Bella Figura Design Contest Honoree – Custom Typography by Lion in the Sun – Brooklyn

It’s that time again…drumroll please….The Bella Figura Design Contest! We’ve collected the best, most exciting, jaw-dropping designs that our retailers have sent to us this year, and over the next couple weeks we are going to feature our contest honorees and then finish with our top 3 winners! Are you excited? We sure are!

This custom design was a 2012 Bella Figura design contest honoree

There was really no surprise that this custom letterpress and foil invitation from Lion in the Sun in Brooklyn, New York made it in to the top 10 designs; it’s one of those we were thrilled to see come to life. Hayley from Lion in the Sun shared the lovely couple’s story:

“Veronique and Ben came into the store enthusiastic and full of ideas. First and foremost they are a world traveling duo, who wanted to add elements of their experiences in their invitation. As a personal touch they decided to phonetically depict “I LOVE YOU” in the languages from each country they traveled together. The bride wanted the invitation to really stand out, and what better way then with gold foil? The couple brought in a vintage poster that they found, and loved, to give the designers at Bella Figura some kind of direction. Sarah Walroth really took all of these elements and conveyed the couples unique style beautifully. lt was a group endeavor that created a truly unique invitation that the couple are so in love with.”

The Bella Figura team fell in LOVE with this design as well for many reasons – not the least of which is the flawless type and the use of foil stamping (a new printing method we started offering this year). The mixture of papaya ink and gold shine foil is on trend and totally hits the mark. Our Willow and Aloutte fonts look fresh and clean. The couple also chose to include motifs from our free motif library and we are glad they added that extra touch!

ink: papaya | foil: gold shine | fonts: alouette + willow | paper: 2-ply white  | invite size: f8

This design won an honorable mention in our Bella Figura design competition for 2012. This annual competition recognizes outstanding and inspired design submitted by our beloved dealers.