Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Sneak peak

Today's sneak peak is of Megan's art deco invitation proof. We'll be printing the final run very soon, so stay posted.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009


We've had a busy few days printing proofs for current orders. Here's a sneak peak into one of them - wedding invites for Sharlene and Alex, who you may remember we worked with last year to produce their Save the Date cards. We've custom mixed the colours to match the table runners. Can't wait to have these invites printed, they're going to be quite stunning. 

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Wipe your feet

Yesterday's lesson was an important one - if you're going to drop a little ink on the studio floor, make sure not to stand in it.

Especially if it's Pantone Violet. I'm normally very clean with my inks, but violet just gets everywhere. It took me over an hour to realise that I'd stood in a little violet blob, and then proceeded to walk it all around the studio, in the office, and in my kitchen. Being 31 weeks pregnant, I have trouble reaching my toes (*cough* more like my knees...) so Adrian was on the scene on all fours with a turps rag.

A tiny blob of violet can spread out to cover a quarter of a studio's cement floor when turps is applied. But let's just say that's arty, and that the studio's floor now looks a little more creative.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Baby Dolton

I've just had the absolute pleasure of working with Victoria and James to design and print a set of baby announcement cards and note cards for their second baby. Until now, I wasn't really considering printing announcement cards for our own little arrival (due in 10 weeks), but now I'm convinced I will.

This design incorporates the Palm Cockatoo illustration I produced a couple of weeks ago, scaled right down. I was excited to see it prints beautifully at this size. I'll definitely be illustrating a lot more for our work in the future.

These cards were designed to match the first set of cards that Victoria and James had printed in the US by Sesame Letterpress for the arrival of their first baby. Make sure you check out Sesame Letterpress's beautiful work on their website.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

A little professional development

It's an exciting week for us this week. Lots of gorgeous new designs and clients, as well as a 3-day course specialising in creative businesses. I love the opportunity to sit down with other creative business owners and bounce ideas off eachother. I always end up learning so much that I can take back to Poppy. So stay tuned - I've already got some great ideas on improving our processes and production, and can't wait to bring them on board.

The course runs Wed-Fri this week, all day, so please accept my apologies for being late to respond to emails and phonecalls during this time (but it'll be worth it!).