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18 articles tagged as proofs

Who doesn’t love maps?! In another life I could have been a cartographer. All throughout k-11th grade (I skipped out on Sr. year with an early graduation) I was always the designated map maker for geography, history, or any other class report that required teams. I loved organizing the information in a unique way, and presenting it as a really stellar map. This one is for a wedding suite locating accommodation/hotels, major area attractions and transportation.

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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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This was a RI option presented to the client, they wanted to explore flying pigs and boxwood wreaths for their identity for an amazing home interior design business. This project was collaborated on between myself, one of our freelancer’s Sarah and an employee Makayla and was a really unique concept to work on. Ultimately the client ended up going in a different direction, but I just couldn’t pass up showing you the flying pigs! Dubbed Caesar Pig Dubbed Vintage Pig Dubbed Zodiac Pig To request an estimate for branding and letterpress work, please Get An Estimate as we’d LOVE to work with you! All designs ©2010 Dingbat Press

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It was such a pleasure to work with Amanda of Paper + Nest on this branding refresh. Amanda already had a great start with her nest element but wanted more help with her typography and layout specifically. This was a fun card to design for letterpress because all these amazing elements would look so awesome letterpress printed. When working with this, I wanted to explore some typefaces that were softer as the main stationery she is looking to rep are wedding, personal and baby. I thought that with her modern look we needed to try some soft options as well as typefaces that were light in weight. In all of these layouts, I wanted to be consistent with the natural elements of the nest and to do so we adapted it from its straight lines to a more roughed up and organic …

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Emma had a great logo already established but we needed to adapt it for letterpress. Often gray-scale imagery either has to be bitmapped in Photoshop, or a line-screen needs to be created. Sometimes it works – like for Sandra Suy’s cards – however this cupcake, being multiple colors and of more minute detail, wouldn’t benefit from a line-screen print. Above is the process in taking Emma’s logo and breaking it into basic shapes with light and shadow that would print better for letterpress. The cupcake was re-drawn in Adobe Illustrator, the white areas were bulked up so the ink wouldn’t bleed in while printing, and there were one and two color options presented for the cupcake in her business card layout. Below, the final printed piece!

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Jessica was looking for traditional, black and romantic letterpress invitations with a hint of oversized script typography for the bride and groom’s names. She wanted clean, classy and sophisticated with light pink envelopes – this job is in the final design phases and I can’t wait for it to go on press!

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Laura came to me wanting a letterpress business card that reflected her modern style. She wanted a card that indicated quality (thus the letterpress) but didn’t scare away her lower budget clients. This was the round one draft and brief for her initial design concepts. While on press, I really like it when clients can specify a pantone number as it’s easier for me to match on press. This design was a perfect example of how proofs can look different on monitors vs. seeing a print. For the specific job I custom mixed both colors and here is the proof pulled to check and compare against the swatch book. And here’s a color comparison of the blue Laura had selected, followed by the finished piece. Thanks Laura for being such a great person to work with!

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After being enamored with Jessica Morrisy’s business cards and Sweetie’s Bakeshop proofs, Jenn wanted an adaptation for her letterpress wedding invites. Going for a light/dark combo, the next round will explore some brown in replacement of the light blue. Latte maybe? I can’t wait to see how these turn out! If you are interested in an estimate for wedding invitations contact me and fill out the form, I’d love to work with you!

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These Wall Envy letterpress cards shipped ages ago, but yet again I found them while archiving my photos. Vickie was really inspirational to work with. She knew exactly what she wanted and was great about providing the client brief to help direct me into the direction we should go. She an her hubby are a great photography team with killer modern taste. Right now I’m working on helping them re-brand their website and blog and all I can say is AWESOME! If you need more than just business cards, please just contact me for pricing. I’m reasonable and really love helping you get the bigger picture together with all your design elements in a row. Letterpress printed business cards, 1/1 on 110# paper. 2.5×2.5″ Square cards with 1/4″ rounded corners.

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