September 2011

8 articles in September 2011

Below are some wedding proofs we worked on early this summer for a bride getting married in Montana. While this isn’t where it ended up in the end – the first round explored a western/Victorian theme with imagery and typography. The overprinting would have been so cool on the 4×9 with the sunburst, but alas I can’t wait to show you the finished piece! Until tomorrow….  

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As you may know we live at a high elevation, which calls for not much of a spring or fall to my utter dismay. The only thing I have to look forward in conjunction with the impending snowfall is the warm cocoa (or steamed milk with a shot of hazelnut) and homemade marshmallows. I’m excited to introduce some new offerings as well to go along with your beverage of choice while the weather gets cooler – COASTERS! There are five different patterns based off our holiday cards from last year: Peace, Love, O Come let us adore him (above), Sleep in heavenly peace, and a new Hanukkah letterpress coaster. All coasters are letterpress printed on 110# cotton paper with 2 waterfast inks per coaster. Packed as a set of 10 in a beautiful 4″ tin with a clear windowed lid. To see …

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When ever you look at typography or monograms do you immediately go for your “letter”? I think the letter A has to be my favorite (obviously) – whimsical and fancy, these letterpress monogram notes are hard not to keep all to myself. If you remember back in May, these were debuted at National Stationery Show and were a HUGE hit! Due to our unexpected and complicated summer it took a lot longer to get these beauties shipped out to our new stores! The last of the packages have finally shipped just in time for holiday buying and are now available in the shop as well. Ready to score a letter “A” set for yourself for FREE? Leave a comment with your favorite “A” name, or the “A” name of someone you’d gift this to. Tweet for an extra entry with the hashtag …

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Here are the final invitations for Jen and Christina. I love how the overlap of the blue and orange create a beautiful olive color on the leaves, this is one of my favorite designs to see printed in different colors because every single suite turns out so differently! This was the first RSVP where the couple requested music suggestions from guests. I thought it was brilliant, and so fitting for a wedding and RSVP. What a great way to involve guests! What you might not have noticed from photos alone is that this wedding suite was actually not a standard A7 (5×7″) wedding invitation. To save a little money (which can go a long way for a budget savvy bride) the election to go with a smaller A6 (4.5×6″) invite/announcement can help cut cost in postage and printing. It worked well also …

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So you most likely saw the teaser photo in yesterday’s blog post, but how about the proofs before the pudding? When I started working with Jen she had indicated that she was looking for a blue/orange wedding suite that was rustic and autumn in nature. I really struggled with the blue for the first few hours of digging in, and then we were able to work some magic. Below are the different nature themed explorations, modern as well as organic for the first round of proofs. Man, I love Futura. (tangent) Do you ever feel like there are so many fonts in your library that you forget some of the hidden gems among the hundreds? I know I do – this was a happy re-discovery! ……………………………………………………………………………………………….   Ultimately in the end we went another route similar to a previous design we had …

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It is hard to put down what we’ve been through this summer. As the days went by it has been difficult to deal with loss. Summer is usually my season to have fun and relax but this one was anything but that. While I’m SOOOOO not looking forward to the snow which will fall this coming weekend, I am looking at a new and hopefully more peaceful season to round out our 2011. There are not many times when I just want a whole year to be over with, but I will always remember 2011 as one that tested our family. Every time I hop on here to write a blog post I stop myself short and don’t end up doing anything. If I pick up where I left off, and just start blogging about work again I feel I have cheated …

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