ABOUT THE COMPANY
Founded in 2006 as a design studio and screenprinting shop, Two Trick Pony is known for innovative, playful, retro-inspired, bold design. We offer a range of eco-friendly paper goods including a huge selection of greeting cards as well as our newest addition, a line of custom invitations for weddings and special occasions. Through hands-on production, we are able to tailor our designs specifically for the screenprinting process and guarantee a delightful and original end product.
Ponies for hire! Two Trick Pony loves working with clients on custom designs. Our specialities are wedding and event invitations, but we're open to working on all kinds of print projects (and with all print methods - screenprinting, letterpress, offset). Contact Carrie with ideas for your upcoming shindig! email@example.com
Laurie Johnston and Carrie Siegel met while working for the same paper retailer in Boston, Massachusetts. They bonded over a shared love of vintage wallpaper, eco-friendly design and half-priced baked goods. One night over Chinese food, they confessed feeling saddled down by the 9–5 race, and decided to place their bets on their paper pipe dreams. Much discussion followed, a mascot was chosen, and Two Trick Pony was born!
Screen printing (also known as silk screening) is a form of printmaking that creates a sharp, crisp image using a screen made of porous mesh. Areas of the screen are blocked to create a stencil of the image to be printed. Paint-like ink is pulled over the screen with a squeegee, resulting in ink passing through the open areas of the screen onto the paper (or other material) below. Unlike many of the inks used in other printing techniques, screen printing ink "sits" on the surface of paper, resulting in rich, velvety, vibrant colors. The most widely known artist to use this technique is Andy Warhol. Others include Robert Rauschenberg and Charley Harper.
Two Trick Pony is committed to green design. We work hard to reduce our environmental hoofprint by screen printing all of our paper goods by hand using water-based inks on 100% post consumer recycled paper. We support alternative energy through National Grid's "Green Up" program.
We are constantly striving towards better, cleaner and greener practices, so feel free to contact us with any information, advice, or concerns. And please—recycle or reuse our cards if you receive one!