Our latest custom designed wedding invitations have vintage rustic charm! For a couple that loves the outdoors and will be getting married at the San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers, what better theme could there be than kraft botanical information cards? The suite includes cards for the ceremony, reception, rehearsal dinner, day-after bbq, and rsvp. All cards were stacked and held together with twine for an extra rustic touch.
One of our latest letterpress projects involved printing a client's own design. After discussing the design the client would be providing us with, we decided Crane's Lettra 220 lb. would be the best paper option. The results were beautiful.
View more photos of the process in the Facebook album.
Press 65 is thrilled to announce that Paola's limited edition artist's book From Inside has been selected to appear in Lark Books' 500 Handmade Books, Volume 2! The book's author is Julie Chen of Flying Fish Press.
The book's description reads as follows:
"Everyone who loved the original 500 Handmade Books will eagerly dip into this visually dynamic follow-up. Offering 500 stunning new creations by an international roster of artists, it showcases the unlimited creative possibilities of books as objects and as sculptural pieces. Along with traditional, richly embellished volumes, boundary-pushing works unfurl, scroll, and flip; feature improbable materials like metal, fabric, wood, and glass; and include lush, handcrafted papers."
500 Handmade Books, Volume 2 will be available September 2013.
We've added two new slideshows to out website: one showcasing the photo-polymer plate making process, and the other showcasing the letterpress printing process. To view them, go to our new Letterpress Process page.
In honor of National Print Day, today I give you a post about the Kyle Durrie's Moveable Type Truck!
The Moveable Type Truck is a mobile print shop built into the back of a 1982 Chevy step van. On her website, Kyle explains that she "spent ten months in 2011-2012 traveling all over North America, sharing the good word about printing the old fashioned way."
Kyle Durrie is also the proprietor of Power and Light Press, currently based out of Portland, but soon relocating to New Mexico.
Learn more about Power and Light Press at www.powerandlightpress.com; and, more specifically, about the Moveable Type Truck at www.type-truck.com.
The Type Truck was parked outside the San Francisco Main Library today from 1-4 pm. Visitors were invited to step inside and print something of their own on Kyle's tabletop press!
Paola's untitled book (aka "the dream book") was featured on the band OK Go's arts-and-crafts Summer Camp blog!
Check it out here.
We have a new custom invitation design! The couple is getting married on a garden ranch, so we took a storybook illustration approach. Check it out in our gallery!
The French Theater invitations are now available for viewing! Head over to the gallery page and click on the second photo.