Posted: March 19th, 2012 | Author: rod | Filed under: Authentico Sabores de Mexico, el paso chile, fajita, labels, Mexican design, Mexican packaging, Mexico, Salsa | Comments Off
These Mexican salsa and fajita marinade labels where designed by US Charles s. anderson design. The US design studio had to do all sorts of research during the design process for for El Paso Chile, including flying to down to Texas, take a donkey ride through the desert to get the authentic feel of the Southwest. If that was not enough the studio scavenged around flea markets in Mexico City to find authentic mexican designs. The final result was that the fajita marinade was packaged in Mexican beer bottles with label art built from pieces of printed scrap.
Mexican salsa and fajita packaging labels is a post from: Art and design inspiration from around the world - CreativeRoots
- Cervecería Sagrada – Mexican beer packaging
- Mexican Xanath Liqueur packaging
- Sensational Mexican design
Posted: December 20th, 2011 | Author: Beast Pieces | Filed under: 2 color, 60pt, ahlstrom blotter, custom, diecut, flood, hard graft, labels, Letterpress, Packaging, salty, strathmore label stock, warm gray | Comments Off
Hard Graft, it literally means “Hard Work,” and boy does this European company live up to their name. Makers of beautifully designed and handcrafted gadget cases, this duo (one English, one Austrian) has a passion for what they do–and it shows. From designing the products and tracking down the finest italian craftsman (they used to make every single item themselves), to packing each order by hand, they are involved in every aspect of their business. We’re actually surprised they don’t have sheep in their back yard (then again, for all we know, maybe they do). Moral of the story–they care, these are the kind of people we love to work with.
To complement their 100% wool felt and leather goods, they designed noted cards, merchandise cards and labels for us to produce. The note card and angular merchandise cards were printed on 60pt Ahlstrom Blotter, which is what we traditionally recommend for coasters. Though the outcome is beautiful, these items were a challenge to run on press. Whenever you run a flood of color alongside fine type you will constantly have to fight to keep the text crisp while still making the flood of color as solid as possible. This project was especially tricky because the blotter stock is notoriously challenging to run solid areas of color on, there is no avoiding what we call a “salty” result–luckily this was the look they were going for. They were finished with a custom diecut, which helps the cards tuck tightly into felt pockets prior to shipping (see the picture below that Hard Graft was nice enough to send over of the cards in use).
The labels were printed on Strathmore Soft White label stock, receiving a kiss-cut after printing, allowing them to easily peel off the backing sheet.
Posted: March 14th, 2011 | Author: Beast Pieces | Filed under: blind, crack and peel, die, diecut, dogwood, dogwood coffee company, holmberg, holmberg design, kiss cut, kisscut, labels, Letterpress, minneapolis, Minneasota, MN, red, strathmore, texture, tonal, ultimate white wove | Comments Off
This coffee label packaging was designed locally by Holmberg Design. Dogwood Coffee Company is a small coffee roaster based out of Minneapolis, Minnesota (and generously present at our last studio party.) They source, roast and serve some truly amazing coffees. And what is especially unique to the experience of Dogwood Coffee is the single cup brewing. Visit them and always expect a well crafted, fully realized flavor. And be sure to take beans home in one of these delicious bags. This is the good stuff, these guys love crafting coffee as much as we love letterpress.
We printed these with two colors – a red and a very light gray /nearly blind ink for the diamond texture. They are printed on our house label stock which is Strathmore Writing, Ultimate White Wove. This label takes a stiff impression and has a bit of tooth and texture that adds to the artisanal quality of letterpress. They are kisscut two up on an 8.5 x 11 sheet. They are cleverly designed to be end user friendly with use of simple rubber stamp imprints specific to the roasted microlots. Overprinting the stamp on the letterpress imprint gives the surface another layer of texture.
Also see the “Reserve” coffee labels we printed previously (when Dogwood was still a part of Bull Run Roasting) also created by Holmberg Design.