Monday, January 24, 2011

That extra punch with 2 Color Foil Stamping

To add a bit of extra pizzazz to your portfolio consider a 2 color foil stamping of your logo.

This is a portrait format 11 x 8 1/2 hidden screw post portfolio with a spine cover.  This portfolio is a great example of a very simple design that delivers a big punch.

The logo really makes a statement on the red fabric cover because of the splash of light blue next to the white.  

In order to do a 2 color foil stamping using just 1 logo die, the blocks of color need to have at least 1/16th of an inch between them.

This option will be available in the new online store soon.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Making it your own

This green exposed screw post portfolio is one that I recently shipped out and is one that I am particularly fond of.  It is a terrific example of how the online store can be used to create a truly one of a kind portfolio.

This is a landscape format 11 x 14 exposed screw post portfolio covered in "bright green" fabric.  Dante sent me the printed paper that she wanted to use for the endsheets and a pdf of how she wanted everything laid out including the position of her name.  The foil stamping was done along the foredge in matte silver using Font #9. Both, the round business card pocket and the vertical pocket, are standard sized pockets that can be ordered online.  She chose to cover them in "confederate" fabric to match the scales on the endsheets.

Quite often portfolios tend toward the subtle and conservative, and for good reason, but when the situation permits, make yours stand out from the crowd by being creative with the color and embellishment options.  You can always call or email to see if your ideas are possible before you place your order, more than likely they are.  You can start building your portfolio online now

Monday, January 3, 2011

Favorites from 2010

Portfolio Books and Box set for Graphic Designer Eileen Hu
Invitation Binder Set for Fig. 2 Design Studio
Stab Bound Movie Script
Hidden Screw Post Portfolio with Spine Cover and Foil Stamping.
Ordered in the Online Store
Half Clamshell Box with Magnetic Closure with Embossed Logo
Ordered in the Online Store
Exposed Screw Post Portfolio and Half Clamshell Box with Angled
Magnetic Flap Closure with Embossing and Foil Stamping
Coffee table Style Portfolio with Foil Stamping on Cover and Spine
Ordered in the Online Store
Coffee Table Style Portfolio with Foil Stamping
Ordered in the Online Store
Folding Framed Image Panel for photographer Sandy Chandler