + new cards. Featured artists include:

Anna Emilia Laitinen
Becca Stadtlander
Chris Sasaki
Christian Robinson
Jon Klassen
Yelena Bryksenkova

Come see us at the opening reception, April 25th from 7-10pm at Gallery Nucleus: 210 East Main Street, Alhambra, California 91801. Fabulous artwork, a photobooth, cocktails, treats and us! We'd love to see you. Be there or be square--and if you can't be there, just follow along with us on Instagram @redcapcards.

Bonus treat! Teagan White's original, hand-painted illustrations from the upcoming children's book Bunny Roo, I Love You will also be debuting at the same time in the adjacent Atrium Gallery!

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Congratulations, Christian Robinson and Jon Klassen!



We are so proud of Red Cap artists, Christian Robinson and Jon Klassen!

Christian Robinson has been listed as a Coretta Scott King Honor Book for his illustrations in Josephine: The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker by Patricia Hruby Powell. Plus, the book was listed as a Robert F. Sibert Honor Book!

Congratulations to Christian Robinson from @redcapcards on Josephine: The Dazzling life of Josephine Baker honors

AND, congratulations to Jon Klassen! Sam and Dave Dig a Hole (by Mac Barnett, illustrations by Klassen) was named a Caldecott Honor book for 2015. You guys make us proud!

Congratulations to Jon Klassen from @redcapcards on Sam and Dave Dig a Hole's book honors



View Christian and Jon's designs for Red Cap Cards here and here.

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Reading Roundup: New Books Illustrated by Red Cap Artists!



We're always so proud when members of our Red Cap family release books that they've illustrated! There are so many wonderful books that a lot of the time, it's hard to keep track. We wanted to round a few up today and show them off to the world. See below for some of our Red Cap artists' most recent work:

Worst In Show, illustrated by @redcapcards artist Kate Hindley

Worst in Show by William Bee, illustrated by Kate Hindley.
From Kate's website: "Albert is entering his pet monster, Sidney, in ... THE BEST PET MONSTER IN THE WORLD COMPETITION! And he has VERY high hopes. Sidney, however, is a rather gentle monster, who enjoys long soaks in bubble-filled baths while nibbling on some sugary fairy cakes. And a champion monster has to be, well, MONSTROUS to win!"

The Smallest Girl in the Smallest Grade, illustrated by @redcapcards artist, Christian Robinson

The Smallest Girl in the Smallest Grade, by Justin Roberts, illustrated by Christian Robinson
We've talked just a bit about this book before, in Arlo's Book Club, but we couldn't resist mentioning it again! It's THAT good. From Amazon:
"Hardly anyone noticed young Sally McCabe.
She was the smallest girl in the smallest grade.
But Sally notices everything—from the twenty-seven keys on the janitor’s ring to the bullying happening on the playground. One day, Sally has had enough and decides to make herself heard. And when she takes a chance and stands up to the bullies, she finds that one small girl can make a big difference.

Grammy-nominated children’s musician Justin Roberts, together with vibrant artwork from award-winning illustrator Christian Robinson, will have readers cheering for young Sally McCabe."

Sam and Dave Dig a Hole, illustrated by @redcapcards artist, Jon Klassen

Sam and Dave Dig a Hole by Mac Barnett, illustrated by Jon Klassen
This one is brand new and hot off the press! We've been enjoying all of their videos and now the time has come to grab your copy of the book! From Amazon: "Sam and Dave are on a mission. A mission to find something spectacular. So they dig a hole. And they keep digging. And they find . . . nothing. Yet the day turns out to be pretty spectacular after all. Attentive readers will be rewarded with a rare treasure in this witty story of looking for the extraordinary — and finding it in a manner you’d never expect."

On the Wing, illustrated by @redcapcards artist, Becca Stadtlander

On the Wing, by David Elliott, illustrated by Becca Stadtlander
Last but not least, Becca Stadtlander has just released her first illustrated children's--a book of beautiful illustrated work, coupled with poetry by David Elliott. From Amazon: "Take to the sky to explore a glorious array of all things avian, from the tiny, restless hummingbird to the inscrutable horned owl to the majestic bald eagle. David Elliott and Becca Stadtlander bestow a sense of wonder onto such common birdfeeder visitors as the sparrow, the crow, and the cardinal and capture the exotic beauty of far-flung fowl like the Andean condor, the Australian pelican, and the Caribbean flamingo. Concise, clever verse from an award-winning author pairs with striking artwork from a debut illustrator to make this a true pleasure for anyone who loves birds."

