Our letterpress Hudson template has gotten a lot of love this summer! We recently used it for Bryn and Matthew's black tie wedding in Portland. They love all things Portland, even the carpet at the PDX airport, so we made a custom logo based on that carpet design. It adds a cool, personal touch to their rehearsal dinner card, when used on the label of the champagne illustration. The letterpress suite was printed in gold and black ink, with gold foil painted edges to set the invitation card apart.
We love the blending of modern fonts and vintage illustrations in this floral wedding invitation. Designed for a wedding in Brooklyn at the beautiful Wythe Hotel, these invites are gorgeous and cool. The oversized cards feature vintage floral bouquet, printed in a summery green. The couple's names are emphasized in that same green and a more formal font. For the envelope liner, we created a monogram, enveloped by flowers.
Kate & Michael were great to work with on their modern black tie wedding invitations. Their wedding reception was held at the Museum of Natural History in NYC, so they wanted to add a touch of fun that related to the venue, hence the dinosaur and elephant. Our Hudson template was a great design to start with, as it is a mix of classic and modern. We updated it with some bright colors in green and blue ink, with green edge painting on the invitation card.
The letterpress envelope liner for this set is so unique! Kate & Michael wanted to reference the planetarium at the museum, so we printed a vintage illustration of mapped out constellations. It's such a fun surprise when guests open these invitations.
Here's a little look at the process of printing one of letterpress invitation sets for a black tie wedding in Poughkeepsie, New York. Martha & Michael loved the formal look of our Elegant Monogram design and kept it classic with navy blue ink. Lucky for us, their initials looked great together in a monogram.
The champagne glasses were the perfect touch to their reception card. We imagine they will enjoy lots of toasts and cheers on their wedding day.
We love these big apple themed invitations we printed for a wedding here in New York City! This couple really embraced all things New York for their fall wedding. Different landmarks of NYC topped all of the cards in a letterpress printed tint. The subtle silhouettes of the Statue of Liberty, a taxi and the Brooklyn Bridge added a modern touch. We also designed a red belly band with a really cute monogram, featuring their initials in script and an apple silhouette in the middle.
We recently had the pleasure of letterpress printing wedding invitations for Joana & Jacob, a couple getting married in Portugal. They brought the inspiration of beautiful, blue and white tile work that is traditional in Portuguese architecture. We loved the idea of hinting at that in the background of the invitation, so we printed a tile design in a pale blue, behind the bright blue text. The result is very beautiful, and one of our favorite designs from our summer wedding projects.
Several months ago, we designed and printed some circus inspired Save the Dates for a birthday party at the American Museum of Natural History. We also worked on the invitations for the party, albeit with a slightly different theme. The inspiration was Out of Africa, a romantic film starring Meryl Streep, set in Kenya. Illustrations of lush foliage, letterpress printed in rich black ink, framed the card. The edges were painted in silver foil, giving the whole set a luxe feel, fitting of a black tie event.
We recently printed some letterpress greeting cards for one of our favorite companies, Warby Parker. We love their eyeglasses and sunglasses, so we were excited to collaborate with them on some note cards for their new Brooklyn location. Each set has 4 different designs, which feature really cute illustrations of New Yorkers with great eyewear by Joana Avillez. They're a really lovely set for anyone who enjoys sending and receiving snail mail.
Fairly often, we have an engaged couple take a look at our work and fall in love with two wedding suites. In this case, Jenny & Michael picked our Hudson and Vintage NYC designs, and we found a way to merge the two. They loved the modern type choices of one, and the New York city details of another. In the end, the design looked perfect for their NYC wedding - classy, but fun!
We designed this sweet bridal shower invitation for a bride on the sunny West Coast. We love printing in bright and happy colors, especially neon pink. A bright pink invitation like this sets the mood for a really fun shower. And doesn't that calla lily look feminine and beautiful?
These peach and gold letterpress wedding invitations were based on our Vintage Dot suite, an Art Deco style. Printing this bright color combination was a treat. The peach ink lent a modern touch to a somewhat formal design. Overall, the style was perfect for this Spring New York City wedding at The Bowery Hotel.
It's always fun to add sweet touches like this dotted heart to a card. We like to make each card unique, but use similar elements so that the wedding suite is cohesive.
This navy blue Save the Date was printed for a couple getting married on a farm in New Hampshire. What's more lovely than spending summer weekend on a farm? The cow illustration fits the theme of the wedding perfectly.
It's almost that time of year to thank your dad for all he has done for you! Let him know that he rules the roost with one of red rooster father's day cards. We love this letterpress card featuring the proud bird, showing off his black and red feathers. Order one from our site now, so you have plenty of time to craft the perfect message.
If you're looking for a special gift for your dad, check out Hudson Made for some great grooming products. They have presents for the bearded or clean shaven dad, like their Cedar Clove Beard & Shave Soap. Your father's face will never feel more pampered.
We love working with small, local businesses, especially ones that share a love of the handmade. We printed these letterpress cards for Brooklyn Herborium, a shop started by two Brooklyn moms who wanted to create a line of skincare products that were healthy and environmentally friendly. Their design is simple and sweet, with a great floral and herb illustration.
We are in love with Save the Dates that double as bookmarks. Not only are they a unique design, but they're useful, too! If you're planning on a more formal invitation, the Save the Date is a great opportunity to have a little fun. Show off your personality with brighter colors, or a fun image that reflects the feeling of the venue.
We love these bookmark Save the Dates for a summertime wedding in Maine. The bright red and navy blue along with the vintage ship illustration ink feel perfectly nautical. The rope knot on the bottom is such a sweet detail, too.
Mother's Day is coming up this Sunday, so don't forget to show your mother some much deserved love! If you want to surprise her with something really thoughtful, a set of custom stationery is always a wonderful gift. We have gift certificates available, so she can pick out a design that suits her perfectly.
Flowers are always perfect gift, and so are our floral coasters. You can find a variety of these, as well as letterpress printed cards Mother's Day cards in our online shop. We can gift wrap anything and ship directly to your mom.
We designed and printed these Save the Dates for a birthday party at the American Museum of Natural History, here in NYC. The design was inspired by vintage circus posters, complete with a banner carrying elephant. The elephant was letterpress printed in silver, and has a bit of shine that plays well with the bright red of the text. We can just imagine how fun a night at the museum would be - hopefully without any dinosaurs or elephants springing to life.
We always love mixing the formal and the fun in our designs, as is the case with these letterpress wedding invitations. The type is classic and clean, printed in a rich black - beautiful on its own, but throw in a little fluorescent green and the whole design changes. A lovely, vintage floral illustration with an acid green accent tops the card. Can't decide on a formal or modern invitation? This design is the best of both worlds!
We love these invitations that we printed for another designer for a wedding in Florida. They have just the right amount of formality and fun, with a unique color combination. The sea glass blue paper with gold ink is such an unexpected choice, but feels perfectly Miami.
We printed these custom letterpress coasters for women's wear designer, Logan Holland recently. They have a simple, but striking logo that looks wonderful printed in rich, black ink. Coasters are always fun to print because they show off the beauty of letterpress, by taking a good deal of impression.
We enjoy working with small, local businesses in NYC and Brooklyn, especially when they are in an industry that is as hands-on as ours!