Hot Off the Press: The Bay Lights, lOAKal and More

March 5, 2014

PsPrint hella loves Oakland! Did you know PsPrint was founded in 1990 in Oakland, Calif., as a one-room press shop? Fast-forward almost 25 years later, and we’re providing online printing to the whole country. But our headquarters – and our heart – remain in Oakland. This week’s collection of inspiring printing features a number of San Francisco Bay Area customers, including some of our favorite places to visit, such as the Oakland Museum of California, The Layover bar, the lOAKal art gallery as well as our neighbor Brown Sugar Kitchen (seriously, next time you pick up your order – pop down the street afterward for a housemade sticky bun). And have you observed The Bay Lights? It’s a privately funded LED light exhibit on the Bay Bridge. The postcard we printed for the one-year anniversary featuring James Ewing Photography makes the lights seem to sparkle from the paper stock. Finally, an Oakland-themed blog post wouldn’t be possible without one of our favorite customers, Oaklandish. I regularly showcase Oaklandish postcards and stickers around my house and cubicle, because each and every print piece is artwork, including the postcard showcased below that features a mural by TDK Collective. For even more design inspiration, get stuck scrolling through our customers’ recent sticker orders in last week’s “Hot Off the Press.”

Postcard art by TDK Collective for Oaklandish


Front of business card design by Miles Walls for Steel City Men’s Chorus


Sales data sheet design by Amanda Boesen for Oakland Museum of California


Poster design by Joel Decatur for Authentic Chiropractic Products


Postcard for The Layover


Business card design by Joyce Su for Psymbionic


Postcard photograph by James Ewing Photography and design by Allati El Henson at Words Pictures Ideas for The Bay Lights’ Dine and Shine


Sheet sticker design by Blair Hannah for Netrix


Postcard design by Imaja’s Greg Jalbert for Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choirs


Front and back of business card for Baby Got Macs


Postcard for Brown Sugar Kitchen


Report cover for Theatre Bay Area


Postcard design by Sam Grant and Eddie Colla for “Double Vision” exhibit at lOAKal art gallery


Invitation for Berkshire Humane Society


Postcard design by Mary Stahl for Portola Art Gallery


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About Jennifer Moline

Jennifer Moline writes for the PsPrint Blog as well as maintains its Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google Plus and Pinterest presences. She also guest-blogs for such notable graphic design blogs as Fuel Your Creativity and Inspiredology. She’s previously written about technology and small business for news websites, magazines and newspapers. In her off-hours, Jennifer can be found roughing it in the mountains or tucked away in a movie theater.

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The PsPrint Blog is a resource for graphic designers, freelancers, small business owners and fans of print marketing. You'll find helpful techniques on printing everything there is to print, including business cards, postcards, brochures, stickers, invitations, greeting cards, door hangers, magnets and more. The PsPrint Blog shares creative ways to improve your design and layout skills, and useful tips for marketing your business in any medium. We also like to have a little fun, sharing design inspiration and spotlighting some our favorite customers' printed pieces in our "Hot Off the Press" series.