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

“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

Contino_U

“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!

 

Come inside, stay a while…

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

Box Tops

We approached our good friends at Makr with the idea of modifying a letterpress to print their wallet boxes and this is the awesomeness that ensued. Video by Jonpaul Douglass.

Love for the large format

So our main man Chase over at Fiction hired us to print some 1 of 1 photos on our Glicee large format printer that documented his year in photographs. The 24×36 behemoths covered everything from the inauguration to B10 bombers and scuba diving. Each was finished off with a hand screen printed 1 of 1 tag and signed. You may have noticed Chase’s acute eye in the mini-doc he did on our Kluge earlier in the year. The guy has mega talent and a rippin’ Canon 5D MKII.

The deadly combo makes great prints and stunning video. Look out for flying dogs.

CHASE HEAVENER 2009 YEAR IN PICTURES from Northern Lights on Vimeo.

Get by with a little help… From Youtube.

When it’s your second sunday in a row dealing with what feels like a never ending series of consecutive/crippling hard drive crashes, you haven’t slept in a week, your jobs are backing up, and you find yourself asking the universe, why? – It’ real easy to give up. Well, you may not have this exact scenario, but just the same, when you find yourself in your equivalent of this hell the best thing to do is search the life-giving youtube for relief.

Here’s my hope for the day…

jumpsuits, back ground dancers, and an early appearance of the short skirt.

and
pure bliss..

thanks to austin for this one

These and my fresh baked baguette will get me through the day.
Enjoy yours.
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