product info

Here at Flying Edna, we care about partnering. With you, and with the planet. This means we take extra care to make environmentally conscious and sustainable choices that help all of us grow. Though we like to work locally & regionally as much as possible, currently, our vendors are located across the country.

We are always working towards cultivating new relationships, and we'll be sure to update this information any time we discover someone new!

Books

Each book measures 6”x9” (152mm x 198mm) and is printed on acid-free archival quality paper. The paperbacks are bound with archival glue-permeated binding & the hardcover books are case bound & smythe-sewn with Permalin endpapers. Up until 2016, Brian's books were printed & bound by Bang Printing, a Minnesota based company committed to management & preservation of natural resources (FSC, SFI, PEFC certified).

Prints

Our prints are digital reproductions of original watercolors. The paper we use is museum quality, 100% cotton fiber, acid-free, lignin-free, and optical brightener (OBA) free, 315 gsm, 21 mil. The paper is sourced from a small business in Dallas, TX. Once the paper arrives at our studio in Bozeman, we hand crank each piece through our printing press, which creates a natural mat. The prints are backed with VOC free foam core, and protected by a polyethylene sleeve.

Calendar

Our calendars are printed & bound by Hemlock Printers, a Seattle/Vancouver based company committed to sustainability & social responsibility. 

Details for the traditional wall calendar:

Details for the new framable calendar:

Notecards

Our 4x6 notecards come to us already printed by a fabulous company in Rhode Island, on sustainably sourced, extra-thick Mohawk Superfine luxury paper. Each card comes with an envelope & is individually protected by a clear poly bag. This means you can order as many or as few as you wish!

Cards

Our 4x6 cards are printed to order, here in our Bozeman studio. At this time, some are printed on 100% cotton rag, conservation grade, acid & OBA free paper (from the same paper supplier for our prints).

And some are printed on "Hemp Heritage" (25% hemp 75% post consumer - 100% sustainable) from our new partner, Greenfield Paper. 

Each card comes with an envelope that is FSC certified, made using green-e certified energy, & is individually protected in a clear poly bag.

Card Sacks

We're super excited about these new card sacks... They come to us from a certified BCorporation & Woman-Owned Business. In addition to housing our card packs, these sturdy sacks are made of 100% organic cotton and entirely food safe! 

Once they arrive to us here in Bozeman, we hand stamp each sack with fabric safe ink.

Sculptures

We are selling through the final inventory of the StoryPeople sculptures that were made at the Iowa studio. Beyond what you see on this site, there will be no more of these created because the Iowa studio will be permanently closing at the end of September.

The wonderful news is that Brian has already begun creating prototypes for an all new sculpture line, but those will be created here in Montana & won't become available until early 2019...

In the meanwhile, here is some information about the sculptures you can purchase until September 15: 

The wood is from old farmhouses & barns around northeast Iowa. Most of the wood is pine or fir that was floated down the Mississippi a hundred years ago. This is old growth wood, so it’s dense & many times has the original hand sawmill marks still on it. Once it came into the studio, it was either cut it or split & then puzzled together until it began to dance. They are painted with water-based paints, & each story is hand stamped, one letter at a time. The faces are put on using a French oil pastel & blended with an old t-shirt. The metal used on the sculptures comes from Iowa’s old silos. 

The sculptures available were all designed by Brian and built by artisans in the Iowa studio. They are stamped with Brian's signature. 

 Double Print Frames

We are selling through the inventory of our double print frames. After September 15, these standard black powder-coated wood frames will no longer be available. We are looking for a more sustainable source closer to home... stay tuned!

Packaging

We use ClearBags to protect all of our products in shipment and once they're in your store or gallery.

Our boxes currently come from U-Line. We don't align with them politically, however we're able to choose affordable, environmentally friendly supplies that folks can easily recycle... This helps keep our costs down for you and for us. So, until we can find a reasonable substitution, we'll be working with them.