Monday, April 26, 2010

Product Superior included in "Impressive" book by Gestalten

Available for purchase today, Impressive is a book we're very pleased to be included in by Gestalten - the awesome publisher of all things relating to visual culture.

In brief, the book covers: "Today’s fascination with old-fashioned printing presses and techniques started with individual designers and smaller collectives that created one-of-a-kind printed material by hand for special occasions, such as weddings or birthdays. Impressive features these artists and their personal work as well as a broad range of business cards, invitations, stationery, and publications that are designed and produced in a way that is both nostalgic and contemporary." Read more from their site and take a peek at some of the interior spreads - or just cut to the chase and buy the book here!

Correction: you can buy in the US from here.

photo courtesy Gestalten

Friday, April 9, 2010

The Beast, and other News

Whew! Our blog is in serious need of some updating for 2010 and what better way to begin than with the latest news: in the last few months we've acquired 2 Chandler & Price presses and have found our first official workspace.

The first of was an old series - pat. 1885 - of which we've spent (eh hem, mostly John) the last few months or so taking apart, cleaning, painting, reassembling, and oiling. And then another few weeks to retrofit it with a new motor.

The second is a newer series - early 1900's - which we've aptly nicknamed The Beast for its freight train sound when running, and sheer mechanical size. We're in the process of replacing a few old parts and then we'll give it a good dust off and be raring to go.

Some may be interested to know that we will be 100% Wind powered, and we'll take a shot at using soy based inks with a biodegradable solvent on our presses.

We're very excited at getting our hands dirty with print and working with these amazing old machines and hope that you will be too. We are still in the process of getting ourselves organized in the space, but will be sure to add an update when we are more officially settled in.

Enjoy a few sneak peak photos!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Product Superior in 1000 More Graphic Elements

We were lucky enough to be included in Rockport Publisher's new Book, 1000 More Graphic Elements: Unique Elements For Distinctive Designs. Our mailing label and product label are featured as plates 0991 and 0993.

As always, we include a mailing label and product label for no additional charge with every Product Superior purchase. And what the heck, we'll even customize the mailing label with your name and address for free! That's just the kind of people we are.