Posts Tagged ‘business cards’

Stitch Design Co. Stationery

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010

I am so impressed with this stationery suite for Stitch Design Co. While I could have easily categorized this post in the Well Branded series, I felt that it needed it’s own category of AWESOME for it’s sheer beauty and brilliance!

From the clean and simple typography to the beautiful and ornate stamps on the envelope liner, every aspect was meticulously thought out and executed. The added touch of coral color to the edges of the business cards and note cards add yet another level of sophistication to the set. The letterpress printing was done by their sister company, Sideshow Press and you can see more images of the suite on the Stitch Design Blog.

The Business of Cards

Monday, February 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!