Our design for Star Waggons’ 2011 holiday card. We went with a mid-century modern look, featuring a slightly-modified Buffalo from Photo-Lettering.
On Saturday, November 12, I gave a brief presentation at the International Printing Museum about a selection of typefaces that were designed by Robert Hunter Middleton for the Ludlow Typograph, a letterpress linecasting machine (for which we just so happen to be doing a Kickstarter Campaign). Focusing on the idea of “typographic influence,” I have […]
A sneak peek at a t-shirt the Night Shift created at the International Printing Museum. The silkscreen was created without the use of cameras, scanners, computers, or the like; it’s completely analog. The Vari-Typer Headliner, a photocomposition typesetting machine from the 1950s, was the descendant of a line of complex typewriters. Unlike its predecessors, the […]
One of the ongoing projects we’ve been working on at the International Printing Museum has been The Ludlow Project, an effort to augment our collection of Ludlow matrices to be as complete as possible. Months ago, we decided to bring the campaign to Kickstarter, where there have been a significant number of successful letterpress-themed projects. […]
Do you enjoy: Late nights? Dangerous equipment? Rampant creativity? If so, The Night Shift may be for you!
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 […]
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 […]