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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
Lisa Folberg contacted us to discuss options for producing a set of creative, limited-run wedding invitations. She had seen the invitations that Alyssa and I had done for our own wedding and was inspired to do something similar. Now that we had our connection to the International Printing Museum, it made perfect sense to create […]
Not too long ago, the creative team behind Dodge Ram’s marketing decided to do a series of commercial spots touting the rough-and-tough machismo of their client’s product line. Naturally they chose to use a rugged, Old West wood type treatment for their typography, and somehow along the line it was decided that they would shoot […]
Alyssa and I just spent our Night Shift at the Museum much more pragmatically than usual. Alyssa ran out of business cards recently, and we decided to use the excuse to create some new cards using only the materials available to us at the International Printing Museum. To challenge ourselves further, we were only “allowed” […]
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Do you enjoy: Late nights? Dangerous equipment? Rampant creativity? If so, The Night Shift may be for you!
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 […]
We had a lot of fun during the process of creating our new business cards, and some of the seemingly-useless byproducts were put to good use. Greg crafted avant garde jewelry. And Alyssa and Greg came up with a menagerie of handcrafted paper creatures and objects, coincidentally shaped exactly like the Three Steps Ahead business […]