Ben Jennings


Keeping with the Aussie theme, the work of Ben Jennings has recently caught my eye, specifically this business card he designed as part of an identity for Top Shelf. I absolutely love the attention to detail here, with the blind print and the thin line of color in the card stock. The type is set in Farnham and printed on Stephen – Smart White (330gsm ×2) / Curious Metallic – Bronze Ore (250gsm).

Colosseo Letterpress Print


An extraordinary poster by the ridiculously talented Cameron Moll, that took a year to make. An image of the Coliseum in Rome, Italy is formed using handcrafted characters from the Goudy Trajan and Bembo Pro typefaces.

Each poster is printed on Somerset Velvet Black or Crane Lettra Pearl and letterpressed by Bjørn Press of Provo, Utah.

I’m simply amazed but the level of detail and the quality of the piece, but what I’m truly impressed by is the dedication and commitment by Cameron to stick with it for an entire year. It was totally worth it.        

Limited Edition 2010 Letterpress Calendar On Sale


To celebrate the launch of the new site, and my 1000 post which will happen any day now, the Limited Edition 2010 Letterpress Calendar is on sale for only $30. There are only a little over 25 calendars left so grab one before they’re all gone.

The calendar measures 16.5″ x 23.5″ (A2) and is printed on Crane Lettra Fluorescent White 110# (300gsm) paper that is specially developed for letterpress printing.

Each print is numbered and signed.

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Limited Edition 2010 Letterpress Calendar


I have a thing for well-designed calendars and letterpress printing, so this year I tried to combine the two into a single project.

Now available to order is this Limited Edition 2010 Letterpress Calendar. The print features a calendar with the year printed in English, Italian, French and German. The 2010, the days of the week, and the edition number line are all printed blind, and of course, the type is set in Helvetica. Each print is numbered and signed.

The size of the calendar is 16.5″ x 23.5″ (A2) and printed on Crane Lettra Fluorescent White 110# (300gsm) paper, which is specially made for letterpress. The quality of the paper is superb and gives the print an extra special feel to it.

The printing was done by the fabulous Coeur Noir of Brooklyn, NY. I used these guys for my son’s baptism invites and they also printed all the Helvetica Film posters, as well as the Objectified poster. They simply rock.

This run is very limited, only 50 prints were made, so order one now for $70. You can check out more detailed photos here.

If you’re looking for an affordable framing option, I recommend picking up a good-looking, but inexpensive, IKEA Ribba Frame (19.75″ x 27.5″) and have a custom matte cut to fit it. This setup will run you less than $50.        

The Lost Poster


We’re all familiar with the silver Objectified poster, but Michael C. Place designed a second version with a white background and silver objects and black text that wasn’t used. It’s now being released as a limited edition letterpress, printed in metallic black and silver ink, on Crane’s Lettra 300gsm paper. Sounds like heaven.

It’s being printed by the awesome Brooklyn based Coeur Noir Letterpress, the same folks that printed the Helvetica poster and my son’s baptism invitation. They do stellar work.

Only 100 will be printed and you can grab one for $125.