July 2010

10 articles in July 2010

LaKiesha wanted to order the monogram grad announcements but replace monogram with her school mascot. The great thing about university and the internet is that it’s easy to find a high-resolution .tif of the logo or even better an .eps These were printed with Spruce ink and paired with matching envelopes on 110# paper. A6 (4.5×6″) and customization made these a perfect announcement for completing the task!

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This was taken outside the new local creamery in Driggs. Serving fresh gelato daily, I’m hopelessly addicted! I feel sort of sick and twisted because now is the time to be enjoying summer, seeing that it has finally arrived here in Driggs. However, I just wanted to show you a sneak peek of the holiday collection launching in August (wholesale ordering) and mid-September (retail buying). Hopefully with the new product, we’ll have a new self-hosted Dingbat Press shop too! It is so beautiful, warm and sunny here. I feel that especially after this last winter, that I’m not ready for another winter. I told Brian the other day that he should open a fly-fishing lodge for the other half of the year in the Bahamas. I am sooo not ready for the summer to close except maybe so I can get these …

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These cards were designed for Alexi of Lush Sugar. I was so excited when she approached me needing business cards incorporating her logo as she has some BEAUTIFUL accessories great for every-day or special events that she creates by hand with amazing attention to detail. Alexi provided logo and our goal here was to help with layout and typography. These designs were a collaborative effort by myself and one of my designers Sarah. We worked on unifying Lush Sugar with some pattern that was clean and modern and Sarah did a great job making it all work together with Alexi’s logo. The ring pattern used in the final card seemed to hit it right on the mark with the links in her logo. Pantone match on press for Alexi and hand trimmed, these cards were super fun to print in these awesome …

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Kate was envisioning modern, simple and circle patterning. Looking to create a logo or emblem, we wanted to indicate how it would work as an individual piece as well as a cohesive whole with business card. Designs were applied to the 2.5×2.5″ square card – maintaining an equalized boldness with the brand.

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These shipped recently to Anne, and were a variation on the 1 color puppy love letterpress baby announcements. I love it when clients pick a color other than the traditional pink and blue and this chartreuse/grey combo was so adorable. This was an A6 (4.5×6″) set of 50, paired with matching printed envelopes. Letterpress printed on 110# paper and cut with 1/4″ rounded corners.

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These proofs were for Monica of MoniRose for babies and brides. Her seamstress work is amazing and the pieces she creates are truly one of a kind. Simple, beautiful and timeless – she needed her calligraphy from Emilie Friday adapted into a full branding package. I tried to keep it sophisticated yet whimsical and stuck to the bright colors that she had indicated exploring. The small branding package is for 1 color work, but I provided 2 color options for her to consider in addition to the one color designs, just to show how the brand can develop for web presence and other printed material. Option 1 was a collaborative concept with Jenica (Intern) where I art directed her by introducing her to the client brief and wanted to see what concepts she could come up with on her own. After seeing …

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Kate is a quite talented writer and asked me to develop her name/brand so that she can continue to grow her brand/blog as well as writing style into a larger audience. For the first round we explored typographic options for her name that were minimalist and retro. Although none of these were the direction she ended up heading in, I thought I’d show you our starting point for her designs!

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You may remember Kelly’s design proofs that were posted back in June and my subsequent raves about her money strategy skills. Well I present you with the final piece! Kelly helps me keep my greenbacks in order and to pinch my pennies. Thanks for being such an awesome money strategist, Kelly! Printed on 110# Ecru paper with matte copper, matte metallic brown and a faux emboss on the cracker jack logo. Sized at 2.5 x 2.5″ square with 1/4″ rounded corners. To get yourself a set of letterpress business cards from Dingbat Press, contact us! To see more of our business cards that we’ve designed and printed via the letterpress process please see our letterpress business card Flickr set.

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Hi everyone! If you are reading this via RSS, come visit to see the blog re-design! I can happily say that I am SO excited for a new launch and updated typography to the old dingbat. Over the next month I’ll be unrolling some new site features that will help with flow and navigation as well as your user experience over here. Thanks for your patience this last little while. I’m happy to put the drama behind me and get this all wrapped up! Abby is a very talented photographer and asked us to refresh her brand as well as print her business collateral. We printed A6 2/0 notes on 110# paper, as well as matching printed envelopes along with her business cards and were involved in designing her client CD/DVD that a third-party manufactured for her. These were some of the …

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