I have been very fortunate to be a part of the team at ZYZZYVA since taking on the redesign of the print journal and website a few years ago. Despite ZYZZYVA’s three-decades-long run, since I’m relatively late to the party, I luckily did not have to wait very long for a special milestone to come […]
Thrilled to be featured on Trish Witkowski’s FOLD of the WEEK with our design for the I AM STERN laser-cut folding mailer.
NYU Stern commissioned us to design a unique and tangible promotional piece for the Undergraduate College. We came up with the idea of doing a folding banner that could be easily mailed, but would unfold to a large size for display, like a pennant. We had already designed the branding for the “I AM STERN” […]
Here’s a sneak preview of the 2012 Los Angeles Printers Fair show guide cover, which will be given to all attendees of the Fair and also be available for purchase as a limited edition letterpress poster. The Fair is taking place at the International Printing Museum in Carson, California on Saturday, October 6th. Among all […]
Our friends Jasmine & Yale are getting married soon, and Alyssa and I decided to go all-out with our letterpress habit to create their invitations. The design process started on the computer, but the goal from the start was to create something really special, where the computer would only play one part of the tune. […]
The Printing Industries Association of Southern California (PIASC) is the parent organization that sponsors much of the International Printing Museum‘s activities. Each year, PIASC hosts Graphics Night, a gala event at which Southern California printers congregate and schmooze, among other more important things. Graphics Night also features an awards ceremony, where best-of-industry printing and print […]
Every design project is a collaboration. Successful projects take two to tango; the best results happen when client and designer each bring something unique and important to the table. Working with Eli Holtman of the CPM Group (Conscientious Property Management) in Narberth, Pennsylvaia is about as collaborative as it can get. Eli contacted me back […]
Identity Design In late 2010, Three Steps Ahead was commissioned by ZYZZYVA, the premiere West Coast art and literature journal, to create an entirely new brand identity, including a redesign of their print collateral, their website, and the magazine itself.
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 […]