We’re Yvonne and Jeremy, the folks behind Little Otsu, a Portland-based independent publisher of illustrated books and paper goods. We collaborate with artists near and far and use 100% post-consumer recycled paper and vegetable-based inks for their projects. Find us on twitter @littleotsu.
What Little Otsu thinks is Super…
Cloud Print Notebook
By R&L Goods
Our pals Chika and Jean in Seattle hand-make these great screenprinted notebook covers.
Osaka Railway City Map
By Zero Per Zero
We love infographics and maps and this is a well-designed modern classic.
SF Sound Poster
By Volume Inc
Another colorful example of infographics, this image of the SF music scene was designed for our old officemates at McSweeney’s and includes my brother’s band!
Cardboard Fruit Bowl
This bowl is an innovative use of recycled cardboard and there’s even a short movie of how the 128 parts are assembled.
La Rue Tote Bag
By Bon Matin
This tote has lots of elements we love: hand-drawing, architecture, and organic cotton.
Desk Organizer Felix
By LESS & MORE Vienna
Our desks are always overflowing with pens and bits of paper so this organizer made of salvaged wood would be a welcome addition.
Barcelona’s Demano is a pioneer of products made out of recycled advertising banners. The combination of shapes and banner graphics make for striking one-of-a-kind bags.
Portland Scout Journal
By Andy Pratt Design
Conveniently sized to fit in a pocket, this 100% recycled paper mini notebook not only sports iconic Portland imagery, it was printed here too.
Test Cards Coasters
We end up spending lots of time with our tv watching movies (our goal is to average one-a-day this year!) and these coasters are a great nod to test patterns.
By Red Clay
Clean design and sunny color make these organic cotton napkins a good fit in the dining room.
I am Kina. I am new here and I must say it is pretty exciting for me to be a part of community with such a great designers all over the world!
More photos, including my own invented contraption to use with the camera to give the photos a little extra dreaminess on the sMacVision Facebook page . You will also find photos from my first test roll of film in this camera. More to come.