These photos make me want to live somewhere that you actually see the seasons change. You do not get the beautiful Fall colors in New Orleans. All of these fall inspired photographs are by Zander White. I absolutely love the last photo of the leaf. The images link through to Zander’s Flickr page – so please click through to see more of his work and check out Zander’s Fall Harvest blog.
I found this nice photo of my house on Flickr the other day. It was taken by Alysha Jordan (New Orleans Lady) who has some other great photos of Oak Street and New Orleans in her Flickr Photostream.
Each month a mailer was sent out including a recipe card along with Corporate Realty’s real estate transactions from the month. The theme for 2010 focused on Chef Frank Stitt’s fresh ingredients and recipes from his Alabama restaurants.
Designing with Letterpress: A Webinar from PaperSpecs.
This webinar was educational and had wonderful examples from Judith Berliner (Full Circle Press) and Josh Chen (Chen Design Associates). Here are a few tips from what I learned today:
– Know you press before you start your design and determine if the design is fit for the equipment – not all designs are right for letterpress
– film is created from your design
– a photopolymer plate is made using a light sensitive process
– printing begins
Considerations every designer should know:
Color and Ink:
– Work with solids and not screens of colors – 1 color at a time is important to remember
– Pantone books are printed offset so letterpress will look a bit heavier
– Designers should know how different papers influence color
– Minimum line weight should be .25 but preferably .50
Size and Runs:
– most printers have capabilities to run jobs from business card size to 21″ but size will depend on the press you have
– 250 minimum quantity for a run is suggested, but any quantity is possible
– You can work with a family of papers for the same job
– Type of paper also determines the impression depth, 80 lbs is probably too thin – need thicker paper for deeper impressions
– Uncoated sheet: You can print on both smooth and textured paper (letterpress is almost always printed on an uncoated stock)
Coated paper: “It doesn’t really jive with the feel” as Josh says.
People say that print is dead. When you see these beautiful samples you know why they are wrong!
Tomorrows Flickr Friday will feature more Letterpress samples so stop by the blog to see those! If you have some letterpress samples I would love to see them, share your link below in the comments!
Images and content from PaperSpecs.
Amelie G Magazine is a style magazine, based in New Orleans, that started out a year ago with monthly online issues. The focus is on emerging artists, designers and innovative minds of this city that we love. They feature everything creative, from the latest styles and fashion designs, to music, architecture and art; if it’s compelling, they will be there to write about it.
I have been working with them to get their first print issue produced. The launch party for the premiere print issue was on Saturday night at LePhare. It was a celebration of creativity and fashion in New Orleans and was great to see everyone enjoying the printed magazine!
Everyone enjoying the magazine!
My family and I celebrating the premiere print issue!
Beautiful cake that my mom made for the event.
Amelie G Team
I got to work on a very special project last month. A fundraising project for Michele who is participating in Team In Training for the 2010 Nike Women’s Marathon. Team In Training’s mission is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.
The package that I designed includes a card telling Michele’s story and why this cause is important to her, along with a reply card and envelope to accept donations. These items were mailed in a chartreuse policy envelope. I also designed thank you note cards to be mailed out after the event with space for a special note to each contributor.
Please visit Michele’s Team in Training page to learn more or to donate to the cause!
Identity created for a dog spa whose services include pet grooming, daycare, boarding and retail sales. Items created include logo, business set and building signage.
Girls First is a 501-C3 non-profit organization dedicated to providing sport and movement opportunities to underserved girls in the metropolitan New Orleans area. Girls participating in the program attend a weeklong residential sports camp held annually on the Tulane University campus and are encouraged to attend monthly activities throughout the year. The weeklong camp features supervised instruction in swimming, team and individual sports, outdoor recreational activities, nutrition, and health education. Campers are housed in traditional residence halls. Through year-round programming, girls are able to reinforce and build upon their newly acquired sports skills, develop positive body image, and learn to work in teams. Activities promote and encourage relationships between the girls as well as with counselors and volunteers. Visit the Girls First website for more information.
A promotional direct mail piece was created to reflect the fun, learning aspects of the organization while conveying a level of credibility to support fund-raising efforts and appeal to potential donors.
The Young Leadership Council (YLC) is a non-profit organization created to develop leadership and generate a positive impact on the quality of life in the New Orleans region through volunteer-created community projects.
When I joined the YLC in March of 2009, I wanted to get involved in something to help the city I love. I imagined that I would be working with a program like Park It, a beautification program that works to clean up neighborhood parks. As a designer, I stare at a computer screen all day – I wanted to get outside and get my hands dirty.
Once I became a member, project leaders started contacting me to help with their design and marketing needs. Over the past year, I have teamed up with numerous projects of the YLC in order to help them effectively communicate to their audiences by creating sales tools, invitations, signage and web graphics. Some of the projects that I have worked with are: A Streetcar Named Inspire, Where Ya’ Rack, Role Models Gala and One Book, One New Orleans.
My role as a YLC volunteer has not been at all what I imagined it would be, but so much more! I really enjoy being involved in so many projects and working with so many great people who have the same love for New Orleans. I have still not gotten my hands dirty, but I am thrilled that I have been able to share my talents with such a great group of people and for a great cause!
Photograph by Zander White | Photography