Porchlight Press was born out of a love of making.
Their in-house fleet of presses include trusty Vandercook proofing presses, Heidelberg windmills and acclaimed graphic and type designer Jim Rimmer’s 1907 Colt’s Press — Porchlight Press
A vibrant two-sided postcard style invitation with the Porchlight graphic on the front and party details on the back. Bright red ink and red foil on the envelope exterior tied the piece together as well as created an element of excitement and surprise.
A postcard for a four-hour private workshop at Porchlight Press to learn the basics of letterpress printing on a Vandercook Proof Press. Produced on soft Lettra cotton and edge-painted bright orange, this piece showcases the unique qualities of letterpress printing.
There are three whimsical notebooks in this series, each referencing a traditional book genre: Adventure, How-To and Romance. The genre is suggested by the cover title and graphic and complemented by the interior cover design and dedication.
A 15%-off coupon for letterpress printing at Porchlight Press. One side features the coupon copy while the other shows off a colourful, retro geometric design. Business in the front, party in the back.
Coaster series to promote the Porchlight Press brand. Each coaster features a clever tag line that reflects the company identity as well as business contact information … an alternative, multi-functional take on a business card.
This limited edition art print features Woody Guthrie’s famous New Year’s Rulin’s. Hand-set in Futura Medium and Cooper Black metal type, these inspiring words to live by were hand cranked with love on a Vandercook proof print press.
All pieces designed and printed by Porchlight Press. Visit the Porchlight Press website to view more of their design and print work.
“Although i currently call Utah my home, I have lived in Germany, South Africa, Brazil and New York. These experiences have helped me understand brand ethnographic influences. My approach is guided by the same process: to strategically and elegantly communicate a story that resonates with the audience. I am currently an art director at Hint Creative in SLC.”
— Kevin Cantrell
Let There Be Light is inspired by map insurance lettering (see Sanborn Map Company). The text is taken from the first few verses In genesis. The cartographic inspiration is a subtle Hint to the creative blueprint instructions. It is printed on Cordenons Moondream (turns transparent upon hot stamping).
CLIENT: Gruppo Cordenons Paper
DESIGNED AT: Kevin Cantrell Design
ROLE: Art Direction & Design, Creative Consulting with Anthony Hadden and Arlo Vance CREATIVE: Poster, Custom Hand Lettering
FONTS: Custom Hand Lettering, Escorial, Brothers
PRINTING: Gotschall Engraving
The AIGA 100 show 2010 identity plays off of the historic Utah road grid system. The identity is inspired from old Utah cartography. As an addition to this year’s show, the coveted copper ingot returns to its original copper plate design.
DESIGNED AT: Kevin Cantrell Design in collaboration with Arlo Vance
ROLE: Art Direction & Design
PHOTOGRAPHY: Derek Israelsen
CREATIVE: Identity, Book, Invitation, Award Certificates, Copper Ingot
FONTS: Hoefler Text, Escorial
RECOGNITION: AIGA 100 Show SLC - 2011, Sandu Publishing, “Infinite Typography”
Authentic, genuine, forthright. With a direct client relations’ approach, the law office of matthew messina embodies traditional values that provide the best legal services possible with an emphasis on estate planning, trusts, wills, contracts and family law.
DESIGNED AT: Kevin Cantrell Design
ROLE: Art Direction, Design, Illustration, Writing
CREATIVE: Identity, Illustration, Book Binding, Letterpress
FONTS: Various Wood Type
RECOGNITION: AIGA 100 Show SLC - 2009
Visit Kevin Cantrell’s website for detials on these projects and more.