Posts Tagged ‘Illustration’

Robert Gibbs

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We simply love these business cards we printed for artist Robert Gibbs. Letterpress printed on both sides of a 638gsm cotton paper and finished with custom die cut corners.

Judge Dredd

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We were thrilled to be working once again with Jock. This time he has teamed up with Vice Press to produce this awesome limited edition set of Judge Dredd letterpress prints.

The set consists of five 8″ x 8″ pieces with a sixth print randomly inserted in a limited amount of sets. Printed on 300gsm cotton paper and presented in a custom made folder.

The printing presses of choice for this job were our Heidelberg cylinders. These presses provide excellent ink coverage while keeping the ink consistent through the entire run. They ensure the very best letterpress prints possible and retain the finest details from Jock’s original drawings.

If you’re quick you might be able to still order one from Vice Press!

Hannah & Al – Save the Date

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We had the pleasure of working alongside talented designer Alex Farrall to create these great wedding invitations.

Alex came to us with his artwork and the idea of working on a recycled craft stock, after some consideration we advised that this particular stock may be problematic when printing due to the nature of the artwork (with fine vector illustrations in such a large print area). We explored some more options and Alex settled on a much better alternative. Though we always give customers the freedom to have their prints as they like, we strive to give the best possible advice and options to create an absolute premium quality print on every job.

White foil to a Gmund bier Ale, quadplexed to a 1000gsm weight for a nice weighty feel. You have to love the customization options of GF Smith paper stocks!

Barbocce Olive Oil Packaging

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Stash & Co. worked with Barbocce (a house in Tuscany, Italy) who press olives from their land annually and give out as a gift to friends, family and visitors. The bold typography and detailed illustrations by Bradley Jay print beautifully on the cotton paper and create a beautiful contrast against the specially selected stoneware bottles.

Film Directors #1 Beards & Glasses

Film Directors #1 Beards & Glasses

Film Directors #1 Beards & Glasses

Film Directors #1 Beards & Glasses

Film Directors #1 Beards & Glasses

Film Directors #1 Beards & Glasses

Film Directors #1 Beards & Glasses

Film Directors #1 Beards & Glasses

When Tommy Nagle first approached us about Film Directors #1 we threatened to send evil pigeons with bad guts to fly over his house if he didn’t let us print this”. He agreed.

The detail of every single delicate beard hair (and glasses) on Tommy’s original artwork have transferred faithfully under the extreme pressure of the press. Featuring (from top left) Francis Ford Coppola, Tim Burton, John Landis, George Lucas, George A Romero, Steven Spielberg, Spike Lee, Peter Jackson and Hayao Miyazaki.

“I’m always making things and never quite finishing them, so I was happily shocked when Blush agreed to turn my idea into a tangible thing.” Explains Tommy. “I hadn’t really made anything like this before, aside from some etching experiments at art school, but I’d seen Blush’s work on various blogs and knew that if I were to ever make a ‘proper’ print, I’d want it to be letterpress, and I’d want Blush to print it.”

The prints are A3 (297 x 420mm) 300gsm Somerset cotton and are available to buy from Tommy’s shop. Profits go toward the Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.

Nathan & Beth Wedding Invitation

Nathan and Beth letterpress wedding invitation

Nathan & Beth letterpress wedding invitation

Nathan & Beth letterpress wedding invitation

Nathan & Beth letterpress wedding invitation

Nathan & Beth letterpress wedding invitation
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Being a creative has it’s benefits, when you get married you get to design your own wedding stationery. Designer and illustrator Nathan Miller pulls it off and we think this invitation is just great. A confident mix of typefaces and illustration printed two colours on our Heidelberg platens. The invites are 140 x 210mm and letterpress printed on 425gsm cotton paper.

Design © Nathan Miller

Spider Boobs

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Spider Boobs letterpress print

Spider Boobs letterpress print

Fans of Spider-Man will love this cheeky play on the iconic masked hero and the man behind this superhero’s mask is illustrator Olly Moss.

We ran the prints simultaneously on two Heidelberg cylinders, first printing the red plate then then transferring the sheets onto the second press to print the black plate. Registration was surprisingly tight as there was no trapping between the red and black plates. Printing the black over the red helped to create a rich black.

The prints are 11″ x 14″ and printed onto 300gsm 100% cotton paper.

It’s not surprising that the prints are already sold out!

