Just thought we’d throw a post out to the world to show off what we’ve been up to lately. Spring is in the air and I think it’s showing in the jobs we’ve been printing. Color! There’s also been a trend of adventurous edging. A colored edge on your card is a great way to add some effect to a blind impression, especially.
Carl Richards is probably the one person you would love to have coffee with. Maybe even a beer. Or tapas. Well, quite frankly you want to be with Carl Richards anywhere that there is ready access to a cocktail napkin and a pen. Carl has created a name for himself in the world of finance and investing by being, well, it’s simple: honest and succinct. He makes financial concepts easy to understand with the quick gesture of a sharpie on a napkin. Which almost sounds like something out of a MoMA exhibition: *insert pretentious curatorial voice* Sharpie on Napkin. However, in all actuality, Carl is an artist. This is also where we get involved, in case you were wondering why it is that some lowly printers know such a prestigious being.
Over time we’ve been printing 8″x10″ prints of Carl Richards’ financial napkin concepts and they are now a show, Visualizing Finance, at the Kimball Art Center in Park City, Utah. We also printed a limited edition letterpress cover for his book, The Behavior Gap: Simple Ways To Stop Doing Dumb Things With Money (Portfolio/Penguin, January 2012).
So, if you’re in Utah, we suggest you take a stroll up to Park City to check out his show. If you’re not around this neck of the woods, lucky for you, Carl Richards is a regular contributor to The New York Times Bucks Blog. You can see all of his financial concept napkin sketches here.
Since it’s the first month of a new year (I suppose that’s a but redundant, whatevs) we are going to run a special. Especially if your own work bonus was lack luster. We’ll try and make it a feel like you got a little more than just a company mug for your hard work all year.
If you sign off on a custom business or calling card order – CUSTOM ORDERS ONLY – by the end of the day January 31, we’ll bump an extra 100 cards into your order. Hooray! So, if you order 250 cards, 350 will automagically show up at your doorstep. If you order 500, you’ll receive 600. And so on and so on. Pretty sweet!
Click here to request an estimate! Don’t forget to mention this post for your bonus!
Also, keep in mind that the estimating process goes much more smoothly when you have a clear idea of paper, color, and design. If you need help designing your card we can help with that too.
Happy New Year!
Okay, mind blown, maybe that’s an exaggeration. However, it’s pretty cool when the world of today can still dance with the world of yesterday. A perfect example of this is the use of QR codes with letterpress. It works! So, whether you have one for your business or perhaps a promotion, it’s pretty slick.