Monday, February 23, 2015

Wedding Design | Oversized Envelope Stamps!

Well you guys, if this is my last decent creative idea, I think I'll die a happy camper .* I give you Oversized Envelope Stamps! We've got a couple more designs coming, but my impatience has gotten the best of me, so here's the first look!

They're custom made return address stamps, and would be the perfect way to dress up a wedding suite, a baby shower invite, or, like, a check to the gas company. Really. Use your imagination!

One of the things I love about them is they can go on any color envelope and it changes the tone completely. This stamp on a punchy yellow envelope? So fun and bold. On a blush pink envelope? Incredibly sweet. On an olive green envelope? Perfect for those nature-inspired nuptials. Don't even get me started on adding a colored ink to the mix! Gah!

They're available now riiiight over here! If you'd prefer a completely custom stamp, or are interested in a full wedding suite, email me at, and we'll hook you up.

Get stampin' buddies!


Hope you like it!

*Just kidding, chief creative god, or whoever is in charge of this stuff. Just a joke. Please keep 'em coming!

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Lions, Tigers, and Bear Prints! (oh my!)

I know it's been a little quiet around these parts, but let me assure you, it's not because we've been lazing around, drinking sweet tea and watching reruns of "Friday Night Lights" (although, if I'm being real, that last part has been happening quite a bit lately).

Today I'm coming out of my blogging slumber to announce some prints that I'm super jazzed about sharing! To let you in on a little secret, we're working on some big things around here. It's taking awhile (as all good things do), but I wanted to make sure these handsome animals were released into the wild before the holiday season! 

I'd like to introduce you to my newest pals, Lucy the Bear, Leo the Lion, and Charlie the Tiger! 

I worked with the amazing folks at Mama's Sauce to screen print them, and let me tell you, they did a GREAT job. They're simple and bold at 18x24" and (not too toot my own horn) look even better in person. They're making their debut as the first products by Imaginary Beast! 

If you know any cool little kids who would love this in their room, new babies fixin' up their nursery, or a fun adult who needs just as much color in their life as I do, head over here to check them out and purchase in time for the holidays! 

Seriously though... I am way too excited about these. Hope you like 'em! 

Monday, June 2, 2014

Katie & Jeff | Wedding Suite

When an old friend contacted us to do her and her almost-husband's invitation suite, we jumped at the chance! They wanted a rustic and personal feel, so with that in mind, we highlighted the beautiful lake they'll be having the events at. 

If you're looking for some killer custom wedding invitations like these, drop us a line at!

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

The Hunt | Branding

We recently finished up a fun project for The Hunt, a company who creates custom scavenger hunts / truth and dare team based competitions. 

They came to us wanting a logo based on the old Germanic god, Woden (counterpart to the Norse god, Odin). He's a tough, wild soul who wears a scar over one eye, two crows on each shoulder, and two wolves at his feet. A real badass, to be honest. 

We worked with The Hunt to create branding, copy, packaging, and more for their fledgling company. View the project on our website, if you're so inclined! 

To stay updated on their launch, follow The Hunt on facebook. 

Dwelling Studio | Branding Concept

Wendy of Dwelling Studio reached out to us for an identity system for her house flipping business, based in Dayton, Ohio. We consume a heck-of-a-lotta HGTV over here, so we were pretty jazzed to be able to work with her new businesses! We worked with her to develop three design directions, this one included, and ultimately chose one (not shown) to move forward with! 

This concept was coined the "Vintage Revival" direction, using old wood grain, some fun textures, and a custom modified script. 

We'll be posting the other concept, along with her chosen direction in the next couple weeks, so stay tuned! 

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Igloo Letterpress | Business Cards

We were super stoked to get some business card samples back from Igloo Letterpress today! This winter we worked with them to design some new employee business cards, as well as these oversized store cards. We used their signature Igloo logo and an overprinting technique to design the cards to have a great looking (great feeling) kaleidoscope effect.

Stop in to their Snow House Gift Shop to pick one up in person and shop some letterpress and other local handmade goodies!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Imaginary Beast | Business Cards for the Branding Studio!

We had the opportunity last week to add some business cards to one of our print jobs press sheet (this means there was extra room on the paper which would become waste if not used). So that's just what we did! After more than a year of being a full-time branding and design studio, we finally took an hour to make something for our OWN brand!

We'll still be designing some new *official* business cards for ourselves in the future, but for now, we're pretty darn happy to have these guys. Thanks to Shawn Hileman at Masthead Print Studio in Philadelphia for doing such an awesome job on the prints AND for having great customer service. Work with nice people, folks! It makes life much more pleasant!

Also, guess what?! We got an instagram account! We'll be sharing current projects and bit and pieces from our days on there. Check it out and follow if you like: @theimaginarybeast