Airbrushed Leather Bag

Posted in: Client Work, Materials- Aug 10, 2010 1 Comment

This is a job for a new client, Ponchaveli, a talented artist that does custom leather bags for his clients. These bags usually have tooled/molded leather and air brushed art.

Problems Gluing Laser Cut Acrylic

Posted in: How To, Materials- Aug 06, 2010 2 Comments

Acrylics and similar plastics are commonly glued using “solvent glues”. That is, the glues actually soften or partially dissolve the edges of the materials you are bonding. As the solvent evaporates, the two edges ‘re-set’ themselves, as a single piece. Use the right glue (and technique), and you have a strong bond that is nearly […]

Laser Cut Business Card Concept: Dallas Designing Dreams Leather Goods

Posted in: Client Work, Materials- Aug 04, 2010 1 Comment

Business cards are a favorite subject of ours. There is so much creative potential in something so small, and if you get it right, it’s something people keep around.

Laser Engraved Messenger Bag

Posted in: Materials, Product Development- Jul 28, 2010 1 Comment

A beautiful messenger bag with custom engraved logo. This was sealed immediately after engraving to preserve the dark markings. The leather could alternately have been washed before sealing to get a lighter, more ‘natural’ appearance.

Laser Cut Acrylic Snowflake

Posted in: Materials, Product Development- Jul 22, 2010 No Comments

This was a speculative design done as a holiday decoration for a boutique loft/hotel chain.  Designed in partnership with Anne Howley, the project was to create a branded holiday decoration that was in keeping with their modern, minimalist design. 

Vinyl Cut Beer Fridge Graphics

Posted in: Just Because, Materials- Jul 16, 2010 No Comments

Okay, time to give the laser a bit of a rest, and highlight one of our other, less sexy, but equally cool toys – the vinyl sign cutter.