My friend Fred is a great illustrator. He’s developed some wonderful characters for children’s books, including these adorable elephants.
Fred asked me to render this image in a three-color letterpress business card and I’m thrilled with the results! The first run was the halftone grey. You can see the shading in daddy’s overalls and trunk and junior’s whole head and ears. That was followed up with the flesh tones, which looked pretty amazing as-is (I posted a photo of this stage to facebook) and followed it up with Fred’s outlines and text.
This was an incredibly fun, challenging project. If you’re an illustrator or graphic designer and would like your own letterpress business cards, send me a note; I’d love to talk!