Saturday, 29 October 2011

RM - Ramsay MacFarlane

The personal business card of talented freelance designer, Ramsay MacFarlane, is a fusion of classic design and modern flair. In Ramsay's own words, "as people increasingly stare at pixels on a screen, printed promotions can have a more personal and lasting impression.As well as graphic design, material choice and printing methods are equally important in creating print; from business cards and product packaging." All sentiments with which we would heartily agree.
Stock is a heavy duplex 700gsm of Colorplan pristine white and ebony. We letterpress printed in dense black ink to the white side and foiled Ramsay's signature logo in glossy black foil.

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

A Wooden Tree

Creativity is abounding in this beauty, designed by Adam Wilson of fourcolourblack for textile artist Kirsty Anderson of A Wooden Tree. Now, your delectable purchases will be enhanced by a lovely personalised swing tag.
A very thoughtful choice of stock made this a pleasure to print. Cairn Board is recycled stock made from 100% pre-consumer waste and as can be seen at 700micron, gives a deep, crisp impression. It's available from Paperback in a nice range of colours - this one is Almond. We mixed a rich brown ink and letterpress printed before drilling the hole in the tag.

Thursday, 20 October 2011

All That Jazz; Award Winner

 "The 2011 Chairman's Award for Design goes to Glad for Nottingham Jazz Business Card."

An excellent result for Glad Creative, with whom we've had the pleasure of working on a number of pieces, including the award winning business card for Nottingham Jazz at the recent Roses Design Awards.
The prestigious Chairman's Award demands high standards on every count. Chairman Jack Renwick said "this was the piece that I remembered most throughout the day's judging ... the choice of stock was the icing on the cake."
And the stock was . . Colorplan by GF Smith, Mid Green at 540gsm weight. The face of the card has a buckram emboss and the reverse is a plain finish.
We letterpress printed the business card in black ink on a Heidelberg Platen to the strains of Duke Ellington on the gramophone, of course.