That’s right! LadyBird Letterpress has arrived in Sacramento. We’re continuing to accept letterpress northern california orders now that our shop is fully moved and operational. Cheers.
We’re heading up North to the Sacramento area! Over the next few weeks we will be packing up and shipping out press and materials. These will be set back up in Sac town and we’ll resume taking orders then!
In the meantime, we will regretfully be unable to fulfill any new requests.
Pantone has announced that PANTONE 18-1438 Marsala is this years color of the year. Much like the fortified wine that gives Marsala its name, this tasteful hue embodies the satisfying richness of a fulfilling meal while its grounding red-brown roots emanate a sophisticated, natural earthiness. This hearty, yet stylish tone is universally appealing and translates easily to fashion, beauty, industrial design, home furnishings and interiors.
The Versatility of Marsala
- Equally appealing to men and women, Marsala is a stirring and flavorful shade for apparel and accessories, one that encourages color creativity and experimentation
- Flattering against many skin tones, sultry and subtle Marsala is a great
go-tocolor for beauty, providing enormous highlight for the cheek, and a captivating pop of color for nails, shadows lips and hair.
- Dramatic and at the same time grounding, the rich and full-bodied red-brown Marsala brings color warmth into home interiors
- An earthy shade with a bit of sophistication, texture is the story in print and packaging. A matte finish highlights Marsala’s organic nature while adding a sheen conveys a completely different message of glamour and luxury.
About the PANTONE Color of the Year
The color of the year selection requires careful consideration and, to arrive at the selection, Pantone quite literally combs the world looking for color influences. This can include the entertainment industry and films that are in production, traveling art collections, hot new artists, popular travel destinations and other socio-economic conditions. Influences may also stem from technology, availability of new textures and effects that impact color, and even upcoming sports events that capture worldwide attention.
Pantone has announced that PANTONE 18-3224 Radiant Orchid, a captivating, magical, enigmatic purple, is the color of the year for 2014. We’ve branded our website using this beautiful color, and will carry this tradition on in years to come.
Wedding cards are always such a fun project to take on. In this case, we were working on thank you cards for our own wedding! We wanted our guests to receive something very special a few weeks after our big day to thank them for their attendance & gifts. While our wedding suite was lavender in color, we felt that a fun, mint green letterpress card was perfect for this piece. The wedding card came out lovely & included our wedding mark on the back of the folded card. We kept the letterpress impression light for this project, with the ink just kissing the paper with our custom heart illustration.
These two-color birth announcements were designed with love to welcome Nora Marie Fink into the world. She arrived on September 21st, 2013 with a smile on her face. First-time parents Nicole & Jon came to LadyBird Letterpress in search of a special, creative way to announce their beautiful baby girl to the world. We worked with new mother Nicole to develop a custom letterpress design.
We’ve recently upgraded our primary letterpress printing press to an 8×12 Chandler & Price. Once she was delivered, cleaned and oiled up, we had to get something on press right away… Continue Reading…
We’re on Pinterest and we love it! With an endless flow of beautiful work and letterpress inspiration it can be hard to ever leave Pinterest at times. Letterpress work thrives on this social network and we love to see the work of our peers come to light and be appreciated by everyone. Continue Reading…
Bitcoin. You can’t turn on the news these day without hearing it mentioned. Ever since learning about and becoming a player in the world of Bitcoin, we of LadyBird Letterpress have been excited with the idea of pressing the Bitcoin logo. This project came into being as a collaboration with Canton Becker of www.bitcoinpaperwallet.com. Canton was looking for a new piece to offer as a giveaway with his holiday Bitcoin paper wallet stickers. The design was custom created by LadyBird and printed locally in San Diego, CA.