This weekend marks the first Firefly Handmade Holiday Market to be held in Boulder. I’ve been fortunate enough to volunteer my time to help with various elements of the event, including display booth design for BirdDog Press, compilation of burlap swag bags stuffed with goodies for all the participating vendors, and will be assigned wine-pouring duty during Friday night’s opening party (not a bad gig!). Saturday and Sunday you will find me helping The Makerie with the Community Table they are sponsoring
for the duration of the market. In exchange I’ve been offered the opportunity to display some promotional pieces during the event, for both vendors and visitors.
I had a good supply of letterpress “tags” available from a previous project, so designed my promotional piece for the vendors around the tags. The tags are made of three layers of paper: gray on the front with my logo pressed in silver, orange (sandwiched in the middle) and brown kraft on the back. I found a printer who offers 100% recycled kraft board in their paper selection, and worked with them to produce 5×7 cards featuring a digital version of wood block
type from BirdDog Press. Tucked inside are informational postcards, and the package is wrapped with orange and white cotton string from The Twinery.
The postcards will be available on the Community Table, displayed in a vintage hardware drawer (it is orange and gray – how perfect) found on Three Potato Four. Please come visit Firefly this weekend!