Cubitt House Postcards

Cubitt House letterpress postcards

Cubitt House letterpress postcard

Cubitt House letterpress postcard

Cubitt House letterpress postcard

Cubitt House letterpress postcard

Cubitt House letterpress postcard

Cubitt House letterpress postcard

Cubitt House letterpress postcard

Cubitt House letterpress postcard

Cubitt House letterpress postcard

“Nobody sends postcards these days and email can be so boring/passé/bloodless”. Our sentiments exactly and has inspired United Creatives to create this set of postcards for Cubitt House. Letterpress printed on 100% recycled stock on our Heidelberg cylinder presses.

Posted: January 7th, 2013 | Category: Postcards, Typography
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Ammo Magazine Print

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Ammo Magazine, Nick Deakin letterpress print

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Ammo Magazine, Nick Deakin letterpress print

Ammo Magazine, Nick Deakin letterpress print

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Ammo magazine, Nick Deakin letterpress print

We have collaborated with Ammo Magazine and illustrator Nick Deakin to produce this limited edition letterpress print. Nick’s bold line work makes a wonderful impression into Saunders 425gsm cotton, chosen  for it’s weight and texture.

We converted Nick’s digital artwork to colour separations, outputted to film and made our photopolymer plates. The smallest detail in the illustration is transferred faithfully to the plates which are mounted on aluminum bases to type height and locked up in the chase. We printed each plate/colour simultaneously on 2 Heidelberg platens achieving accurate registration. Nick supplied Pantone colour refs and the inks were hand mixed to match.

The A5, 2 colour print is signed by the artist and comes with latest lumberjack themed magazine. The print is limited to 500 so be quick!

Olympics Calender

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Abigail & Aled Wedding Invitation

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Designed by Aled Lewis.

Christmas Twitter Treat

Burlisaurus letterpress business card

Burlisaurus letterpress business card

Burlisaurus letterpress business card

Twitter Treat ~ Duplex letterpress business cards
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This TwitterTreat has now ended. The winner chosen at random from our Twitter followers who retweeted is @Burlisaurus

This years Christmas Twitter Treat is for some rather lovely business cards, letterpress printed onto Colorplan duplexed with recycled Greyboard. You even get to choose the colour of the Colorplan!

Print Specification
100 Business Cards
85 x 55mm (Landscape or portrait)
2 colour/1 side or 1 colour/2 sides
350gsm Recycled Greyboard / 350gsm Colorplan – your choice of colour!

Creating your artwork
The print area is 85 x 55mm. Artwork must be supplied as a print ready PDF or Illustrator .ai or .eps file. Please ensure all fonts are converted to outlines. Set your artwork file up as CMYK, not RGB and use spot colour from the uncoated Pantone colour books, no tints, shades or gradients.

The winner will be picked at random from our list of Twitter followers at 2pm Thursday, 22nd December 2011. The winner will be notified by DM on Twitter.

The winners artwork will be printed after the Christmas holidays.

How to enter:

Step 1
Follow us on Twitter!

Step 2
Retweet this tweet

Step 3
Cross your fingers!

SOME RULES

  • The winner will be picked at random at 2pm Thursday, 22nd December 2011 from our list of Twitter followers who have retweeted as above.
  • We reserve the right to showcase the winning business cards on Twitter, our website, blog and other websites for promotional purposes. We will include credits and links where applicable.
  • This offer is open to anyone in any country.
  • This offer cannot be used with any existing print orders.
  • The winner must agree to these terms.
  • Our decision is final.
  • We reserve the right to withdraw this offer, change or amend the print specification or these rules.

Gemma Correll Limited Edition Letterpress Prints

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Illustrator Gemma Correll came to us to print a limited edition run of her highly detailed ampersand illustration. Letterpress printed on our Heidelberg presses in 2 colours onto 300gsm Somerset 100% cotton paper.

The prints are in a limited edition of 250, signed and numbered and available to purchase directly from Gemma.

Dimensions: A4 (210 x 297mm)

Illustration © Gemma Correll

Limited Edition Letterpress Prints

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Dimensions: 220 x 320mm, letterpress printed onto Saunders 425gsm 100% cotton paper, Black & red ink. Illustration © copyright Alice Kok.

The prints are available to buy direct from Alice at £25 each. Each print is numbered and signed of an limited edition of 50.