Here is a beautiful save the date token designed by Maybelle Imasa-Stukuls, one of our favorite calligraphers, treat-bringers and jet-set globetrotters. The tag is printed on 220# Lettra Duplex for maximum depth of impression, die cut with a slot hole punch to accommodate a wide ribbon. Maybelle sourced the perfectly-rusted keys at a Paris flea market. Check [...]
Check out the just-opened Heart wine bar on Valencia St near 24th. It's a beautiful space and a great new addition to the Mission's bountiful offerings for food and drink. Kitchenette is serving food, there is art on the walls... and we printed their business cards. Notes: One color printed in two passes, on 110# Lettra Pearl [...]
We love working for wineries, in part because the letterpress process is such a great complement to what making wine is about- a traditional craft, an interest in quality over quantity, and an appreciation for having good work to do. Chanda Williams is one of our favorite designers not only for her beautiful work but because she [...]
We rarely get to use lead type anymore- in this age of desktop typesetting, few designers are comfortable delegating the typesetting to someone else, and hardly anybody remembers the traditional protocols around specifying typesetting. Nevertheless, on occasion we get to use the type that rests in our cases and it's always nice to revive the old skills [...]
This beautiful wedding suite featured calligraphy and illustration by the groom. We assisted in formatting the files for printing and resizing artwork to best fit the envelopes. It was a deeply personal invitation to a special and unique event, ably coordinated by Nicole Sillapere and Rosemary Hattenbach. Notes: Printed in three colors on 110# Lettra Pearl White, [...]
This one-of-a-kind invitation was hand-lettered by Luke and Joanne's friend Jeff Canham, a professional sign painter. Printed in two colors, we overlaid the colors in places to get a bonus third color. Notes: Two colors on 110# Crane Lettra Pearl White cover.
This holiday gift from Rubber Design featured gift paper patterns fashioned from rejected logo designs. The letterpress-printed gift tags were packaged with offset-printed gift wrap sheets. This was printed on our Nebiolo cylinder press, which enabled us to get the solid ink coverage on the larger areas in the design over the full 10 x 12" sheet. [...]
We love these unique tooth keepers from Notion Farm, a project of our friends at Rubber Design. Award winning! Get one for the tooth-dropping kid in your life. Notes: Two colors in three passes on 110# Crane Lettra Pearl White.
The Musée Mécanique is a San Francisco treasure, a private collection of arcade games, folk art animatronic dioramas, fortune telling machines and photo booths. Don't miss the world's only steam powered motorcycle! We are proud to be the printer for the fortune cards that come out of some of the fortune telling machines. These historic designs came with the [...]