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A design + analog printing studio in Los Angeles

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design + letterpress printing in Los Angeles, California

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brackish cards + tags

Imagine a brass tags on a machine.
Imagine trying to emulate that with a letterpress printed business card on kraft paper.

This is what Brackish, a Seattle-based furniture company, wanted. Andy knew exactly what he wanted for his first Unique LA show. Laura Horon created the business card design and it did the pressing, cutting and gole cutting for his cards and tags. They'll be a perfect fit for his amazing furniture pieces. We'll be keeping in touch for future pieces for the "haus."

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J + E wedding

It's Monday after the "spring forward" time change and my body feels a little sluggish from this past weekend of wedding events. Biggest Congratulations to my cousin Elysse and her new husband, Jeff. I'm so thrilled for them. As one of her bridesmaids, not only did I get to wear a cute dress and hold a bouqet, but I also had the chance to do some letterpressing and calligraphy for her. 

I was honored to letterpress and handwrite her escort cards. These weren't ordinary foldover table cards. Each table was named an airport and each person had their own tag with the airport code letterpressed and their name calligraphed with white ink. To present all the tags, they were pinned onto a frame all aligned and guests picked off their names during cocktail hour. I wish I was there to see the guests pick off their tags off the board to see the guests' reactions. I was with the bridal party in the back room hiding out from the rest of the guests waiting for the Grand Entrance. Besides, appetizers and glasses of wine were coming our way. Why would I step away from that?

Although I'm a little heavy-eyed right now, I'm so pleased with how they turned out and most of all, I'm glad the bride is pleased. 

It was a very happy wedding day! Congratulations Elysse and Jeff!

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