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RFRM

Posted: July 14th, 2014 | Author: Antonio Carusone | Filed under: Design, Merch, minimalism, posters, Print | Comments Off

Reform

Reform

Reform

Reform RFRM is an online shop from the folks at Sans Form that features a collection of minimal poster designs by select designers. So far the shop has posters designed by Aesse, Duane Dalton, Sawdust, Mash and more.

Want.


Dogwood Zamboni Print

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.

All projects produced in our shop are custom. If you are interested in obtaining a quote for printing or design services, please use the request an estimate feature on our website.


Wisconsin Cheese Poster

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.

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Ken Briggs

Posted: February 3rd, 2014 | Author: Antonio Carusone | Filed under: Design, Design Legends, grid system, Grid Systems, International Typographic Style, posters | Comments Off

Ken Briggs

Ken Briggs

Ken Briggs

Ken Briggs

Ken Briggs

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.


systems

Posted: November 15th, 2013 | Author: Antonio Carusone | Filed under: braun, Design, posters, Print, systems | Comments Off

systems

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
United Kingdom
+44(0)20/77 96 59 50


Poster Collection 25 Josef Müller-Brockmann

Posted: October 16th, 2013 | Author: Antonio Carusone | Filed under: book, Books, Design, Grid Systems, International Typographic Style, posters | Comments Off

Poster Collection 25 Josef Müller-Brockmann

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.


Charity: Water Poster Series

Posted: September 12th, 2013 | Author: Antonio Carusone | Filed under: chairty, Design, Events, Life, posters, Water | Comments Off

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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.


Marnich

Posted: September 4th, 2013 | Author: Antonio Carusone | Filed under: Design, posters, spain | Comments Off

Marnich

Some nice work by Barcelona based studio, Marnich.


Cricket Design Works Herb & Spice Prints

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.

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Summertime Poster

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!”

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