If you're looking for a subtle image to accent your custom stationery, we recommend printing in a blind emboss like these images illustrate. Generally, we use a touch of pigment in a clear ink to help give the image a bit of shadow on the paper. The result is a beautiful bit of texture that allows your text to stand out, while giving the design a bit more depth. We don't recommend doing a blind or tinted emboss for text, as it is not reliably legible.
Congratulations to Rachel and Brian on their wedding this weekend. We loved customizing our Vintage NYC design for their wedding at the Liberty Warehouse here in Brooklyn.
Congratulations Kelsey and Mark on their wedding this week! Their elegant invitations are classic with a custom monogram. A pale blush envelope liner softens the design and adds a beautiful secondary color, perfect for a February wedding.
We recently collaborated with the Whitney Museum of Art and tattoo artist, Amanda Wachob to letterpress print these sweetheart prints. Based on Amanda's February residence in the Whitney Shop, this letterpress print depicts every piece of the love poem she tattooed on thirty individuals.
Inspired by the artists Njideka Akunyili Crosby (b. 1983) and Byron Kim (b. 1961), whose work was included in Human Interest: Portraits from the Whitney’s Collection, Wachob conceived of this poem using designs found in the archives of the New England Confectionery Company and text decontextualized from historic expressions used on their iconic Sweetheart candies.
This month, Amanda will be sharing a tattooed love poem with thirty individuals. For more information about the event, visit the Whitney website here:
You can purchase a print here:
Congratulations to Lisa and William who were just married this weekend! We loved working on their Gatsby inspired invitations, and all the fun details that were included. The California themed favor tags are so sweet!
We love designing wedding itineraries like this playful one for James and Shequana's destination wedding in the Bahamas. They wanted to give their guests an easy to read schedule for the wedding day events. Its a fun extra piece to include in a welcome bag, and is a great reminder of the itinerary. The palm design from the letterpress wedding invitations was added to this card for continuity.
How cute are these tiny newborn footprints? We love designing baby announcements like these. When your baby's footprints are stamped, they can be scanned and used in our letterpress designs for a beautiful keepsake and announcement. There is really nothing sweeter!
We love seeing getting a glimpse of our clients' weddings! After collaborating with them and discussing many details of their event, it feels really satisfying to see the happiness on their faces on their wedding day. Here are some photos of our invitation design and the gorgeous details from Mackenzie and Mike's destination wedding. Their photographer, Amalie Orrange, truly captured the essence of their playful, but chic wedding. The photos were recently shared on Style Me Pretty and we feel so honored to have helped this couple on their way to the altar!
Photography by Amalie Orrange
Featured on Style Me Pretty
Our top priority has always been to print beautiful letterpress stationery for our clients. It is equally important to us to provide excellent service to everyone we work with. We want our customers to really enjoy the process of ordering custom stationery so it is an honor to receive this Couples' Choice award from Wedding Wire. We appreciate all of the people who have trusted us to print invitations for their special day and we look forward to collaborating with new couples this year!
January can be cold and bleak outside, but this month in the studio we're thinking of spring and summer as we're in the thick of the "Save the Date" printing season.
These cards can be lighthearted and more casual than the formal invitation, printing in brighter colors or creative formats (like bookmarks or coasters) or they can match the design closely so the guests have a sense of the celebration to come.
Regardless of the design, the text for these is usually very minimal. It typically includes the names of the couple, the date, the city of the wedding and often a website address for guests to refer to for details on travel, accommodations, wedding registries etc... For more samples of Save the Date wording, please visit our website where we've added sample text for all the cards in a suite.
Congratulations to Katy and William on their wedding today! We have loved working with this family over the course of a year to design and letterpress print their wedding stationery. This is a perfect example of a traditional invitation design with a bit of humor. The invitation card is very classic in design but the addition of the sweet fox on the save the date card and website card adds a bit of levity to the suite.
We wish them all the best on this happy day!
The holidays are almost here! Temperatures are dropping in Brooklyn, and we're bundling up while working away on orders in the shop. We have some new festive greeting cards this year, available in our online shop, including the newest "Peace on Earth" card. It feels especially important to send messages of love to our family and friends this year.
Place your order for any last holiday gifts, or greeting cards soon for delivery before Christmas! We also always have gift certificates for bespoke letterpress stationery available for a truly thoughtful gift.
While going through our archives of past weddings, we came across these winter themed invitations. We are still in love with the combination of formal fonts and the vintage illustrations of pinecones and pine trees. The monogram inside the set of antlers has that perfect rustic feeling! We always like printing in charcoal gray ink, as it has a nice softened effect, especially on this natural white paper.
Our 2018 boxed calendars are now available! Each year, we come up with new images that represent the spirit of each month, and print them in bright colors that are sure to look great pinned above any desk. These are great gifts for friends and family, and can be found in our website shop. We usually sell out, so don't wait to pick one up before the new year! Who can believe we're already in November?
Here's a roundup of a few of our favorite vintage map save the dates! We love combining a map of the wedding location with some classic type. Sometimes we print these as post cards, which adds a layer of fun to the mailing process. Contrasting colors always look great, especially when there is a bright pop of orange or red like this Bethany Beach, Delaware save the date!
If you're having a wedding in the summer of 2018, now is a good time to start thinking about your save the dates and invitations. Contact us at info@sesameletterpress if you would like to work on your project with us!
One of our favorite days of the year is here! Hope all you ghouls and guys have a happy and safe holiday, with candy galore.
Congratulations to Carla and Joseph for their recent wedding! Their nuptials were a couple of weeks ago in sunny Florida. The emerald green palm tree is stunning (and fitting) above the formal black script. A family member drew a beautiful and fun illustrated map as part of the information card, showing all the important places for the weekend and welcoming their guests to Tampa. We lined the envelopes in a beautiful emerald green, to match the palm tree. Its a gorgeous set of letterpress invitations that we truly enjoyed creating.
We want to wish Lisa and Jason an big congratulations for their recent wedding! We are in love with their invitation set. We printed bookmarks for their save the dates, with a tinted embossed map of NYC, and a heart to mark the spot of their wedding venue. They chose a dark marsala red for the text which fits the season! Their invitations continued with the heart theme, and included a tinted Empire State Building in the background. It's such a pretty set, and we're very happy to have helped them on the road to their NYC wedding!
Congratulations to Jen and John, who were married this past weekend! We really enjoyed working with them on their simply classic wedding invitations. They loved the idea of a coaster save the date, and so did we! It's such an unexpected format that guests love to receive in the mail. We used a vintage map of Long Island as the front in gold, with the text on the back in navy ink. Their invites reflected that same classic feeling on warm white paper.
We love seeing the photos from our clients' weddings! We feel really invested in these events after collaborating with couples for many months and it is really rewarding to see the beautiful shots from the wedding day. Here's a photo of the table settings with our letterpress coasters at the Wölffer Estate Vineyards last weekend. Thanks for sharing this with us Tara and Adam!