Sunday, February 28, 2010
For the last 2 months, Carrie and I have been working on a monumental project. Actually, it's a teeny tiny project in size, but was a mammoth undertaking.
It's a origami house set. It's a paperkraft letterpress diorama small town you build it kit. We need to work on our "Elevator Pitch". It's a kit that comes with 2 sheets--one for the background and one with lots of things to cut out and assemble. Specifically, 3 houses, 7 trees, and 2 background corners to make it stable.
There's so much work that has gone into this that it's hard to know where to start. I hope to post up some process notes here later in the week. Let's just summarize by saying it started with a business meeting on a frosty afternoon, included several drawing/cutting/folding sessions. Then came a weekend marathon of printing 4 colors on each of the 2 sheets.
Here's the background. We drew this first, and printed it first, before we were totally skilled at the registration process on our press.
Here's a house from Carrie's neighborhood. It's from the cut-apart sheet, and as you can see, the registration is pretty flippin' awesome.
Looks good on a mantel, right? You can get yours right here!
And this is only the beginning. We've already been plotting/planning for the next kit. All I can say is "mooooooooo".