The ABCs of Branding

ABC Branding Poster

I’m a huge fan of the “ABC” posters and prints that have been so popular over the last year or so, and this one from The Best Part is one of the most clever and cool ones that I’ve seen. Using no ink whatsoever, the posters are a foil stamped and embossed A to Z of some of the most famous logos of all time, including Ford, Kellogg’s, Xerox, and lots more logo lover eye candy. Posters are available in two colorways: silver foil on black and gold foil on cream. – found via Paper Tastebuds

Gold on ivory:

ABC Branding Poster

images from The Best Part

New Zealand Book Council : Going West

The New Zealand Book Council has released an absolutely amazing video, produced by Colenso BBDO and animated by London based Andersen M Studios, which uses paper craft animation to promote books and reading. The animation features paper cut imagery using Maurice Gee’s novel Going West, and eight months of intricate paper cutting work went into creating the final two minute video. Amazing, amazing work! Many thanks to Kelly for letting me know about this wonderful work of art.

video from the NZ Book Council

Paper Wheel Press

Paper Wheel Letterpress Cards


Paper Wheel Letterpress Cards


Paper Wheel Letterpress Cards

If you’re starting to look for the perfect Valentine’s Day card for your sweetie, then you’ll want to check out these super cute letterpress cards by Paper Wheel Press. I just love the little illustrations, coupled with the adorable fonts. Paper Wheel has cards for all sorts of occasions, including birthday, baby, and cards just for saying “hey”. A few more lovelies from the collection:

Paper Wheel Letterpress Cards


Paper Wheel Letterpress Cards


Paper Wheel Letterpress Cards

images from Paper Wheel Press

Steve Mack Illustrated Holiday Cards

Steve Mack Holiday Cards

Though the holidays are officially over, I can’t resist telling you about a magical holiday countdown that I can’t believe I missed during December. Illustrator Steve Mack shared a card per day from his 2009 personal holiday card collection, and every day is a treat. I love his style, and that color palette is fantastic! You can check out a few cards from Steve’s collection below, and you can see every card in the countdown over at his blog, Spot Illustration.

Steve Mack Holiday Cards

images from Steve Mack

Facebook Holiday Gifts

I’m sure that I say this every year, but wow did the holidays speed on by! I hope that everyone had a good season, and if this is your first day back, as it is mine, I hope that it’s easy for you to get back into the swing of things.

Facebook Letterpress Holiday Gift

Oh, to be one of Facebook’s top advertisers and to receive one of their absolutely incredible holiday gifts! These 19″ x 19″ square art posters are printed, embossed, and foiled to perfection down to the last little detail, and there are so many of said details that I could probably stare at this for hours just taking in all of Facebook designer Ben Barry’s signature illustrative and typographic details.

Facebook Letterpress Holiday Gift

The shark detail is awesome:

Facebook Letterpress Holiday Gift

The awesomeness continues in the packaging of the holiday gift, which features custom rubber stamping, packaging tape, and ridiculously cool silkscreened wood tokens that include a custom code that recipients can redeem for a charitable donation.

Facebook Letterpress Holiday Gift

Check out many more images from Facebook’s 2009 holiday gift project, including preliminary sketches of the poster and details, over at For Print Only.

images from FPO