Just a quick little post this morning because I’m going to be thoroughly busy printing pretty much all day. Remember those cool wedding coaster’s that I printed for Lynn & Matthew? Well, Lynn posted about how much she liked them here on Wedding Bee and shortly after that I got an order from a new couple, Ileana & José, for the exact same coaster design – only with their names and wedding date. So, what’s so different and special about this job, you may ask… Ileana & José are from Puerto Rico and wanted their coasters in Spanish. I just finished them last night. Check them out:
I finished up a unique little calling card job on Thursday right before I went out of town to Portland. The client already had the design, so this was a quick, just-print-it, sort of job. What made it unique though was that I got to try out a new paper stock. These calling cards are printed on Crane’s Palette Espresso Brown Cover Stock. This paper is 100% cotton like a lot of the other papers I use, 134 lb. and very, very stiff… but it’s brown, which is cool. I was trying to match a very light, creamy, off-white for the ink. The off-white ink almost looks slightly silver on the brown paper, but I really like how the color turned out. I really like them because they’re so different. Let me know what you think!
I was blog hopping earlier today and ran across this poster. The first thought that came to my head was, literally: “Dude, that would look pretty cool letterpress printed, with some nice old wood type.” The second thought was “Wow, that’s sad, but painfully true.”
(Image via Design Crush)
I’m headed up to Portland this afternoon to run a few letterpress-related errands and potentially do some shopping. While I’m away, you can tide yourself over with this lovely stop motion animation. I recently discovered Carlos Lascano, and I think that I may be in love (with his work). As another blogger put it: his talent truly runneth over. More letterpress tomorrow. Enjoy!
I woke up this morning to find a lovely message in my inbox from Karin, a graphic designer in the Netherlands, who blogged about my new green scroll cards. These cards were originally sold in red, yellow and blue, but I have had a few different custom requests that they be printed in other colors, the most recent of which being green. Here are some photos of the custom ones I printed shortly after they came off the press:
“Hope is what led a band of colonists to rise up against an empire; what led the greatest of generations to free a continent and heal a nation; what led young men and women to sit at lunch counters and brave fire hoses and march through Selma and Montgomery for freedom’s cause. Hope is the bedrock of this nation; the belief that our destiny will not be written for us, but by us; by all those men and women who are not content to settle for the world as it is; who have the courage to remake the world as it should be.” Barack Obama, January 3, 2008
Back in June, before I had this blog up and rolling, my “This is how we roll” Sushi Cards were featured on the design blog Mixed Plate. If you’re just tuning in and missed this awesome feature, you can still check it out by clicking here. I hope you’re having a great weekend! There will be more new stuff to show/blog about next week!
It’s been a while since I gave my little etsy shop any real attention on this blog – so I thought I would share one of the newest additions to it with you! If you haven’t been to my etsy shop in a while, you’ll notice a couple of really cute new additions, both in the form of little green frogs.
Now this may sound a little pretentious, but Twin Ravens Press loves glowing reviews of our work almost as much as we love puddle stomping and Oreo cookies with peanut butter on them. While I feel like getting to do what I love every day is reward enough in-and-of-itself, reading or hearing about someone else loving my work is always an added bonus. Remember the most recent wedding I posted about? Well, the lovely bride from that post, Lynn, just posted another glowing review of her stationary and Twin Ravens Press on Wedding Bee, and on her personal blog. Thank you, Lynn! I’m very touched. Go check it out!