This letterpress business card was just a pleasure to print and photograph (we took about 30 pictures total – we couldn’t help ourselves!). The design was perfect for (3 color!) letterpress….we love the colors and the little accent of red. The back was flat printed in two colors. Vibrant and just a pleasure to hold. Printed for Jodi Boss of In Any Event.
Letterpress sure can be pretty, but sometimes there’s a need for things that are more than pretty right now. To be pretty + meaningful. It is SO inspiring to see good political letterpress being made right now. We fell in love with a previous broadside collaboration by Jessica Spring of Springtide Press & Chandler O’Leary of Anagram Press back around election time, so we were thrilled that these letterpress masterminds are developing a broadside series called (only half jokingly) the Dead Feminists Set. Their latest broadside, “Victory Garden,” features a lovely quote by Eleanor Roosevelt. It was letterpress printed from hand-lettered typography on 100% rag recycled paper using 94FL plates and the Boxcar Base. Chandler writes, “This broadside was kind of a monster for registration, so that grid on the base really came in handy.” More broadsides are in development too. Hooray! The previous drop-dead gorgeous broadside, “Come, Come My Conservative Friend,” sold out in just a few short weeks, and within 2 days of publication, Victory Garden has already sold 2/3 of the edition. What a letterpress success story. Victory Garden has edition of 76 and is priced at $30. Visit the Anagram Press web site to order NOW before the broadside sells out! Great work, Jessica & Chandler!
The letterpress business cards were designed by Shalini Saycocie, a Rochester, New York graphic designer – go local! Harold jokes that my favorite windowsill where I photograph this time of year keeps getting rattier and rattier, but I love the decades of atmosphere that’s built up in our warehouse 2nd floor office. They just don’t make warehouse windowsills like this anymore.
We spotted Boxcar Press recently in:
*The Creativity Room (very cute calling cards for a big-sister-to-be)
*a sweet shout-out from Sycamore Press (we’re thrilled to be in their list of businesses that earned their loyalty, along with Green Paper Company and a cafe with the best veggie burgers in the world — cool!).
Thanks, letterpress friends!