Posts in the category Letterpress

Posted
8 July 2013

Categories
Lead Type, Letterpress

Hadriano Stonecut Wins Battle Against Corrosion, Emerges as Head of Social Correspondence

    The cool composure of this distinguished and understated personal stationery belies its rough beginnings. The road to success was not paved with gold, but pitted and pocked by lead’s greatest enemy, corrosion.   The story begins on the day our client and friend, Mark Foggin, entered our studio with this thank you note [...]


The Great Gowanus Letterpress Paper and Ink Challenge, Part II

    The results are in! After testing dozens of weights and finishes, we finally found a paper with a good balance of tactility and smoothness. This paper worked well with the letterpress printing process, while bringing out the lyrical quality of David Biskup’s gorgeous Gowanus photographs. And the winner is….   REVERE SILK 300 [...]


Posted
5 June 2013

Categories
Design, Letterpress

Dapper Dads

Towards the end of last year, the studio was all abuzz about textiles and patterns. The qualities of fabric, yarn, and lace seemed to hold limitless possibilities for reinterpration through the textural medium of letterpress printing. We followed our curiosity, and came up with our holiday-sweater-inspired  Holiday cards . We followed up with a variation [...]


Posted
11 September 2012

Categories
Letterpress

SO–AND–SO Comes to Swayspace– in 3-D!

We knew when we saw this package from SO–AND–SO in the mail that this was gonna be good.   Nello Russo and Anna Follo are the masterminds behind  SO–AND–SO magazine. The artistic and editorial duo collaborated with eBoy to create the first issue, which was released in early 2011. We did the letterpress printing here at Swayspace while Nello hand bound, [...]


Posted
5 April 2012

Categories
Letterpress, Weddings

‘Tis Wedding Event Season

We did it BIG this year!! Over the past couple of months, we’ve been getting ourselves sorted out to present our work at two of New York’s premier wedding events: Wedding Crashers and New York Magazine Weddings. We’ve shed blood, sweat and tears (well, not tears but…) designing and printing pieces for the events. One [...]


Posted
3 February 2012

Categories
Ephemera, Letterpress

Get Yer Sweetheart Cards Here!

Love is in the air, or at least the smell of ink and California Wash.  Yes!  We’ve been busy bees in recent weeks, designing and printing a fabulous collection of sweetheart cards. From Top Left Clockwise: Loves Me/Loves Me Not, Mini Love Blind, The Girls, Mini Sweetheart Note Set Varied in style and sentiment, there [...]


Posted
8 December 2011

Categories
Letterpress, News

We’re in a Show! New York Writes Itself

In June of this year, we were invited to participate in a letterpress show for a project called New York Writes Itself. New York Writes Itself (NYWI) is an amorphous creative production where the inspiration is created not by one person, rather an entire city of potential scribes. Overheard conversations, glimpsed interactions or in-your-face encounters all [...]


Posted
24 June 2010

Categories
Letterpress, News

Knot Practical

Have you ever wondered how you might survive in the wild? Well, we at Swayspace certainly have: where the closest thing to the natural world are the mosquitoes that divebomb from the Gowanus in the summer. What could we urban soldiers and keyboard jockeys do if we had to camp out in Central Park if [...]


Posted
24 May 2010

Categories
Letterpress, News, Studio

We’re in an Art Show

We are excited to announce Swayspace’s participation in a show highlighting the work of master craftsmen and artisans working in New York City. The show is part of the LVMH-sponsored project The Art of Craftsmanship Revisited: New York and opens this Wednesday 26 May. The show will be open to the public June 5 – [...]


Posted
6 May 2010

Categories
Letterpress, News

The Feltron 2009 Annual Report : Behind the Scenes

After about two months, the Feltron 2009 Annual Report is officially completely printed! I don’t think anyone quite understood the magnitude of the job until it was well underway. It’s the biggest job Swayspace has printed, and in the end it was definitely worth the massive effort by everyone involved. You may have viewed the [...]


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