Cheers to 2013!

Wishing you all a happy, healthy, and prosperous 2013!

We hope to have more projects to share with you this coming year. We are excited for some changes to come—most importantly, that we will both be on the East Coast together again! That's right—Melanie is moving back to New England!

In the meantime, we wanted to let you know that we are pleased to have been able to donate $60 in profits from our Christmas in the City cards to Occupy Sandy Recovery. While it's a humble amount, we believe that any little bit helps. Thank you to all who purchased our cards and made this possible.

Valentine's Day is right around the corner. Our Giraffe Valentines (sold in packs of 10 or singly) are available again in our Etsy Shop!


Hurricane Sandy Relief and Giveaway

We have in our hearts the victims of Hurricane Sandy. We are both overwhelmed by the news of the destruction by the storm in the tri-state area and inspired by the giving by others in this time of need. We want to do our part too. Through the holiday season, we’ll be selling packs of our Christmas in the City cards for $10.29 (the hurricane hit on 10/29) and donating 50% of the profits to Occupy Sandy Recovery at InterOccupy.net. Proceeds will be divided equally between New York and New Jersey.

We also have a GIVEAWAY! All it takes is some simple steps and you can win a pack of our Christmas in the City cards.  a Rafflecopter giveaway



We are thrilled to announce our 2012 Christmas card design! Send some magic this holiday season with our limited edition 'Let it Snow!' letterpress cards. They measure 3.75" x 7.25" (monarch), are blank on the inside, and come with a matching white Crane envelope. They are now available for purchase in our Etsy Shop! Single cards are $4. Packs of 10 are $30.


Recent Work

We recently designed the logo for Cobblestones in Waltham, MA.
We love its hand-drawn feel and the playfulness of the type.

Cobblestones is a resource for new and expecting parents.
Their Grand Opening is this coming week, April 23-28, so if you are
a new mom or a soon-to-be-mom in the Boston area, check 'em out!



Spread the Love

Our valentines are now available in our Etsy Shop! These cards are perfect for "grown-ups" to give a child or a grade-school teacher to give her students. They are sold as single cards or packs of 10.



Last March we participated in Font Aid V: Made for Japan, a typeface to benefit tsunami and earthquake relief in Japan. Due to an overwhelming response, the production of the font was delayed and it finally became available.

We were asked to create a glyph that is our own interpretation of Japan.
We submitted three which can be found in the comma, apostrophe, and subscript 5 positions. Each of these glyphs and an explanation of their symbolism are pictured below.

The font is currently being sold for $20 through MyFontsVeerFonts.com, and Linotype.



On this Cyber Monday, we'd like to thank all our friends and fans by offering 10% off all items in our Etsy Shop.
Just enter coupon code HOLIDAY2011. Offer valid through December 15th.


Bostonians: Visit us in Brighton on November 12!

Since we designed the poster, it's only appropriate we share the event, too -- especially since we will be selling at the show as well!

Since we love libraries, we are especially excited that 15% of proceeds are going to Friends of the Brighton Public Library!

All the basic information is on the poster, but if you want more info, visit the webpage or facebook event.

Feel free to redistribute the poster as well. If you click on the image at left, you can download a PDF suitable for printing.

Can't wait to see you there!


Font Aid V

While we have been working on some other cool projects, we interrupted our normal stream to participate in Font Aid V: Made for Japan / A typeface to benefit tsunami and earthquake relief in Japan.

Font Aid is a great fundraiser, now in it's fifth installment. It was started by  Claes K√§llarsson for UNICEF and thus inspired Stuart Sandler to start the fundraiser for the September 11 tragedies with the Society of Typographic Aficionados (SoTA). Later Font Aid III and IV were created for the 2005 earthquake and tsunamis and the 2010 Haitian earthquakes.You can read a more detailed "brief history" here.

While we are still working on our submission and it will be a while before the collection will be for sale, it occurred to me that other designers/artists we know might want to get involved by submitting their own glyphs by Friday, March 25.

We'll follow up when the collection is available for sale.

(Above logo courtesy of the SoTA website.)


Spring is Here (Finally)

Today is the first day of spring—hooray!

We wanted to celebrate by looking back at a project we were working on a year ago.
Last year the Master Gardener Program at the University of Connecticut held a competition
to design their new logo. While we like the logo they chose (one of ours), we had also submitted
a few others that we were quite fond of.

Here's a look back at some of these unsung heroes.


We have a new look

We've spent the past several days redesigning and updating our website.
Take a look around. Let us know what you think. Enjoy!


It's Valentine's Day. We love you.

Happy Valentine's Day! Will you "bee" OUR Valentine?

We didn't print this card up yet, but show interest in sending these next year and we'll
be happy to print some up!

Thanks for your ongoing support!


Happy Early Valentine's Day

Happy (Early) Valentine's Day from July Twenty Fourth!

We designed the Valentine above, but got it printed a little late, so we didn't get it up for sale
in time for the holiday, but we can use it as our online greeting this year.

Visit us in early 2012 to get your giraffe valentines (flat, 3.5 x 4.875 inches, with a matching envelope)
for your special Valentine next year!


Our New Holiday Card is Available for PreOrder

This year's design is off to press and should be available by December 10th.

The cards are offset printed, folded, measure 7" x 5", and will come with a matching red envelope.

Preorder your holiday cards from July Twenty Fourth before December 10th and receive a 20% discount off the regular price of this design only!

Prices are regularly:
1 card: $2.50
10 cards: $22.50
50 cards: $100.00
100 cards: $150.00

Preorder by December 10th by filling out this order form and you will receive cards at the following prices.
1 card: $2.00
10 cards: $18.00
50 cards: $80.00
100 cards: $120.50

Please also note that we still have last year's designs available. Visit our Etsy Shop and use code 724HOLIDAY2010 now through December 20th and receive a 10% discount on all purchases.

Happy Holidays!


What's been keeping us busy?

July Twenty Fourth has been quite busy since the last time we wrote.

First of all, we changed blogs. Bethany can't even remember her wordpress login, so it wasn't working that well for her.
Be sure to come back here (julytwentyfourthnews.blogspot.com) for the latest updates.

We are on Facebook! Please "like" us!

Here is a list of other projects we have been working on: 
  • Our identity. Bethany screenprinted our business cards and notecards before she shut down her studio in March.
  • Wedding Packages. We designed an invite, reply card and directions for a wedding in San Francisco. What fun we had making a wedding invitation that was so site specific! The couple was lovely and enthusiastic and rumor has it they had a great day!
  • Logos, logos, and more logos. Projects have included logos for hospitals and garden clubs. Once our designs are chosen, we hope to post them here. Wish us luck!
  • Onesies. Bethany wanted to use up the onesies she had in her studio and both Melanie and Bethany know a lot of people having babies so we designed onesies. Bethany printed them during her last weeks in the studio. See them below and purchase them at our Etsy Shop.



Welcome to July Twenty Fourth!

We are excited to show you our new projects!

We have been hard at work with some new holiday greeting cards.