Pisgah Banjo Co.

Since 2012, Pisgah Banjo Co. in Ashville, North Carolina has been building open-back banjos with sustainably harvested North American hardwood. I reached out to Pisgah Banjos to see if they were interested in collaborating on a project.

Open-back banjos were popular in America during the 1800s through the 1930s. A majority of old-time banjos were sold through mailorder catalogs such as Sears Roebuck and Montgomery Wards. Mailorder catalogs from the late-1890s were the primary inspiration for the design. I achieved the look with simple elements such as fonts, justified type, colors, etch-style illustrations, and dividing sections by borders. I updated their WordPress CSS styles to reflect their new look.

Pisgah Banjos Hangtag
Pisgah Banjos Hangtag Crop
Balsam Banjoworks Inspiration
Sears Roebuck Catalog Banjo Inspiration
Balsam Banjoworks header illustration
Balsam Banjoworks home
Balsam Banjoworks products
Balsam Banjoworks builders
Balsam Banjoworks meet the builders
Balsam Banjoworks about
Pisgah Banjo Strings Design
Pisgah Banjo Strings Design
Pisgah Banjo Strings Design
Pisgah Banjo Strings Design