helveticka marked its fifth consecutive year designing the Spokane printing company’s holiday card with a radical departure from convention: a Bob Ross-inspired video and painting that became the card cover.
An homage to Dr. Seuss, the 2017 card offered five interpretations of a still from the 1966 animated television special How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, with Van Gogh, Lichtenstein, Picasso, Warhol, and a Pressworks employee’s 9-year-old daughter featured.
The 2016 card enabled recipients to customize one of six vintage photographs with a series of captions (or they could create their own). It came with a built-in easel that not only allowed for displaying on flat surfaces, but also provided storage for the excess captions.
For 2015, helveticka designed an assemble-yourself winter wonderland scene, letterpress-printed on cover weight stock. Both the scene and the accompanying card were die-cut and silver-foiled; the card was also embossed.
Helveticka’s unique take on Pressworks’ 2014 holiday card took advantage of the client’s vintage 1940s-era Heidelberg Windmill printing press, and included ornaments, gift tags, and coasters.
In conjunction with CX30: Creative Experiences, Thirty Collaborators – an exhibit curated, designed, written, and installed by helveticka to celebrate its 30th anniversary – the firm produced a commemorative book.
The 68-page limited-edition book, entitled CX30, commits to print all 30 of the exhibit’s featured stories.
Those stories include personal insights, anecdotes, and reflections from select collaborators who played a role in helveticka’s success over the last three decades.
Each story is expressed through typography treatments that attempt to capture not only the essence of that story, but also the collaborator’s personality.
That approach makes each page spread unique – just like the individuals themselves.
More than 50 different Helvetica fonts were used throughout the 11" x 11" book.
The book was presented to each collaborator at a ceremony opening the exhibit.
A set of four coasters, letterpress-printed on 200-lb. 100 percent cotton paper, created to commemorate helveticka’s 30th anniversary in 2018.
Implementing Our Value-Enhancing Strategy, NOVAGOLD’s 2017 annual report, highlights the precious metals company’s methodical approach to advancing its assets up the value chain. View the report.
The theme of NOVAGOLD’s 2016 annual report – Empowerment. Stewardship. Respect. – can be seen as a distillation of the mining company’s ethos. View the report.
Novagold’s 2015 annual report features an extensive Q&A with a wide range of stakeholders, including company management, financial analysts, and representatives from Alaska Native Corporations. View the report.
Eschewing convention, NOVAGOLD’s 2014 annual report relied on an exhaustive Q&A with the entire management team for its main content. New photography, shot throughout the year, featured prominently. View the report.
Spokane cartoonist Dave Rowles created four custom Helvetica-inspired cartoons for a set of unique letterpress-printed note cards.
A pair of mini-posters, adapted from a design by SFCC student Corri Woods, pay homage to Eduard Hoffmann and Max Miedinger – the creators of Helvetica.
These coasters, designed for online retailer Helveticahaus, were letterpress printed on 220-lb. Crane’s Lettra Fluorescent White, a 100% pure cotton paper.
Printed on 220-lb. cotton paper, Helveticahaus’ business cards feature an imagined conversation between the creators of the namesake typeface; thank-you notes playfully employ the company’s logo.
edco’s recent entry into the North American market coincided with the release of its 2016 product catalog. The Dutch company specializes in hand-built carbon bicycle wheels, primarily for racing. View the brochure.
Creating Value through Innovative Mining, Hecla’s 2017 annual report, highlighted the company’s ever-improving productivity and safety.
Hecla’s 2016 annual report focused on the strategies that led to a record-breaking year: the most silver production and the highest revenue in the company’s history.
Hecla’s 2015 annual report marked 125 years in business for the North Idaho mining company – and the 28th consecutive Hecla report designed by helveticka, a streak that goes back to 1988.
Persistence, Perspective, Position, a 40-page book commemorating Hecla Mining Company’s 125th year in business, features archival imagery and a historical timeline. View the book.
Hecla Mining Company’s 2014 annual report employed infographics, full-page photography, and quotes from the company’s leadership to communicate its theme: “stronger than ever.”
Hecla’s Social Responsibility Report is a 12-page publication promoting the North Idaho mining company’s core business principles: safety, environmental stewardship, and economic development. View the book.
“Inside & Outside the Box” was a presentation by helveticka founder CK Anderson, about the life and work of Spokane architect Kenneth W. Brooks, FAIA. Both the title and the poster design were inspired by one of Brooks’s most well-known projects, his personal residence.
Integrus celebrated its 60th anniversary in business with a 76-page hardbound book chronicling the firm’s achievements – including a sample portfolio – since 1953. View the book.
The inaugural issue of PROOF!, a biannual arts publication designed, researched, and written by helveticka, featured the work of Russian photographer Leonid Bergoltsev, whose career spanned decades of Cold War history. View v1.
The work of Benedictine monk and iconographer Brother Claude Lane, OSB was the subject of issue number 2 of PROOF!. View v2.
The clothes came off in issue number 3 as the living art of tattooing – and the culture that surrounds it – was examined. View v3.
The Modern architecture of Swiss immigrant Moritz Kundig, FAIA, was featured in PROOF! number 4. View v4.
An exploration of commercial art was the impetus behind the fifth issue, which took a look at the work of Gary Kaemmer. View v5.
The sixth and final issue of PROOF! took a surprising turn, showcasing the work of world-renowned fly tier John Newbury. View v6.
Coeur Mining’s 2013 corporate responsibility report is a 40-page publication that expands on the company’s fundamental business strategy: “to protect while we produce.” View the report.
An accompanying tri-fold brochure summarizes some of the main points from the corporate responsibility report, enabling Coeur to provide much of the same information at a much lower production cost.