We made quite a name for ourselves letterpress printing for some of the worlds coolest bars, chefs and rock and roll bands

Letterpress Printing & Woodtype Posters

Giant Squid Creative officially started in 2006 and was called Giant Squid Press. Kenny had just started letterpress printing and needed a “press name” for the work he was putting out at the time, wood type concert posters and vinyl jacket designs for the likes of the Gaslight Anthem, Against Me!, Frank Turner, the Bouncing Souls etc. etc.

Soon he didn’t have time for punk rock posters and giant squid press had a thriving business designing and printing custom wedding invitations and cocktail bar menus.

“Wait...You designed this too? This is spectacular...Really great.
I thought you were just a printer...”

...Sean Muldoon, of the bar at the Merchant Hotel in Belfast, exclaimed as we sat at 9th Street Espresso. Sean and Jack McGarry were about to open the Dead Rabbit and we were talking about how Giant Squid could help them.

We gave them some logo and branding advice, but did not work on the design of their preeminent menus (that would be our friends at Drinksology in Northern Ireland).  We did have the honor of printing all the photo “snapshots” in their taproom and many of the posters you see in the hallway going up to the parlour.

Below is a small sample of what Kenny showed Sean and Jack at that meeting:

Dutch Kills Bar cocktail menuAgainst Me! Letterpress concert poster at the Music Hall of WilliamsburgLetterpress coasters Giant Squid Press printed for the Dead RabbitNew York City laser cut skyline art deco letterpress wedding invitationGiant Squid Press printed all the photographs hanging in tap room at the Dead RabbitInside foil stamp of NYC skyline art deco letterpress wedding invitationVintage airline ticket custom designed letterpress wedding invitationWoodtype letterpress concert poster for the L Magazine Northside Festival show at Spike Hill in Williamsburg Brooklyn. Illustration by Nick GazinCustom Designed NYC Empire State Building letterpress wedding invitation with painted edgeScalloped edge letterpress save the date for Richard Boccato.
The Gaslight Anthem '59 sound letterpress woodtype concert poster at the Stone Pony in Asbury Park NJPKNY (Painkiller) tiki bar business cardsDetroit Cobras wootype letterpress concert poster at Maxwell's in Hoboken NJPaul Leibrandt letterpress business cards with painted edgeNYC subway inspired deco die-cut letterpress wedding invitation suiteNYC skyline art deco letterpress thank you cards Rebellious Spirits die-cut business cards, designed and printed by usVintage Cleveland travel poster themedsave the date designed and printed by Giant Squid PressDutch Kills Bar, Long Island City letterpress menu coverAnalog decorative wood type letterpress wall art designed and printed by Giant Squid Press
Bindu and Michael's Brooklyn Bridge custom designed and letterpress wedding invitationVintage Astroland Park Coney Island themed woodtype letterpress concert poster for the Bouncing Souls at Cha Cha's Dutch Kills frog with cocktail drink coaster letterpress printed with scalloped edgesRachel and Lee's nautical Carolina beach custom designed letterpress invitationBouncing Souls, Tim Barry and the Gaslight Anthem letterpress concert poster at Mr. Smalls in PittsburgDutch Kills 5th anniversary letterpress printed menusThe toasters 25 years of ska concert poster at the Knitting Factory NYC
The Slackers "Booze Cruise" letterpress woodtype concert poster for Rocks Off concert cruisesCustom cocktail menu for Alain Joseph's 40th birthday at Dutch Kills featuring the Dusty Rose, Revolver and Marie Antoinette cocktailsCustom cocktail menu for Alain Joseph's 40th birthday at Dutch Kills featuring the Bicycle Thief cocktailMichael and Bindu's Brooklyn Bridge vintage woodtype letterpress save the dateNadia Bartolucci and Sam Bradford  Boston Harbour wedding letterpress save the date. Illustration by Danielle MalmgrenNadia and Sam  Boston sailboat letterpress wedding RSVP. Illustration by Danielle Malmgren"Brooklyn Invasion" letterpress concert poster with the Bouncing Souls, Tim Barry and The Gaslight Anthem at Europa in Greenpoint Brooklyn by Giant Squid PressDutch Kills Bar LIC custom designed and letterpress printed business cardsPilfers NYC Ska letterpress concert poster at the Knitting Factory NYC

Looking to make a first-rate impression?

That was our slogan at giant squid press.  If you do need letterpress design and printing (and occasionally silkscreen), we can help you. 
Yes, we are selective with what jobs we take on (we want every job to have the exquisite quality giant squid press is known for), but we’d love to talk about your project and if we’re too busy to do it, we have a lot of great printer friends we can put you in touch with

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