We had the opportunity to work on some custom posters for The Gap
convention a few weeks ago with our friend Brent Thompson (thanks, Brent!).
This was the first project we ran on our new gigantic 28" x 32" Vandercook and it turned out great.
Here are a couple videos of the press in action.
We have been good girls and boys here at Hammerpress this year so we think we deserve some nice things. Here are our wish lists if you need some inspiration:
Our friends with OLO fragrance & Nice Work asked us to participate in their pop-up shop over Thanksgiving weekend, OPEN FOR BUSINESS. We were thrilled to have our cards and art prints in this finely curated event! Soon enough, I was happily on a plane to Portland to experience OFB in person.
Eric Trine’s hexagon
Maak Soap Lab
Portland was my home for 5 years, so I jumped at the opportunity to revisit and extend the Hammerpress love in Oregon. I also visited some of my favorite shops that carry our cards, like Cargo, Lark Press & Powell’s Books.
Snow-covered Mt Hood looms in the city’s distance on a clear day.
Dinner at Olympic Provisions with deliciously briny, fresh Washington oysters.
Beautifully designed coffee shops are practically everywhere in Portland, but Coava Coffee Roasters was especially lovely.
A visit to Portland would not be complete without a drive to Crown Point, which overlooks the Columbia River Gorge (below).
And a rainy day favorite, Por Que No? Taqueria.
Thank you Portland for your amazing restaurants, fir-scented air & inspiring shops (School House Electric!) Couldn’t be happier we were asked to be part of the incredible selection of artists for OPEN FOR BUSINESS.
After about 17 years of printing other people's wedding invitations, it seemed about time the owner of Hammerpress print his own. Here are a few shots of the invitation as well as some shots of the night of fun with friends and family, tacos and cupcakes hosted by Lindsay Laricks and Brady Vest.
They left the wedding in the "Dragon Wagon" which shoots 3-foot flames out of the tailpipes on either side. Here's a video of the wagon in action, you can't see much so please turn up your sound to enjoy.
We were approached by the lovely and talented ladies of Hello Lucky! this year to participate in a new project for the holidays. It didn't take a whole lot of persuasion to say yes. They've developed such a great following and we were honored to be included in this new project.
Here's the idea - they have curated a small but very good group of designers and illustrators to develop designs outside of their existing line of holiday cards that can be customized and personalized with whatever clever, witty, or cheery greeting that you can come up with as well as personalized photographs. This is a really wonderful thing for folks who want to sent a more personalized greeting or a photograph.
Jenn headed this project up and came up with a really fantastic group of new holiday designs that you can buy through the Hello Lucky! Holiday Cards collection - Hammerpress You will notice that they did a really great job with the website as well!
It's been a busy fall for new posters. We worked with our friends over at Pipeline Productions on this new poster for The Black Angels show in Lawrence this month. The image was pulled from a found photo ( we have tons ) and seemed perfect for the mix of psyche / spaghetti / stoner / desert rock that was coming together for this show.
We loved working with this client. It just made us think of a Neil Diamond song every time we looked at her name. We are trying to hook Daisy and Neil up for some collaborations, but in the meantime she runs a great floral design studio and she came to Hammerpress for some logo design and business cards. Thank you very much Daisy!
Stay tuned, we're about to begin work for her on a brand new website.