Alexis is managing our art studio while we are in France for the year and she sent over some pretty shots of the leftover scraps of the latest wedding invitation job we just wrapped up. They turned out so great (and the bride was amazing to work with.) I can’t wait to share them. The flowers at the bottom are from Birch. We sent them to her because she has been doing such amazing job managing everything. That Alexis, she is a keeper.
If you are interested in us having design and print your wedding invitations please go here for more information and contact us for a quote.
Here are some business cards we made back in January. Each one was individually dipped into a chartreuse dye. The thick cotton paper took it really beautifully.
[If you would like us to make you some letterpress cards or wedding invitations email me for details: firstname.lastname@example.org.]
A special thanks to Daily Candy San Francisco for featuring my letterpress classes today. They are part of a whole series of classes that include screenprinting, how to write a book proposal, calligraphy, and bookbinding. Check them out right here.
Since Paul already has an art studio I’ve been able to justify keeping my press for just personal use and an occasional side project. But I’m really excited to announce that with my partner Alexis, we are now accepting letterpress jobs. I will do most of the design work and Alexis will do the printing in our studio in San Francisco.
We specialize in details like individual watercoloring, custom diecuts, hand painted edging, and dip dyed paper. Here are some of the cards we recently printed.
For Jenny’s cards we did a two color card. One was a blind deboss and then the other was a navy. We also hand painted the edges a pretty persimmon red. (These were laid out by Jenny’s designer.)
These are the cards we made for Aubrey last year. We printed them without ink as a blind deboss and then individually water colored each one by hand.
These cards were designed by Nicole and were printed on a super heavy duplex stock. They are printed with three colors and are two sided. (The back side is solid stripes.)
These cards we designed and printed on chipboard then hand painted the edges fluorescent pink and red. The chipboard has flecks of gold in it and is really really pretty.
These we designed and printed for my sister-in-law, Liz. They are two color and I surprised her with them at Alt. It’s payment for making me cookies.
If you need business cards printed or designed we are open for business! Our basic rates are right here. Email me at email@example.com
We are also doing a wedding invitation line that will launch in a month or two. (If you are a bride and interested in lots of handmade details like favors and menus, email us with your wedding date and the number of invitations needed.) firstname.lastname@example.org
I’m so excited to announce a series of classes that will take place in our art studio here in San Francisco while we are in France. We have a fantastic lineup. I only put in classes that I am dying to take myself. Class sizes are limited so don’t wait to sign up.
Jonathan Canlas will be teaching a class on Holgas and a class on how to use instant pack film. (Which seriously takes the raddest photos.)
Andy Kane will be teaching his screenprinting class. By the time you are done you will be able to screenprint: tshirts, tote bags, and posters.
Alexis Birkmeyer will be teaching a beginners bookbinding class where you make a journal out of a vintage book. (These make the BEST presents.)
Melissa Titone will teach a four week intensive Copperplate Calligraphy class. That is the pretty kind of calligraphy used on wedding invitations.
Meg Mateo Ilasco will teach a class on how to get a book published. Meg has published several books and will teach how to put together a book proposal and how to pitch it.
Jordan Ferney (that’s me) will teach a letterpress business card class where you print your own business cards! (I’m flying back for a commitment that week so I’ll be able to teach.)