Wednesday, December 29, 2010

comic sans strikes again!

exhibit A: Christmas Eve service program

a font overused and loved by teachers and church administrators everywhere, 
comic sans finally has its say here.  

be warned:  this is not for children or those who do not like unsavory language
 or who take their fonts too seriously.  

Friday, December 24, 2010

he's on his way!

Santa's on his way!  
From all of us at Good Press, Merry Christmas.  
We hope you have a safe and happy holiday.

We'll be closing at 4pm Christmas Eve so we can get to our families, and will be closed December 25th and 26th.  See you again on Monday the 27th.  Ho Ho Ho! 

Thursday, December 23, 2010

we've hit the big time

my graphic designer's work has caught the eye of richard petty who is considered to be the King of NASCAR racing.  

imagine the kind of quality you can expect for your own custom invitations.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

fa la la la la

i never get tired of this christmas album.  
i could listen to it every day.  in december or july.
get yours at sidetracks here in town.  

Monday, December 20, 2010

on the TWELFTH day of christmas

my mailman/handyman/baker gave to me...


Not only is Linda & Harriett's calendar pleasing to the eye,
but the images at the bottom of each month double as postcards to send.
Keep track of your life AND stay in touch!  GENIUS.

Perfect for:
the gal who loves form AND function
the virgo in your life
your mom who can't keep her appointments straight

on the ELEVENTH day of Christmas...

my better half/ball and chain/significant other 
gave to me...

ELEVEN books
Sally Mann's Deep South
David Sedaris' Me Talk Pretty One Day
Rolling Stone Interviews

perfect for:
kids who don't read enough who should
those in need of a laugh, trivial knowledge or a little culture

Saturday, December 18, 2010

on the TENTH day of christmas...

my all-knowing spouse gave to me...


yes, you CAN write on these wood veneer recipe cards
set of 10. 
pairs nicely with a cookbook from Seasonal Cook

perfect for:
the foodie who wants to learn to cook
the non-foodie who already cooks
sharing recipes amongst the fam

on the NINTH day of Christmas...

my roommate/granddad/barista gave to me...

NINE holes of golf and a handy RULES OF GOLF BOOK

these little rule books in lime or hunter green leathers make a great golf bag complement and can diminish any squabble on the course.

great for:
the guy or lady who wishes he/she was tiger (before the scandal, of course)
any sports buff

Friday, December 17, 2010

on the EIGHTH day of christmas

my true amour/amore/rakkaus/szeretet/amor gave to me...


these fabulous notecards are made of bamboo paper and printed using vegetable-based inks.  
bamboo is considered the most sustainable tree because of how quickly it grows.  

perfect for:
grandmas, note writers 
and the hostess with the mostest

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

on the SEVENTH day of christmas

my true love/partner/neighbor/student gave to me...

 a SEVEN year pen and sticky note block

700 sticky notes made of bamboo paper (which is good for the environment) and a pen with a cartridge so big it only needs to be replaced every seven years.

perfect for:
earth science teachers
those concerned about their impact on the environment
and sunday school teachers

Monday, December 13, 2010

on the sixth day of christmas

my comrade/mom/therapist/driver gave to me...


these cool kits use the sun's light to make art.  great for the cold, sunny days of winter.
super and regular kits available.

perfect for:  all the kids in your life.  no matter the age.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

on the FIFTH day of christmas...

my true love gave me to me...


these five stars look great as a mantel garland, wrapped around a present or hanging in a window.  

perfect for:
that person who wants a little more embellishment on their gifts
needs some quick and easy decorating ideas
likes letterpress on super thick paper 

on the FOURTH day of christmas...

my teacher/brother/sister/coworker/secret admirer gave to me...

FOUR kinds of field notes

sturdy little notebooks made in the USA inspired by old school agricultural memo books, ornate pocket ledgers and the well-made grocery list.  

a 3 pack is going for $10

perfect for: 
the guy in your life (whatever his title)
secret santa recipients
the consummate list maker

Friday, December 10, 2010

dear santa...

last week my friend sent me her kiddos' wish lists for santa.  what they asked for and how they went about asking for it made me smile, and i just had to share...i especially love josie's crafty list of requests.

Sycamore's Christmas List:

1. a docking system for my iPod.
2. a vickings foot ball jersay.
3. a Ghana soccer jersay. eney soccer jersay would be fine.
4. a laptop.
5. a bike pump.

Josie Mae's "crismis list"
(with stars drawn next to the most important)

1. A drum sett *
2. Apples 2
3. A per of worm boots
4. Yarn
5. seshells
6. A worm blaingkit
7. A swetr
8. A ameracin grl dol *
9. A strobere plent *
10. A nit lit

Josie's crismis List (part II)

1. A staft anaml lam *
2. A staft anaml scwrul *
3. A box of bloc crans
4. A sag bush that lak lik a crismis chre *
5. sinamin
6. A wdin spoon And bowl

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

on the THIRD day of christmas...

my secret santa/sister/bff/mailman gave me to me...

personalized journals from paper + cup

choose from nine different colors and THREE silhouettes: boy/girl/birds.

perfect for: the monogram lover in your life

on the second day of christmas...

my true love/boyfriend/girlfriend/mom/dad/grandma gave to me...

TWO ipad cases

these fabulous ipad cases are made of 22 oz. waxed cotton canvas, Latigo Leather, and brass rivets and are lined with a non-abrasive synthetic, similar to a car-cover fabric. 
made in the good ole U S of A.

perfect for the guy or gal in your life who wants old school rugged durability to complement his/her modern sleek technology.

Monday, December 6, 2010

on the FIRST day of christmas...

my true love/friend/neighbor/mom/dad/significant other gave to me...

one stendig calendar

In 1966, the furniture company Stendig commissioned Massimo Vignelli to design a promotional calendar. The result, a 3-foot-by-4-foot black-and-white grid of numbers and letters, was snapped up by the Museum of Modern Art for its permanent collection before a single calendar was printed.  
And it's been in print ever since. 

Perfect for:
 the architect, graphic designer, twentysomething in need of cost-effective wall art on your list.  

Friday, December 3, 2010

buy art give art

it's friday.  come kick off your weekend and holiday season at sustain, good press' downstairs neighbor.  they're showcasing the flora and fauna work of local artist lindsey oberg, who uses caustic wax and other mixed media.  
you won't want to miss this.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010


a new crop of mikwright cards just hit the shelves.

inside: cougar need some catnip?
happy birthday.