We’re hosting a little panel with Sean McCabe & Brian French to talk about design, manufacturing, and the joy of making things. Tickets to the actual event were gone in a flash and many of you (regrettably) don’t live in Orlando, so we decided to webcast this live. We’ll kick off the Q&A at 7:30 PM EST and it’ll run for about 45 minutes or so…ish. Ask us your questions using the chat box under this video and we’ll try to get to all of them! Thanks!
We’ve been getting antsy waiting for this lil’ beauty to come down the pike. Last year, we walked away from the FPO Awards with 13 winning entries. We couldn’t be any prouder of our production squad. Those lads & lasses put in the hours, the sweat, the tears, the blood, and it’s only fitting that their handiwork should be honored in such a pleasant volume. We’d highly recommend getting your hands on this book. It’s chock full of tasty print & design work. All of it is deeply inspiring to us; we love seeing what other shops are up to!
A big plus this year was getting the Best of Category award for our collaboration with local pal, Clark Orr, on his Willy Wonka Lickable Wallpaper Poster.
We’d highly recommend clocking at least a solid 45 minutes on the Web Version of the awards book. It’s a solid way to get deep into the vast array of production methods & approaches that are out there. If you happen to have a coffee table that frequently accompanies scintillating conversation, you should really think about getting a copy of this book to sit on it.
Lots of silkscreen & foil this week. It was fun to re-connect with our pals over at Visual Supply Co. as well as crank out tons of stationery for The Paper Cub. This week’s wedding work really stepped it up, too: lots of unorthodox goodness in that department. Also, we got to print some client work for a graduate of the Mama’s Sauce Internship; that always brings a smile to our face.
Picking our 3 faves was tough (as there are some really good ones) but these here rose to the top. Click the pics to buy them for your sweetheart!
Dominated by self-promotional brand pieces and amazing illustration, this week’s roster was equal parts challenging & rewarding.
This week’s photo backdrop: French Pop-Tone Berrylicious
Okay, we’re gonna give this another shot. Back in 2011, we tried to make a weekly blog post that documented everything we’d printed the week before. Well, that idea got swallowed up in the day-to-day crucible of actually running a print shop. Now, it’s 2014. We’re a bit better-staffed these days (and a bit better at printing) and we’d like to give it another shot. Call it a New Year’s Resolution, if you like… we’ll call it Cleaning Out the Fridge.
Our chums over at Creative Mornings dropped us a line saying they wanted to feature Nick, our founder, on their blog. They asked for a few pics to accompany the interview on their site, so we called up our old buddy Bryan Soderlind and had a grand ol’ time showing the world The Real Nick Sambrato. If you’ve never met Nick, know that scrolling through these pics is an acceptable substitute. When you’re done, check out his interview with Creative Mornings and watch his talk on Money if you missed it. Follow Nick on Twitter for daily doses of… Nick.
A few weeks ago, we got an email from Monotype. Being obsessed with typography and the rich history of letterpress printing (for obvious reasons) we knelt in reverence while hearing their request. They were prepping for the launch of the Fontacular, a typographic savings spectacle. They really wanted to put out something special that they could use as a giveaway for enthusiastic tweeters. So…they had Brad Woodard design a poster and then they sent it our way for print.
Tweet your heart out to @fontscom and be sure to mention #fontacular. The gang is looking for their favorite tweets so they can unload some goodies on you! They’re giving away some other stuff we worked on, too, including Typefight Heavyweight prints and Tattly cards!
Well, it was bound to happen sooner or later…we finally made friends with the confetti-tossing, cheer-leading, heart-warming Tattly squad. They brought us in the loop on this project a while back and we’ve been chomping at the bit to tell you guys about it. Finally, Today Is the Day they announced their newest project!
Tattly Cards: One Real Card, One Fake Tattoo. This new stationery line is letterpress printed and includes a single matching Tattly Temporary Tattoo! A happy greeting and fun gift wrapped into one! The line consists of 5 original designs letterpress printed on Mohawk Paper by Mama herself.
On Friday, September 13th, we hosted the first in a series of talks/meet & greets that will be happening every semester. The event is an extension of our Internship Program, but geared for anyone with an interest in design and print. Our first guest speaker was our good buddy Ross Moody, the designer, art director, and mastermind behind 55 Hi’s. Ross spent the day with the Mama’s Sauce family, beginning with a shop visit and a portfolio review session with our current crop of Sauce Interns. His talk took place later in the evening, and was graciously housed by the honorable peeps over at Downtown Credo in College Park. Ross discussed his road map to 55 Hi’s, being a successful (and still happy) designer, and how his relationship with Mama’s Sauce has allowed him to build his business into what it is today. Many thanks to our friend F Harvell from Occasional Photo for the pics of the event.
Following the talk, the Sauce screen printing team hosted a screen printing demo, where attendees were able to pull their own screens on a Ross Moody-designed souvenir; printed on some fresh French Paper of course. Laughs were had, screens were pulled, coffee was consumed, and everyone had a good ol’ time.
We can’t thank Ross Moody enough for coming down for this event, and Downtown Credo for providing such an intimate setting. Thanks to everyone who came out! Keep an eye on Twitter and Facebook for more information on future events!