A letterpress coaster celebrating St. Patrick’s Day.
We recently finished printing our third type card and wanted to share the photos of their production. In case you don’t know what our type cards are, they’re a monthly letterpress edition that celebrates a special day (This month is St. Patrick’s Day) using a unique typeface(s). Our last two cards celebrated Valentine’s Day and The New Year. Check out all of the photos after the break …
Who doesn’t love a good ink mix? We picked what we thought was the perfect shamrock green ink (PMS 355U), which included Pantone Green and Yellow bases with a hint of Pantone Black. The coasters were printed on 110lb Lettra in Fluorescent White on a Universal III Vandercook and die-cut on a 12×18 Craftsman C&P.
The design got started when we came across a unique typeface in Lewis Day’s Alphabets Old and New. We were excited to discover that type designer Nick Curtis (MyFonts – Creative Characters Interview) had converted the typeface into a digital font known as Ye Olde Block NF. We mixed in some celtic elements and knots and a few shamrocks for good luck and a letterpress coaster was born.
Place your order from today through March 31st to pickup one of these coasters when your order ships. We’ve got a special announcement for next month’s type card so stay tuned later this week for more details.