Wednesday, September 29, 2010


Around here we are pretty smitten. Smitten with our super sweet clients, smitten with our cotton papers, smitten with our amazing assistants, smitten with Miss Ruby Tuesday (in case you hadn't noticed) and most of all smitten with our metal beasts which thump day in and day out. It is pretty spectacular indeed.

Friday, September 24, 2010

weekend plans

Hello muffins, hope you've had a good week. Around here we have a busy weekend planned - we've got some new goodies in production, a few weddings to print and a few meetings to attend. I am think that I might just well need my famous Banana & Mars Bar cake to get us through the weekend.

See you again next week!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

back into production

We are back up and printing in the studio again. For a few days Miss Ruby Tuesday and I have been lost souls. Dear Herbie decided to chuck a bit of a wobbly last Saturday and break his most important part - the part that makes the ink hit the paper!! A mad dash to email every Heidelberg supplier we could find, Thanks to Mr H's handy work, much sweat and a few bruises we are back up and running again. Phew.

Monday, September 20, 2010

julia & justin :: wedding stationery

Today we have a really sweet invitation suite to share with you. Julia & Justin are having a gorgeous garden ceremony, in one of their favourite parks which is beautifully green, quiet and dog friendly - and oh, don't we love dogs in bow ties at weddings! Featuring varying shades of dusty pink in their wedding styling we designed their invitation stationery to be beautifully gentle, sweet and undeniably pretty. A gorgeous dusty pink, mixed with a very light gelato green. Just delightful.

Thankyou Julia & Justin - it was such a pleasure to work with you, and Ruby Tuesday especially loved all her email love in which you sent! xox

Friday, September 17, 2010

jen & jeff :: wedding stationery

Today I wanted to show you a very quick peek at a recent wedding stationery suite we recently designed and letterpress printed for Jen & Jeff who are having a family friendly wedding at the races.

Printed in a deep midnight blue ink on our white cotton stocks, we love its bold simplicity, with a slight touch of country romance thrown in. Plus how can you not love a couple whose names both start with the same initial? And even better, we love how their names have a perfect balanced harmony in the way they connect and interlock together in our above design. Talk about a perfect way to start a marriage together!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

the feed table

This is Herbies feed table. Its one of my favourite places in all of his 1200 kilos of cast iron loveliness. Here we load up fresh ream of cotton paper. We "fan the deck" to loosen up the sheets and then stack them with perfect precision, ready to print. Here a perfectly measured blast of air separates each sheet. The top 6 sheets perfectly rise and fall by the air blast ready to be picked up and pressed into something beautiful. The rest of the ream awaits patiently, their time too will come.

Its the place where things begin, where the cotton goes from being just cotton, to cotton that has been planned, designed, plated, inked and impressed. It is such a spot of potential, of new beginnings, and of endless possibilities.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

a breath of fresh air

Images from our weekend - hope you enjoy as much as we did.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

a message from upper management

Life here in the studio has been very busy of late. So as the official studio manager, I have deemed the next few days a holiday for our faithful workers.

The studio will resume all duties from the 14th of September.

Much love,
Ruby Tuesday
(aka boss dog)

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

matthew & jackie :: wedding stationery

Around here, we can't deny it, we are the biggest typographic nuts ever. We love typography, we love its shapes, its forms and the subconscious communication which typography portrays to the viewer. So around here, we totally dig it when we have wedding clients who "get" typography and loves beautifully crafted typographic designs as much as we do.

We loved working on these designs for Matt & Jackie. We worked on a series of different typographic designs but really love the final outcome which they chose. Printed in a striking black ink on white cotton stock the pure simplicity of this design resulted in an amazing letterpressed impression. With contrasting typefaces, the heavy weight uppercase and lighter lower case. Polished off with the addition of a heavy double stroke. Absolute love.

Friday, September 3, 2010

letterpress swing tags now instore!

Due to popular demand we are excited to let you know that our alphabet & numeral letterpress swing tags are now in store! Including characters A-Z, & and numerals 0-9. Each pack contains 12 tags and are available here for $20 a pack. You can pick and choose your combination - or let us pick for you!

Also keep an eye out for our assorted gift swing tags which are also now available. These too are a 12 pack with 8 different designs available for $20 per pack. Pick and choose your favourites, or let us surprise you with a gorgeous little pack of letterpress swing tag loveliness!

dear herbie

Dear Herbie,
You big beautiful old beast, we love you even when you are moody.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

getting inky

We've been getting inky around here again. Seems its an occupational hazard.

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