This new stationary by Xavier Encinas is very simple but at the same time very elegant. Some people might accuse this of not being “designed” but to me the most talented designers can take something so simple and make it extraordinary.
Xavier had these letterpress on 700gr Sirio black paper with silver ink and set everything in Helvetica Neue Bold.
Delicious looking letterpress sorts made out of chocolate.
Ministry of Type confirms that the typeface used here is FF Fago Normal.
This business card by G-Man gets me all warm and fuzzy on the inside. I love letterpress. This world would be a better place if everything were letterpressed.
I designed this invitation, RSVP card and table card for my sons baptism. The overall color theme of the party is black & white so I wanted to keep this consistent throughout. I also wanted to use a single typeface for everything, in this case I went with Lubalin Graph. It’s used on ever piece: invitation, RSVP card, envelope, RSVP envelope and even extends to the number cards that will be on each table, which will be mounted in simple black frames.
The invite and RSVP card were letterpress by Coeur Noir in Brooklyn, NY, who did an amazing job. These are the same guys that printed up some stuff for the Helvetica Film, including this gorgeous poster by Norm. For the stock I went with white Rising Museum Board. I wanted a really heavy stock and this ended up being perfect. The board even has a nice texture to it.
For the envelopes I went to Kate’s Paperie and found some gorgeous high quality envelopes that are lined and have a nice diagonal line texture. They also printed my address on the back of the main envelope and on the front of the RSVP envelope. They didn’t have the Lubalin Graph font in house so I had to lay it out myself and send over the files. They came out perfect.
The entire set looks amazing and I’m really happy with how it all came out. If anyone would like a set let me know and I’ll send it out if I have any left over.
Beautiful letterpress project by Transfer Studio. They produced a set of cards and photos compiled in a little box. The cards are a representation of different measurements and rules related to letterpress printing and to typography in general.
Trip Print Press is a printer in Canada that prints with a letterpress. They do excellent work but it seems like they don’t have Helvetica in their type collection which is very unfortunate. Check out their Flickr page for more behind the scene photos.