We're loving rich black ink these days. Here is a beautiful design by Erin Hall of Hall & Co. The cards are duplexed, black and white stock, with rich black and matte gold letterpress. The playful script in this logo is such a fun example of hand-lettering. This is a business card that you'll want to hold onto!
We print many custom stationery sets during the holiday. They make wonderful gifts, perfect for sending out thank you notes, post-holiday. Here are a few we particularly enjoyed designing and printing in 2014.
These notecards feature an assortment of blues and grays, perfectly matching the cloudy January sky.
Initials always look great in letterpress, whether they are small and sleek or larger and more decorative. Adding an image is a great idea, especially if it's as cute as this carefree rabbit taking a leap over such a fancy monogram.
It's probably clear by now that we are big fans of designs that incorporate both elegance and a certain informality. Walker and Billy went for wedding invitations that perfectly melded these two approaches:
We really love these designs. The border is beautifully rendered in pale tinted ink and the different thicknesses set each separate card apart from the next. We also love how some of the pieces feature handwritten details that were provided by a family member: another great way to add some originality to your invitations. Neutra Caps font for the rest of the text adds a pleasant retro feel that complements the style of the border too.
Make yourself comfortable because this blog post is going to feature quite a bumper haul of gorgeous photos. We loved designing this set of wedding stationery because it features unexpected and somewhat whimsical fonts with really classic, beautiful color choices. The result is a simply beautiful selection of letterpress printed pieces...
To add some extra visual interest, each card has a slightly different feel: the invitation is pared back and simple, the rehearsal dinner invitation features a dotted border and a selection of the other cards have motifs that are relevant to the location and atmosphere of each event. Scroll through the rest of the photos for more details!
What could be more perfect for a wedding invitation design than the inclusion of printed confetti? This brand new design is equal parts joyful and charming:
The blend of large and small dots perfectly captures the effect of falling confetti and really complements the sweet, cursive Carolyna font.
This design works particularly well as a two-color print with one quite neutral hue (like the cool gray pictured here) and the other a more vivid, vibrant color (like this amazing fluorescent orange!)
Just a quick blog post with a close-up of a gorgeous invitation. We really like how this design is both elegant and informal. The Strangelove font used for the couples' names keeps it from looking too stuffy and the blind embossed palm tree motif adds another subtly, tactile layer to the letterpress technique!
We've been posting a few teasers of components of this set but now we are excited to reveal the full suite of items. We love how this couple has allowed Betsy Dunlap's stunning calligraphy to really take front and center attention. The whole invitation just feels like a beautiful illustration and is extremely elegant.
The rich indigo blue also helps to make this design pop.
And we've already waxed lyrical about the bespoke envelope liner that features an imprint of a crocodile!
We hope this couple has a wonderful wedding on Kiawah Island!
Sometimes a design for a business card lands on our desk and we just think "Yahoo!" These cards for Kirby and Kraut are no exception.
I don't even know where to start. We love the font used for the business name: it has a subtle vintage, handwritten feel while still looking really elegant. It reminds us of the kind of typeface Wes Anderson might choose for one of his movies!
And then there's the cabbage illustration printed in a bright lime green. We adore it. The whole card works perfectly and really benefits from the simplicity of the information provided.
Here's a close up to show the detail in the cabbage illustration:
Kirby & Kraut makes kitchen tools for home fermentation and preservation. Their website is dedicated to providing recipes and resources for food enthusiasts interested in preparing pickles, preserves and fermented foods at home. The business is based in Sunnyside, Queens NY and all the products are made in America.
We designed this invitation set to represent a bouquet of flowers. Each card has a slightly different floral element which is subtly printed, using the palest of pale tinted ink.
The combination of fonts also adds an element of embellishment to the layout. And we adore how each card has a slightly different alignment for the florals.
Here's one more detail of the main invitation card which highlights the fine detail in the letterpress impression. This design can be printed in your choice of colored ink and we recommend opting for the pale silver-gray tint on the floral printing.
We've added a gorgeous new design to our line of notecards. We decided to go for something bright and bold and just plain awesome.
We love how the thick type looks in this bright red and the chevron envelope lining just adds another pop of pattern.
Here's a close up of the font and impression:
We recently discovered a gorgeous new font. You may recognize it from the recent blog post about my bike-themed wedding invitations. It's proven really popular with lots of our wedding clients so we designed a simple, striking new personalized notecard which features the font.
We love how the font mimics handwriting but is also contemporary and refined. We think it looks great in a vivid hue, like this bright turquoise.