We were lucky enough to work with a client that owns a small company in New Zealand to create a logo, business card and hang tag for their lovely handmade goods. Both cards were letterpress printed on 220# Crane's Lettra and our client was kind enough to email us photos of them "in the wild". We printed the cards and tags using a very very light tint of gray, we love love blind (no ink) printing, but since the info needed to be easily legible we went with a slight tint to the ink. We also designed a separate rubber stamp so she could use her secondary logo to stamp the fabric bands around her hand made scarves and bags made from recycled cashmere leather and canvas. (last image) All pieces were designed and printed by Paper Monkey Press.
Look how cute these shirts we designed for our favorite and local business Flowerland turned out! The doggie is Tommy, a fixture at Flowerland in Albany, CA- and the owner Carly wanted to make sure he was a prominent part of the design.
The artwork we created for the t-shirt before it was sent off to be screen-printed looked like this- hand illustrated on our well used Wacom tablet
and was based on this original photo, you can see the original 50's era signage in the background- they always put the funniest little quips on their marquee too.
If you do live in the Bay Area, you might have seen some of the ad's we've done for them as well, I especially had fun drawing the little airstream trailer that is on the left side of their property, run by a great local company called LOCAL 123 "Enjoy the beautiful garden setting with Four Barrel coffee and espresso and pastries from our refurbished 1969 Airstream Streamline trailer." It's a really nice relaxing spot- and all the plants available are displayed incredibly well, it makes me inspired every time I visit.
Harder to see here, but there is metal signage above the store entrance which we also designed. I have to admit I can't go into their store area without buying something, from letterpress cards, to succulents, to jewelry (and cute t-shirts...) This is definitely a go to for unique and thoughtful gifts. If you are in the Bay Area and for some reason haven't stopped by- you must! and not just to see our t-shirts ;)
I thought I would try something different and show you the process we go though with a client in developing a new logo. Our client Pepe Studio Inc. (an amazing interior design company in Manhattan Beach, California), needed to update their existing logo. I started by talking and emailing back and forth to get a good idea of the client's aesthetic, color preference, and some key words that the final logo should convey. Then I do lots of sketches, image research, doodling and finally refine those ideas down to 6-8 initial versions to show to the client. It ends up looking something like this for the first round.
Sometimes there are many rounds, but with this logo there were just a few small tweaks, and we have the final version!
Next we took this logo and applied it to a full business collateral suite. The only thing not shown is some signage we did for the storefront...
Once this is approved, we price out printing options, adjust the design accordingly, and last but not least, get some printing done! We had the associate business cards and address labels flat printed printed as it is way more cost effective, and the client decided to go with the rubberstamp for the return address for now, but that is pretty much it....from design concept to actual printed pieces. Fun, right? We have three different pricing options (hourly, logo and business card design, or logo and full collateral design), if you are interested, just give us a call or email!
I had the wonderful opportunity to create a super cute / fun logo for a new Tumblr website curated by the fashion designer Jenni Kayne. If you have kids, love fashion or if you just like cute kids, you should check it out ladysandgents.com