A true story-book romance is reflected in this letterpress wedding invitation of Linden Summer design (by Lindsy Aragona). Completed with a metallic bronze pocketfold, this entire set has a vintage, yet whimsical feel. The invitation and additional pieces are adorned with soft Espresso ink branches and delicate Champagne ink leaves. You cannot help but fall in love.
ink: espresso + champagne | fonts: luster roman | calligraphy style: clermont by debi zeinert | paper: 1-ply ivory | invite size: a-7 | liner: the reverse european formal pattern in espresso ink | pocketfold: bronze | client coordinator: christie jones | in-house designer: lindsy aragona
by Lindsy Aragona, In-house Graphic Designer.
The perfect precursor to what’s sure to be a gorgeous vintage-chic outdoor wedding, this customization of our Victrola Letterpress design has got everybody here at the shop… spinning. Pressed in Deep Blue and Pool on our 1-ply ivory paper, the old school typography, cool hues, and ornate flourishes really lend this set some sick traditional Americana vibe. Two color printing throughout the set (even on the envelopes) really helps to keep things cohesive and well balanced.
by Chris Gannon, Client Coordinator.
This Hendrix 2 (by Jessica Hische)letterpress wedding invitation was submitted by our friends at The Village Invites II in New York, NY and we think it is absolutely stunning! The color combination of Cream and Sand inks are so subtle on our 1-ply ivory cotton paper and we think that’s what makes it unique! Showcased perfectly with hand calligraphy accents we think this is ideal for an elegant outdoor celebration!
ink: cream + sand | fonts: sans capital | calligraphy: patricia mumau harrison hand | paper: ivory 1-ply cotton | invite size: a7 |
by Christie Jones, Client Coordinator.
Today we’re exited to introduce our latest Design of the Month – Cecilia by Jamie Lea Bertsch. We love this design for its vintage textile inspiration and it’s understated romantic elegance. As our Design of the Month, all custom letterpress orders of our Cecilia design placed between now and April 29 will receive 20% off – don’t miss out! This 20% off applies to Cecilia save the dates, thank you cards, coasters, place cards, menus, programs, invitations, and any other piece that uses the Cecilia design. (Please note, the Design of the Month promotion may not be used on purchases of other designs or in combination with any other promotion.)
Meet the Designer – Jamie Lea Bertsch
What is the inspiration behind Cecilia?
Actually, these are the invitations we used for our wedding, so there was a lot of inspiration swirling around them. I named it after my grandmother – Cecilia. The lacy edging was from a handkerchief passed down to me for my wedding, and I paired that with some loose pattern illustrations from other textiles/fabrics in our home. I really wanted to fuse elegant and handmade, so I mixed fonts and rounded corners to keep it casual.
How did you get your start in art and design?
I’ve always enjoyed making things with my hands and the tactile experience. I decided to pursue art and design without any expectations. I didn’t want to anticipate or put pressure on myself to ‘figure it out’ right away. Instead, I eased into things, lightheartedly exploring design, printmaking, fibers, photography and ceramics. Some great opportunities came my way, and since college, I’ve just taken it day by day. Currently I’m pursuing my MFA in fibers, seeing where that leads me. I’ve always believed that things happen for a reason, so I try not to intervene too much with the natural progression of things.
Five art/design tools you couldn’t live without:
Needle/thread, Uni-ball fine tip pens, sketchbook, Sobo glue & scissors
We’re loving these fun letterpress coasters and coordinating accommodations cards, showcasing our Tara design (a 2010 favorite!). They are printed in daffodil and espresso inks and add a touch of retro cool to any reception or celebration.