Chris and John came in a few weeks ago wanting an invitation to gather friends and family to formally celebrate their marriage. That said, they were definitely in search of a more casual feel so they came up with the idea of having a garden party! Did I mention John owns an absolutely wonderful landscaping company? Needless to say, their garden/yard is a real treat. Chris also wanted to integrate a font styling that had an architectural feel without being too fussy. We sat down over some samples, chatted about the neighborhood, and came up with this amazing duotone green on green leaf format which in its completion, really struck a chord. Many thanks to Chris and John! - pictured here pre-final trim.
Say hello to our newest team member - Jenny Da. Jenny comes to us from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. She's an MCAD Sophomore with a great eye for design and composition. She's working closely with us to aid in the creation of some really new and exciting invitation designs which we will be unveiling in the next few weeks or so. Some of the pieces she's creating include an amazing Minneapolis skyline featuring a flare of Marimekko style as well as some fun scroll work pieces. Check back soon for more images and samples as we update our letterpress blog.xo - DJL
Greetings all you charming letterpress people. Dick and Jane celebrated this 4th of July with the community of Saint Anthony Park. Each year local business owners and the neighborhood come together to celebrate Independence Day with a parade and good old fashioned fun. We rolled a proof press out onto the street and printed up free letterpress posters with the folks from the neighborhood. The image above shows a final print now hanging in the shop. Over the holiday we captured some videos documenting letterpress printing and our community. Check it out!
(above) Captured in this video is Katie Evans at Dick and Jane Letterpress. Katie is cutting down a big block of linoleum for the proof printing poster project for 4th of July, 2009! The posters will be printed on the recently refurbished Challenge proof press. It's a little bit of a departure from our regular letterpress wedding invitation printing but overall, it's good fun for the kids.
(above) Watch as I (brian durk) print on the challenge proof press incorporating linoleum cuts and wood type. It was a patriotic day for letterpress printing!
xoxo - DJL
For a limited time, Dick and Jane Letterpress is offering FREE letterpress wedding invitation samples! We've been busy these last weeks and the overprints are taking up valuable shop space. Considering letterpress invitation? Here's an opportunity to get samples delivered to your door. Why spend all day looking at digital images on the web when you can get the real thing? Sample orders are fulfilled from recent orders. Samples will vary.
Note the added "Samples" link to the top left of the navigation list.
xoxo - DJL