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BROWSE


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Client

Richelle and Ken


Quantity Produced

150


Production Cost


Production Time

3 weeks

Dimensions (Width × Height × Depth)

Poster: 10.75 in × 15.75 in
Invite: 4.25 in × 18 in
Outer Envelope: A8


Page Count


Paper Stock

Carnival uncoated ivory text and cover


Number of Colors

2 spot inks

Varnishes


Binding

Belly band
Saddle stitch


Typography

Avenir
Sackers Gothic
Shelly

 

Most weddings have an overall theme, a story that carries the event and its guests through the various hours they spend together celebrating the happy couple. Of course, each wedding is unique to the celebrated, reflecting their personality, character, taste, humor, etc. Richelle and Ken are attracted to opposites that can come together for more than a single night.

I designed this invitation for my own wedding, juxtaposing traditional (if a bit over-the-top) invitation-style flourish and script against big and bold, modernist typography right on top of each other. We wanted to let our guests know that we were going to have a formal wedding but not totally traditional and uptight.

The production methods were kept simple to let the graphics and typography do their thing while sticking to a budget. By sticking with seemingly “ordinary” 2-color offset printing, we were actually able to make much more of an impression than we would’ve if we’d opted for something more extravagant. Using off-the-shelf envelopes and stickers to customize them helped cut costs as well. And fortunately for us, our printer (Diversified Graphics) was willing to work closely with us to maximize press sheets and get the most bang for our buck.

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Bryony Gomez-Palacio

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Date Published

December 10, 2010

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Brand New / Displaying opinions and focusing solely on corporate and brand identity work.

Art of the Menu / Cataloguing the underrated creativity of menus from around the world.

Quipsologies / Chronicling the most curious, creative, and notable projects, stories, and events of the graphic design industry on a daily basis.

products we sell

Flaunt: Designing effective, compelling and memorable portfolios of creative work.

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Prints / A variety of posters, the majority from our AIforGA series.

Other / Various one-off products.

events we organize

Brand New Conference / A two-day event on corporate and brand identity with some of today's most active and influential practitioners from around the world.

Brand Nieuwe Conference / Ditto but in Amsterdam.

Austin Initiative for Graphic Awesomeness / A speaker series in Austin, TX, featuring some of the graphic design industry's most awesome people.

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Favorite Things we've Made / In our capacity as graphic designers.

Projects we've Concluded / Long- and short-lived efforts.

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