Tree of Life - Logo Options by @DingbatPress

here were some first round logo options that I recently pulled from archives. In the end, the client didn’t go in this direction, however the sketched trees reminded me of the fall weather approaching. Maybe I can use them somewhere else – coasters? tags?

Adriana + James

the Adrianna suite was created as a proof for another client that ended up going in a different design direction but we just loved it so much I couldn’t help but developing it out for our collection. Inspired by sweet lace and sentiments, this casual wedding suite utilizes blushes and peaches to help welcome a spring wedding’s guests. Thanks to one of my design interns, Rachel for taking the invitation design and expanding it out into additional pieces. Rachel’s task was to stay consistent with the design feel but give the suite alternation and variation within the individual papers. I LOVE how she tied in the delicate nature of the lace border into all the rest of the suite without over-doing it! How do you guys think she did?

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this post has been a long time coming – thank you for letting me take most of the summer off to spend more time with my kids. It can be so hard to balance family with work and I am not the easiest person to tear away from the technology. While the Dingbat’s Agenda isn’t a direct source of blogger income, it is a creative place to share what I’ve been working on and other happenings. Summer fun is coming to an end as kids start school Wednesday, but that also means more time for updating you with all the awesome projects we’ve been shipping out. Without further adieu, here are some of my favorite summer memories.

Jason Nicholson | Saddlemaker

my good friend’s hubby is an AMAZING saddle maker. He uses the old custom art of hand building saddles with leather and hand-tooling that is pretty incredible. Most saddles these days are mass-produced in some form of another so it is hard to find a custom saddler that not only builds from the ground up, but that also creates his own custom designs. These proofs are for business cards for Jason showcasing his work, his cattle brand and contact info that he’ll pass out when he attends saddle and western supply shows. Check out that detail on the imagery, SO incredible! These will be offset printed on 100# cougar opaque so we can really see that detail. Now if only I had a horse…

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sUPER excited about these. While the bride ended up going in a different design direction, they will be printed as a split-fountain on Gmund Savanna Limba paper (its pre-embossed with a fabulous wood grain). I think my favorite from this round has to be the oak with custom typographic swashes. You?

here’s another holiday sneak peek – what do you think about an offset collection for quick ordering and customization? We certainly will continue on with the letterpress, but many have requested an offset option for holiday greetings because they need a quick turnaround.

This design is for those wishing to announce a new arrival for the holidays – more, many more genres to come. Gosh I miss my babies (although they have turned out to be pretty cute kids too)!

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sUPER excited about these little letterpress notes! They debuted at NSS last year, however we had a ton of city requests so the collection is rounded out at 27 cities (for now) all that were shown at the stationery show 2012. Here are a few of my favorites, all of which you can get in sets of 6 on Etsy immediately! Letterpress printed on Arturo gravel paper, sized as a 4Bar folded note with a blank interior. Sold as a set of 6 notes (and soon as singles, journals and coasters), this collection is printed in black ink, sketched and designed here in Idaho and then finished with colorfast watercolor paint. Each card will be slightly different due to the hand painted nature of the product.

many of the cards launched this year were US destinations, however more international landmarks were part of the 2011 launch and we have an ongoing list. If you’d like to see something that isn’t in the shop put it in the comments and we’ll get cracking on it! Can’t wait to hear what landmarks you want us to do next…

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emily worked for me for a good year while her hubby was wrapping up his bachelor’s degree and her very last project was to print her own business cards before she left. These were printed on ecru paper as a 2/1 letterpress business card. Emily is a hard worker, and if you are in need of freelance she rocks it!

Printed on Arturo 220# ecru, with custom pantone match on the green, and silver as her alternate color, don’t you just love this pattern?! I know I do – thanks Emil for being such an awesome employee, you’ll be sorely missed!