‘m a bit tardy for the free calendar party: I meant to post pics a while ago of this ridiculously fabulous letterpressed calendar that Cranky Pressman sent me (for free, might I add. Fabulous Twitter offers, I love thee). The calendar was designed by Northcoast Zeitgeist and printed by Cranky Pressman, a union that makes me feel quite warm and fuzzy all over because they’re both Ohio-based. And, well, so am I. Or, at least, I was until about 9 years ago. One love, Ohio and your wonderful designers and letterpressers.
So, here it is, in all its letterpressed, retro-illustrated glory. And how appropriate that it’s emblazoned with the imperative, “WORK!”. Because that’s precisely what I need to do. Stupid dissertation.
Cranky Pressman is Keith & Jamie Berger. And they are lovely, albeit cranky. Oh, and they included a promotional letterpressed postcard and some other businesscard samples of their services with the calendar. Hopefully you can’t see the drool that seeped from my awe-struck mouth in the pictures below.
So, you should really check out both Cranky Pressman and Northcoast Zeitgeist. I’m really tempted by the possibility of having CP letterpress some of my hand-lettered/drawn stuff. And to release about 5 more gallons of drool.
I know, I’m not very lady-like.
Follow Cranky Pressman on Twitter HERE and visit their site HERE. Even their social media links look letterpressed. Jesus.
Follow Northcoast Zeitgeist on Twitter HERE and visit their site HERE.
Posted in Calendars, Design & Paper, Letterpress, Stationery & Cards, Type
Tagged 2010, calendar, cards, Cranky Pressman, DailyDropCap, design, Jessica Hische, Letterpress, Northcoast Zeitgeist, Ohio, postcards, press, printing, retro, Twitter, Type
The evolution of the Pelican cover, from the 1930s through the 1980s, presented HERE by Things Magazine. Note: It didn’t really get exciting until the 1960s. Peace, love, and Pelican.
Some of my favorites:
Thanks so much to @AquaVelvet for clueing me in to this great collection via Twitter.
Posted in Design & Paper, literature, Vintage
Tagged 1960s, blue, book cover design, books, covers, design, literature, Pelican, Pelican Project, penguin, printing, psychology, Things Magazine, Vintage
Whoa. Wait until you see these vintage printing ads/cards/etc. that I just found in the Artistic Printing Album of Sheaff : Ephemera. The colors make me extremely happy.
Posted in art, Design & Paper, Stationery & Cards, Type, Vintage
Tagged ads, Artistic Printing Album, Campbell Press, cards, design, ephemera, ink, press, printers, printing, red, Sheaff, Type, Vintage