Alphabet notecards beguile


Letterpress projects are really great, but lasers do interesting intricate work as well. Take a look at this recent example of experimental pieces from Nando Costa. The detailing in these cards is razor sharp and the design is fascinating. It takes a while to notice all 26 letters in the English alphabet, and the fantasy … Continue reading

Adult Swim show adventures into savvy poster design


Since I’ve scrapped this whole install internet as New Year’s Resolution, and I’m enjoying my first “working girl” job I found a NEW New Year’s Resolution: take up printmaking. This shouldn’t be a hard thing since I work in letterpress shop. My boss and I just wrapped production on a 100+ page book which saw … Continue reading

Slacks Cologne


The Charles S. Anderson design firm does it again–this time with cologne. I really like the old school illustration style these guys bring to the table. It also goes without saying that I love the French paper products. They offer such a wide array of colors and most of them are quite resilient to cracking … Continue reading

‘Owl’ see you later


This Friday Fun edition features my favorite paper company French. The French Paper company has by far some of the coolest self promotional products in graphic design, but often it it what people make out of their wares that is the real riot. At first glance this poster is nicely illustrated tribute to summer. Birds … Continue reading

Dispelling the Rumor Mill


I’ve come to expect nothing short of zany from French Paper Co.’s alliance with Charles S. Anderson. This new promotional is no exception. With a nod to American Pop artist Roy Liechtenstein and his sucessor Raymond Pettibon, CSA Design sets up a mailer campaign to demonstrate the paper company’s commitment to the environment. In a … Continue reading

Mississippi St. Lecture Series: Jessica Hische


Mississippi State Univerity Associate Professor Jude Landry tied for the Best in Offset category win. I kept telling myself that this poster looked familiar. Its on French’s blog for being on Hot Fudge, and the 2010 Print Regional Design Annual featured another of Landry’s posters. Despite my flair for bright, bold colors I really love this print. … Continue reading

Great Gatsby Business Card Print


What do you get when you combine one of the ‘Great American Novels’ with one of Philly’s finest shops? Certainly no fluke. Here’s a look at For Print Only’s Best of Show winner. This self-roclaimed “Mom & Pop design shop” may feel like old school Americana but the work they present is fresh and modern … Continue reading