Tag Archives: technique

ZYZZYVA No. 100, cover exterior before binding, designed by Josh Korwin

ZYZZYVA No. 100

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 […]

Jasmine-Yales-wedding-invitation-complete-set

Jasmine & Yale’s Letterpress Wedding Invitations

[singlepic id=639 w=500] 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 […]

ZYZZYVA No. 93, Winter 2011 cover

ZYZZYVA brand identity, website, and publication design

[singlepic id=547 w=500 float=none] [singlepic id=549 w=500 float=none] [nggallery id=46] 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. (more…)

Incredible Secret Knowledge—The Night Shift

Incredible Secret Night Shift Knowledge

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 […]