Hot Off the Press: Bay Area Drupal Camp, Lake Chalet and More

July 25, 2012

As back-to-school displays go up at stores all over, it’s time to grasp on to the last days of summer. Sure, fall doesn’t begin for another two months, and everyone knows the most summerlike days in the San Francisco Bay Area are in September and October – but that doesn’t mean people don’t start to panic right about now that summer is almost over and they haven’t taken full advantage. That’s why this week’s “Hot Off the Press” is packed with outdoorsy design, including sports, gardening and outdoor concerts. Does anything feel more summery than dining al fresco? A few PsPrint staffers frequent our customer Lake Chalet because of its outdoor dining dock overlooking Oakland’s Lake Merritt – I dare you to take a look at its postcard below and not feel the urge to make your next lunch plans outdoors. For some people, though, the sun is the enemy and anything above 70 degrees is considered a heatwave. That’s probably why Bay Area Drupal Camp, despite having “camp” in its name, is held indoors in the fall. BADCamp’s cheeky sticker, seen below, seems to identify with its rebellious audience. Last week’s “Hot Off the Press” also contained inspiring, outdoorsy design, such as vintage farming postcards, lots of trees, and the Outside Lands music festival. If you have a printing job that was inspired by the end of summer or the beginning of autumn, please let us know in the Comments below!

Sticker for Charleston Soccer Dome

Postcard for Lake Chalet

Half-fold bag label for Green Future Soil Products’ Lurk Turf

Sticker for Bay Area Drupal Camp

Postcard for San Mateo Arboretum Society’s Fall Garden Tour

Sticker design by Strange Bird Designs for Mountain Local

Postcard design by Andrea LeHeup for Sutphin Boulevard

Brochure for Maker Faire

Sticker for Moerder Tattoos

Postcard for Renga Arts

Business card design by Michael G. Stewart for Vintage Haberdashers

Postcard for Foto Box

Poster for Oakland-East Bay Gay Men’s Chorus

Menu for Lime Lounge

Postcard design by Ron Assa for Metal Arts Guild

ID badge for Method Entertainment

Postcard for The Well young-adult ministry

Vinyl banner for Daddy Jones

Thank-you card design by Camille Perry

Postcard for “Arise” women’s conference

Business card for Clement Walsh


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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.