Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Happy Holidays from Sideshow Press

Just putting the finishing touches on the Sideshow Press Holiday Happy! Thank you to our many clients and vendors we've worked with through out the year. Be on the look out for your custom letterpress lolli's in the mail soon!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Holiday Cards

If you're anything like the ladies of Sideshow Press (who are just getting to our own Christmas Cards) you may still be working on a plan for your holiday cards. If so, give us a call, we still have a few designs left in stock! Happy Holidays!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Recycled Liners and Handwritten Type

A save the date for a upcoming wedding to be held at a private South Carolina plantation this Spring. The bride came to us a with the request for an invite that would feel eclectic, beautiful, and sustainable. A few of the sustainable elements include, envelope liners from an Audubon book (purchased from a local book re-seller) and collected quail feathers from the family plantation. The type is handwritten then scanned in and foil stamped in gold. The less formal handwritten type, combined with the gold foil printing and Italian papers gives this set a beautiful and approachable aesthetic.

Monday, November 15, 2010

AIGA South Carolina INSHOW 16

The 16th annual AIGA South Carolina INSHOW was held this past Friday at the Columbia Botanical Gardens. It was great to see our statewide colleagues and all the great design work being done across the state of South Carolina. Sideshow Press was excited to be recognized with 8 awards. Congratulations to our award winning clients: Lowcountry Local First Field Feast, Sideshow Press Product Line, Seigal Bar Mitzvah, Southern Weddings, Caroline Bell, Terri Henning, AIGA South Carolina Inshow 15.

Friday, October 8, 2010

B is for Beasley

This was a special project for Sideshow Press. We had the pleasure of working on Sarah's wedding invitation several years ago and were so pleased when she re-connected with us to work on her upcoming baby shower invitation. The invites were silkscreened on wooden blocks and styled to follow the format of a baby block. We used a mixture of type and beautiful calligraphy by Elizabeth Jones. The blocks were packaged in kraft boxes with a letterpress hostess card, silk ribbon and finished with custom printed wrapping paper. It was so fun to work on yet another special event in Sarah's life. We can't wait to meet Baby Beasley!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Garden & Gun Fall Auction

From custom-designed furniture to a private dinner party with James Beard Award winners, the Fall 2010 auction block for Garden and Gun Magazine is full of surprising items and experiences.

Go to online to Garden & Gun to bid on a Private Dinner with The Lee Bros. in NYC, Custom-designed Furniture by Darryl Carter, New Orleans Insider's Weekend and Custom Social Stationery by Sideshow Press.

We're flattered to be among such amazing company.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

A Chef's Dinner

Eight of Charleston's finest chefs will be gathering for a private dinner in the next few weeks to celebrate food. What better way to invite them than with a jar of lard from their well know fellow chef Barbara Lynch. The jars were wrapped with kraft paper, tied with string and sealed with one color letterpressed labels on Gmund gold paper. The invites were hand delivered by a local butcher and baby pig.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Martha Stewart Weddings

Several weeks ago, Shira Savada, the real weddings & editorial coordinator for Martha Stewart Weddings Magazine sent us and email asking if we would like to contribute to a special blog series designed to tie-in to their Summer 2010 issue. We were asked to work with an opalescent color palette (peaches, pinks and lavenders). We jumped at the chance. Today our invitation set was featured on their blog, The Brides Guide. Thank you Shira and Martha!

Monday, August 2, 2010

HOW Magazine

We just received an email this morning from the editor of How Magazine to let us know that the Sideshow Press site made their "Top 10 Sites for Designers" list. You can check out Sideshow's mention, as well as the other 9, featured here. The top 10 list will be up on their site for the month of August. Thanks HOW! We are quite flattered to be included.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Charleston City Paper

Thanks Erica Jackson for a great article in this weeks Charleston City Paper. Read the full article.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Sideshow Press on The Today Show

We know! We can hardly believe it ourselves! Sideshow Press was featured this morning on The Today Show. Check out the video clip!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

The Goods for TheBadCharacter

Finally putting and end to the East Coast, West Coast beef, the ladies of Sideshow Press earned some street cred with our latest venture for the TheBadCharacter. The LA based design studio sought to combine offset printing with the accent of letterpress. What was born is one bad business card.

We're now offering letterpress printing to our fellow designers. TheBadCharacter business cards are just one of the many jobs we've been working on lately.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Woodlands Wedding Weekend

The weekend materials we developed for the Woodlands Wedding set are some of our favorites to date. Woven palm baskets serve as place cards, bocce balls as table numbers, and fans as programs. All of the weekend items were playful yet sophisticated, a perfect representation of Caroline and Jon.

Monday, May 24, 2010

2010 Line Sheet

Interested in selling our cards? The Sideshow Press 2010 Wholesale Line Sheet is now available! Call or email for more information.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Woodlands Wedding

We just completed this set for a couple getting married at the Woodlands Inn in Summerville, South Carolina. The bride and groom wanted to continue the simplicity of their save the date to the invite. Gmund Kaschmir paper, stripes and simple type all come together to make this set a Sideshow favorite.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

IMPRESSIVE Printmaking, Letterpress and Graphic Design

We're excited to announce the release of IMPRESSIVE Printmaking, Letterpress and Graphic Design. Eight of our letterpress projects are featured in Gestalten Press's latest publication.

Inspired by the challenge of hands-on tweaks and unpredictable results as well as the tactile qualities of different inks, papers, and binding techniques, today’s creatives are rediscovering old-fashioned printing methods and crafts. Impressive is a topical exploration of the interplay between current trends in graphic design and traditional handiwork such as letterpress printing, hand-cut linotype, chiselled woodblocks, and embossing. In addition to a rich selection of invitations, business cards, stationery, posters, and other material printed by hand, it offers personal insights from designers who are using old-fashioned techniques to create cutting-edge work.

The book is set to release in North America in mid May. We can't wait to receive our copy.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

HOW Magazine

"Paper is a constant source of inspiration for color, texture and design. By starting with paper, you ensure that it's a complete, cohesive and thoughtful piece." Sideshow Press, HOW Magazine, May 2010.

We're thrilled to be included in this months HOW Magazine article "You're Invited" where 14 designers share how paper choice played an important role in their creations for the big day. Featured, was a project we completed last fall for a couple who got married in Keswick Virginia.

Monday, April 19, 2010

New Products

Just a few of the new Sideshow products that were debuted Thursday night at Lesesne. Thanks to Lesesne for hosting and to all of you who came out and showed your support. We appreciate it!