Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Letterpress New Years Greeting/Announcement/Eye Test

Wow, there's a whole lot we need to catch up on...

First of all, I AM alive and printing, I've just been purposefully/accidentally quiet around here. You see, I come from a long line of notoriously fertile women and right about the time I decided to really give this thing (this letterpress thing, as I like to call it) a go, Jason and I found out that we were expecting! I mean, we were trying and all, I just really thought I'd get in a few more months of 'round the clock printing and designing and general starting-a-businessing. Yeah... I should have known better. And believe it or not, my 1 or 2 posts a month was enough to gather quite a few inquiries. For fear of getting in over my head, I put any blogging/advertising on hold. As you can imagine, printing is a little tough when you're verge-of-coma tired, dealing with an ever expanding belly, and have the looming threat of early labor potentially infringing on your deadlines. But don't fret! I haven't been on the couch this whole time! I have a slew of projects (mostly small referral based projects) I've been saving from the last few months to post here, now that I'm officially "too big to print" and have a little more time on my hands. AND I hope to resume printing in early May, after Baby Hanna makes his/her appearance and we've figured out our schedules.

Soooooo, may I present to you the Hanna Family New Year/Birth Announcement Card! It also doubles (triples?) as an eye exam! When I do projects for myself I like to see how far I can push the letterpress printing process, because if shit hits the fan I have no one to disappoint but myself. Minuscule fonts and hairline knockouts put this calendar just at the cusp of legibility. I apologize to my recipients of advanced years...

Letterpress New Year/Announcement 1
Letterpress New Year/Announcement
Letterpress New Year/Announcement 3
Letterpress New Year/Announcement 4
Letterpress New Year/Announcement 5

Yaaaay Babies!!!!

1 comment:

  1. Bwahaha!! This is AWESOME! You actually letterpress printed the word "poop"!!! Only you, Holly! We got ours yesterday, it looks so good. Love the colors, little heart on the day you might be in the hospital pushing a watermelon out of your you-know-what, and that its a functioning calendar for me to keep on my fridge:) Seriously, what font size are those dates in December with the slashes? They are small!