Wednesday, September 09, 2009

2010 Letterpress Calendar

Presenting....the 1canoe2 2010 Calendar! Yes, I know it's only September. But we wanted to beat the rush to get this puppy out there and seen by as many of you as possible.

Carrie and I have been working our pens and our press arms to pieces on this calendar. It started with multiple meetings brainstorming concepts and talking on the phone on my commute everyday. After we settled on the basic concept of collections of everyday objects, we split up the month and design assignments and we hit the sketchbooks.

Then came all of the computer hours working up our precious drawings into printable plates.

And finally over Labor Day weekend we printed and printed and printed some more. And after all those joint decisions, hours spent in the studio, and paper cutting, we only printed 24 calendars. Our goal is to make a total of 300 this year. We'll see how they sell and how many we can actually produce. But we only ordered paper for 300 minus errors, so we probably won't make MORE than 300, so get 'em while you can!

Here is the link to the calendar

Cost: $24 plus shipping
Size: 6"x 10.5"
Edition: less than 300

Allow me to take this moment to complain about my house and it's lack of natural light. And also curse the moving process by which I misplaced my cable release. All of this leading to slightly blurry photos.

I think after we were done with the printing process at 9pm on Monday, we were most in love with the posters that we had been making along the way. They were a giant pain in the backside because they require printing of 24 separate plates, but we both really like the way they look. the plan is to make a very limited edition of these and sell them for quite a bit more money. Stay tuned!

Whew! I'm exhausted. But so so so happy! We love it and hope you do too!

Posted by Beth Howard @ 10:01 PM

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Beth, you two are truly amazing! I love it.

Posted by Blogger Shona~ LALA dex press @ 8:21 AM #


Posted by Blogger Tisra @ 9:24 AM #

I agree, you two are quite the pair.

Posted by Blogger hezza @ 1:40 AM #
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