We are so proud of all of our artists! Click on their names above to view their artist pages and Red Cap Card designs. Great work, guys!
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New Holiday Styles for Paperless Post



We had to make a cup of hot chocolate with extra teeny-tiny marshmallows for this post. Yes--if you live anywhere near Los Angeles, it might not feel like the holidays are right around the corner, but they are! We are halfway through September (gasp!) and we were just dying to show you these new holiday styles for Paperless Post. Call it a sneak peek.

Paperless Post holiday designs by Red Cap Cards

Paperless Post offers you a simple, digital way to send sweet notes to your favorite family and friends. Red Cap Cards is honored to have been able to work with them on a digital collection, and now we are introducing our holiday collection! With designs by Christian Robinson, Becca Stadtlander, Josie Portillo, Blanca Gomez, Sarah Burwash, Jill Labieniec, Yelena Bryksenkova, Lizzy Stewart, Kelsey Garrity-Riley and Jon Klassen, we have tons of styles by a bunch of our talented designers to mail online.

Don't worry--we'll remind you of these designs when winter is knocking on your door...it will be sooner than you think! In the meantime, click over to Paperless Post and let the sugar plums dance through your head!
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Inspiration Love: Red Cap Artists on Instagram



Are you on Instagram? We are mildly addicted. Where else can you see your favorite artists and illustrators' work as they're working on it--bright and in full color? Plus, (Chris Sasaki is good at this) little doodles that might never make their blogs or shops, just fun little pieces that show the creative process. Most of our artists are here as well, so if you're following us--most definitely follow them too! See below for a Red Cap Instagram Extravaganza!

Red Cap Cards' artists on Instagram: Chris Sasaki
Chris Sasaki

Red Cap Cards' artists on Instagram: Lizzy Stewart
Lizzy Stewart

Red Cap Cards' artists on Instagram: Christian Robinson
Christian Robinson

Red Cap Cards' artists on Instagram: Kate Hindley
Kate Hindley

Red Cap Cards' artists on Instagram: Becca Stadtlander
Becca Stadtlander

Red Cap Cards' artists on Instagram: Yelena Bryksenkova
Yelena Bryksenkova

Red Cap Cards' artists on Instagram: Meg Hunt
Meg Hunt

Red Cap Cards' artists on Instagram: Sarah Burwash
Sarah Burwash

Red Cap Cards' artists on Instagram: Kelsey Garrity-Riley
Kelsey Garrity-Riley

Red Cap Cards' artists on Instagram: Jon Klassen
Jon Klassen

Red Cap Cards' artists on Instagram: Anke Weckmann
Anke Weckmann

Red Cap Cards' artists on Instagram: Jaime Zollars
Jaime Zollars

Red Cap Cards' artists on Instagram: Josie Portillo
Josie Portillo

Red Cap Cards' artists on Instagram: Anna Emilia Laitinen
Anna Emilia Laitinen

Red Cap Cards' artists on Instagram: Jill Labieniec
Jill Labieniec

Red Cap Cards' artists on Instagram: Naoshi
Naoshi

Red Cap Cards' artists on Instagram: Red Cap Cards // Arlo
Last but not least!!


Images courtesy the above artists' Instagrams
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Congratulations, Jon Klassen! PLUS 'The Dark'



We are so very proud of one of our Red Cap artists, Jon Klassen, who has been honored with one of the highest illustration awards in America--the Caldecott Medal--not once, but TWICE!

An award for the "most distinguished American picture book for children" was awarded to Jon twice for his picture book, This is Not My Hat and Extra Yarn, his collaboration with writer Mac Barnett.

Lemony Snicket and Jon Klassen's The Dark
Lemony Snicket and Jon Klassen's The Dark


Now, Jon has a brand new book out! A collaboration with children's author Daniel Handler, (aka Lemony Snicket!) The Dark is a story about Laszlo, who overcomes his fear of the dark. Jon's minimalist and charming illustrations help make the story a work of visual art. Check out some pages from the book below! Congratulations again, Jon!!

Lemony Snicket and Jon Klassen's The Dark
Lemony Snicket and Jon Klassen's The Dark
Lemony Snicket and Jon Klassen's The Dark
Lemony Snicket and Jon Klassen's The Dark




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