Letterpress is Magic


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John Myers from 1st Door Software approached me in February about redesigning his website and creating a new logo for his business. John develops very high quality applications for iOS so he needs to represent that quality with his first impression, be it the website or a business card. Today, a website has depth and an unlimited canvas to tell a story, but a business card as a medium truly limits designers in many ways. A high quality business card goes a long way when creating an initial impression. Business card production can be done through internet vendors in a very inexpensive way but for 1st Door Software it was important that we created a unique and high quality card that represented their brand and in this case letterpress printing was the best process for the job.

Denver based print shop, Foils & Dies have been letterpress printing for over 20 years and after seeing just a few of the business cards they had printed in the past I knew they were the perfect company for the job. The letterpress typically uses magnesium or copper dies that a inked and smashed on top the paper to create a mild indentation that is a reverse of the die. Letterpress as trade is slowly fading away so I was very excited to have the opportunity to use the process, here are a few shots of the print shop and the final results.

Business Card Design - Denver - 1st Door Software

1st Door Software - Business Cards

Foils & Dies Denver

Letterpress Denver

Denver’s Ink Monstr wraps Red Bull helicopter


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For sometime now, Reed & the crew over at Ink Monstr has been printing and vinyl wrapping vehicles for local business in Denver, as well as the occasional tour bus for action sports companies. So it’s no surprise that Red Bull approached them with the challenge of wrapping their new helicopter. From the looks of the time lapse shot by Six Eleven they had no problem with creating a perfect wrap.

Red Bull Helicopter wrapped by Ink Monstr

Red Bull Helicopter in flight

That’s bone… and the lettering is something called…


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I didn’t use Silian Rail and it’s not quite bone but it is the new CNCPTS business card.

CNCPTS Business cards front

CNCPTS Business cards back

The Concepts: ARC USA


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We recently took on the site redesign job for the Australian Resource Conference which will be host in Denver next year. The conference has been staged for the sole purpose of linking US based investors with Australian businesses. With that in mind we knew the site needed an edge but also needed some corporate undertones. The client needed the ability to make edits on there own once the site was launched and also have the ability to feed dynamic content such as Twitter posts. Based on those requirements we recommended WordPress as it’s built in CMS is easy to use and highly customizable. Below are a few high fidelity mock ups.

ARC USA Homepage Design

ARC USA Homepage Design

ARC USA Subpage Design

ARC USA Subpage Design

American Fun


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Over the past 3 years I’ve been deeply involved with One 5 Media, from marketing, event planning, music coordination for the films and all aspects of the design and web development. Last year we didn’t film for the annual mountainboard video as all of our proprieties lay elsewhere. This year everything is back on track. All winter Justin Dersham, founder of One 5 Media has been working hard filming the ultimate ski bum Chris Tatsuno, he recently packed up shop and left for Europe to film the next mountainboard film. Right before he left town he asked if we could throw together a quick sticker for the trip and being a sticker freak I jumped right on it.

Stickers are super fun to design, you never know where they will end up or what implication it might have on a brand. Since mountainboarding isn’t the most lucrative industry, riders do it purely for fun, and One 5 Media tries to capture that in it’s films. With that in mind I knew the sticker had better be fun and for some reason on that day when I thought of summer and fun, bubble gum popped in my head. Dubble Bubble was always one of my favorite, hence the release of the One 5 Media “American Fun” stickers.

One 5 Media - American Fun

Another sticker I also finished recently was The Produce “Always Fresh” stickers, which have been a big hit with my friends.

The Produce Logo And Sticker