Clever letterpress for our modern times
Pasadena, CA (PRWEB) October 6, 2009
Spiffy Press today announced the debut of its new website - spiffypress.com - designed especially for letterpress enthusiasts searching for something new. Just as the name Spiffy implies, the site delivers modern designs, with bold text and ironic, type-driven concepts, as fresh alternatives to traditional letterpress greeting cards.
The Text Lingo line of all-occasion letterpress cards lives up to the site's tagline of "Clever letterpress for our modern times" -- mixing today's texting-style lingo with an old-world printing technique. Bright orange OMG!, set in an over-sized font, is stamped onto luxurious cotton paper, instead of pixels, bringing an ironic touch to thoughtful notes that take time to send and last forever.
The letterpress bottle wrap elevates a standard wine bottle to a stylish gift. The CHEERS greeting in big lime green letters sets the tone to open the bottle and let the party begin. The blank space on the back of the wrap doubles as a card to jot a name and greeting.
"My attitude toward conceptual design is that life is simply more interesting when things are beautifully handcrafted and designed to make you think," says Scott Wallin, Owner, Spiffy Press. "I believe customers will really enjoy the ease of online access to order letterpress cards with modern messages."
In addition to funky everyday letterpress cards, letterpress fans will find a full line of personalized letterpress holiday cards to choose from. Custom letterpress business stationery and letterpress wedding invitations are also available
The 5" x 7" artful cards are cleverly designed on the outside, blank on the inside and eco-friendly at heart, using 100% cotton, tree-free paper and 100% recycled paper-bag envelopes The full line of handsomely handcrafted everyday letterpress greeting cards is available individually or in boxed sets.
About Spiffy Press:
Established in 2008 with the purchase of a Vandercook 219 letterpress, Spiffy Press sprang to life and broadened Owner Scott Wallin's design capabilities. A California Institute of the Arts graduate, Scott has been art directing and designing for more than 20 years. He has developed brand strategies, created logos and business stationery, and designed brochures and websites for clients in the U.S. and Europe. His philosophy in life translates well to his graphic, typographic and letterpress designs -- "Never stop having fun!"
Scott's wedding invitations and business stationery have been published in The Power of Paper in Graphic Design (Rockport) for strong conceptual use of imagery and design, bold colors and playful die cuts; and Creative Edge, Letterhead + Business Card Design (North Light Books) for strong conceptual use of imagery and paper.