PAPER STORIES | Kit & Ace

Since November, we've been grateful to be the artist in residence at Kit and Ace Pasadena. Running our studio within their lovely store has allowed many people to see letterpress printing live - something quite rare that we've so enjoyed sharing. It's also given us the fun opportunity to collaborate on projects with them, and we'd love to give you a look:

The top row shows a map of the Arts District we created for Kit and Ace's downtown pop up shop. They wanted to have a resource to (along with other Arts District stores) hand out showing all of the nearby shops and restaurants to visit. Alissa drew the map herself, as well as the fun icons of landmarks in the area! The bottom photos are of gift cards we made for an opening party of Kit and Ace's El Segundo shop. As a thank you for visiting, they gave away the cards worth a paddle boarding lesson. 

For both of these projects and our time in Pasadena, we're so thankful! Much love to you, Kit and Ace.

Working With Our Favorites

Before the holiday craziness set in, we had the opportunity to create some lovely paper goodies for a workshop for Darling Magazine and one of our favorite Art's District coffee spots, Blacktop Coffee. We designed some note pages and a take-home poster detailing all the different sorts of coffee drinks.  We were asked to design them in a Bauhaus modern style. This meant minimalism, simple geometric shapes, and a san serif font. You'll see below that this made it really easy to express how much milk or coffee is in a particular beverage. It was really fun to experiment with this concept and we were thrilled, as were the workshop participants, with the finished product. 

If you've ever been to Blacktop or it's parent company, Wurtkuche, just down the street, you might have received one of these free drink cards. They were also letterpress printed by yours truly!

Mmmm delicious coffee!

xo

Photos courtesy of: Daniel Curran