5 articles tagged as Design
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?

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…

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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let me say, it is SO great to be back – Stationery Show was AMAZING and we have a lot of orders we are working on fulfilling for our custom and new wholesale accounts. It was so great to see such amazing creative at the show too – one of my favorite parts about the show is the collection of everyone’s business cards. Beautiful printing, fabulous design and inspiring creativity leave little to be desired at NSS. It is like visual overload!

Business cards are such a great way to introduce your business as well as your personality. The cards below were client designed and I LOVED how, although simple, the waffle pattern really adds a great textural element to these cards.

Letterpress printed for Joe Martinez as a 3/2 letterpress printed card, these babies got the full treatment with multiple inks, blind impression and a fabulous edge paint. Printed on 220# Arturo paper with pantone matches and a CMYK edge paint match, I LOVE seeing client designs come to life on press from the original file designs.

While our primary business reflects our own design and printwork, we do work with client submitted files and can print them here in the studio. Get an estimate, we’d LOVE to work with you this summer – and stay tuned next week for some Stationery Show re-caps as well as more tradeshow tuesday notes and our latest printwork that we get to FINALLY launch (after working on it so hard this year)!

eautify your blog by nesting in a lovely drop cap by Jessica Hische. Get your own cap designed and illustrated by this amazing illustrator/typographer – but remember to be good and don’t steal. These are NOT for commercial use :) Every working day, Jessica will be producing a new letter, hopefully she won’t stop at z! You can find Jessica on Twitter at home or go direct to the drop cap goodness here. Man I wish I had these typography skills. Now I need to break out the sketchbook again and start working on my drop cap styling. You are my type-idol Jessica!

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