Earlier this year Cranky Pressman completed the Design Life coaster project for Anthem! Besides being tickled with the results, we think the work also illustrates valuable lessons in designing for letterpress printing.
"Where is the edge?" -Brian Eno
Each coaster includes a wise quote on creativity. The wise-ass tips I'm sharing here are not quite as profound and are meant as practical advice for anyone interested in learning more about creating for letterpress.
Celebrating our favorite dead printer at tonight's AIGA Cleveland Day of the Dead event. We will be letterpress printing Johannes Gutenberg bookmarks at the Cranky Pressman table. Stop by and pick one up.
Information is a valuable thing. We plan to start sharing more of the useful tidbids picked up from the letterpress shop floor over the years but will try not ramble on too long and bore everyone to tears. With this in my feeble mind these are the basic specifications on this dandy information wheel wedding invitation we recently produced for Guts & Glory.
We threw a grease monkey themed party recently and like a real yahoo I never got around to thanking the young dudes that help us out. Much appreciation goes out to Eric Courtney and Todd Wendorff for the rad graphics below. Also cheers to the guys at Birdfish Brewing for supplying the ale. Keep an eye on all these lads.