I am currently working on an identity design for an upcoming event in New Orleans. I will be creating the logo, ads, invitations and signage for the event! I can’t wait to share it will y’all when it is done!
Here are some other items that I have designed for events in New Orleans:
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Head over to Kara’s site to learn a bit more about me, including my biggest guilty pleasure and to enter for the giveaway!
I ♥ Sucré! Everything about this place is beautiful. Their brand identity and packaging is amazing as well as their macaroons, chocolates, confections, gelato and other sweets! They also have an amazing King Cake when it is that time of year!
Much Love Monday. Images click through for photo credits.
Inspired by the Designing with Letterpress Webinar that I watched yesterday, today’s Flickr Friday shows some great examples of letterpress work! The photos link through to the designer’s Flickr page – so please click through to see more of their work!
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
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.
My etsy shop is open for business! The shop features my photography and will soon carry prints from my graphic design collection! I am working on some poster designs now. I also have a few holiday and gift items for sale since it is almost ‘that time of year’. I will be adding items regularly and I’m planning a giveaway through I Just Might Explode in a few weeks so visit Ciera Design on Etsy and stay tuned!
Paper art in image from Pugly Pixel.
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