Espoloñ Tequila "Let's Stir Things Up", is the strategic genesis for its' unique aesthetic, and brand essence. Custom typefaces, artwork, and color-ways, are all inspired by the Mexican artist Posada. The featured works exemplify the power of Espoloñ's voice and creative agency.
Print Liberation picked up on Nike's sensibility: use the players to talk about the culture and the shoe. It was a simple science to match the players NIke® flashes with Print Liberation's blunt approach to getting a message across to basketball enthusiasts. We used our street smarts as a ground up endeavor to visually give back what it got from the game: endurance and way of life.
The Red Kamel reinvigoration campaign was inspired by the golden age of design and advertising. To keep-it-real, the real 1950s illustration of the kamel (aka the beast) was used with memorable, vintage advertising artwork and headlines to create humorous throwback ads. Don Draper eat your heart out.
(Selected spreads from the catalog for the Art Academy of Cincinnati.) A catalog with over 60 pages, designed to attract new students to attend the historic art school — catalogs are sent to high schools around the country in hopes of energizing creative teenagers to apply.
Screen printing power house Ryonet® and creative agency Print Liberation® joined forces to create DIY Print Shop. Both companies keep the DIY ethos close to heart - Ryonet started as a couple of punk rockers making shirts for their band on a homemade wood press and curing them in an oven. Print Liberation was formed in 1998 when two friends designed, and printed their first T-shirt to sell at a Metallica concert. Before they became industry leaders, they logged countless hours printing thousands of T-shirts and gig posters with improvised equipment and a lot of guess work.
The Make Smith Co. legacy has lasted three generations and has evolved with contemporary fashion, while loyally preserving an honor for handmade goods.
Print Liberation took a tautological approach, we redefined the brand, by defining the brand:
Make Smith is the genius; the artist, the writer, the producer, the craftsman, and the anomaly of the times. One who will forever contribute to society by defining and challenging the notion of aesthetics and creative vision.
The Potek Winery brand celebrates the owner's Romanian ancestry. To capture this for Potek's brand essence, Print Liberation tapped into the culture's unique historical visual language; Romanian hand drawn stylized alphabets, used in print shops, that printed literature, and books that told Romanian stories of the day. The tasting room's detailed environment, pulls from the unique symbols, shapes, and patterns that Romanian artisans used to create a fusion of complex and simple beautiful decor. Potek's visual essence is rich history, fused with contemporary fresh.
Tasting Room interior by LMPM Productions™
The It’s Nice That Smiley Face is now seven years old. It has been used as an avatar on social media, appeared on notebooks, laptops and tote bags – it has even been spray painted on a fence in Australia.....co-founders of Print Liberation share the story behind a smile that was created for the first issue of the It’s Nice That magazine and found a new life beyond print….read more here.
Municipal Winemakers. People organically started to refer to the wine as "Muni" - for a wine - or a brand - to develop a nickname means there's a level of humanity to it; and when it's time to be more serious about something like, wine tradition the full name "Municipal Winemakers" emerges. Those two monikers are the light, & heavy brush strokes, that Print Liberation used to create the brand strategy and essence - graphically charismatic & approachable, all while being hyper aware of structure & taste.
Sweet G® brandy. The brand's concept is rooted in the illustrative fetish zines by the artist, John Willie. Print Liberation was tasked with developing the brand's core visual formula, the style guide, and the toolbox of brand assets.
Print Liberation has established a strong reputation in branding identity and logo design. Our clients come to us because our logos are crisp, concise, outspoken and pretty damn clever. Our design sensibility grew out of years of old school printing aesthetic, otherwise known as the K.I.S.S. policy (Keep it Simple, Stupid).
In 2008, Barack Obama's presidential committee contacted Print Liberation to launch a major grass roots campaign. By the time people hit the voting booths, Print Liberation's oval Obama bumper stickers were on every Volkswagen and Subaru in America-1.5 million to be more exact. PL's focus was to propel marketing on the ground level, enhancing a grass roots viral campaign that was propelled not soley by releasing placing ads, but by allowing the movement to grow through consumer advocacy.
Selected book spreads from "Made To Make It. A Guide To Business Success In Screen Printing."
Ten years ago, Print Liberation wrote and designed, a successful book on DIY screen printing: Print Liberation A Screen Printing Primer. So it made perfect sense, when our longtime friend, and DIY Print Shop® business partner, Ryan Moor (founder of Ryonet®), hired us to layout his first book: Made To Make It. A Guide To Business Success in Screen Printing.
For more info on Ryan's book checkout madetomakeitbook.com
The New Museum, located in NYC, is considered one of New York's more recently born museums. PL has had an ongoing relationship with the New Museum developing materials for Family Day and New Membership marketing. Museums like legibility and since the New Museum is "new", Print Liberation was invited onto a project that stuck closely with the PL ideal.