Monday, October 24, 2011

White Mischief





Inspired by the movie White Mischief set in the 1940's, Sideshow designed and printed these mysterious invitations. These square invitations were 2 color letterpress (blind + black) on 220 Crane Lettra Paper and then edged in a mustard yellow. We love the simplicity and style of these vintage inspired invitations.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Baby Crawford



Sideshow Press just completed this simple and sweet baby announcement for Maxwell Crawford Brown. Blue pennants, handwritten type, stripes and of course letterpress! Welcome to the world little Crawford.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

White Washing Wood





We love trying new things here at Sideshow. Our latest experiment; white washing wood for a invitation (we will share the full invite soon!). To achieve the affect we were looking for, the white washing turned out to be a 3 step process.

1.) We brushed on a thin coat of grey stain to blonde wood veener paper.

2.) We applied a watered down white paint over the top of the grey stained wood.

3.) We took to the sheets with a light grade of sand paper and spot sanded each piece.

The whole process was a nice reminder of how we love to experiment! The finished piece of white washed wood was letterpressed 1 color. We are thrilled with the out come.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Letter Perfect


We were thrilled to be included in Charleston Weddings article "Tips & Ideas: Letter Perfect".
Read the entire article here.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Calligraphy Map Invitations




A beautiful grey and yellow invitation from Melissa and Amy, the talented designers behind Atheneum Creative. We enjoyed being the printer on this job and bringing these thoughtful invitations to life.

From Melissa and Amy: Katy and Alex were look ing for a unique way to introduce and share their story—starting right with the invitation. Chicago is home to both the bride and groom; it’s where their relation ship began and it is where they will share their fist kiss as husband and wife. The city means so much and holds so many memories for them, what better way to tell their story than with a custom illustrated map of their personal Chicago land marks (such as their high rise apartment, the bench they got engaged on, the church and reception location, and many others).

The beautiful map illustration was done by Elizabeth Porcher Jones, stunning work as always.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Kristen and Jay



Something we've been doing more and more at Sideshow Press lately is printing other designers work. We always love the chance to work with talented designers to produce their work on the press. So when Jay Fletcher came calling, we were thrilled. We're big fan of Jay and his work so it was a true honor to get the chance to print his well designed wedding invitation.

IN JAY'S WORDS:
As much as it might have been fun to use a bunch of blackletter typefaces and neon inks, I figured it’d be best to reign it in and create something that felt like a merger of both our personalities. The end result takes that idea literally by sandwiching simple elements & textures which represent the two of us as individuals to create a finished package that’s distinctly “us.” That’s my design mumbo-jumbo explanation, anyway. Really, I just wanted to put her in a cameo and myself in a plaid shirt, and somehow print it on actual wood.

The invitation was letterpressed cherry wood veneer which we then duplexed to crane lettra pearl white cover stock.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

A Chef's Dinner





For the second year in a row, Charleston's finest chefs will be gathering for a private dinner in the next few weeks to celebrate food. We worked with Chef Barbara Lynch and her team to create packaging for an Italian Picnic Basket which served as this years invitation, (see last years). Each item in the basket was hand wrapped and adorned with a sticker labeling the contents. Kristin Newman Designs is planning the event which we know will be spectacular.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Garden & Gun Social Stationery Winner




Last Fall we were excited to be asked to participate in one of Garden & Gun's online auctions. Craig Fuller was the winner of a Sideshow Press Custom Social Stationery set. There's nothing we love more than to receive thank you notes from our clients handwritten on the stationery we just produced for them! Thanks Craig, it was so great working with you on this set.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

2011 Addy Awards



It was a great year at the Addys! We're please to share that we took home 2 Golds, 3 Silvers and 1 Bronze. We also took home a Special Judges Award for the the Beasley Baby Shower Invitation.

Congratulations to our award winning clients!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Sideshow Press to speak at AIGA Charlotte


If you happen to be in the Charlotte area, we'd love to see you this coming Wednesday! We'll be speaking to the AIGA Charlotte chapter.


Top Ten: For the Love of Letterpress, 10 Fresh Thoughts on an Old Art

February 16, 2011 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

The ladies of Sideshow Press have a fresh perspective on letterpress in digital age. With a unique process and approach to letterpress, paper, texture and materials they strive to find the marriage and balance between modern design and vintage printing. Come join Amy Pastre, Courtney Rowson, and Virginia Gregg of Sideshow Press for an enchanting discussion on the love of letterpress.

Evening Agenda 6:30pm Doors open, networking and refreshments 7:00pm Presentation begins