Tag Archives: Printing

GRAPHICS + FUNCTION | Bill’s Fried Chicken Menu-Fan

Bill's Fried Chicken - menu fan

Via: Art of the Menu: Bill’s Fried Chicken.

Bill’s Fried Chicken (in Mississippi) features a functional and colorful menu — it doubles as a fan. It’s a great idea and a clever cultural reference to the American South.

The menu items themselves are listed in a clean, straightforward layout on one side of the fan, while the opposite side features hand-drawn graphics of various southern references.


Menu side

Detail of menu-fan graphics

Bill's Fried Chicken - business cards

Bill's Fried Chick - poster



PACKAGING | Bunches & Bunches Snaps Packaging



Bunches & Bunches Snaps Packaging



Bunches & Bunches Snaps Packaging
Bunches & Bunches Snaps Packaging


Letterpress, offset printing, warm colors and touches of embossing give the packaging for Bunches & Bunches’ Snap cookies the gourmet aesthetic intended.

Despite the high-end look, the packaging was completed with budget in mind — simplifying the production details of the box itself, achieving a ‘premium’ feel with printing and finishing techniques. The overall effect is tailored, elegant, and very successful.


COLORLESS | Lettersketch Sketchbooks


No designer (or writer, or artist, or doodler) can resist a unique and beautiful sketchbook. Hence, I had to share these.

The wonderfully crisp patterns created by a blind deboss are beautiful and interesting. They also have a lovely hand-made quality to them due to the stitched binding.

All in all, I would be proud to carry one of these into my local coffeehouse or to my next client meeting.


FLEXO PRINT | Amritta Wine Label

Amrita wine

The design of this label is obviously elegant and beautiful.  In addition to the aesthetic qualities, though, I was intrigued to read that it was produced using the “Flexo” print technique.

I must admit that I was not familiar with this type of printing, so a quick search revealed the following description (via Wikipedia):

Flexography (often abbreviated to flexo) is a form of printing process which utilizes a flexible relief plate. It is basically an updated version of letterpress that can be used for printing on almost any type of substrate including plastic, metallic films, cellophane, and paper. It is widely used for printing on the non-porous substrates required for various types of food packaging (it is also well suited for printing large areas of solid color).

So, there you go.  Perhaps we learned something new together…


IDENTITY | Dig for Fire – Identity Suite

Dig for Fire

Dig for Fire is a video production company that originally caught my eye because of their use of video in the background of their website home page (digforfire.tv). Perhaps I’m late to the party, but I had not seen that technique before.

In any case, I thought I would share images of the various identity materials developed for the company. There is a nice amount of variation in graphics, visual textures, and types of materials that is atypical for the average corporation. Everything works together quite well.