Ok, first of all, let’s go watch this hilarious video that inspired the name of this post. Go! What? You’re at work and you don’t have headphones? First of all, that’s just silly. Second, save the link so you can watch it tonight! Totally worth it.
Now that we’ve got the important stuff out of the way, I wanted to share a project I printed about a month ago for a Wisconsin photographer. Erin had seen the flat notecards that I printed for 622 press posted on our facebook page and wanted a set for her business: Don’t Blink Photography!
Her logo was perfect for the job and I love how the silver ink sits on the kraft paper—it’s slightly coated, so the ink is much more metallic than on my standard white cotton paper. And the best part: This project was super seamless, she just sent me her logo and I ordered plates and got to work, no muss, no fuss. I enjoyed it so much I’ve decided to offer flat business stationery in my etsy shop! Find it here. Enjoy!
Sorry for yelling in the post title, but I’ve got some pretty exciting stuff cooking over here in the studio. First and foremost, the Spring 2015 collection is very nearly finished, so check back for some thoughts on that and the big reveal next week!
In the mean time, I’m super excited to be hosting a big fat pre-V-day giveaway! If you want to get a bunch of free letterpress goodies, head over to 622 press’ Facebook page. Find one of the giveaway posts (it’s at the top of the page right now!) and tag a fellow letterpress lover in the comments. You must comment to be entered—simply liking the post won’t do the trick. Enjoy, and good luck!
It seems a lot of people resolved to get serious about their small business in 2013. What better way to start than with professionally designed and printed business cards? Here are a few I worked on in late 2012/early 2013!
I’m still recovering from this holiday weekend, and not in the way you might think, despite its containing the drunkest day of the year (Wednesday before Thanksgiving, if you weren’t aware — fun fact of the day!).
I had double rush orders of holiday cards and other projects for a couple of clients. The first (above) was designed by Anna of Modern Printed Matter. I can’t get enough of her crystallized snowflake pattern — it’s so elegant in a blind emboss. Because it’s an all-over design, there’s no place for the displaced paper fibers to be absorbed into, so I had to tighten my press to the point of almost not being able to make a full rotation. (In fact, my mom tried to do a couple because I was exhausted and she couldn’t! Apparently printing can double as weight training.) Anyway, although the soreness in my muscles is still lingering, the cards turned out beautiful and were well worth it.
On the other end of the spectrum, I also imprinted holiday cards for Z2 Marketing in Milwaukee. I’d be remiss if I didn’t thank Kerry Tasch, a friend from the design program at UWSP, for looking me up! In addition to the lovely cards below, I also embossed the front and back covers of their leave behind book, images of which I hope to post soon. I love the sheer simplicity and perfect symmetry of the cards as much as I love the complexity and randomness of the top ones. These, however, were much easier to create, the plate took a perfect bite out of each card, leaving sharp edges and a deep emboss.