Graphic Means Grphic Design old School documentary.

Before Macintosh – Graphic Means documentary trailer

How it used to be. Sometimes it makes sense to go back to this hands-on approach just to explore an idea.  It somehow brings a freshness that you might not find on the computer, an imperfection that works perfectly for the project at hand. At kikisoso, we explore a lot…

a short film about letterpress printing

loudBANG! design becomes Kikisoso design & Letterpress

We have decide to merge loudBANG design and Kikisoso after many years opperating under the two aliases. LoudBANG was always the graphic design and web design side of operations and kikisoso was our letterpress printing house. As kikisoso has grown (we now have two greeting card ranges, kikisoso and Papermint) we have…

transporting an antique printing press with a crane. Letterpress studio Cologne Germany

Moving with our Antique printing press

here is a little video I put together showing how we transported our Antique printing press from our old office to our new one. It was not a matter of getting a few mates round, these things are not easily shifted. These guys took care of it well and it…

Letterpress Edge-painted business cards

Rowena Downing Business cards – Luxury stationery

We completed these lovelies for Rowena a week ago and shipped them off to her in Switzerland for a marketing event she was attending. They went down very well she tells us. We duplexed Somerset Velvet 250 gsm paper to make a nice 500gsm card which was just that little…

edge painted letterpress business cards yay kikisoso design and letterpress studio in Cologne

Farbschnitt – Edge painted cards

Farbschnitt is the German word for edge painting and it literally translates as ‘colour cut’. Edge painting is generally the application of colour to the edge of  business cards, invitations, books etc. it is like guilding in a way. Edge painting is very special and not overly common, in fact…

New Logo design for Cologne Bee-Keeper

Bienwerk logo complimented with handwritten text to give it a more playful feel  This is the new logo design we created for the Cologne based Bienwerk a Bee-Keeper and honey maker. The project entailed a re-design of the logo, a packaging concept,  illustrations and letterpress printing. The logo was then implemented…

Nick_Bohlen Grafik-design Köln

Graphic Designers Business cards

These Graphic Designers Business cards belong to our neighbor Nick Bohlen of Bohlen design. Nick was troubled by the bad quality orange he was getting from digital printing and so we simply mixed the colors from our rubber based Pantone base colors to match his HKS colour chip. CMYK really…

guck mal!!!

Simple letterpress card

This card reads ” look!  …we print beautiful cards like these’ and this is our own current letterpress calling card. It showcases how a simple letterpress card can really stand out from the mass digital prints we see everywhere today. Everyone delights on the beauty of a letterpress card as…

Architect's letterpress business cards

Simple Letterpress business cards printed on Somerset Velvet Paper

Just off the press – printed on Somerset Velvet Paper  A lovely little one-colour card we printed on Somerset Velvet Paper for Mirjam and Johanna from Mijo Architect Büro based here in Cologne. The paper was a little thinner than our usual 300gsm stock which is Neenah Paper’s Crane Lettra cotton. The…

Kuwaiti Sadu pattern letterpress

Letterpress invitations with Kuwaiti Sadu pattern

These letterpress invitations for a Kuwaiti wedding were printed by kikisoso from the bride to be’s own designs. (she is a Graphic Designer from Kuwait). By using 600gsm extra chunky Gmund cotton card the impressions were not visible from the other side. The invitations were paired with Gmund envelopes and…

kikisoso’s letterpress Valentines Day cards – Impressive

it’s nearly that time again, valentines day and time for the letterpress valentines day cards. OK, it is not everyone’s thing, but, If you ARE going to send a card this valentines day, then go that extra mile and make an ‘impression’ with these lovelies. These cards are not only…

letterproeftuin, mini press

Smallest Printing Company – Letterpress effect

An innovative Letterpress Effect / technique and a compact screen printing bed… simply genius, the smallest printing company project by ‘Letterproeftuin’. I absolutely love this project, sent to me in a link from my graphic designer friend Stefan. It all works, the screen printing bed and the letterpress effect achieved…

Amazon to use drones to deliver parcels to your door

Amazon Prime Air – Flying drones delivering in 30 mins.

isn’t this just a little bit scary? it’s also pretty cool, don’t get me wrong, but is it not just a bit too much? Amazon Prime Air – Amazon the leading online superstore is going a step further, the 30 minute shopping basket to your doorstep option under the name…

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