the big four. oh.


Working on some great projects of late. This one for a 40th birthday at an unnamed underground speakeasy-ish place in NYC with tin ceilings, old leather couches and taxidermy o' plenty. I ran with the tin ceiling aesthetic and tried to go both masculine and city chic, with a little underground grunge worked in for good measure. It may go down in history for the most runs on the press for such a small project, but it was worth the effort, the layering of patterns achieved the look I was going for.

Keeping things green, as we do here at the BirdDog Press, ... the black paper is 100% recycled/acid free and is made by French Paper Co. a family-owned, hydro-electric powered mill. The white wrap is made from tree-free 100% post-consumer cotton at Arch Paper in St. Louis. The envelopes are my new favorite monarch size from Green Paper Company in 100%PCW/chlorine-free white. The photo-polymer plates we use were made by Boxcar Press and are recyclable. In short, we do our very best to source everything from environmentally responsible companies and think as sustainably as possible throughout every aspect of our process.