Monday, 28 January 2013

The Question Mark

The artist, George Wyllie, was best known for his Straw Locomotive and Paper Boat social sculptures. He famously described himself as a 'scul?tor' because he claimed that the question mark was too important to be left to the end.
A George Wyllie Retrospective is currently being held at The Mitchell Library, Glasgow until 2nd February.
We letterpress printed this invitation, designed by Pete Rossi, in black ink on a rather hefty Dutch Greyboard of 2250micron.

Monday, 21 January 2013

Gavinburn Cottages

Significant snowfall overnight turns the mind to thoughts of a holiday and Gavinburn Cottages seems an ideal location, in winter or summer.
The business card is designed by Ramsay Macfarlane. Stock is the fabulously fibrous Colorplan from GF Smith. 540gsm weight and above allows for a fine impression to both sides. We letterpress printed a rich black ink and enhanced the card with gleaming gold foil.

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Perfect Packaging for Print

We've had a colourful time recently, printing and diecutting our own business card boxes from every single one of the 50 colours available in the GF Smith Colorplan range. The sheets, trimmed and stacked are ready to letterpress print in a gold ink. Images are taken from the natural world and include hands whittling wood, a bee, a flea, and shells from the sea. Thereafter, the sheets are diecut and assembled to make a charming little protective box for the amazing business cards the world's great designers ask us to print.