The Business of CardsFebruary 22nd, 2010
Recently, I realized that I didn’t have any business cards for Twig & Thistle, so I set out to create some that I could use if I ever needed to pass one along. As always, I find it incredibly difficult to design for myself, but it was a good challenge and I had a blast letterpressing them.
I used Crane’s Lettra Letterpress 220lb. stock in Pearl White and PMS 877 for the silver and 7406 for the yellow. The thick stock allowed for a really deep impression which is exactly what I wanted. I used offset ink for the silver since PMS 877 doesn’t come in rubber base, and I had to add a tiny bit of black to make it more legible. The thinner ink was a little tricky to deal with at first but handled really well once on the press. The metallic effect is subtle but it’s pretty in the light.
Note: The process shots were taken with my iPhone so they’re a little grainy!