Hot Off the Press: Cabrillo Stage, Dub Mission and More

May 22, 2013

Great art requires great graphic designers to create great marketing materials. This week’s “Hot Off the Press” highlights designers – including Karen Johnson, Steven Noffsinger and Terri Driscoll – whose creations find a balance between the talent they’re promoting and information they’re dispensing via postcard handouts, display posters and more. The thing I love about print marketing is it’s simple and inexpensive – if you work with an effective designer, you can craft a campaign that promotes your message in an eye-catching way. While I love those popular “more is better” commercials with the straight-faced man talking to children, a friend mentioned that he can’t recall what product the ad series is for. I realized I don’t, either (I looked it up – it’s for AT&T). Paying for the filming and then buying airtime couldn’t have been cheap for that ineffective ad campaign! Print isn’t dead because it’s affordable to small businesses, and it can be done right when partnered with a good designer, as evidenced by the batch of PsPrint printing orders below. For more design inspiration, be sure to click on last week’s “Hot Off the Press,” which focused on nonprofit print marketing.

Poster design by Terri Driscoll for South to Shore


Door hanger for Real Estate Alliance Group


Booklet design by Nichole Aquino for Wardrobe for Opportunity


Back and front of postcard design by Karen Johnson for Lynne Rutter


Club card flyer front design (left) by Sep Ghadishah and back design by Frank Edwards for Dub Mission


Newsletter for Water Is Life Kenya


Club card flyer for Cabrillo Stage


Postcard design by The Sherwood Group’s Shirley Soda for American Society of Dermatopathology


Back and front of club card flyer for Fresno Reel Pride


Postcard design by Nora Thompson


Booklet cover for Christmas City Studio


Club card flyer design by Natalia Kim for Alameda County Fair


Postcard design by Steven Noffsinger for Lake Union Civic Orchestra


Brochure cover design by Marie-Jose Sat for Sonya Rapoport exhibition


Door hanger for Slip Free Option


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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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January 07, 2016 03:22 am #

My favorites? The paddle race poster (for its clean simplicity) and the sketched postcard design (for the talent - wow!).

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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.