While perusing through one of the many beautiful type specimens at the International Printing Museum, a looseleaf page advertising “incredible, logic-defying, outrageous secret knowledge” fell out unexpectedly1. Seems that there may have been a Night Shift long ago. Seriously, though, if anyone knows of a film studio or prop house looking for an obsessive level […]
Is there, or isn’t there?
I’m really proud to announce the “official” launch of the Three Steps Ahead Etsy Shop, where we are selling a diverse and frequently updated array of vintage goods and graphic design related pieces. Our current listings include: Canvas prints of Three Steps Ahead original designs, such as the “NYC: Isle of Manhattan” poster, derived from […]
And so, the moment has arrived: our new cards are complete! I previously wrote about much of the process that went into the design and creation of these cards. I won’t repeat myself too much, but when we left off, the plates were made, proofs had been printed, but the run had not been completed. […]
As part of Three Steps Ahead’s new graphic identity, I’ve been working on creating a business card that speaks to where we’re at today. Branding has become an incredibly integral part of what we do for our clients, and a strong, new identity for Three Steps Ahead has been a priority for me for quite […]
The Night Shift strikes again…
I don’t think there could be a more appropriate T-shirt for me considering the name of my business. Alyssa created this t-shirt using a hand-cut stencil based on the coolest apron ever that we found at the International Printing Museum. We’re selling them on the Museum’s Etsy store to benefit the Museum’s efforts. I should […]
Last Saturday at the International Printing Museum, a few of us docents (a group henceforth known as “The Night Shift”) decided to sink our teeth (and our type) into a new poster project. Alyssa put together a kick-ass collection of vintage advertising cuts, focusing on slogans and mostly generic taglines. There are some fantastic “perfume […]
This one-off sailor jacket and canvas tote bag was emblazoned with the wordmark we assembled, inspired by one of the best boat names ever. Typefaces used are Blaktur, the over-the-top Germanic “fett” Blackletter by House Industries, and Loupot, styled after the lettering of Charles Loupot, a prominent mid-20th-century French poster artist.