Let’s face it, when you’re designing for other people the last client on the list to design for is yourself–hence the two or more years it has taken me to finish the monumental task of designing a business card for my studio.
I’ve always had a fetish for anything letter-pressed, whether it’s a wedding invitation or a beer coaster, but one thing I knew from the start is that I wanted my card to be special and memorable.
Trying to keep the printing costs down, I decided on a one-color card; however the less frugal side of me wanted to fully utilize the powers of the letterpress and use “blind letterpress,” which creates an impression without any ink. To create a deep impression on both sides, Alex at Dolce Press suggested I use two 110# cardstocks and paste them together so that the deep impression wouldn’t show through to the other side. This makes for one hefty biz card.
My finished cards arrived this weekend and it’s love at first site! Having never used Dolce Press I really wasn’t sure what to expect, but they definitely exceeded my expectations. I can’t stop fondling my cards. Oh… sorry maybe that’s another site.
My cat, Sookie, made it into the shot as well. We both were searching for the perfect spot of sunshine.
Coming soon to a store near you, Salud Scent Studio’s Eau de Luce, perfume inspired by wine. Kelly Jones, proprietor of Salud Scent Studio, gave me the task of researching various wines, wine labels and perfume packaging for the upcoming redesign and rebrand of her fragrances inspired by wine. So you want me to drink lots of wine and peruse the perfume counter for gorgeous bottles and packaging? Sounds like hardwork, huh?! Here’s a glimpse at the new logo.
Xoom NYC, as of November 23rd, 2010 has now been open one year. Congratulations!! To celebrate Xoom NYC’s one year anniversary, Jennifer the owner of Xoom NYC asked me to design an email blast letting her customers know about the celebration’s happenings and specials today, marking this special occasion.
Aaron Defeo, the head barmaster of Hotel Congress & Maynards Market & Kitchen, asked me to design an old-time-y poster for his bar’s “motto.” The design was so successful that it’s been turned into a t-shirt as well. I might add, a great motto as well!
Maynards Market & Kitchen on Wednesday August 25th celebrates Alice Waters and her restaurant, Chez Panisse, with a six course wine dinner based on her philosophy of sustainable and local ingredients. The poster design by Heidi Five Studio is an homage to David Lance Goines who has designed posters for Chez Panisse for over 30 years.
Here’s a sample of one of my latest illustrations that I’ve had the pleasure of designing for Jerry Yudelson’s book Dry Run: Preventing the Next Urban Water Crisis which is sold right here.
The 4th Annual Night of New Orleans at Hotel Congress is upon us. New year, new poster design.
Just launched the website and blog forPaone Advisors, a real estate, mortgage and investment advisory business owned by Dino Paone.
Hello Everyone. Yes, I know its been awhile since my last post. Hopefully this coming year, I resolve to be a more frequent poster. But alas the real reason we are here.
What are your plans for New Year’s Eve? If you live in Tucson, Mambo Hotel Congress should be on your list. Here’s Heidi Five’s latest design & illustration for the New Year.