With Halloween right around the corner, I figured it would be fitting to share this beautiful edition of ¿Mamá?, the Spanish version of the monster filled pop-up book Mommy by Maurice Sendak, Arthur Yorinks and Matthew Reinhart. Coincidentally our two-year old daughter has requested us read it every night for the past two weeks, inquiring with every page turn who each monster is and what they are.
I have a lot of notebooks. Most of them I refuse to write in. Recently I came across a few of these empty notebooks of my parents and a couple other lovely office items I’ve kept for the past twenty or so years. The details of which have indirectly inspired Print Prologue, a series of small-run notebook editions and website we’ve been working on. It’s interesting how the things that we love leave an imprint on our subconscious. Continue reading →
We took the kids to Space Center Houston this week and toured a few areas at Johnson Space Center, my dad’s old stomping grounds. It’s been nearly twenty years since I visited. Oddly, everything felt familiar and new at the same time. As a kid I didn’t truly realize the magnitude of innovation that was pouring out of there, right around the corner from our home. JSC was just the place dad went to work everyday and helped send shuttles into space. NBD. I’ve spent the week thinking of so many questions I would ask him now and stories I would have looked forward to hearing. Continue reading →
Mock-up and paper swatches for PRINT PROLOGUE, our new side hustle
What started as a simple notebook project has slowly developed into a series of small-run notebook editions, a web-based guide and a future app for the creative community. All dedicated to the act of designing for small-format and honoring the details that make print design unique.
Here’s a peek of what’s on the way.
Birch & Goldberry, a small gifts & lifestyle product retailer, reached out to us to update the packaging for their line, with a long-term goal of “creating a more cohesive brand and aesthetic and increasing production on a larger scale.” Their identity needed a refinement, not an overhaul. They needed the tools to have their packaging reproduced in a simple, professional and quality manner to meet the demands of their ideal wholesalers. Additionally, it was necessary for them to become more efficient with their time—focusing on their products and less on producing packaging, which they had been doing by hand. Minimalism was an essential ingredient in this project—in design and materials. We used exceptional paper but balanced cost by keeping to two ink colors—gold and black.