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theaestheticunion

The Aesthetic Union Letterpress & Design // Block printing workshops πŸ’₯ Call or email for a free custom estimates ⚑️ [email protected] // 01-415-779-5216 http://www.theaestheticunion.com/
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@theaestheticunion

The Aesthetic Union
You know what? i can. i can still believe we have to protest this shit, because humans by nature will always take the lazy way out. the lazy way being, to fall into fear and hate instead of understanding. 🀲🏻🀲🏼🀲🏽🀲🏾🀲🏿
we letterpress these “i can’t believe” posters with @counter_type @paperjampress and @dirtybandits a few years back for the first women’s march and ever since then i thought about what we laid down on paper. it’s the reason why i wanted to restrike “we welcome” in our own design. it’s a kind of sequel or follow up to “i can’t believe”. πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
but as someone who grew up with grandparents who instilled in me values that led me to sf, watching @readingrainbow @startrek @mrrogersmovie like it was going out of style, it leads me to believe there is hope that the majority of humanity will rise above fear and hate
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so this mlk day, let’s stand together and rise above. lead by example, always improve ourselves. the answers are within .
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#mlk #equality #equalrights #womensmarch #womensrights #transrights #lbgtrights #protest #protestposter #nativeamericanrights #aim #letterpress #poster #print #printforacause #printforchange #fucktrump #trumptroll #comeatme #nra #trump #fuckthewall #buildthewall #community #think #useyourwords #standingrock #welcome #immigration
14 201 12 hours ago

@theaestheticunion

The Aesthetic Union
When someone dies we’re sad, but when someone dies who has left the world a better place, has helped individuals live truer lives, has made suffering a little easier...i feel something deeper than sadness. maybe its a sorrowful joy? idk.
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what do you feel?
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thanks for all your work mary, you left us with something that will last a very very long time within each one of us.
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letterpress work done by @koch_printing (if your in austin, get your letterpress done with max)
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#letterpress #maryoliver #maryoliverpoetry #maryoliverquotes #quotes #inspriationalquotes #inspiration #print #letterpressprinting #letterpressinvitations #studio #artist #art
17 840 3 days ago

@theaestheticunion

The Aesthetic Union
Meet william, he’s our señor pressman who came to us a little more than a year ago and if you had anything printed by us this past year, william was probably responsible for it on press. πŸ’©
joking aside, it was a little scary hiring a person who had much more experience than me and whose just a few years older 🀫 i felt like i was in the big leagues after being less than responsible with the amount of work we were getting and the flow in which one person can make it all work without imploding on the people around them and themselves.
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william saved our asses. he’s got a background not only in print but makes precision watch crystals @whites_crystal_mfg which are pretty renown in the pocket watch world. he not only saved us on jobs but also has made me a better manager since i grew from hand holding to trusting, and you can only grow through trust πŸ™
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photo by @2ndtruth .
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#foilprint #shoplife #manufacturing #pressman #craftsman #letterpress #print #printlife #printmaking #heidelberg #prints #customprint #design @print_mag @printclublondon @printedmatterinc @design @design milk @design sponge
13 199 3 days ago

@theaestheticunion

The Aesthetic Union
Detail shot of our foil and letterpress printed menus for @the.royal.crown new tasting space and restaurant in oakland β˜•οΈ β˜•οΈβ˜•οΈβ˜•οΈβ˜•οΈ
i said this before but i’ll say it again because only 160 something of our 15k followers liked it, they were a tad tricky because of the really really fine line and tiny type and i don’t think most printers would even try, but we took a c***k and they look rad
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thanks to @evan.gilman for the design πŸ™Œ
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more to come, as always super fans .
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#letterpress #letterpressprinting #foilprint #goldfoilprint #ihavethisthingwithcolor #design #abmlifeisbeautiful #craft #print #customprint #royalcrown #crownroyal #mechanical #paper #designporn #inprocess @howbrand @print_mag #photography #photographer #photoshoot
7 186 4 days ago

