Cleaning Out the Fridge: A Week in Print, Vol. 3

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.

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White & Gold foil was used on these self-promotional coasters for Visual Supply Co. Printed on Neenah Classic Crest Epic Black 260 lb. Cover.
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1 color screen printed poster by Adam Trageser. Order here.

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1 color screen printed wedding invite by Stephanie Doyle. Printed on Walnut Veneer.

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Bridal brunch invite by Kristie Hoover. Gold foil stamp on Colorplan Emerald.
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Foil stamped bridal suite by Kristie Hoover on Colorplan Paper

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Foil stamped & screen printed business cards for It! Events & Media. Designed by Sauce Internship Alum Lillian Vides and printed on duplexed French Pop-Tone Sno Cone & Neenah Classic Crest Natural White.

The rest of these goodies were designed by The Paper Cub and screen printed on French Paper.

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Our 3 Favorite Valentine’s Day Cards We’ve Printed

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!

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This letterpressed beauty pretty much speaks for itself. Get free shipping on this one from 55 Hi’s and give your loved one the gift of custom type by the great James T. Edmondson.

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Simple and delightful, this screen printed card from The Paper Cub has all you need…which is love.

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The picture really doesn’t do justice to this card from Beau Ideal Editions. These overlayed fluorescent silkscreen inks will blow your mind in person (or your lover’s mind, I suppose).

The Fonts.com Fontacular Poster

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.

Want one?

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!

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Mama’s Sauce brings home FPO Awards

We recently received the results from the annual FPO Awards, and Mama’s Sauce is VERY proud to announce that we have received 13 awards in total; including Best in Category for Silkscreen!

The FPO (For Print Only) Awards are an annual collection of the best in the print world, conducted by the good folks over at UnderConsideration. The judging criteria are right up Mama’s alley, with a 50/50 split emphasis on design and production. This year’s judging roster included five heavy hitters: three designers and two printers. Famed designer Art Chantry, co-founder and Chief Creative Officer of Design Army, Pum Lefebure, and Pentagram partner DJ Stout represented the Design judges. In-house printmaker at House Industries David Dodde and co-founder & production director at Vertallee Letterpress Brad Murph held it down for the Print side.

So, without further ado, here are Mama’s Sauce 2012-2013 FPO Award winners!

Clark Orr – “Willy Wonka Lick-able Wallpaper”

*Best in Category Winner*

Designed for a themed show at Gallery 1988, this poster recreates the ever-so coveted Lick-able wallpaper.

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Lab Partners – “Bright New Year” prints

A series of 5 posters given to clients & friends, wishing them a happy new year.

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Johnny Cupcakes – “Gaslight Anthem” poster

A very limited run poster designed by Chris DeLorenzo for an in-store appearance at Johnny Cupcakes London by Gaslight Anthem frontman, Brian Fallon.

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Clark Orr – “3D Hoverboard” poster

This art print for Gallery 1988 presents assembly instructions for the most coveted of child’s toys: the Hoverboard. Did we mention the instructions are in 3D? Welcome to the future.

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55 Hi’s – “Cheers” coasters

A set of 6 coasters encouraging you to drink to good health in 6 different languages.

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55 Hi’s – “Robot Calendar”

A calendar for those who are either preparing for the coming robot apocalypse or impatiently awaiting the singularity. Whichever camp you are in—everyone is in one or the other, right?—these adorable robots will help lighten the mood and gussy up some wall space while you count the days.

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55 Hi’s/Skinny Ships – “Letters” posters

Art print with 2 color variants: gold & silver.

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55 Hi’s – “Live Well” poser

A 3-color, silkscreen beauty encouraging good livin’.

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Dana Steffe & Samia Saleem – The Map Project business cards (Company now known as Karta)

These cards were designed to reflect the same ideology of the product—a tool to share places or notes with other people.

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Signalnoise Studio – Gum Cards

A series of limited edition trading cards depicting some hot & heavy creative pros. Rare variants include a metallic Aaron Draplin, a glow-in-the-dark Johnny Cupcakes, and a glitzy “stadium card” featuring Mama’s Sauce.

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Bluecadet Interactive folder

This pocket folder is designed for use with agency materials and served to frame printed correspondence and proposals in the whimsical and powerful identity of Bluecadet.

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Matt Chase – “Join Dharma” poser

An art print giving nod upon nod to J.J. Abrams’ “LOST.”

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Seamless Creative –  “Fortune Teller” Coasters

A set of four coasters providing predictions for different aspects of life: Love, Happiness, Career, & Adventure.

