Calamari Archive

Calamari Archive, ink.'s Info architeXture + d-Zine studIO now offers up its expertise in book + print media publishing, as well as music, video + website production. If u dig the look of what's in our catalog we'll hook u up. Calamari specializes in retro reel-world collage + d-zines (spilt ink, printer failures... typewriters even). We ain't afraid to get our hands dirty but can also hold our one w/ Adobe CC products (Photoshop, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Audition, Premiere, Afer FX) to mimic janky decay + retro old-school FX. Or we can give u polish + gloss if that's your thing... we due no how to spill + use carwreck grammar if we gots to (we published The Gotham Grammarian after all) + we have 10+ yrs experience in information architecture + digital media production (here's samples of that sorta work + here's our resume/CV).

Publishing services offered include everything u need to make a book:

  • consultation/advice (free)
  • editorial/proofing
  • layout + design (w/ InDesign)
  • perty covers
  • ISBNs
  • digital printing (using bookmobile)
  • distribution (using Small Press Distrubtion)
  • dbooks

Promotion, however, we don't do... can't stand that part, that's all u. 1-pagers + ads (print + webbed), manuals, chapbooks, cookbooks, logos, flyers... whatever's fit to print (or not), we'll do. Got some idea too crazy to put into words? We've been there, we'll try to help.

We can also make u a video (see our YouTube channel)... or score a soundtrack to your video or podcast w/ music or ambient noize or whatever (did we mention we're the instrumental ½ of Sound Furies?)... tho, like w/ our visual sensibilities, we typically like our tunes dark + noisey. Or if you're in a band or need help recording/producing your tunes (we studied sound engineering before college)... music services offered include:

  • soundtracks
  • recording (w/ Logic Pro + Audition)
  • mixing + mastering (Audition)
  • album covers, picture discs, J-cards + labels
  • getting your music onto cassette or vinyl
  • getting your music on Bandcamp + SoundCloud (w/ perty profile art) as well as Amazon, iTunes, Spotify, etc.

+ websites, we can do those too... as well as IA, UI, UX, u name it—wireframes, design docs, technical specs, RFPs, help files, some programming even... tho we're cowboy coders still stuck in web 1.0, cobbling HTML, down + dirty, nothing too flashy. Se habla español, anche italiano, un peu de français.

in8 iD is @ the helm. Contact us w/ info about your project + we'll see what we can do.