For my second letterpress class at the San Francisco Center for the Book, we were teamed up with a partner to create a small set of cards using two colors. My partner, Aaron, was a software engineer who was just about to start an MFA in graphic design. Neither of us wanted to do holiday cards and since we both had somewhat geeky backgrounds, we thought of a technology-inspired thank you card. He thought of the IM-style text and I had already started imagining using lines vertically. We decided to make one of the lines the text color to make it a bit more interesting.