Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Promotional Postcards

As part of the branding and promotion for the next event, me and Francesca are developing a net to package four postcards (each designed by one of us). I have looked at some various packaging to inspire this.

Andy showed me this postcard holder, designed by GFSmith, this would be perfect for our own, as it doesn't need any adhesive and folds down from a square piece of paper.

This envelope booklet would be ideal, instead of being clipped together, a simple japanese bind would work well. The idea of having windows to display the work is also good, so people can browse through before they decide to buy.


Monday, 12 November 2012

Chalkboard Calendar

I have come across a project that consists of a sketchbook, calendar and set of magnets, all hand lettered  with chalk. I really like the lettering and think that it will be suitable for my Change Makers brief, adding to the hand crafted feel of it.


I have found some existing designs of calendars to influence my layout. I have come across some letter pressed calendars, which I love. Aesthetically they are great, unfortunately I do not have the time or facilities to create the same or similar effect. They best way I can think of is to make copper plates to ink up and emboss. To create 13 of these would take up too much time, so I think I'm going to stick to screen printing them, which will also make it easier when selected the appropriate recycled stock.