Monday, March 29, 2010

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

A New Look at Charleston

You can't beat living and working in Charleston. The character and tradition of this city, along with the enthusiasm and creativity of the people here, is always inspiring. Often we find ourselves challenged by clients to capture the aura of Charleston graphically which may sound easy, but to do it justice is another thing. Our latest attempt to freshly bottle Charleston was for our client Courtney Keen for her wedding save the date. We turned to local photographer Doug Hickok of Hue and Eye photography for inspiration. Doug has an extensive library of simple graphic images of Charleston, full of color and detail. We backed the invitation and had custom stamps made with a photo of his which brought a pop of color and Charleston charm to the set.

Babies and Bunnies

Welcome to the world, Amelia Clay!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Sideshow Press Featured on Graphic-Exchange

We are frequent visitors to Graphic-Exchange, a blog by graphic designer Fabien Barral. He posts work by other designers, photographers and illustrators from all over the world that inspire him. His posts are by invitation only, so needless to say we were floored to find ourselves there today. On Tuesday, March 9, we were featured on Graphic-Exchange. What an honor! If you've never visited Graphic-Exchange, you're in for a treat!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010


Caroline and Jon came to us looking for a simple save the date for their wedding this June. They both have a classic sensibility and share a love of simple type and the South Carolina landscape. The combination of their styles and interests made for a handsome set. We printed the invite with two color letterpress on 200lb Crane's stock, and sealed it with Magnoni envelopes with a custom two color letterpress liner.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Calligraphy & Type

Here is a simple/understated wedding invitation hot off our presses. The mix of calligraphy, type and decorative line flow together nicely to create quite an elegant set. We love to blend new and old styles together to emphasize elements of both, creating a more dynamic look.