Modern Black & White Wedding

We love these modern letterpress invitations we designed and printed for a wedding this fall. The couple wanted something a little understated and fresh feeling and we think this hits that mark. They opted for rich black ink on warm white paper and we played with some fun line variation on each of the cards.

They had a lot of fun coming up with the wording for their response cards and injected just the right amount of cheekiness. Its funny to think of what kind of responses they received from their guests.

Season's Greetings

Our newest letterpress holiday card is available in our online shop now. We love this bright red cardinal, perched on a branch dotted with holly berries. The stark white paper gives the appearance of a snowy day for this beautiful bird. These cards come in sets of 8 with matching white envelopes. We have lots of other letterpress designs available for your annual holiday mailing.

Double Happiness Wedding

We printed these classic letterpress wedding invitations for a wedding here in New York City this fall. Simple can be beautiful, and that's true in this case. The invitation suite was printed in navy blue ink on a warm white paper. The couple wanted to incorporate a traditional Chinese ornament, so we centered the the design for Double Happiness on top of their rehearsal dinner and information cards. It's such a meaningful nod to the traditions of the groom's family.

Custom Holiday Cards for 2016

We can't believe it, but its almost that time of year again! We're gearing up for the holidays already and are ready to print your custom letterpress cards for Christmas and the New Year. We have a beautiful line of folded cards that you can customize with a personal greeting. Email us at info@sesameletterpress.com to see the full line and place your order.

Upstate New York Wedding

We recently worked with Haley & Frank to create these beautiful and warm letterpress wedding invitations. Bright red and gray were great colors for their upstate New York wedding this fall. They brought a wonderful drawing of their dog with an adorable red bow tie to us, and it ended up being the perfect addition to the invitation card. We lined their envelopes with a vintage map of upstate New York for an extra touch of fun.

2017 Calendars are Here!

Our letterpress boxed calendars for 2017 are here! Somehow 2016 has flown by and we're gearing up for the holidays. These little calendars make great gifts for friends, family, teachers - you name it. Each one comes with a t-pin for easy hanging and a resolutions page to keep you on track for the new year.

Spring cleaning is made a whole lot prettier with our pink April page. Each calendar page is letterpress printed by hand in bold colors to brighten up your space. Pick one up now from our online shop!

Bespoke Letterpress Stationery

Here's a whole slew of custom letterpress notecards we've printed recently. All this stationery is making us want to sit down and pen some nice notes. Each of these notecards features a couple names or initials and some illustration that complements them. The New York themed notecards are especially fun, since they feature landmarks of our fair city.

Vintage NYC Engagement

We printed these beautiful letterpress invitations for a New York City engagement party. The Chrysler Building was the perfect image to pair with the couple's initials, for a classic monogram. The cards were printed in gold and gray, which is a great combination on soft white paper. Included with the invitation was a card to honor family members who had passed, but were important figures in the bride and groom's lives. We thought this was such a thoughtful gesture.

For the response card, the couple opted for a postcard. To go along with the vintage feeling of the invites, we designed a classic looking stamp for the front, with the silhouette of a pigeon. It wouldn't be a real New York invite without a pigeon or two!

Pineapple Wedding Invitations

We love the classic look of these letterpress wedding invitations. There's nothing finer than rich, black ink on soft white paper. Throw in a pineapple and you've knocked it out of the park! The vintage pineapple illustration is fitting, since they symbolize a warmth, friendship and good hospitality - exactly what weddings are all about.

Greenpoint Wedding at The Glasserie

These letterpress invitations were for a wedding at the Glasserie, a former glass factory, converted to a rustic-cool venue in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Little illustrations, like the Brooklyn Bridge, a taxi cab and a frosty mug of beer topped off each card, a nice counter to the formal script font. Forest green and charcoal gray ink were the perfect choice for this early fall wedding.

We love this Brooklyn Bridge illustration with the heart hovering above, and its such a sweet touch to any wedding invitations in Brooklyn.

Green Bouquet Wedding

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.

Black Tie Wedding in Blue at the Museum of Natural History

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.

Elegant Monogram in Navy Blue

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.

Big Red Apple NYC Wedding

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.

Destination Wedding in Portugal

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.

A Birthday to Go Down in History - Part Two

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.

Warby Parker

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.

NYC Wedding

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!

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