Drooling over all the horribly good design work over on For Print Only this morning and came across this coaster set by the clever ladies at Parliment of Owls.
This fine little set of 4 was designed as a promo piece for Cranky Pressman letterpress printers to show off their new die cut shapes. The characters, Edna, Cranky, Mr. Snogglebaum, and Adelaide & Mr. Pistachio are the senior citizens of beach community living — The Coasters! I love the little profiles on the back with corresponding cocktails. Cuteness!
(even cleverer if you're a print nerd like me is that it only prints with two inks... & a new green is born in the overlapping! Ahh, printing is a magical thing)
Turns out there are a number of other mighty fine coasters around the place too... a couple more to make you thirsty...
+ 'Lets Screw' set by Black Dog Press
+ Studio on Fire coasters printed at an AIGA event
(I've now added 'print coasters' to my list of Gocco pursuits for this year)