Archive for the ‘Posters’ Category

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Letterpress

May 20, 2013

Letterpress poster

I took my first letterpress class at San Francisco Center for the Book last week — fun stuff. At the beginning of class, everyone in the class listed something they wanted to be reminded of, and we chose four of the reminders to set into a poster using vintage wooden type on a Vandercook 4 proofing press. We had to make some adjustments to our original plan to fit things in and work with the number of A’s we had available, but that’s part of the charm of working with real type rather than digitally. As someone who does a lot of design on the computer, often trying to make things that look like old type and posters, it was really fun to work with the actual thing.

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Big Gig poster

May 24, 2010

Big Gig poster

My vintage Hatch-inspired poster is one of the five finalists for radio station The Band’s “Big Gig” concert. It was a lot of fun to put together – influenced by the work I did last year on the Big Band poster for Bird.

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My first screen-printed poster

July 1, 2009

Bird Big Band poster - silkscreened

As someone who does a lot of design for the web and digital printing, it was a real treat when long-time client Bird School of Music announced they wanted to do a screen-printed poster to advertise their big band project.

Bird wanted something inspired by the classic posters by Hatch Show Print of Nashville, so I got to use all the distressed, hand-printed looking type I love so much.

The awesome Matt from Monolith Press patiently talked me through the finer points of preparing a file for screen-printing and then did a terrific job on the printing itself. I think the end result turned out really cool.