Monday, April 26, 2010

Nerds Unite!

Anne and I are thrilled to have our "Project Nerd Power" Pocket Protector Set mentioned in the May 2010 issue of Better Homes & Gardens as a gift idea for new grads. Yippee!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Map Booklets Redux

If you missed out on the first version of the map booklets, here is version 2.0:

The pages in these are again from discarded topographic maps, mixed this time with patterned paper. The covers are printed on duplex paper, with one side cyan blue, and the other chocolate brown. You can choose which color you'd like to have on the outside.

Available here.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Custom-Made Wedding Album

Sarah and Chris asked me to create a one-of-a-kind album for the photographs from their wedding. What a dream project! I came up with several designs for them to choose from, and this was the final result.

Sarah's dress and train were covered with six-petal organza flowers, so I used similar flowers as a design element for the cover. I layered the flowers in letterpress in white ink on the dark paper. The flower petals almost look like organza themselves, brighter where the two layers of white ink overlap:

Their wedding color palette was chocolate brown and petal pink, so I used chocolate Lokta paper from Nepal for the exterior, with pink for the endpapers. The pages and spacers are bound with two screw posts, so pages can be added, removed, or reordered:

The first page has their names, and the date and location of the wedding, all letterpressed in chocolate and pink ink:

Their initials are letterpressed at the bottom of each page, along with a smaller pink version of the six-petal flower:

And the back cover is simple, but the small flower detail ties it all together: