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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

Editor of FPO and co-founder of UnderConsideration LLC.

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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.

Speak Up (2002 – 2009) / Discussing, and looking for, what is relevant in, and the relevance of, graphic design. Archives Only.

Word It (2003 – 2010) / Encouraging creative diversity in the community through monthly, one-word challenges. Archives Only.

Brand New Classroom (2010 – 2011) / Providing a space for critique and opinions on student identity workArchives Only.

graphic design

Department of Design / Designing corporate and brand identities and full development of printed and digital matter for clients.

publishing

The 2010 FPO Awards / 2011, self-published.

The 2010 Brand New Awards / 2011, self-published.

Flaunt: Designing effective, compelling and memorable portfolios of creative work / 2010, self-published.

Events & Judged Competitions

Brand New Conference / A one-day event on the development of corporate and brand identity projects by some of today’s most active and influential practitioners from around the world.

Brand New Awards / Celebrating the best identity work produced around the world.

FPO Awards / Celebrating the best print work from around the world.

Writing

Graphic Design, Referenced: A Visual Guide to the Language, Applications, and History of Graphic Design / 2009, Rockport.

Women of Design: Influence and Inspiration from the Original Trailblazers to the New Groundbreakers / 2008, HOW Books.

The Word It Book: Speak Up Presents a Gallery of Interpreted Words / 2007, HOW Books.


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