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McEvoy Ranch Limited Edition

Over the past five years we’ve been honored to create custom illustrations and hand-made letterpress labels for McEvoy Ranch. The custom illustrations included on each collector’s edition letterpress label for their Limited Edition Extra Virgin Olive Oil were inspired by different elements seen on their amazing ranch right here in Petaluma, California. These architectural and landscape elements were incorporated into the design, letterpress printed on 100% cotton papers and hand-applied to their beautiful glass bottles. The 2011 label included gold foil to commemorate their 20th year. Below is a retrospective of these gorgeous labels.

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If you haven’t tried McEvoy’s delicious olive oils or used their sumptuous body products, you really must! Click here to see all they have to offer. Aren’t the best projects those that delight multiple senses?

Printing Spotlight: Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party

We were honored to play a small part in the Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) Academy Awards Viewing Party this past weekend. Our parent company, DataGraphic, had the pleasure of printing the invitation and program (designed by Project Projects) for this important event:

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A little bit about the event:

EJAF’s very first Academy Awards Viewing Party took place in February of 1992 – a gathering of a small group of concerned and generous friends at the Maple Drive Restaurant that raised $300,000 to help EJAF in its infancy. Since then, the benefit has grown by leaps and bounds, raising $5.1 million in 2008 alone. Featuring a cocktail reception, a gala dinner during the live Academy Awards telecast, a live auction, and performances by Sir Elton John and special guests, the Party brings together luminaries from the Hollywood community, business, fashion, music, public service, and philanthropy to celebrate the achievements of the Academy Awards nominees and to raise urgently needed dollars for EJAF’s vital work. During an evening when the eyes of the world are on Hollywood, EJAF’s Party focuses public awareness on the continually evolving AIDS epidemic.

 

Dauphine Press and DataGraphic have a lot of exciting projects to share. DataGraphic specializes in commercial offset printing and specialty finishes such as genuine engraving, fine letterpress, foil stamping & embossing. We are thrilled to be able to pass these expanded capabilities along to our clients – stay tuned over the coming months as we release more information about this exciting partnership!

Shrader Design Announcement


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Just out of our press room is this clean and sophisticated letterpress card announcing the launch of a new website for exterior designer Scott Shrader of Shrader Design. The piece was designed by Lisa Collins of Studio One San Francisco and printed on extra thick 600gsm Crane Lettra paper in grey ink with a blind (ink-less) hit on the back. We also utilized our vintage Rosback pin-hole perforater to create a breakaway business card with the company’s name and url. Lisa’s design paired the letterpress piece with an offset printed vellum slip-sheet inviting the recipient to visit www.shraderdesign.com. We encourage you do to the same and savor some of Scott’s stunning exterior design work.

Anyon Interior Design – Logo & Business Card Design

It’s not everyday that we get to work with one of our wedding clients after the happy day has passed, but when the occasion arises we are always delighted to hear what they are up to. In the case of former Dauphine Press bride Lindsay Brier, she came back to Dauphine Design for the development of a new identity for her San Francisco-based interior design business.

Lindsay wanted the design to be clean & calm and after a consultation with Dauphine designer, Katrina McHugh, they decided on an illustration of a mystic knot as the icon that best represents her philosphy and aesthetic. The mystic knot is a feng shui motif symbolizing a long and happy life full of good fortune — we wish the same for Lindsay and Anyon Interior Design!

Click hereto learn more about the very talented Lindsay Brier and see some of her brilliant work.

PS – Dauphine friend Suzanne Lavalee of Spoiled Bitch is the creative and technical genius behind the Anyon website.

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Spoiled Bitch – Logo & Business Cards

Suzanne Lavallee is a fantastic San Francisco-based web designer who has started a new site called Spoiled Bitch. Let’s just start by saying, it’s not what you’re thinking…”Spoiled Bitch is a weekly email newsletter hopelessly devoted to keeping you fashionably informed about dog culture in the San Francisco Bay Area.”

The site content ranges from secret training tips to Fido-friendly getaways to must-have new gear
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Dauphine designer Katrina McHugh designed the tennis ball logo as well as the looping leash illustration. Suzanne says:

I want to thank all of you for helping to bring this to fruition. Creating such a stunning logo has not only garnered oodles of praise, but makes me so wildly proud. The darling icon lives proudly on Facebook and the logo and collateral pieces appear on the website and newsletter. As I’ve shared before, working with all of you was one of the most delightful experiences I’ve had: talent, timely and team work.”

We want to congratulate her on the launch of her site and her new blog. Franny and Frijolito are all over it.

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