Essie Letterpress – 2014 Illustrated Almanac

Essie Letterpress 2014 SA Illustrated Almanac

Essie Letterpress

Cover – by MutiJanuary - by Hanno van ZylJanuary - by Hanno van ZylJanuary – by Hanno van Zyl
February by Jason de VilliersFebruary by Jason de VilliersFebruary by Jason de Villiers
March by Alex LatimerMarch by Alex Latimer

March by Alex Latimer
April by Bruce MackayApril by Bruce Mackay

April by Bruce Mackay
May by Hylton WarburtonMay by Hylton Warburton

May by Hylton Warburton
June by Lize-Marie DreyerJune by Lize-Marie DreyerJune by Lize-Marie Dreyer
July by Nicolas RixJuly by Nicolas Rix

July by Nicolas Rix
August by Nina TorrAugust by Nina Torr

August by Nina Torr
September by Christi du ToitSeptember by Christi du Toit

September by Christi du ToitOctober by Lauren FowlerOctober by Lauren Fowler

October by Lauren FowlerNovember by FanakaloNovember by Fanakalo

November by FanakaloDecember by Andres PallaviciniDecember by Andres Pallavicini

December by Andres Pallavicini

Oh my!  This beautiful Essie Letterpress South African Artist’s Almanac features original illustrations for each month of the year, all designed by renowned local artists.

It was printed by an Heidelberg Platen press on Natural Evolution paper. You can get yours from the Essie online shop for R490.

http://www.essieletterpress.co.za/

via www.10and5.com

 

 

Essie Letterpress Calendar

Greg Darrol

Jordan Metcalf

Adam Hill

Simon Berndt

Clement de Bruin

Johnny Kotze

Essie Letterpress has launched a beautiful new letterpress Artists Almanac (A calendar for 2013) which has been designed by 12 up-and-coming South African Illustrators.

“Twelve different artists designed and illustrated their interpretation of their respective months, resulting in an exciting journey through the year with an eclectic blend of styles and subjects.”  – Ben Grib

They printed a limited Edition of 50 calendars and a limited edition of 50 artworks of each month which will be sold separately.

They have been featured on a Citymob weeklong sale, which started yesterday and will be available from their online shop thereafter.

http://store.essieletterpress.co.za/

The new Essie press online shop

If you love letterpress like I love letterpress you’ll love the new Essie Press online shop. I’ve featured the lovely Essie Letterpress here before, but here’s a recap.

“Essie letterpress is a husband and wife design and print team, living and working on a beautiful flower farm close to Citrusdal. All of our work is custom designed – we work closely with our client to achieve a look that they are happy with.

All of our work is printed individually on a manually operated 1964 German Proofing Press. The letterpress punches the designs into the paper creating a beautiful relief not achieved with other kinds of printing. A clean, crisp look is achieved that can be both seen and felt. The cards have a handcrafted feel to them, which makes them different to cards printed on a more modern printing machine. Letterpress is a time and labour intensive process, but it is also a real labour of love for us.”

Check out the shop: http://store.essieletterpress.co.za/

K&i Letterpress & Design

link to work page link to blog page link to contact us page

 

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K&i is an independent Cape Town based graphic design studio owned and managed by South African born Karl, and Ida from Sweden. In 2010, after 7 years working in London, Karl and Ida relocated to South Africa to establish K&i Design Studio.

We are a creative design studio specialising in graphic design and illustration for print and online. We have a real passion for creating handmade and honest work; it simply makes us happy inside. Our aim is to enjoy every day and produce engaging/innovative design.

Apart from design, Karl and Ida love to go on bike rides, spend time in their veggie garden, take walks on the beach, go to art galleries, look at slides on their old Kodak Carousel projector and make old school – new school.

To learn more about Karl and Ida, check out their Blog, join their Facebook page or visit their website.

Thanks Ida and Karl!

Images via http://www.kandi.co.za/

Essie Letterpress



Johannes Gutenberg invented letterpress printing in the mid-15th century and today it’s still getting its press on (it’s like getting your freak on, but with heavy machinery) on a farm in Citrusdal. Vanessa from Essie Letterpress tells us more.

Essie letterpress is a husband and wife design and print team, living and working on a beautiful flower farm close to Citrusdal. All of our work is custom designed – we work closely with our client to achieve a look that they are happy with.

We do mainly wedding invitations and wedding stationery (menus, programmes, thank you cards, seating tags etc), but also have a small but expanding range of notecards that we supply to a few shops in both Cape Town and Johannesburg. We also love doing personalised stationery and baby announcements, which seem to be something which people in South Africa are finally getting into.

All of our work is printed individually on a manually operated 1964 German Proofing Press. The letterpress punches the designs into the paper creating a beautiful relief not achieved with other kinds of printing. A clean, crisp look is achieved that can be both seen and felt. The cards have a handcrafted feel to them, which makes them different to cards printed on a more modern printing machine. Letterpress is a time and labour intensive process, but it is also a real labour of love for us.

We have a lot of exciting ideas in the pipeline, some of which include calendars and a range of kiddies artwork.

Have a look at their site: http://www.essieletterpress.co.za/

Thanks Vanessa!