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These proofs were sent to a bride awhile back for a wedding suite and save the date suite. A spin off of another damask design, I’m excited with how these are turning out! The save the dates have already shipped (and while the bride went with another color way, we thought we’d give you a glimpse of the round 1 proofs!

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Tilted Sky is a business by couple Lindsey & Stephen who shoot some pretty awesome wedding filmography for your big day. Lindsey approached us with a seemingly challenging project in that she wanted  the look of a gradient/split-fountain in a very small print area. Easy for flat printing, challenging for letterpress printing. After working long and hard on her files and the concept she was going for, we finally decided to go with the solution to have the gradient sky printed via flat printing on our 110# paper, and then ran it through our presses for the final print run with a light silver ink for their business info. Above and below are two pre-press proofs that we pulled for Lindsey so she could compare the color of the gradient, the value of the line screen clouds (which were hard to photograph …

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This was a small branding package that we worked with Michelle on for her stationery venture, Chunky Pineapple. She creates awesome gocco cards and needed some outside help with her identity. Sometimes we all get too close to the project, right? That’s where we came in. With her ideas about the brand we came up with some concepts that were in line with the look and feel she was going for. Below are Round I & II proofs as well as the final printed pieces. Enjoy! ………………………………………………………… ………………………………………………………… Letterpress printed business cards and product tags. Printed on 110# lettra paper with 1/4″ rounded corner radius. Tags were hole punched with a 3/16″ hole, and ink was a pantone match. Business cards sized at 2×3.5″ and tags sized at 1.5×3.5″. All designs and proofs ©2010 Dingbat Press.

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Option 1: This design is more concept based, emphasizing the circles in the typography as well as the knocked-out ampersand between Jones & Vandermeer. We wanted a subtle hint of the circular motion of a ball of yarn rolling around but also wanted it to relate to a global shape symbolizing process and the travels invested in procuring this yarn. The typography has been manipulated so that the the balls in the letters have more motion and don’t feel so static but still providing a strong sophisticated brand that is not too crafty looking. Option 2: This design is a mix of the casual stylistic watercolors that we were inspired by on the Hermes website (per the client’s suggestion). We wanted something that spoke to the handmade generation and yet still felt high end and regal. The typography was set and then …

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You may remember the 2/1 letterpress cards on ivory stock for Sade that I blogged about awhile back. We are lucky enough to have the privilege of working again with the Bridal Couture Closet logo and Sade to add to her business collateral with some lovely letterhead. It’s so fun taking a brand to the next level and seeing it applied in all it’s variations across the board. This letterhead is a 1/2 sheet (5.5×8.5″) perfect for those business notes and small invoices that don’t need to waste a whole sheet.

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Hey guys and dolls! So I’ve been working on a few things that are new and I’m almost ready to unveil. However I am totally stumped with one of the designs I’ve been working on and thought I’d put it out there for a critique from you all. Who doesn’t love the story of Tristian and Isolde? I know I do, and in a perfect legend they would have gotten hitched instead of Isolde marrying King Mark of Cornwall. Of course I love Celtic knot patterns and thought it fitting to design a wedding suite for Tristian and Isolde true to her Irish heritage. The thing I’m hung up on are colors and the bridal logo. It’s been harder for me to pull this suite together as a cohesive whole and am looking for feedback. Does the bridal logo look like a …

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These cards are for Brad, a film editor – and we were exploring some different color options, as these were to be printed on grey paper – which can potentially post some ink transparency issues if the color isn’t really saturated. I love the look of the grey on grey with this card! One of our best challenges yet, we laminated (duplexed) two sheets of 250GSM Rives BFK grey – which is oh so delicious to print on, with a 90# cover of neon blue Wausau cover sandwiched in the middle. Makayla was getting high on spray glue, so was Adam. The hardest part about printing this job was that with the dark paper sandwiched in the middle, we couldn’t rely on our trusty windows/light table for see-though registration on the back. The work-around was to print with the crop marks hanging …

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Sharon owns an energy consulting firm where one can hire NatureTek to do an energy audit on their home or business. Ideally the energy audit would provide information on how one could save money, trim their electrical bills, and possibly see problems with the energy usage, that a normal power bill won’t read-out for you. She came to us needing business card layouts and logo for her brand, here are the initial 3 concepts presented. Option 1: We wanted to explore a hint of organic that tied in the N with leaf imagery. The Double N implies bringing light out of dark. Instead of a shadow we wanted a second implication that you are finding a more pure solution for energy in homes. We have separated nature and tek by color to differentiate between the two words but still have the logo …

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