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Spring 2019 Postcard Workshop

Our first letterpress workshop of 2019 was last weekend! We had a great group of 18 individuals sign-up to learn more about the letterpress printing process with us. It was one of our largest classes and we loved how everyone was able to connect on their own creative level whether they were designers or simply had a night off without the kids, our workshops are always a unique atmosphere to learn something you've never been able to do before.  Workshop nights always begin with plenty of food, snacks, & wine (all the good stuff) and end with everyone being able to know the step-by-step process of letterpress printing one of our cards. From mixing ink, to setting up plates, and...

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Logos

DESIGN: LOGOS & BRANDING At Prickly Pear Paper, we are passionate about building quality brands and experiences. From complimenting typography to creating a mark that works in all contexts, we maintain a detailed approach to designing unique identities for our clients. Check out some of various logos and illustrations we've been cooking up for some really great companies.  RETURN TO PORTFOLIO

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PRICKLY PEAR VACATION: MONUMENT VALLEY, UT

Last month we took a scenic drive up north through Flagstaff to explore Monument Valley, Utah. It's a place we've always wanted to see in person, after seeing it in movies, ads, and from other friends traveling there - we knew during the peak of the winter season in AZ was the perfect time to getaway for a few days on an short & beautiful road trip through Northern Arizona and Southern Utah. The first day we took a drive through Phoenix to Flagstaff and stopped for lunch at our favorite road trip spot, Diablo Burger in downtown Flagstaff. Then it took us about 2 hours longer to reach Monument Valley, where we stayed for the weekend at Goulding's Lodge....

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Mame Soy Candles

Design: Candle Packaging Mame Soy Candles specializes in hand poured, luxurious candles made from 100% soy wax and premium oils in Phoenix, Arizona. For this specific project, we were asked to evolve their standard black and white minimal design and create a bright, colorful set of labels for a new experimental line. Inspired by soaps and candy, we created this series of labels for large and small candle wraps, highlighting both the fragrance and plants used with illustrations of the specific plants and matching color ways.  Return to Portfolio 

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Monthly Mix: March

To piggy back off of February's playlist, we decided to make another lengthly mix for you listening pleasure. Journey through 21 unique songs with a mellow, listen while driving mix. Inspired by our recent roadtrip to Monument Valley, this group of songs can be put on repeat for whatever the mood or adventure.  Listen below or stream on Spotify.

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