What a beautiful way to give reverence to a truly bold moment in print history. Excuse my pun, but the marriage of vintage type and imagery was inimitably forged during the 1930s. The conglomeration of shapes and colors make this wedding look like a party, which is what every wedding should be. Also, this combination of colors is one of my favorite. Turqoise with coxcomb red. So lovely.
I got married! For our wedding invitations, I designed them to capture and pay homage to the playbills and newspapers of the 1930s and 40s. Our color palette was based off 30s cigarette packaging. The invitation itself was printed oversize, to tangibly feel like the era, and match the vintage time-period we were drawn to for the wedding.
It was all about time and managing it efficiently. I absolutely went above and beyond what I’d originally planned, in a good way, so when it came time to score and trim the seals for the invitations it was insanity! I did learn countless healthy lessons, from printing 2, 4 and sometimes 20 up per print per paper (saving on printing time), to the appropriate way to approach literally so much type per screen. Since everything was done by hand, it came down to folding, trimming and assembling — all taking man hours. I absolutely became a more efficient printer through the experience. It was wonderful having a supportive fiancee through the whole project, when inevitable curveballs were tossed my way.
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The 2010 FPO Awards / 2011, self-published.
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Flaunt: Designing effective, compelling and memorable portfolios of creative work / 2010, self-published.
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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.