HOT OFF THE PRESSES!
The invention of the printing press was a pivotal moment in history, uprooting authority and closing the gap between rich and poor. We still use a similar mechanism today….Why mess with a good thing? It makes really cool posters.
We visited 7 ton press in West Asheville to print our Hitchfest (copyright 2012 Brave & Dandy Events) posters, commonly known as wedding invitations. Our friend Alice Oglesby who is a (freakin’ genius and) graphic artist at io design and illustration created our invitations.
- our logo
- this here website
- our t-shirts
- rack & business cards
- most everything at Sunny Point
- the I 40 sound barrier
- children’s books
Her business partner Hugh Munro designed the gochairrepair.com site and they also have solar powered web hosting. They are one of the main reasons our business has made it almost 3 years! They are helpful, fun, professional folks who anticipate and fulfill your needs in advance. Thanks y’all. I could go ON AND ON about how fantastic they are. Here is our poster:
Based on our thoughts to have a music poster theme for our invites, Alice suggested that Letterpress printing would be perfect for the poster and hooked us up with Bridget of Flatbed Splendor at 7 Ton Press (a collective including Quill & Arrow Press, Two Step Press, Tiny Story Factory, and Flatbed Splendor, though Bridget has since moved to Florida). IT WAS SO….COOL!
I felt like I was in a museum seeing a piece of history in action. It really makes you take for granted all of the books in the libraries! Because of the complexity of our poster, Alice opted for a plastic plate version which takes less time to set up and is easy to replicate if we needed further printing runs. It was a blast and we highly recommend io design and 7 ton press for any of your graphic, web, illustration, or printing needs.
Here are some pictures: