Posted on | May 27, 2013 | No Comments
This will be a wonder to see, so long as it all works out. The idea I believe, is to create a Free daily letterpress newspaper for the duration of the festival. Let's hope the beautiful and tremendously 'weighty' Heidelberg press, will not end up sinking six foot under, in the famous Glastonbury mud.
Posted on | February 18, 2013 | No Comments
Self Promotion a great way to stand out or to show your talents as a designer.
this was a promotion for NDX Market which I created in order to emphasise the main features or benefits of their new online auction product. The three items were to symbolize 'Powerful' (muscle shirt with the logo centre like a superhero), 'Fast' (a tiny and mad fast remote control car ) and 'secure' (a carabiner with a 4gb usb stick inside). The three items were branded with the logo. Individual packages for each item were created before being grouped together in a give away pack.
Graphic designer's Self Promotion
here are a number of graphic design self promo pieces, I have included a few of my own in the list and will add to this post as I find some more interesting ides for self promotion.
nice idea here with a seed in the business card paper wallet. grows like ideas growing. The caption another 'blooming designer'
love the idea here and a nice bit of die cutting there too.
lovely little touch here. A chair on the pop up backing up the handmade element.
this si just class. Simple idea and executed brilliantly, the paper quality and the font etc.
one of my old business cards using the pantone book to emphasize print design
Posted on | February 15, 2013 | No Comments
I just came across these letterpress note cards today. Nice simple 'typewriter style' font on a slightly textured off-white paper, black on white, lovely. No bells and whistles taking your eye of the actual message here. These cards were produced by Sapling Press as a collaboration with Dear Blank, Please Blank , which is a great place to go and waste a little time for when you want a quick laugh. More examples of the cards can be found on a link at the bottom of this post.
more examples of this range of letterpress notes here
Posted on | February 1, 2013 | No Comments
Kikisoso letterpress business cards
Cards side A before being cut to size. 250gsm 100% Cotton paper.
These letterpress business cards were for a very special customer, that being ourselves of course. We are not usually fans of deep impression letterpress but in this instance we decided to create a business card which serves as a perfect example of what letterpress is capable of. The modern letterpress printers are often using a deeper impression and it is probably what most of our customers are asking for too, they want to increase the de-bossing in order to make sure their cards are not mistaken as standard cards. I can understand that when you are paying much more than the price of digital or offset business cards because of the materials and hand work that is involved. But then, that is what letterpress cards are,something special, something luxurious, something that makes you stand put form the others.
The second side of the cards will be printed on separate sheets of 250 gsm cotton paper and then they will be duplexed together. The problem with a very deep impression is that it invariably bruises the paper on the reverse side, sometimes it is not so noticeable, but when it is, it gives the job a sort of imperfection. We try to avoid this at all costs and therefore if we are doing a two side job we would often use less impression and much thicker stock like a 500gsm or 600gsm lettra cotton paper. Duplexing can be done with a spray adhesive, but we like to use pva glue applied by silkscreen on one side of one of the cards and then clamp them together overnight before cutting them on the guillotine. They do not come unstiuck and nobody can even notice that they have be stuck together so what you have is a lovely chuncky yet soft cotton business card that people will love to hold in their hand and will always make a comment on. Deep impressions are not as important as first impressions however, so if you use the right paper the right design and have a well finished even print, then your card will stand out a mile whether it has a deep impression or a kiss impression.
A closer look at the deeper bite into the 100% cotton paper.
If you have any questions about the post or an enquiry about bespoke business cards such as our own cards featured above, then just comment below or email us through the contact form and we will be happy to help you in any way we can.
NOTE: We will be having a competition in a few weeks and you can WIN your own personalized one colour cotton letterpress calling cards. Subscribe NOW to be kept up to date with this competition and other offers in the future.
Posted on | January 31, 2013 | No Comments
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Cristina Napoleone an Italian Graphic Designer started a side project named ‘Loghificio’, in which she takes a piece of news and simply designs a logo for it. Well, it seems like a fun project looking at what examples I have seen. You can see her other efforts on the following link. Graphic Designer Creates Logos for News