One Card For Three People

The esteemed fellows at

Wilderness in Portland

sent us an unusually simple business card for letterpress printing. Rather than load up the card with four telephone numbers, an email, a fax, a twitter, etc - they all simply share the same card. A nice solution for keeping cost down too.

Wilderness

is the new design trailhead of Aaron James Draplin, John Phemister and David Nakamoto. We can't wait to see what they do next. Of course, simple design doesn't always mean simple production. We printed these on 220lb Pearl White Lettra, 100% cotton. Flooding a dark color like this on letterpress is difficult to lay down and keep consistent over the course of the print run - especially on a stock that has some texture to the surface. When we print a solid like this, we generally go to our

Paul Bunyan of Heidelberg Windmill presses

- the 13 x 18. Even so, there is still a salty, weathered look to how a stock like this will take a solid coverage on letterpress. But we like it that way, it ain't offset.

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