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It’s not often we get a chance for a studio excursion, or an opportunity to get our hands dirty when creating work. But when you have a team of paper-loving designers, a girl who knows how to letterpress and a man in need of an invitation, sometimes the planets just align.

Last Thursday we escaped the city and ventured out to Terrace Press, deep in the ‘burbs of West Pennant Hills. With a sweet little set up of two Heidelberg Windmill presses and the cutest companion known to man, Alex gave us free reign in her recently opened studio for us to print an invitation for our studio friend Chris' 40th 29th birthday. Using some fancy tricks like a gradient ink, overprinting and edge-painting, Liv (the newest member of our team) worked her (mad) skill(z), making an incredibly complicated piece of machinery look like a breeze. With accomplices Sam and Martin lending a hand, we were able to bring to life a fun little project that playfully celebrates Chris’ uncanny ability to turn 29 every single year.

 
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