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 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?
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.
These letterpress invitations were printed for Tibi for a Spring 2016 runway show. Black and charcoal ink are modern and understated, just like their designs. It's fun to collaborate with creatives in another industry who share the same attention for detail.
Doesn't a nightcap at a rowing club sound like a fun time? The vintage illustration of crossed oars, printed in forest green give this design a classic look. We just love the simplicity and warmth of this letterpress card.
These letterpress birthday invitations were so fun to design and print. Our client, Christine, threw a surprise party for her husband's 40th, and wanted to send out fun and bright invites. We loved her idea of a big bowl of spaghetti and meatballs with a candle sticking out. It's the perfect image for an Italian style birthday dinner.
We designed this fun map, highlighting a few key places for guests of the party. The minimal design fits in perfectly with the invitation and information card. All of the cards were edge painted in bright red, to match the bowl of spaghetti.
This might have been the first time we had the chance to design and print Sweet Sixteen invitations and it was FUN!
We love all the different letterpress components to this set: the pink "16", the invitations themselves and that lovely sparkly black folder.
The colors and design were chosen to be youthful but not childish. We're really pleased with how these came out!
Now we're excited to get more birthday invitation printing opportunities!
Over the last dozen years, we've been lucky to collaborate with really cool people involved in interesting projects. I love meeting other entrepreneurs and getting to learn about their creative ventures. We often work with people as they are launching their businesses and then get to collaborate over and over as their business grows and evolves. One of our favorite collaborations these days is with Jenny Capano and Tara Gilson of The Sporting Project, a new creative agency based in Paris. With roots in NYC and a love of Paris, they are bringing the two cities' lively cultures together through exclusive events, exhibitions and consultancy. This month they are hosting a "Pop-Up Dinner" and bringing New York's, The Fat Radish, to the Marais. We wish we could attend! For more information, check out the nice press they have gotten through Go Go Paris and check out the sweet letterpress invitation.