You know how some friends effortlessly cross the border from being trusted acquaintances to revered family members? That’s how I feel about J.B. and Nic Taylor, a husband-and-wife duo I met in Los Angeles five years ago. Over the years, our face time probably totals an hour or two, but that hasn’t deterred us from becoming best buddies and subsequently forming the kind of friendship in which we admire one another’s creative endeavors from afar, sending care packages to express our attitude of gratitude.
My most recent delivery arrived in Adelaide yesterday (via upstate New York) containing a bunch of goodies, including a collector’s edition vinyl wrapped in otherworldly feline illustrations that had me positively spellbound. Also included were “New Age” letterpress cards, a product of their business, Thunderwing Press. From their trusty headquarters in Garrison, New York, they revolutionize the art of letterpress stationery for the likes of Garance Doré and more. And to give you an idea of their savvy knack for interpretation, my very own customized stationery was concocted after a ten-minute rant about my love for William Klein’s 1969 cinematic masterpiece, Mr. Freedom. Bull’s-eye! Add to the mix art direction and branding for a prestigious roster of clients ranging from TENOVERSIX to Wombleton Records, and it’s safe to say these guys are raising the bar in more ways than one.
Tell them I sent you (with much love).
For more information, visit www.thunderwingpress.com.
Photos: Courtesy of Linlee Allen