@theaestheticunion

The Aesthetic Union
πŸ‘meat the teamπŸ‘€
looking forward to the showroom from the pressroom this probably what you’ll see most days, me trying to send emails while running around completing orders and thinking of new ways to make peoples printing dreams come true
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you might see daniel back here chatting with clients and facilitating those dreams. he’s our wonderful god sent project manager. if you email info@theaestheticunion.com
you’ll probably get him on the line
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and if you’re lucky you’ll see william back there too. he’s our pressman, mechanic, and jokester. i don’t remember what printer we stole him from but i don’t think we’d find a better one
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we’re real humans, we consider our letterpress a real collaboration between the client and us. i mean, it’s in our name, the aesthetic union
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so be kind, rewind...slow down...tune in...and stop on by
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photo by @2ndtruth .
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#goldfoilprint #photographer #photography #ihavethisthingwithcolor #peachbutt #aesthetic #shoplife #mechanic #bluecolor #pressroom #printshop #pressman #letter #letterpress #letterpressprinting #letterpressstudio #artstudio #studio #artsupplies #messymiddle #shopcoat #fashion #workwear @unionmadegoods @minted @moo @print_mag @howbrand @gqstyle
9 257 5 days ago

@theaestheticunion

The Aesthetic Union
πŸ‘meat the teamπŸ‘€
looking back in the pressroom from the showroom this probably what you’ll see most days, me trying to send emails while running around completing orders and thinking of new ways to make peoples printing dreams come true
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you might see daniel back here chatting with clients and facilitating those dreams. he’s our wonderful god sent project manager. if you email info@theaestheticunion.com
you’ll probably get him on the line
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and if you’re lucky you’ll see william back there too. he’s our pressman, mechanic, and jokester. i don’t remember what printer we stole him from but i don’t think we’d find a better one
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we’re real humans, we consider our letterpress a real collaboration between the client and us. i mean, it’s in our name, the aesthetic union
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so be kind, rewind...slow down...tune in...and stop on by
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photo by @2ndtruth .
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#goldfoilprint #photographer #photography #ihavethisthingwithcolor #peachbutt #aesthetic #shoplife #mechanic #bluecolor #pressroom #printshop #pressman #letter #letterpress #letterpressprinting #letterpressstudio #artstudio #studio #artsupplies #messymiddle #shopcoat #fashion #workwear @unionmadegoods @minted @moo @print_mag @howbrand @gqstyle
2 146 5 days ago

@theaestheticunion

The Aesthetic Union
Hawt off the presses, foil and letterpress printed menus for @the.royal.crown new tasting space and restaurant in oakland β˜•οΈ soon to be open! πŸ”œ
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these were a tad tricky because of the really really fine line and tiny type and i don’t think most printers would even try, but we took a c***k and they look rad ⚑️
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mega thanks to @2ndtruth for the photos (she’s a rad photographer now living in sf if you need one)
and giga mega thanks to @evan.gilman for the design πŸ™Œ
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more to come, as always super fans .
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#letterpress #letterpressprinting #foilprint #goldfoilprint #ihavethisthingwithcolor #design #abmlifeisbeautiful #craft #print #customprint #royalcrown #crownroyal #mechanical #paper #designporn #inprocess @howbrand @print_mag #photography #photographer #photoshoot
16 136 6 days ago

