The Spotlight

Projects We Loved in July

Kyle Irwin

July 2021 Spotlight

July was a busy month, which we wholeheartedly welcomed! As more and more of our clients are getting back in the swing of things, we are seeing some amazing projects come through. Here are a few of our favorite projects from this month that we would like to highlight:

Budzy Box - Monthly Zine

Image of Budzy Zine

Budzy Box is a subscription-based box, sent to your door every month. More than just a subscription box for CBD and hemp products, Budzy makes it their objective to break down the stigma around CBD and hemp products through informative, monthly zines (which we had the pleasure of printing!)

American Writers Museum - Ray Bradbury Bookmarks

Image of Ray Bradbury bookmarks from American Writers Museum.

American Writers Museum is open! And in honor of their Ray Bradbury: Indistinguishable exhibit, we produced their colorful bookmarks. Printed on our thick business card stock, these bookmarks had a weight to them that made us want to break out our copies of Fahrenheit 451.

FireStart - Tri Fold Brochures

Image of tri fold brochure from FireStart.

Our favorite projects aren’t always event based, either! We printed brochures for FireStart, a company who specializes in process optimization for businesses. What we admired was that they took the standard tri fold approach, with a custom sized sheet. This produced a brochure that stands out from the rest!

Blue Man Group - 11x17 Posters

11x17 poster for Blue Man Group

Remember these guys?! Sometimes you don’t realize you got ‘til it’s gone. Thankfully, with the city opening up to the masses, Chicagoans can once again flock to Briar Street Theatre to experience an incredibly unique performance (and, if you’re lucky enough to be in the front rows, get hit with paint!). Look for these posters around town!

GroundSwell Experiential - Battle of the Captains (Red Bull)

Image of Red Bull Battle of the Captains promotional package, including a bag, booklets, stickers, and cards

Our friends at Groundswell Experiental always have something exciting going on, so we love when they come to us for projects! This past month they partnered with Red Bull for an incentive program for Chicago-based bars. Participating bars competed to sell the most Red Bull, with the grand winner getting a day on their own private boat on Lake Michigan. For each participant, Printworks printed components and assembled packages. While this one wasn’t entirely in our wheelhouse, we were more than happy with the end result. 

Arts of Life - Art of the Heist

Image of Arts of Life playing card decks and auction catalogs for Art of the Heist.

We had the pleasure of printing playing card decks and auction catalogs for Arts of Life's "Art of the Heist", a virtual auction benefit. We were happy to be involved with such a great event!

See you next month for our August favorites!