About

Hello!  

Fomato is a stationery line based in Eagle Rock, California.  The cards are drawn by Emmie Hsu (me) and are sold in retail shops in the U.S., Canada, and a few other neat places.

There are three types of cards:  
• Letterpress cards; each individually pressed on a Vandercook press and trimmed with a vintage guillotine cutter
• Vector-illustrated cards, featuring random topics and lots of text
• Watercolor cards, painted with Kolinsky sable brushes (four of which were recently eaten by cats) (not even my cats), and reproduced via CMYK 4-color process  

I grew up in Kansas and spent several summers in Taiwan, where my sisters and I wandered around eating street food, petting stray dogs and scratching our 200+ mosquito bites, and then going into stationery shops and rubbing our grimy hands all over their cards and stickers.  I've always loved images on paper, and the interesting items I found in those stores inspired me to start this line.

Please feel free to contact me at anytime (323.387.9480 / emmie at fomato dot com) if you have questions, need assistance, or would like to chat about delicious and necessary excessive carb intake.  Thanks for visiting!