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.

Arleigh-Stephanie-Wedding-Wood

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

Lillian-It-Business-Cards

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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Cleaning Out the Fridge: A Week in Print, Vol. 2

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

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Coen Brothers poster by MailChimp for the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival. 3 color screen print on French Pop-Tone Orange Fizz 100 lb. Cover.

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Mel Brooks poster by MailChimp for the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival. 3 color screen print on French Construction Pure White 100 lb. Cover.

MailChimp-Spielberg-Poster

Steven Spielberg poster by MailChimp for the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival. 3 color screen print on Colorplan Lockwood 100 lb. Cover.

Kyle-Crawford-Terminator-Poster

Terminator poster by Electric Zombie. 6 color screen print on Stardream Silver 105 lb. Cover. That’s right…silver.

Alex-Anderson-Business-Cards

Foil & Letterpress business cards by Alex Anderson on duplexed French Pop-Tone Black Licorice & Construction Pure White 100 lb. Cover. That’s white & silver foil on the black side, and black letterpress on the white side.

El-Autobus-Business-Cards

Self-promotional business cards by El Autobus. 2 color screen print on French Bubblegum, Fuse Green, Steel Blue, & Whitewash 100 lb. Cover.

Eyespeak-Identity

Screen printed, letterpress printed, and edge painted business cards & note cards by Eyespeak. Printed on duplexed French Steel Grey & Pure White 100 lb. cover.

Evin-Barry-Invite

Split fountain letterpress printed save the date by Emily Burns. Printed on duplexed French Speckletone Madero Beach 100 lb. cover (final weight of 200 lb. cover).

Jaime-Munoz-Business-Cards

Self-promotional business cards by Jaime Muñoz. Black foil on both sides of a Neenah Classic Crest Duplex.

Sevenly-Business-Card

Self-promotional business cards by Sevenly w/ a black screen print and a blind deboss on French Pure White; the edges were painted with a custom Pantone as well.

Sonia-Vishal-Wedding-Suite

Wedding invite by Rashi Birla that combines screen printing and letterpress tastefully.

Cleaning Out the Fridge: A Week in Print, Vol. 1

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.

Pukka-Business-Card

Screen Printed business cards for Pukka Headwear. Printed on black Fibermark Touché.

Meesch-Michelle-Larocca-Business-Card

Screen printed business cards for Michelle LaRocca. Printed with metallic gold ink on French Paper.

Matteis-Tavern-Business-Card

Letterpress, screen printed, duplexed, & die cut business cards for Mattei’s Tavern. Printed on French Paper and designed by Boy Burns Barn.

Crankshaft-Business-Card

Screen printed, foil stamped, & embossed business cards for Crankshaft Marketing. Printed on Neenah Classic Crest Epic Black.

Elizabeth-Hanley-Business-Card

Screen printed business cards for Elizabeth Hanley. Printed with metallic gold ink on black French Paper.

Fritz-Scheller-Business-Card

Foil stamped business cards for Fritz Scheller on Stardream pearlescent paper.

Adriana-Matthew-Wedding-Invite

Screen printed Save the Date by Matthew Ruzzi on Colorplan Paper.

Six-Degrees-Michael-Young-Business-Card

Letterpress business cards for Six Degrees. Printed on duplexed French Paper with a die cut.

Sarah-Gargano-Business-Card

Letterpress business cards for Sarah Gargano designed by Alana Riley. Printed on Crane’s Lettra 220 lb. cover with custom edge painting.

Alchemy-Business-Card

Screen printed business cards for Alchemy Salon. Printed on duplexed Colorplan Paper.

Paper-Cub-Happy-Birthday-Knockout-Greeting-Card

Screen printed birthday greeting card for The Paper Cub on French Paper.

Karen-Brody-Note-Card

Foil stamped note card for Karen Brody on Colorplan Paper.

Joshua-Shank-10-Sparks-Match-Box

Letterpress & screen printed mini-cards and custom matchbox for Josh Shank using French Paper.

Marit-Adam-Wedding-Invite

Screen printed invite with metallic ink by Paper Rock Scissor on French Paper.

Grossbauer-Note-Card

Screen printed note cards for The Grossbauer Group on French Paper.

Kaitlin-Imwalle-Wedding-Invite

Letterpress Wedding Suite by Kaitlin Imwalle on Crane’s Lettra.

Meesch-Michelle-Larocca-Note-Card

Screen printed note cards for Michelle LaRocca. Printed with metallic ink on French Paper.

Val-Melo-Wedding-Invite

Letterpress & foil stamped wedding suite by Val Melo on French Paper.

Paper-Cub-Love-Greeting-Card

Screen printed romantic greeting card by The Paper Cub on French Paper

Megan-Hardwick-Wedding-Invite

Letterpress wedding invite by Natalina Marlow with screen printed envelopes.

Michelle-Jon-Pierre-Wedding-Invite

Letterpress wedding invite by Michelle Ballesteros on Crane’s Lettra.

Make-Poster

Screen printed poster for Tanner Mardis on French Paper.

