Holiday 2013: Gift Giving, Booze & Snowflakes


“You never get a second chance to make a first impression.” I could get all deep and philosophical here, but let’s talk presents … you know, the boxes and bags that contain gifts. Which ones do you want to open first? For me, it’s definitely the ones that seem special because at first glance they look sooo pretty. And your presents would be irresistible too if you used these quirky letterpress gift tags.

Angel Bomb designed and printed gift tags, coasters and cards as a self-promotion for the 2013 holiday season. Custom diecuts, lovely nostalgic illustrations and bright overprinted colors bring each of the pieces to life.

Stocks were expertly spec’d: Tags on Crane’s Lettra is the perennial letterpress favorite, Strathmore Writing Label in Natural is a great choice for continuity across the various elements, and Barley Board from Independent Paper Resource is icy-beer-mug worthy.

A cheeky sense of humor can be found on the packaging copy. For the light bulb shapes: “They don’t light up, and they don’t burn out.” For the booze-inspired hangtag shapes: “Instant value additive to moderately priced consumer goods.”

And my personal favorite on the adhesive gift stickers: “For when you’re too cheap to buy our tags.”


Project Details

Title Holiday 2013: Gift Giving,
Booze & Snowflakes
Client Angel Bomb Date November 2013 Design Todd Thyberg, Ashley Hohnstein, Annie Walsh Print Angel Bomb
Minneapolis, MN
Paper Neenah Paper Crane Lettra Pearl White 110 lb. Cover
Mohawk Strathmore Writing Label Natural 70 lb. Writing
Independent Paper Resource Barley Board Natural 35 pt.

Production Details

Dimensions Stickers: 8.5" × 11"
Tags: 2" × 3"
Coasters: 4" × 4"
Print Quantity 100 each Production Time 3 weeks Printing Method Letterpress Number of Colors 5 colors Finishing and Binding Diecut


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