We’re excited to share our latest poster for Jeff Tweedy for his recent (SOLD OUT) show in one of our favorite cities – San Francisco, California. Based on the rough sketch below (originally created for Wilco), we got approval from management to move forward with finalizing artwork + design. From the beginning we wanted this…

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When Wilco was first starting the now-well loved and respected Solid Sound Festival back in 2009/2010, we were asked to do some initial concepts for how this unique festival could be branded and presented to the public. The gallery below shows some of the process we experimented with, from pencil roughs all the way to…

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Here’s a sneak peek at the process to print the official poster for Alabama Shakes sold out night in Vancouver, BC. Printed masterfully by Fairweather Press in Oregon. Can’t say enough about Justin and his amazing ability with inks, paper and making details matter! The overprints came out beautifully. Our good buddies Speedball Inks were…

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At The Silent P, we’ve always loved neon signage and neon art in general. 10 SECONDS is a short film about work and happiness, and shares a bit of Mike Heist’s thoughts and insight into the amazing process of hand-made neon signage. The Pressure designed the sign as a component of event branding for the…

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“People are amazed by what designers could once do with their hands” Enjoy the official trailer for “Graphic Means: A History of Graphic Design Production.” – a film that graphic designer and tutor Briar Levit has directed, a film on traditional, handcrafted typesetting. Graphic Means (Official Trailer) from Briar Levit on Vimeo.

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There’s just something about a perfectly executed book cover design. Browsing book stores to check out all those excellent examples of type treatments balanced with amazing illustrations is a favorite pastime. I really loved the collection of stellar design work shown over at The Casual Optimist latest post, check out the original article here. Part…

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We recently made these new sketchbooks (scrap books, notepads, etc) out of acid-free paper (50 sheets in each!) bound with aluminum grommets (great band name btw) and then sandwiched the paper with French Paper printed poster stock from some we had around the studio. Each sketchpad will be unique – all depends on the crop…

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Here’s a little preview from a photo shoot we did with Darin Back recently. Darin has shot a lot of photos of a lot of things, many of which are people, like Paul Westerburg (best known as the lead singer, guitarist and songwriter in The Replacements), Charlie Mars,  Mark Olson (one of the founding members…

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