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The UnderConsideration crew will be producing the annual FPO Awards book, as well as a paid access website for release later this year. We are very excited to have all of our award winners featured! Keep your best eye on the FPO site for more information!

 

Love Letters is Live!

We are pleased to announce that Love Letters is officially completed and orders are shipping today! We are so thankful for the efforts of each designer that contributed to the project as well as each of you who’ve already pre-ordered your set.

Our good friends over at Fiction heard about what we’re trying to do with Love Letters and came by to make a beautiful little film about the project. Side note: if you haven’t seen it, check out the film they made about our Kluge (which is now a Vimeo Staff Pick).

We still have sets for sale, so Click Here to get yours!

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“A” by Fuzzco

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“E” by Justin Mezzell 

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“I” by Aaron Draplin

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“O” by Dana Tanamachi

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“U” by Jon Contino

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Ampersand by Jessica Hische

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“Y” by Ross Moody, 55 Hi’s

Whether or not you’ve been to visit the Hamilton Wood Type & Print Museum in Two Rivers, Wisconsin, the legacy and craft housed there has had an incredible impact on everyone in the graphic design and printmaking industries. Because of this, we were shaken to hear of their current plight. They’re being forced to relocate and need help raising funds to move and store their incredible type collection.

To help raise money and awareness for the museum, we’re releasing a set of 7 letterpress printed alphabet coasters inspired by the legacy and craft of Hamilton Wood Type & Print Museum. The set, made with paper donated by Neenah Paper and French Paper, includes A, E, I, O, U, &, and Y. As if the cause weren’t enough to mobilize conscientious creatives, this project has a roster to die for:

A: Fuzzco

E: Justin Mezzell

I: Aaron Draplin

O: Dana Tanamachi

U: Jon Contino

&: Jessica Hische

Y: Ross Moody

Click here to order your set now!

 

The Ordinary Business Cards by Fuzzco

The eerily talented folks up at Fuzzco sent this gem our way last month. Luckily, we had already been creeping on the beautiful site they built for Charleston’s newest fancy seafood & oyster hall: The Ordinary. Needless to say, we were giddy to get started.

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One must hold one’s card just so.

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Silkscreen printing allows us to print nice, bright colors on nice, dark papers…nice.

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Love Letters Update: Artwork + Pre-Orders

We’re pleased as punch to give a first look at the artwork contributed for Love Letters! $22 of the purchase price from this set of letterpress printed coasters will got to help sustain the Hamilton Wood Type & Print Museum. Paper for the coasters and packaging has been generously donated by Neenah Paper and French Paper Co.

Click here to order.

This is a terrific opportunity to celebrate a legacy of influence and inspiration. We can’t thank these designers enough for their incredible contribution:

A: Fuzzco

E: Justin Mezzell

I: Aaron Draplin

O: Dana Tanamachi

U: Jon Contino

&: Jessica Hische

Y: Ross Moody

Click here to order.


Love Letters.

Whether or not you’ve been to visit the Hamilton Wood Type & Print Museum in Two Rivers, Wisconsin, the legacy and craft housed there has had an incredible impact on everyone in the graphic design and printmaking industries. Because of this, we were shaken to hear of their current plight. They’re being forced to relocate and need help raising funds to move and store their incredible type collection.

To help raise money and awareness for the museum, we’re releasing a set of 7 letterpress printed alphabet coasters inspired by the legacy and craft of Hamilton Wood Type & Print Museum. The set, made with French Paper, includes A, E, I, O, U, &, and Y. As if the cause weren’t enough to mobilize conscientious creatives, this project has a roster to die for:

A: Fuzzco

E: Justin Mezzell

I: Aaron Draplin

O: Dana Tanamachi

U: Jon Contino

&: Jessica Hische

Y: Ross Moody

Click here to order your set now!

Hand Lettering At It’s Best

Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps was birthed in 1867 and and still operates today. They produced some seriously gorgeous hand-lettered maps back in the day, many of which can be found in the Library of Congress. These late 19th and early 20th century type treatments are well worth passing around for all the design world to be inspired by. See the entire scanned collection at BibliOdyssey. (Most of the images on that page link to hi-rez scans on Flickr!) There’s also a great little discussion/comment thread in BibliOdyssey’s entry on Typography vs. Lettering. Some real nerd stuff. Love it.

A few of my favorites.



You design something like this and send it over for a letterpress print on some tea-stained paper and I’ll be well inclined to give you a seriously hooked-up price on it!