Archived entries for product development

Here There Be Monsters

picture of a letterpress form locked-up on the Vandercook SP-15picture of "Here There Be Monsters" letterpress print by David WolskeHere’s a sneak peak at one of three new prints available this Saturday, July 7 at the Smart & Wiley table at Alt Press Fest.

Take Note

picture showing a full Take Note memo pad set by Smart & WileyOnly two days left to take advantage of the Felt & Wire Finds promotional pricing on Smart & Wiley’s latest product, the colorful Take Note memo pad sets. Each set includes two wiro bound memo pads made of letterpress proof sheets from various S&W projects, a latex-free rubber band, and an imprinted pencil made of sustainable materials.

picture of a Take Note memo pad by Smart & Wiley in a shirt pocket

picture showing the range of covers available on the Take Note memo pad sets by Smart & Wiley

picture showing two Read the Fine Print pencils by Smart & Wiley

How About Some Feedback?!

Photo by Felt & Wire

My partner, Lauren, and I designed, letterpress printed, corner-rounded, and wire bound 50 notebooks for the Feedback Loop notebook project, sponsored by Mohawk Fine Papers and Felt & Wire. It’s a great project for a great cause. Be sure to check out all the fantastic notebooks, and don’t hesitate to purchase a few – all proceeds are donated to support the youth mentorship initiative School: by Design.

Super Exciting Bonus Material
Comment or “Like” the Smart & Wiley notebook on Facebook and help us win a full set of Feedback Loop notebooks. In return, Smart & Wiley will give away a set of 10 letterpress printed proof postcards to one randomly selected “Liker.” But wait, there’s more! We will also choose our favorite comment and send the brilliant author a custom, one-of-a-kind, letterpress makeready notebook. Get to likin’ and don’t wait, we’ll announce the winners on September 29.

Smart & Wiley Hearts Felt & Wire

photo: Mary Toscano

The studio that I started with my partner, Lauren Huber, has a profile up at Felt & Wire. As you can see from our portrait, we’re all smiles!

S&W in SLC

Smart & Wiley will be in downtown Salt Lake tomorrow for the second annual Craft Lake City. Stop by, say hello, and purchase some of the fine print goods we’ll have for sale.

Design Ignites Change Notebook Update

draw. . . write. . . here. . .

A sneak peek at the finished covers of the Design Ignites Change Notebook, designed and printed by Smart & Wiley, with generous support and beautiful paper from Mohawk Fine Papers and the fine folks behind Felt & Wire.

Design Ignites Change Notebook Update

Adding the second color to the press for another run with the 30 line Gothic Condensed.

Comparing the placement of the printing to the wire bound dummy.

The printing is complete and the text blocks and covers are all trimmed to size, now it’s time to start assembling!

Product Placement

8 x 8 inch Sketch/Blank book (Fig. 1)

Yesterday I posted sneak peek pics of a soon to be released product. I’m pleased as punch to share the results of the binding tests. These 8 x 8 inch, perfect-bound sketch/blank books have 100 pages (50 leaves), handsomely wrapped with a sampling of 20 line Tuscan Eqyptian letters (Fig. 1) and numbers (Fig. 2), punctuated with brass rules, wood and metal stars.

8 x 8 inch Sketch/Blank book (Fig. 2)

Pre-order information available upon request.

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