Monday, December 28, 2009


More work that I did with Kuro Collective here in Long Beach. Self promo cards and business card printing.

They designed, I printed. A match made in heaven. That half tone? a super-happy accident if I might say so. I can't tell you the secret though, otherwise I would half to kill you. The brain you ask? STUNNING. you can see all the itty bitty type in it. I have to give credit to my plate maker on that one. It's all him.

All printed on Lettra #220. So thick you could use it to hurt someone.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Gabriella and Robert are a couple you might remember from this engagement party announcement

They decided to skip the hoopla [much to their family's surprise] and elope. They decided to do a fancy announcement instead.

Keeping with the color scheme and theme for the engagement. We did a two color letterpress using the flower illustration and the navy and silver theme. Fold over navy announcement reveals a pocket that includes a CD movie of their wedding, and interior card that announces their marriage in both English and Spanish for their respective familes.

letterpress, two color, custom illustration, crane's Lettra 100% cotton paper

Sunday, December 06, 2009

New In the Studio: A Cowboy's Dream B&B

I've been working with another design group here in town Kuro Collective [who are mighty-fine-talented bunch I might add] They discovered that I printed and needed some help with their projects. We've done quite a few pieces together for the beautiful luxury B&B in Alamo, Nevada A Cowboy's Dream B&B

Design and Illustrations by Kuro Collective
Letterpress Printing by Moi

the coolest invite ever. circular, die-cut letterpressed invite, set inside [custom lasered] cast iron skillet, set inside the custom wood box and shipped with other various goodies to their VIP's.

top dial 2 colors, bottom dial one color front and back on French's Kraft Cover weight. Grommeted in the middle, dial spins to reveal invitation information

stationery system includes letterhead and envelope. Envelope one color, Letterhead 2 color includes a blind emboss with a little bit of translucent ink on the blind to make it pop just a bit more

The illustrations done in their office are nothing short of stunning. This moon series is an ameninty card placed in the rooms each night to let guests know the moon phase for star gazing at night.

I really liked the bit of humor peppered throughout the pieces. "check your guns"

I know you want to go...Gift Certificates are available for you or your cowboy.

Featured on:
HOW International Design Annual 2010 Merit award winner for Letterhead and Identity
Behance Network
Design Sponge
Twig and Thistle

photos courtesy of Kuro Collective