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Travel Coasters

Designed by graphic designer and illustrator Ben Grib for Essie Letterpress, these beautiful travel coasters celebrate the nine distinct provinces that make up South Africa. An ode to the fact that great ideas can grow from the most simple notions, this design was inspired by vintage travel posters and, believe it or not, the similarity between the words coast and coaster. Each coaster is printed with two colours on waterproof beermat board using a Heidelberg Platen Press. The Essie Letterpress Travel Coaster set includes nine coasters depicting our country's provinces plus a tenth bonus coaster. The set retails at R150. For more information, visit To order a set, click here. *Find out more about the art of letterpress in our previous online feature. You’ll also find more on Essie Letterpress’ pretty notecards right here.