We love working with small, local businesses, especially ones that share a love of the handmade. We printed these letterpress cards for Brooklyn Herborium, a shop started by two Brooklyn moms who wanted to create a line of skincare products that were healthy and environmentally friendly. Their design is simple and sweet, with a great floral and herb illustration.
We're loving rich black ink these days. Here is a beautiful design by Erin Hall of Hall & Co. The cards are duplexed, black and white stock, with rich black and matte gold letterpress. The playful script in this logo is such a fun example of hand-lettering. This is a business card that you'll want to hold onto!
We've been working with Chalk, a marketing and branding firm here in NYC for a couple of years. They recently asked us to print some of their redesigned business cards and we were impressed by how well they turned out. The bold indigo banner contrasts the bright white paper, making their logo quite striking.
It's always fun to bring another designer's vision to life, especially when it is as eye-catching as this. These letterpress business cards were a challenge to print, but will certainly make a good impression on their clients.
One of the best things about running a letterpress shop in Brooklyn is being a stone’s throw from so many talented people making incredibly beautiful things. Quite often, we’re lucky enough to get to work with some of them! We've been collaborating with Saipua in Red Hook for years to print a variety of things for their hand-made products. Along with their gorgeous floral work, they make olive oil based soaps and soy candles in small batches. We truly appreciate someone else who works with their hands everyday.
We recently printed these striking snake business cards for them. Their style is beautiful, wild and a little dark and matches our own aesthetic perfectly.
Sarah, the Founder & Creative Director at Saipua shared this beautiful photo with us. We just love the contrast of the golden snake among those breathtaking flowers!
Sometimes a really simple business card design is so effective. We printed this blind embossed card for a graphic designer and we love how the tactile nature of that deep impression makes any color unnecessary! It's a strong, bold layout and we think it looks great!
Sometimes a design for a business card lands on our desk and we just think "Yahoo!" These cards for Kirby and Kraut are no exception.
I don't even know where to start. We love the font used for the business name: it has a subtle vintage, handwritten feel while still looking really elegant. It reminds us of the kind of typeface Wes Anderson might choose for one of his movies!
And then there's the cabbage illustration printed in a bright lime green. We adore it. The whole card works perfectly and really benefits from the simplicity of the information provided.
Here's a close up to show the detail in the cabbage illustration:
Kirby & Kraut makes kitchen tools for home fermentation and preservation. Their website is dedicated to providing recipes and resources for food enthusiasts interested in preparing pickles, preserves and fermented foods at home. The business is based in Sunnyside, Queens NY and all the products are made in America.
We just finished printing gorgeous business cards for a mobile sunless tanning service. The designer created a pretty sunshine-yellow pattern for the back of the card and a simple layout for the front.
We like how the single yellow circle looped over the business name is then repeated in the graphic on the reverse:
This is such a charming card design: we love how the letterpress impression creates the feel of a textile in that repeating pattern.
Alongside our collection of in-house-designed business cards, we are always happy to print cards that are designed by other businesses and graphic artists. Lately, we have printed a variety of really lovely cards, each of which has it's own, unique charm. Brooklyn Herborium is a new store that sells holistic beauty products. We love how their card design references nature, plants and greenery:
Our Millstone is another new business; a bakery specializing in growing, milling and baking everything. Again, the card perfectly reflects the business through the use of illustration and color:
Finally, we love the simplicity of this last card that just features a name in a beautiful, cursive script. Sometimes the most uncluttered design can speak volumes when printed in letterpress:
We're looking forward to the launch of Najla; an online purveyor of lingerie that combines classic, elegant silhouettes and luxurious materials with expert artisanship.
We were asked to print business cards for Chalk 242. They are a branding, design and marketing agency based in New York and we loved the look of their own branding. It was a very satisfying challenge for us to replicate the weathered look of the dark blue on their business card. We had to ensure that the plate allowed for subtly different ink coverage in different parts.
We are proud of how we were able to capture the effect of a chalkboard! (And did we mention how much we love that deep-midnight indigo color?!)
It's no mystery that here at Sesame, we love being beside the seaside. Over the summer, we decamp to Marblehead, MA and spend hours gazing at the sea. And many of our designs have a distinct maritime flavor. So when we were asked to design business cards for a lovely new shop in Nantucket, we loved the fact that this shop is literally right on the water.
Check out this view:
And inside, it has been arranged so beautifully too:
Elise, the owner stocks some of our products in the store and we were delighted when she asked us to print her business cards. We love the vibrant color and the square dimensions of the card.
We just printed this really cute business card for a client. We love the illustration of a paper plane! And the typewriter style of the text...