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Archive for August, 2007

blind quilt

I really loved working on this winter invitation. The envelopes are a gorgeous and festive red, but my favorite part is the blind border on each piece. I used 100% cotton paper and a very soft typan to get the maximum impression.


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korhogo 126

The delicious Bouillabaisse 126 here in Brooklyn is reopening in mid-September as French African style restaurant, Korhogo 126. The logo is somewhat similar but we’ve changed paper/color scheme.

Because it’s a harder cover stock, this marigold Rossler paper was a little tricky at first. Unlike a 100% cotton paper, there isn’t a lot of “give” with hard or coated papers. In this case I changed the tympan (the backing that goes under the piece to be printed) to a very soft somerset stock. This seems to have worked, it pulled a great impression while keeping the small text very sharp and clear.

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rounding corners

One option for stationery finishing is to have the corners rounded. But as with any project, using the right tool makes all the difference. If you think you’ll be doing a lot of rounding it’s probably worth investing in a good machine. I use a manual lever-operated rounder. It is set up to handle a small stack at a time, but I think the corners look better when done one by one.



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merci

I finished some thank you notes last week for a very nice client in Paris. Just some flat A6 cards and envelopes to match her wedding invitations. In fact, they are crossing the Atlantic as I speak. merci beaucoup madame ranjard. :)

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abigail

I had a fun collaboration this week with designer Sean Oakes. Sean welcomed his new daughter in style by designing this lovely birth announcement in grey and fuscha. :)


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A busy week here in dumbo. Our favorite press rigger Diego (striking a serious pose here) came by on Wednesday with a new addition to the studio, a beautifully restored C&P press for my studiomate Breck. Diego worked as a mechanical engineer in a large print shop before becoming a machine mover some years back, so his expertise with presses puts him in a league of his own. Anyone needing a mover in the area just let me know and I’ll forward his contact info.


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A lot of people struggle over whether or not to include a website address on their wedding invitation. On one hand it can look slightly out of place, but on the other is rather necessary these days. I love this solution – a small, separate enclosure card. Very sweet and it gets the job done.

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