If we haven’t already met you in person. . .

Here’s our (rise-and-shine studio’s) business card—lusciously letterpressed and good fun to distribute. Assembling this bifold card to connect arms in a handshake always garners a few giggles. . .even from ourselves still. Click on photo to see details.

Production info: A steel rule die is not the way to go when die cutting shapes this small—no matter what the vendor claims. (We learned the hard way.) These puppies had to be laser cut individually by our friends at Fireside Laser Arts in San Francisco. Luckily, our stock was inked with a dark color as laser cutting leaves a visible brownish burn mark around the edges. Though know that letterpressing in a dark ink has its challenges as well—you must account for bleed when knocking out type, and you must be okay with a spotted texture, which we happen to really like. The printing was also done locally, on tree-free paper (in record speed) by the nice folks at Mercurio Brothers in Berkeley.

Also, an update, We are still selecting local, environmentally sustainable vendors to produce our line of Friendly Reminder T-shirts at a reasonable cost to you. Stay tuned. Or, email info{at}rise-and-shine{dot}com for pre-orders.

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2 responses to “If we haven’t already met you in person. . .

  1. Beautiful! And clever too.

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