Recent Work: Stonehouse Studio Business Cards

Recent Work: Stonehouse Studio
When Val Pigott of Stonehouse Studio in Bobcaygeon needed a new business card, word on the street told her to visit Spitting Images. Val is an artist in Bobcaygeon who needed the design of her new cards to reflect the flair of her studio. A heavyweight textured card stock suited her style. The cards are designed with a dual purpose: the backs of the cards are left with open space to write prices or short personal messages to her clients.

The cards were designed to be a premium, instantly distinguishable business card. We chose an extra heavyweight 24pt thick uncoated card stock. This card is comparable to the weight of a coaster. The edges of the cards are painted red to top off the impressive stock.

The design picks up visual cues directly from the sign in front of the studio. We recreated the look of it down to the wood grain texture and the craftsmanship of the signmaker.

Client: Stonehouse Studio, Bobcaygeon
Designer: Kevin Foster
Specs: 24pt uncoated card stock. 4/4 Offset printed. Pantone Red painted edges
Designed with: Adobe Illustrator CS6, Adobe Photoshop CS6
Typefaces: Custom font redrawn from original hand-painted sign, Futura Condensed Medium.

Recent Work: Kathy Morris Photography Business Cards

Recent Work: Kathy Morris Photography Business Cards

We recently shipped business cards to Kathy Morris Photography in Barrie, Ontario.

Kathy is a dedicated photography enthusiast, whose work is of professional caliber. Kathy chose Spitting Images to design her logo and business cards to reflect her personal and photographic style. Continue reading ›

Recent Work: Spitting Images Canvas Studio Business Cards

Recent Work - Spitting Images Canvas Studio Business Cards

We were very excited to have our new business cards delivered today, and we think they look great. Continue reading ›

New Product – Postcards

Now in Stock - Postcards!

Spitting Images is pleased to introduce a new line of postcards for sale exclusively through the Canvas Studio storefront.

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Download Free Stock Images from Kozzi

Free Stock Images from Kozzi

(UPDATE)
Kozzi’s format has changed slightly. There are now many premium images that come up in searches. Many times, there’s more premium images than free ones, but there is still a good selection of quality free stock images to choose from. There’s also a new feature for artists and photographers to join and submit their own artwork for sale. If you’re interested in becoming a contributor, just create a free member account, and start uploading. The image library continues to grow and the quality appears to be getting better every day.

(Original Post:)
As a Graphic Designer, I often find myself needing to use stock images and illustrations to complete my designs. Going to iStock is always an attractive option – they have a huge library of quality images and their pricing is reasonable. Sometimes, however, either there isn’t an image that’s quite right, or it may be quicker and cheaper to create the artwork yourself. I recently came across a stock image website that might help fill the gap.


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Spitting Images Celebrates Grand Opening of new Canvas Studio

Spitting Images Canvas Studio Grand Opening
Press Release – For immediate release

Spitting Images Celebrates Grand Opening of new Canvas Studio

May 24, 2012, Bobcaygeon, Ontario

Spitting Images is celebrating the Grand Opening of their Canvas Studio at 7 King Street East, in Bobcaygeon, Ontario on June 2, 2012. The Studio officially opened in April 2012 and the company’s owners Lara Grant and Kevin Foster have been busy preparing for the Grand Opening since.

The timing of the Grand Opening coincides with the annual Unlock the Summer event to ceremonially unlock the Trent Severn Waterway’s Bobcaygeon lock and to welcome back boaters and tourists for the summer season.

Spitting Images is a boutique canvas and fine art print shop, who offer graphic design and printing services online at www.spittingimages.ca and in the new storefront studio in downtown Bobcaygeon. The Canvas Studio features a canvas print gallery, a graphic design studio, a full featured print production workshop, and also stocks photography retail and gift products, postcards and greeting cards.

Highlights of the Grand Opening:

  • • Door prizes and Give-a-ways
  • • Lemonade Stand outside with Free Lemonade
  • • 20% off custom canvas print orders
  • • Bobcaygeon Professional Photographer Fred Thornhill will be in studio (2pm – 4pm)

The Studio will be open all weekend long, from 10am to 7pm Saturday and Sunday. Regular studio hours are Monday to Saturday 10am-4pm and Thurday evenings, 6pm to 9pm.

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For media related inquires, please contact
Kevin Foster
Creative Director, Spitting Images
705 731 9315
kevin@spittingimages.ca
or
Lara Grant
lara@spittingimages.ca
Owner, Spitting Images
705 341 4198
Spitting Images Canvas Studio
7 King Street East
Box 176
Bobcaygeon, Ontario
K0M1A0

Creative Cloud and CS6 Initial Impressions

Creative Cloud & CS 6 Initial Impressions

Yesterday Spitting Images upgraded to Adobe Creative Cloud. This gives us access to all the latest software from Adobe’s Master collection for a reasonable monthly fee. Because we had a license of Photoshop Extended CS3 in studio, we we’re eligible for a discounted monthly rate based on a 1 year subscription to the product. For all the details on what’s included and pricing options or to purchase and save up to 40%, visit their website

In a small series of blogs I will share my initial impressions of the software, what I like about the update and what I miss about my previous version, Creative Suite Design Premium CS4.

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Spitting Images Canvas Studio Now Open

Spitting Images Canvas Studio Now Open

Last week we quietly opened the doors at our new storefront studio in downtown Bobcaygeon. All the hard work has paid off and the studio looks great. It’s so nice to be in the heart this beautiful town.

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