#tbt to my first wedding invitation. I’ve designed it and printed it for my friends who this year celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary. It was a fun but very time consuming project and I got to do it all manually, no computer involved. I worked with a vintage raised metal type that I set in the composing stick, setting letter by letter, line by line. It took me at least 3 attempts to find the type with complete alphabet that had all the letters I needed that weren’t damaged (“a’s” were always needed!) and yet I had to compromise on the ampersand that doesn’t match ;) I have to say I still like this invitation and it’s imperfections and how modern it looks given the traditional way of designing and printing it.
You all should know that I am a huge fan of Sugar Paper and their clean, simple and sophisticated designs. The Los Angeles-based stationery shop has recently collaborated with Target to bring us these gorgeous exclusive collections of stationery. The Sugar Paper at Target collection launched yesterday and it includes wall calendars, desk blotters and date books, all designed in the brand’s signature aesthetic and with plenty of shimmering gold details.
Priced from $4.99 to $14.99, the exclusive collection will be available for 8 weeks only. Hurry up and snatch them up before they sell out!
I recently joined the Minted community and entered my first design challenge: Minibook Birth Announcements Challenge. I submitted two designs in this competition, and am happy to announce that one of them was a winner. Sweet Pauline is available for purchase through www.minted.com!
P.S. A Minibook is a unique piece of stationery featuring chic grommets and seven pages that can be personalized with photos and text.
As you know I’m in the process of rebranding and redesigning my website and blog. This means that it’s absolutely necessary to reshoot my portfolio pieces. This time around I’m going for a modern yet sophisticated style, with clean, simple and direct shots. I’ve been looking for inspirations on how to style my portfolio and as always
Pinterest doesn’t disappoint. Below are just a few of my faves.
And, now on to choosing which projects to include… I’ll share more about the project as I go further into the rebranding process.
Credits: From left to right: 1. Pinned from Donhkoland / 2. Ashton Ridge Lodge – Kristen West Design / 3. lg2 boutique’s branding for the 2011 edition ofLa Vittoria / 4. 150 CHARLES STREET – JesseReedFromOhio / 5. Maison Orphée branding by lg2boutique.com / 6. Dylan Culhane Collateral by Ben Johnston. / 7. Branding and packaging for Tarry Market by Memo via The Dieline. / 8. Pinned from DesignInspiration.net
Few months ago, I completed this fun save the date and invitation for West Coast Paper Company. I kept the save the date fun, bright and full of color. I am the most excited about the gold foil on red paper, which was also embossed. I had fun blingin this one out a bit – foil is my latest obsession and I’ll be sure to print foil again.