Papillon Press is a letterpress and illustration studio located in Westport, Ontario, Canada that specializes in illustrated greeting cards and paper goods. Our greeting cards, note cards, gift tags, thank you cards, stickers, etc. all feature our hand-drawn illustrations and are printed by hand on our 60 year-old letterpress.
Jody of Modern Revision contacted us in late November to see if we could help him design a promo piece for his company. Jody is a furniture designer and is scheduled to show off his stuff at the Interior Design show in Toronto, so he wanted a promo piece that was less of a business card and more of an art piece. His aesthetic is modern with a bit of 50s retro flair, so we tried to incorporate that into the design.
Being illustrators, Joel and I first submitted sketches that included modern elements with illustrations. We became fixated on skeleton keys! However the design that Jody chose was the most minimalist and very, very modern. This project was definitely an experiment for us to get out of our comfort zone! We’re very pleased with the result.
We did two passes for the green and one pass for the yellow, then blind printed a dingbat pattern over all of it and printed Jody’s info on the back in blind print.
Printed on Crane Lettra, 600 gsm, fluorescent white. 3.5″ x 3.5″
Things have been so crazy in the few weeks leading up to the Wedding Show that we haven’t had the chance to post our last print of 2010.
This design is a save-the-date courtesy of Tyler & Paige, and we couldn’t have ask for a better design to print in letterpress. It translates perfectly to letterpress printing. The choice of paper, Lettra in ecru, only enhanced the design. Well done Tyler & Paige! We had a great time printing this one.
We’re excited to be taking part in this year’s Wedding Show at the Carlu! We exhibited last year and it was great with tons of fantastic vendors. Brides and grooms, if you are looking to hire artists to help you with your wedding, this is the wedding show for you.
And because we like our fans, we are offering two free tickets to the Wedding Show!
Leave a comment with your name (and make sure to enter a valid email address) and we will draw a winner on Friday, January 7th. These babies are worth $20 each, so make sure to leave a comment!
The only condition that applies is the winner has to stop by our booth to say hi 🙂