Brinkerhoff-Arthur-Excalibur-Poster

Screen printed poster by Ryan Brinkerhoff on French Paper

 

Adam Grason: Helping campers everywhere.

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Don’t leave home without your gun! Or this poster!  Adam & his wife Christina are the peeps behind Zadok44, a creative studio specializing in apparel, illustration, & branding. This 11″ x 17″ “Camping Essentials” poster was printed on .017″ maple veneer, and was inspired by Adam’s imminent Fatherhood and Davy Crockett.

“This project had a very dear place in my heart. My wife and I were waiting for the arrival of our first kiddo (Harper), and I realized that as a designer & dad I had a self-inflicted obligation to create a piece for his room. We went with a camping theme, inspired by Davy Crockett and the idea for an “essentials” set was born. My illustration style nods very highly to the old 50’s style, and I wanted to capture that with this piece. I am also a huge fan of imperfect line work and chose to intentionally have things be off. I think it’s important to explore digital imperfection. I did some research on the essentials of camping and consolidated my own ideas into the piece. The digital era we are in has totally skewed what is essential for camping, ie. an iPod is not essential, but I found it on several lists. I pushed hard for a ton of hours and got it just where I wanted it. I strived to create a piece that would be marketable and a piece inspired by the adventures I want to have as a parent. Be adventurous my friends!”

- Adam Grason.

We loved running this project! Any chance we get to print on wood is pretty exciting. It definitely adds a few variables to the mix. The ink tends to lay down a little rough if the wood is really grainy, and the screens will pick up a little more dust along the way. Nothing too crazy though, and overall if makes a print like this even cooler.

 

The “Camping Essentials” poster is available now in the Zadok44 Store!

 

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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!

 

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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Come inside, stay a while…

Kwu stopped by for a few days and filmed what we do. Enjoy!

Things We Printed This Week

So I’m going to try something that requires a little discipline here… If you follow us on the Twitter and Facebook, you’ve probably seen ‘What’s on Press…’ which is basically a snapshot of whatever we have on press that day. We’re pretty good about keeping up with it and people seem to like it. Well, we print a lot more than we get to share – so each week I’m going to try and collect everything in bulk and put it out there. I really feel lucky to work with all of the wonderful designers who we print for, and hope that sharing the work that goes through our presses will help inspire you to see the possibilities that still exist with traditional print mediums. I’ll be trying to make it a Friday thing – forgive me for jumping the gun a bit early this week! Enjoy this weekly update – and if you want daily’s make sure to follow our FB & Twitter. Both links can be found in the right column of this here blog.

Click to make them big. Enjoy.





Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Better (Said 1944)

We did it! We’ve finally thrown caution to the wind and decided to completely ignore the fact that we’re living in the new millennium! What does that mean you ask? Well, we’ve finally gotten to the point where we’ve shut down all things digital and henceforth will only be offering true boutique printing. Digital printers? Gone. Gang run flyers and promo material – not here anymore. We’re not saying that there’s anything wrong with modern printing methods or the need and/or desire to purchase them – we’re just saying that these products and processes aren’t for us anymore. Ours was a head over heels falling in love sorta thing with letterpress and serigraphy… While the falling happened quickly, it took us over 2 years to ween ourselves off of doing the actual digital processes that once paid our bills after deciding to do so.

Having made the switch, we feel more focused than ever. There’s a power to keeping processes to a minimum. It allows us to put sufficient time into what we love doing while staying the size that we want to be. It’s easier for us to manage a smaller foot print with less moving parts (unless you count all of the moving parts on a press!)

An example of our focused energy can be seen in the redirection of our website. Education, portfolio & connection have become this website’s primary focuses. Through our Tips & FAQ & Paper’s Explained pages, we hope to educate the good people of the design community on the specifics of designing for the processes that we handle – Letterpress & Screen Print. We hope that educating on these old world processes will help bring understanding and therefor breakdown any fear that may exist in the unknown. From there we hope that our portfolio (currently only visible on our quote page), will serve as inspiration for your designs. And then there’s connection. Of course we want to hear from you about working together, but we also want to continually grow our education sections – so please feel free to ask for tutorials to be added on anything relevant to designing for spot color work.

If you are at all interested in Screen Print or Letterpress, please take some time to visit the Tips & FAQ as well as the Paper’s Explained pages. Read them in their entirety. I dare you. If you do, I promise that you will a better designer, more education enthusiast, and/or satiated print nerd upon completion. If you’re not, then you’ll at least be able to tell us why not and what we’re missing. So there’s your invitation. It’s not pressed, but I do hope you take it, read it, and share it.

John Hughes the Immortal

We had to sit on this print for a while before exposing to the world, as it was for a show at Gallery 1988THE ROAD TO SHERMER a tribute to John Hughes – but man were we brimming with anxiousness to show everyone this rad design from the always amazing Derek Deal.

The entire sauce team are giant John Hughes fans, so it just tickled us something crazy to print this poster… Now that the show is open we’re proud to be able to share it with you… Love JH? Get you one here while they last.