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Client

Lee and Michael


Quantity Produced

150


Production Cost

$150


Production Time

12 hours

Dimensions (Width × Height × Depth)

5 in × 7 in


Page Count


Paper Stock

Uncoated stock from Paper Source. Colors include Gravel, Cement, and Rhubarb.


Number of Colors

CMYK

Varnishes


Binding


Typography

Hand-drawn

 

I’ve said it before, and I will say it again: I really appreciate wedding invitations that tell a story beyond providing the factual information about the upcoming event. Mallory’s hard work in creating the perfect lettering for Lee and Michael surely pays off by creating a unique visual vocabulary owned by the happy couple. Plus, nothing like a little DIY action to get in the wedding mood.

Lee and Michael are an incredibly vivacious couple—they posses this amazing blend of classic grace and modern comfort. Lee and I selected the color palette together and she waited patiently while I hand-lettered dozens of versions for the invitations. She and Michael wanted something reminiscent of the golden age of Hollywood, with a modern/casual twist. So we went with a traditional design blended with custom lettering and a neutral grey and rose color palette.

A recurring lesson I seem to be learning the hard way is calculating production time—when you’re producing things yourself, it always takes about 4 hours longer than the longest time you’d anticipate. I have learned to cope with this, by having a couple of friends, good music, plenty of beer and possibly some ice cream on hand…

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Production Method

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Design

Mallory Grigg

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Printing

Canon Pixma Pro9000

This post was published in the original layout of FPO so all images are smaller. Project descriptions as well as production lessons are quoted in the main content area.

Post Author

Bryony

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Bryony Gomez-Palacio

Editor of FPO and co-founder of UnderConsideration LLC.

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Date Published

July 1, 2011

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