New Year Card 2012 Process

Posted: December 18th, 2011 | Author: admin | Filed under: 2012 - New Year Card, New Year Card | Tags: , , | No Comments »

We just finished printing our New Years cards last weekend and are looking forward to sending them out soon. The process went seemingly smooth until we realized, after making 40 prints of the 1st color, that we hadn’t properly secured our paper holder and therefore we couldn’t get the second color to align consistently and we had to start all over. It was a huge hassle and a good reminder for us to always spend that extra minute to make sure our setup is perfect. Oh well. All is well that ends well.

Here are some sneak peaks of the process. I don’t want to potentially reveal the design before people receive them, so I’m keeping these pics abstract. Keep an eye out for one in your mailbox!



New Year Card 2011

Posted: February 22nd, 2011 | Author: admin | Filed under: 2011 - New Year Card, New Year Card | Tags: , , | No Comments »

The New Year Cards this year were a lot of fun to design and got a great response from the friends and family that received them. We are [finally] getting up a post with pics. Hopefully the year thus far is treating you as well as it is treating us!

And did we mention they glow in the dark! -JM





New Year Card 2010

Posted: January 18th, 2010 | Author: admin | Filed under: New Year Card | Tags: , , | 1 Comment »




Our New Years card that we sent out to our friends and family this year focused on the transition from one year to another and specifically that space in between. Crazy to think that we are already a decade into the 21st century! -JM

New Year 2010 Process

Posted: December 15th, 2009 | Author: admin | Filed under: New Year Card, Process | Tags: , , , , | 54 Comments »



A sneak peak of our process for the 2010 New Year Card…

Without giving too much away, I’ll say that it is two color. It has a pattern. And we spent a long time mixing the second color. We had our greatest success in aligning the two colors with this piece, though we faced some challenges with ink bleeding.

We are writing and mailing now…who knows? Maybe one is on its way to you.

We’ll post the final in 2010.


Posted: August 22nd, 2009 | Author: admin | Filed under: Celebrate, Final Prints, New Year Card | Tags: , , , | 66 Comments »





Celebrate Process

Posted: August 22nd, 2009 | Author: admin | Filed under: Celebrate, New Year Card, Process | Tags: , , , , , | 58 Comments »

In ideating for a card to send out at the turn of the new year, we focused on our own adventures thus far with silk-screening. As the pursuit of creativity for pleasure was our main goal with our efforts, we figured the new years was a great time to encourage our friends and family to find ways in their own lives to experience the joy of creativity. Through a brainstorming session at Krakatoa we stumbled across the shared letters in “create” and “celebrate.” Utilizing a half fold form-factor would allow us a clever way to send both messages of inspiration to the recipient. The resulting card also provided us with a perfect segue to update people with what we had been up to that year.

The large Create/Celebrate type was fairly easy to transfer to the screen (besides the 1 mess-up shown below), but the small type that we initially laid out for the back of the card proved nearly impossible to burn into the screen. In hindsight, this was due to the fact that the transparency wasn’t dark enough plus we were over exposing it. We ended up using larger type on the back than we had initially planned and even then the type was not nearly as crisp as we had hoped for. Fortunately we heard back nothing but positive feedback from our friends and family that we gave the cards to, which motivated us to push on with our efforts. -JM