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Gregory Henn Business Card

Friday June 3, 2011

Gregory Henn business card showcases a cool artistic design by Ryan Clark of Invisible Creature. One of the things we love most about this business card is the clever use of negative space. Clark did a great job incorporating red and white foil on 141# Black Curious Skin paper. By using bold shapes and color, the negative space utilizes the high contrast of the black paper to create a 3rd dimension. This design displays a perfect use of the chosen materials and print method. Ryan Clark says, of the design: “The inspiration was old movie posters with a modern twist”. Well done!

SVC Wayzgoose Invitation

Wednesday June 1, 2011

For those of you who do not know, the School of Visual Concepts graciously hosts an Annual Wayzgoose Celebration. Events in the past have included a Letterpress Equipment Swap, tables of letterpress deliciousness for sale, and –the MAIN EVENT- a Steamrolling Smackdown Print Extravaganza! Much to our joy, we just completed the coveted SVC Wayzgoose invitations. Letterpress printed, gold foiled and diecut to a vintage ticket shape all on luscious Reich Savoy 236# Cotton. Designed by Jenny Wilkson.

James Beard Menu

Wednesday April 27, 2011

Subtlety can have a big impact in print. James Beard utilized sophisticated detail to make this special occasion menu stand out. The palm border was created with a blind deboss which adds varying degrees of dimension and detail, and is combined with letterpress in a cool teal shade to add the feel of tropical elegance. We chose 118# Savoy Natural White for this piece for its softness and malleability. 100% cotton makes this paper a great medium for the impression of deboss and letterpress.

Parfait Labels

Wednesday March 16, 2011

Graphiti Associates worked to develop a cost-effective label that still reflected the high quality, hand made nature of the Parfait product and brand.

When designing a label for a truly 100% organic artisan ice cream maker, you can’t help but want it to reflect the quality of the product. We not only wanted everyone to know that Parfait makes everything completely from scratch but also that their jar had been hand sealed by the owner, Adria Shimada, herself.

In order to convey this to the customer, we incorporated an elegantly custom die-cut label that when applied creates a physical seal between the lid and the jar. Production at Evolution was achieved by printing a flood of orange with type reversed on stick and peel label stock followed up with a pass of brown foil for the bold graphics that are modern and simple with a final kiss-cut pass to create the unique label. If you haven’t already, be sure to check out Parfait’s Organic Artisan Ice Cream, served fresh from her truck throughout the summer months. Or, if you’re like us, ice cream isn’t just for summer – so check out her home delivery service offered now!

Nordstrom’s PONCHO

Friday February 25, 2011

Nordstrom Marketing designed this exclusive invitation for Poncho and we think it has the WOW factor a deboss can deliver. To ensure maximum deboss WOWness for the logo we went with a copper die, which has very hard chiseled edges that allow for a super clean impression. Paper was also key: something too light would tend to buckle, so we used Savoy 236# cover from Reich Paper. 236# Savoy is super heavy and is 100% cotton, this was the first job run on the new 236# Savoy cover and we were really impressed how it absorbed the deboss strike.

Still Liquor – Letterpress Business Cards

Friday February 11, 2011

A clean yet bold business card designed by Javas Lehn. The use of visually appealing sans serif type and an iconic black vehicle rendered through letterpress gives this card a clean and textural appeal. Eskaboard is FSC Certified and sturdy. Letterpress printing on Eskaboard gives this card a vintage feel.

Innovation

Thursday February 10, 2011

Innovation was well represented on this dramatic card design created by our friends at Graphiti Associates. The paper needed to standup to Five passes so for stability our choice was 179# Crane’s Crest Cover. First, they went through our Offset Press for a flood with reversed out type. We then had the cards laser cut. After that, they were letterpress printed 2 colors and diecut to add the final touch of rounded corners.

Geometrically Pleasing

Tuesday February 8, 2011

TKTJ Design chose wisely when creating this geometrically pleasing farewell to twenty-ten. There is a unique balance that comes from the combination of Foil and Letterpress techniques. Here the impression created   turns negative space into competing shape and form on the page. The paper 118# Savoy by Reich Paper is our choice for pieces that fold, it doesn’t crack on the score, which helps achieve a clean look.  Savoy was also key in getting the desired dimensional look. 100# cotton means paper with soft flexibility, and looking at these photos you can see – and almost feel – the texture. Utilizing color, technique, and materials makes this piece really stand out.

Luxurious

Tuesday February 8, 2011

TKTJ Design combined two print methods to achieve this luxurious card on 110# Crane’s Lettra cover. First we letterpress printed the tree line art in cool grey 11 and then added the subtle coverage of pearl foil. The ability to combine two print methods under one roof gave TKTJ Design the creative freedom to obtain both the unique coverage of foil stamping and the deep impression of letterpress, all under a tight holiday deadline.