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A Fabled Evening

We were very honored to have this opportunity to work on a custom letterpress invitation for local arts nonprofit Diverseworks. Founded by artists in 1982, Diverseworks is well known for fostering new and daring art without restraints in our hometown, Houston, Texas.

This custom letterpress invitation suite was designed by Sarah Welch and printed on our Kluge letterpress in vibrant dark blue. Printed on 110# Crane’s Lettra, we love the tactile feel of this invite and its matching envelope. We were especially happy to have some room to play with on the depth of impression, since this invite was specifically designed with letterpress in mind– by leaving the back of the card’s face blank, we were able to work deeper than normal without the need to worry about show-through or distortion of elements on the opposite side.

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Cry Me a River Part I & II

Cry Me a River is the second chapter of author and illustrator, Sarah Welch‘s Endless Monsoon saga. Originally planned as a single book, we decided to split the story in two parts because of the length; simple bindery techniques like staples will only allow for so many pages. Cry Me a River follows characters Jess and Angela through a swampy, post-industrial wasteland as they negotiate what turns out be a transitionary period in both their lives.

Cry Me a River I & II feature two color risograph printed covers and interior pages. They are a mix of hand drawn comix and snapshot photography by Welch.

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Project B Photo Set

As letterpress printers, the satisfaction of bringing new life to the old and sometimes forgotten, is not lost on us. That’s why we are very excited to have worked with Barbara Levine of Project B to create two photo sets with packaging based on a vintage Kodak photo wallet pack. share these photo sets by artists Barbara Levine (Project B) and Daniela Edburg (danielaedburg.com)

These pieces were created in conjunction with the exhibition Out of Place: Photographs and Other Fictions at Cherryhurst House. Like the printed ephemera, the exhibition is a collaboration of photo works by Levine, who manipulates found vintage photography and Edburg who stages richly saturated, and often surreal photographs. The letterpress packaging was printed and then die cut in house. The postcard-style photos are offset printed: glossy on front and matte on back.

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Coocoo Creative

Coocoo Creative is a design firm located just a stone’s throw from the Mystic Multiples shop in Houston.

Printing cards for designers and creative professionals is always a pleasure and a welcome challenge. This unique business card features not only a clever color overlay on the front and a bleed print on the back, but also shocking pink edge painting. The bright colors, bold typefaces, and hand lettering in this card are pure poppy fun.

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Celestial Wedding Suite

Mystic Multiples is proud to have not only printed, but also designed this contemporary, celestial wedding invitation suite. Very few occasions are better suited for creating a unique and personal piece of ephemera than a wedding. With that idea in mind, we set out to build a suite that feels elegant, but simultaneously warm and approachable: just like the bride and groom.

This suite includes; a wedding invitation art print, an invitation card with printed envelope, and an RSVP card with printed envelope. What’s a “wedding invitation art print?” you ask…

We had initially planned to go with a folded card for the wedding invitation: art on the front and text on the inside. After some consideration, we decided it would be fun to give family and friends a little something extra that they could potentially separate from the suite and display as a (very) limited edition art print.

We are so pleased with the results!