¶ We didn't get around to doing a Christmas card ourselves this year what with all those people stopping by spreading their good cheer. So instead we decided to borrow one of our customer's creations. The handiwork is by Parliament of Owls a brand new design collective made up of three ladies who seem to have plenty of mirth, gaiety and creativity to go around.
¶ We were proud to help designer Nathan Freeman with his identity project for International Justice Mission (IJM) a human rights agency that secures justice for victims of slavery, sexual exploitation and other forms of violent oppression. The piece illustrates how letterpress print is not just for lighthearted work but is also very effective for bringing a feel of sophistication, importance and professionalism to institutional or business communications.
The stationery project used three color letterpress printing in Black 6, Warm Gray 3 and Blind impression. The paper stock is Lettra Pearl White.
¶ In this second posting of holiday cards produced in 2008 we are featuring the work of another stationery designer for whom Cranky Pressman prints. Sarah Marie greeting cards often have a whimsical retro style well suited for letterpress printing. Sarah Champlin sells cards for all occasions directly to the public or wholesale at www.sarahmarie.com.