Project: Letterpress Business Cards
Design: Bobsie Turner Design
Client: 11th and Bay Southern Table
Process: Letterpress + Blind Deboss
Colors: PMS Cool Gray 9U + Transparent Varnish
Paper: 220lb (600gsm) Neenah Cotton Fluorescent White
Press: 1955 Heidelberg Windmill
Dimension: 3.5 x 2 Inches
About This Project
11th and Bay Southern Table is a restaurant in Columbus, Georgia that combines southern hospitality with creative southern-inspired cuisine. They use fresh seasonal ingredients sourced from local farmers and suppliers. The restaurant is situated in a historic cotton warehouse that has been renovated to create a fresh, clean atmosphere that is warm and inviting. The original wood grain and brick textures remain as the backdrop for modern interior design.
With that in mind, Bobsie Turner Design created these business cards to help capture some of the feeling you get when you visit. The wood grain texture of the business cards was pressed into the paper using a transparent varnish, to give it just a bit more contrast than a purely blind deboss would offer. The ink was mixed 50% transparent and 50% opaque to help add to the letterpress texture that gives the print the modern-yet-rustic texture that helps the logo blend seamlessly with the wood grain. This is a great example of how to use the texture and shadow of letterpress to create an evocative design.