Our design for Star Waggons’ 2011 holiday card. We went with a mid-century modern look, featuring a slightly-modified Buffalo from Photo-Lettering. (more…)
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 […]
On Saturday, my fellow docent Greg Wertz, my wife Alyssa, and I were presented with “Leland” Docent Awards from International Printing Museum for our volunteer efforts over the past year and change. The award is named for Dr. Leland Whitson (pictured at right), a life-long printer, docent director, physician, and all around great guy. The […]
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. […]
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 […]
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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 […]