The Birth of a Business Card

Cheap, fast, or good - choose two. 

For my Dads Christmas gift this year I am printing him some custom business cards. He is the manager of a special place in Georgetown, MA called Camp Denison, which is a woodsy getaway with hiking trails, fishing, and animals galore.  After seeing some of my recent work he put in a request for some business cards, "with a tree on them" he said. Well Dad, Santa decided that business cards "with a tree on them" is exactly what you're getting.

Luckily, my dad does not know how to use a computer so I am able to share the evolution of these business cards with you, without ruining Christmas.

Step One: paper selection and cutting the paper to size.

20111219-164031.jpg One of my favorite paper companies is French Paper Co. For these cards I'm using their Factory Green from their Construction Collection in the 100lb Cover weight.

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I will be printing these cards at Interrobang Letterpress {tomorrow} in Jamaica Plain. I'm insanely lucky that Michael Babcock liked me enough to let me intern with him while I was in school and has continued to let me print there before I have a shop of my own.

Stay tuned for steps 2-not sure yet, when things get inky!

OTHER NEWS: In my own "shop" aka {the studio in my apartment where I have 4 cases of type and my Kelsey tabletop press} I finally hung some pieces from some of my favorites.

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(From left to right along the bottom: Max Colby, Union Press, Wilding Davis & Company, Bowerbox Press and Springtide Press)