Almanac

I’m completely enamored with the the identity of St. Louis-based studio, Almanac. The concept and details are carried out beautifully across all of the print materials and through to the website, which was just recently launched. For the story behind the visuals, I’m handing you off to the Proprietor and Creative Director, Nathan Sprehe:

Almanac is a design & marketing studio working to help companies and organizations of all sizes tell their stories in original and compelling ways. As we developed the Almanac identity, we chose to focus on our genuine, straightforward approach — “good work is meaningful and gets results.” Our name and tagline draw inspiration from traditional farmers’ almanacs, reflecting the relationships we forge with our clients, guiding them through the many decisions that affect their brands.

We chose to keep the color palette and typography understated but eclectic. The materials are hand printed on a Chandler & Price letterpress (special thanks to Kirsten of Sensura Studio for letting us use her amazing space!). Reinforcing our straightforward approach, our business cards—printed on heavy rag art paper—include engraving illustrations of our profiles, making it easy to put a face to a name. Note cards are printed on heavy weight, jet black paper with notes then written in copper ink.

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  1. Tweets that mention now on dwl: Almanac #onDWL -- Topsy.com says:

    [...] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Kristi Waite and Seamless Creative, bekah nutt. bekah nutt said: love this! RT @designworklife: now on dwl: Almanac http://bit.ly/fzQAP6 #onDWL [...]
  2. Maristella says:

    Lovely!!!
  3. Chris Baker says:

    Genius! How could you see this and not want them working for you?
  4. Joseph says:

    Amazing work. I love the uniformity throughout but never borders on stagnant. Well thought out.
  5. Mervi Eskelinen says:

    So beautiful! I have a thing for retro.
  6. Evernotes Every Friday « Creating For Our Creator says:

    [...] Print design is my favorite and would be ultimate choice for all design projects, but as print design decreases all around it’s hard to find good printed pieces anymore. So when I stumbled upon Almanac’s portfolio this week I was set on fire with inspiration! Every piece is beautifully designed down to the smallest detail. From the photography to the typography to the textures used, it’s all wonderful! I’d like to think they are the Central Creative of St. Louis… It was hard to choose just one image to show you but the following is a page spread from a capital campaign they recently created for a “larger production facility in Haiti, where it manufactures a nutritious food product used to treat malnutrition.” The brochure is more like a magazine with articles and supporting photography. In the image below you see the large “logo” with a circle… each piece of the circle stands for one of the steps of the process and on each spread, the circle shows which step they are on. It’s very neat… please take a minute to view more photos from the campaign here. First found via a post on Alamanac’s brand identity on design work life. [...]
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