Studio Snapshots | Patrick Phegley

Recently we had the joy of working with Patrick Phegley to create hang tags for his new clothing line, and they're about as sleek as it gets! It's always so exciting to watch a company's branding come together in the studio - from the press to final cuts. But nothing compares to how amazing it is to see them come to life out in the world! Take a look:

Patrick chose to use 680g/m² Sirio Ultra Black paper with white foil printing. This paper is quite wonderfully thick as is, but to further elevate the tags, he decided to triple-ply them for a final weight of 2,040g/m².

This snazzy device is the tool Patrick uses to ply the layers of paper together and simultaneously insert the string.  

We particularly love the colors used in his collection!

All of the care put into these tags made for such a gorgeous result. We hope you enjoyed a look at this project and are having a wonderful week!

Photos courtesy of Patrick Phegley, thanks for sharing! You can also view more photos of his process here.

We're hosting a workshop!

We're excited to announce that we're co-hosting a letterpress + calligraphy  workshop with Ashley Buzzy! She is very talented and sincere and her fearlessness is inspiring. You can click through the link above for more information and to sign up. You can also read more Ashley's passion for teaching calligraphy on Style Me Pretty!

We will be teaching the basics of letterpress and students will be able to print prepared designs and take home their own hand-pressed stationary!

Here are some photographs from one of Ashley's workshop: 


How adorable, right? There are only 10 spots, so don't hesitate to sign up! We hope to see you there!


Photos by Kathryn McCrary

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!


Photos courtesy of: Daniel Curran