Posted: March 21st, 2014 | Author: Beast Pieces | Filed under: 110c, 2 inks, crane lettra, custom letterpress, dogwood, ecru, Letterpress, Poster, posters, zamboni | Comments Off
We drink a lot of coffee around here (more than we should probably admit to) and it’s all from our friends over at Dogwood Coffee. We regularly print their labels and last summer they asked us to create a poster to commemorate the release of their cold brew, named after the legendary ice resurfacing machine, the Zamboni (for those of you who don’t live in hockey central like we do, here’s a little video that explains exactly what a Zamboni does).
Dogwood was able to obtain the original patent for the machine and asked that we use it as the focal point of the design. We were only too happy to oblige, as the line work in the schematic sketches was ideal for letterpress printing (line work prints much cleaner than flat areas of color). The final design was letterpress printed using two inks on Crane Lettra Ecru 110# cover stock.
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Posted: February 14th, 2014 | Author: Beast Pieces | Filed under: cheese, crane lettra, cricket design works, custom poster, flo white 110, Letterpress, Poster, posters, three color | Comments Off
Cricket Design Works, located in Madison Wisconsin (the cheese capital of the world… at least in our eyes) designed this awesome poster for eatwisconsincheese.com. You may remember some of the other projects that Cricket has sent our way in the past, but this poster is probably one of the most coveted prints around the shop due to our over-the-top obsession with cheese.
This was letterpress printed using three inks on Crane Lettra 110# Cover stock, a cotton fiber stock that is one of Studio On Fire’s favorites due to the impression depth we can achieve on the soft surface. Be sure to take a a little time to check out the illustrations, they were created with a lot of attention to detail, however they’re pretty forgiving on registration due to their sketchy nature.
Posted: February 3rd, 2014 | Author: Antonio Carusone | Filed under: Design, Design Legends, grid system, Grid Systems, International Typographic Style, posters | Comments Off
Ken Briggs was a British graphic designer best known for the excellent poster and programs that he designed for the The National Theatre in London during the 60s and 70s. Some of these wonderful designs are pictured here. He was the companies first graphic designer, his work has had a huge influence on the theatre’s design, even to this day.
Sadly, he passed away recently. We’re left with a collection of work that is legendary.
Eye Magazine has written an article in his honor. The National Theatre also honored him on their Tumblr. They mentioned that The NT Archive took in Ken Briggs’ collection, and you can visit it by contacting them. If I ever make it to London, I’m definitely checking this out.
They’ve also digitized all of their posters, which can be viewed here.
And lastly, In 2009, Occasional Papers published The Master Builder: Talking with Ken Briggs that details a conversation between Sara De Bondt, Fraser Muggeridge and Ken Briggs. The book also includes a lot of his work, but it seems to be out of print.
Posted: November 15th, 2013 | Author: Antonio Carusone | Filed under: braun, Design, posters, Print, systems | Comments Off
systems is an exhibition of commissioned poster designs and ‘60s Braun products, that is curated by das programm and produced in association with Braun.
Thirty-four leading graphic designers and studios were invited to produce a poster design on the theme of Braun systems design. The list of contributors includes Experimental Jetset, Spin, Bibliothèque, Derek Kim, Neubau, almost Modern, Hey, Lundgren+Lindqvist and many more. I’ve also been asked to contribute, which is a great honor for me to be included in such an amazing group of designers.
I also designed the official website, which is hosted here on A1. We will be adding six new designs everyday, so be sure to check back.
The exhibit will take place from Nov. 25 – Dec. 31 at the Walter Knoll showroom in London. The works will also be available for purchase as a limited edition of A1 prints, individually or as a cased set.
I’m very excited to be a part of this great exhibit, and I wish I could experience it in person. Definitely check it out if you’re in the area. More info below.
Nov. 25 – Dec. 31
Walter Knoll London
42, Charterhouse Square
London EC1M 6EA
+44(0)20/77 96 59 50
Posted: October 16th, 2013 | Author: Antonio Carusone | Filed under: book, Books, Design, Grid Systems, International Typographic Style, posters | Comments Off
Next month, Lars Müller Publishers is releasing “Poster Collection 25 Josef Müller-Brockmann”, a book that showcases a selection of posters designed by Müller-Brockmann. No photos of the spreads, but this is definitely going in my collection.
Posted: September 12th, 2013 | Author: Antonio Carusone | Filed under: chairty, Design, Events, Life, posters, Water | Comments Off
For those who aren’t familiar with Charity: Water, they’re a non-profit organization that brings clean and safe drinking water to every person in the world. Most of us take clean drinking water for granted, but not everyone is so lucky. Here are some stats to ponder:
90% of the 30,000 deaths that occur every week from unsafe water and unhygienic living conditions are in children under five years old. The WHO reports that over 3.6% of the global disease burden can be prevented simply by improving water supply, sanitation, and hygiene.
For their September Campaign, Charity: Water invited 14 designers to create limited-edition India-inspired posters. The poster featured here was designed by Jonathan & Melissa Motzkin of Makewell.
The posters are only $20, and 100% of profits will go to water projects in Orissa, India. Get one here. Get some nice art to decorate your walls, and help get clean and safe water to people who need it.
Posted: September 4th, 2013 | Author: Antonio Carusone | Filed under: Design, posters, spain | Comments Off
Some nice work by Barcelona based studio, Marnich.
Posted: July 17th, 2013 | Author: Beast Pieces | Filed under: 110c, crane, crane lettra, cricket design works, custom letterpress, hand illustration, herb, Illustration, Letterpress, letterpress printing, minneapolis, pearl white, Poster, posters, spice | Comments Off
Cricket Design Works is a full-service visual communications consultancy based out of Madison, Wisconsin. We printed their multi-colored business cards a few years back and completed this tasty poster duo for them just this past winter.
Appealing to both our eyes and taste buds, these illustrative posters were letterpress printed on Crane Lettra Pearl White cotton stock wtih three inks, a green, an orange, and a brown common to both versions. Nestled amongst a massive amount of foodie knowledge, the illustrations keep solid areas of color to a minimum, really showing off the letterpress impression with some hand drawn line work.
Posted: April 5th, 2013 | Author: Beast Pieces | Filed under: 100% PCW, 130, custom letterpress, Design, Letterpress, minneapolis, mohawk, mohawk options, Poster, posters, Studio On Fire Products, summertime, three inks | Comments Off
Sure, it’s technically only spring and there may still be snow on the ground (okay, there is for sure still snow on the ground), but our thoughts have turned dreamily to the hazy days of summer. Inspired by our favorite parts of the season, this poster is hand illustrated and letterpress printed with three inks.
Printed on Mohawk Options 130# cover (a 100% post consumer waste sheet), the poster measures out to final size of 13″ x 20.” It’s available for purchase in our online store, so go ahead and “get some fun!”
Posted: December 21st, 2012 | Author: Beast Pieces | Filed under: 110c, crane lettra, custom letterpress, four inks, letterpress printing, pearl white, Poster, poster offensive, posters, store, Studio On Fire Products, what we do | Comments Off
Our latest print, which has also been added to our online store, is a poster created for the 6th installment of Poster Offensive (a bipartisan political poster show that happens every two years, coinciding with elections) which was hosted by Big Table Studio in downtown St. Paul this past November.
The poster measures out at 13″ x 20″, with four inks (three beautifully overprinting and a fourth offering some sage words of wisdom) letterpress printed in our Minneapolis studio on Crane Lettra Pearl White 110 lb cover.