@theaestheticunion

The Aesthetic Union
Swipe swipe πŸ”œ remember that time we did a crazy letterpress job with @wendymac and @ciaosamin for the release of
salt f*t acid heat?
i do ⚑️
kind of a dream job working with two dream people making a dream print and i dream about making another one like it again πŸ‘ 🍊 🍎
the deets: 3 color process halftone printed on cranes lettea 110# on our heidelberg cylinder press from 1952
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how many of you want to see another project with @wendymac and @ciaosamin ???
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how many of you have seen samin’s show on @netflix ?? if not, watch it. she’ll wind up your new favorite person, plus you’ll learn how to make something delicious .
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#saltfatacidheat #wendymcnaughton #letterpress #letterpressprinting #printing #letterpressinvitations #businesscards #letterpresscards #greeting #cooking #chart #kitchenchart #craft #chef #chezpanisse #abmcrafty #abmhappylife #abmlifeiscolorful #ihavethisthingwithcolor @howbrand @print_mag #howaward #illustration #watercolor #watercolorartist
36 617 1 weeks ago

@theaestheticunion

The Aesthetic Union
Black on black foil stamped business cards for @lobsterphone.co ~~~~~~~
check out @arthkris new project with @lobsterphone.co
she’s been a friend of mine since meeting her when we both worked at the @sfmaritime our paths split when i started @theaestheticunion and she was a hot shot senior designer for @fuseprojectsf 😎
now she’s a hot shot designer for herself which is really inspiring and fun since she gives us jobs sometimes. these are her personal cards, gloss black foil makes for a dramatic effect with that f*t a*s font she designed. 🏴
wanna work with us? just reach out .
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#letterpress #letterpressinvitations #letterpresscards #businesscards #businesswoman #womanowned #womanownedbusiness #design #designer #designingwomen #adobe #fuseproject #sfdesign #fogfair #designweek @logodesignersclub @logohero @logoarchive @logogram_id @logobooks_
24 288 2 weeks ago

@theaestheticunion

The Aesthetic Union
Hey hey some foil stamped edge painted cards we did for @aimeefriberg @cultexhibitions ~~~~~
btw friendos, stop by @cultexhibitions this saturday 1/12 from 6-8pm there’s a amazing show by @masakomiki which will b**w your mind 🀯 ~~~~~
oh and if you’re in berkeley head over the @bampfa and see @masakomiki work over there too! she’s all over the place ~~~~~
there you go, set for the art seeing weekend. you are welcome .
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#businesscards #letterpressprinting #foilnails #foilstamping #abmcrafty #abmholidayspirit #abm #sfart #berkeley #gallery #artistsoninstagram #artbasel #craft #skill #designboom #artgallery #weekend #aesthetic #aesthetictumblr #business #custom #bespoke
10 178 2 weeks ago

@theaestheticunion

The Aesthetic Union
Just started raining really hard at the shop and good timing since we just were letterpress printing more @coffeemanufactory labels 🏷perfectly warm and delicious for today πŸ˜‰
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love this little motorcycle guy on the africa variety, sort looks like the 75’ 750four we got in the shop. anyway, we really like printing these. done in neenah estate label, these have wine label quality paper. full flood ink and deep deboss black. ~~~~~~~~~~~~
want some labels? looking for an estimate? email us, we’re friendly πŸ™‚
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#coffee #coffeelabel #coffeepackaging #coffeepackagingprinting #coffeebags #design #letterpresslove #letterpressinvitations #letterpressprinting #letterpress #awards #designawards #tartine #bakery
20 354 2 weeks ago

@theaestheticunion

The Aesthetic Union
Secret foil things for @coffeemanufactory stay tuned for what the hell these are πŸŒ™
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we introduced foil stamping about a year ago and it’s one of the best things we did. i really really hated foil for a long time 🀬 a lot of the s**t i saw was over bled and gaudy...but i realized that if i don’t like something maybe i can make it better, so i wound up purchasing an old heidelberg windmill with a foil unit and william and i have been using it to almost every week. ******
moral of the story, if you don’t like something, change it and make it better. and if you can’t, let it go, it’s not worth your time .
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#foil #foilstamp #realtalk #printing #letterpressprinting #letterpresscards #letterpressinvitations #weddinginvitations #design #rightdesign #motivationalquotes #smallbusiness #smallbusinessowner #manufacturing #crafter #abmhappylife #aesthetic
2 128 2 weeks ago