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An Alphabet of Sorts

Last year letterpress printer, Jennifer Farrell, designed and printed a beautiful decorative M constructed from almost 100 metal printers’ ornaments. 

After hesitating to break-up the forme, she had the idea of producing a whole alphabet using the same method. Eventually this thought galvanised into producing a limited edition book which she has printed at her Starshaped Press, in Chicago, and has bound at Wells College Press.

The process has resulted in some stunning imagery, especially of the metal forms which have been photographed after printing, still with silver ink clinging to the ornaments. 

The edition is almost sold out, but there are a handful of copies still left. Most will be ready to ship in mid-May. Get one here.

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Zaha Hadid’s 3-D Printed Flame Heels Among 5 Designs To Re-Invent the Shoe

Zaha Hadid, Fernando Romero, and Ben Van Berkel are making headlines alongside two renowned artists for their 3-D printed reinventions of the high heel. A collaborative vision spearheaded by United Nude and 3-D Systems, the highly anticipated project was unveiled yesterday at the “Re-Inventing Shoes” exhibition at Milan Design Week.

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Hello Artists!

After some deliberation, we have decided to revert back to our original sign-up method.
So instead of having payment and art due when you register, artists will register and pay first, and then have some more time to complete images.

Here are the new dates!

Dates:

  • April 23rd: Sign-ups open 21.00 ET
  • April 29th: Sign ups close 21.00 ET
  • May 8th: All art files due 21.00 ET
  • May 18th-22nd: Bookmark/Card-only orders shipped
  • June 1st-8th: Tags/Straps/everything else shipped 

Most products ordered in May can get to you by AX (early July) if you add express shipping (price varies upon products and weight)

We are only offering 4 products for this round!

Luggage/Dog Tags (NEW!)

  • 2.5x5 cm
  • Front: full color, textured faux leather
  • Back: full color, beige textured faux leather
  • Minimum 20 copies per design
  • Includes mini ball chain

Accessory Straps (NEW!)

  • 2x9 cm
  • Full color single sided printing (but strap loops around)
  • Minimum 20 copies per design
  • Assembled with stud and D-ring
  • Includes cellphone cord and rubber earphone plug (packaged separately)

Bookmarks

  • 7x15 cm
  • Front: full color, broken-glass sparkle
  • Back: full color, matte coating
  • 200 copies
  • Rounded corners

Poker Cards

  • 6.4x8.9 cm
  • Front: full color, broken-glass sparkle
  • Back: full color, matte coating
  • 400 copies
  • Rounded corners

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I just got some new business cards from a company I haven’t used before, and they are fantastic! Figured I’d share with you guys. The cards are from Moo.Com. They’re great quality, they’re very sturdy, the colors are wonderful and accurate, the cards are made from recycled materials, and best of all you can have a bunch of different designs for the backs all in one set! As an artist this is phenomenal because it means I can easily feature a variety of my work. The cards also come in these beautiful black boxes (also made of recycled materials) and each box includes a cute little compliment card that you’re supposed to pass around to other people to make their day a little better. They’re about the same price as Vista Print but MUCH better quality. (I got some cards from Vista Print recently as well and they were horrid. They printed them so dark they were almost black. That’s not a color correction issue, that’s something wrong with the print process.)

Here’s a couple pictures of the cards:

I highly recommend this company if you need some business cards.